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14 Dec
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MonologueSlam UK at Theatre Royal Stratford East – the Winner’s Edition!

For our MonologueSlams, performers from all backgrounds and disciplines undertake a gruelling series of auditions, including a youth round for 11-16 year olds, before 20 of them are chosen to perform in front of an audience and to impress a panel of professionals who are in a position to progress their careers.

The final MonologueSlam of 2015 is our special Winner’s Edition, with winners from all over the UK battling it out to be the MonologueSlam UK 2015 Champion!

MonologueSlam UK brings you the newest and most exciting talent in the UK!

Hosted by Chizzy Akudolu (Holby City), and Dean Smith (Last Tango in Halifax), in an epic North vs South battle!

Winners

  • Jurell Carter
    Jurell Carter
    Defending Champion
  • Alex Tobias
    Alex Tobias
    MonologueSlam UK National Champion 2015
  • Tim Bowie
    Tim Bowie
    1 Minute Round Special Mention
  • Aaron Pierre
    Aaron Pierre
    1 Minute Round Winner
  • Jerdane Calder
    Jerdane Calder
    Youth Round Special Mention
  • Oakley Flanagan
    Oakley Flanagan
    MonologueSlam UK Youth Round Champion 2015
Jurell Carter
Defending Champion
Alex Tobias
MonologueSlam UK National Champion 2015

The Winterling by Jez Butterworth

Spotlight Page

@atobiasc

Tim Bowie
1 Minute Round Special Mention
Aaron Pierre
1 Minute Round Winner

Blackta by Nathaniel Martello-White

Spotlight Page

@aaron_pierre1

Jerdane Calder
Youth Round Special Mention

Underneath the Hoodie by Jocelyn Esien

 

Oakley Flanagan
MonologueSlam UK Youth Round Champion 2015

Women of The Ancient World by Oakley Flanagan

Casting Call Pro Page

@oakleyflanagan

 

Youth Round

  • Maria Gamble
    Maria Gamble
  • Jerdane Calder
    Jerdane Calder
    Youth Round Special Mention
  • Ellis George
    Ellis George
  • Oakley Flanagan
    Oakley Flanagan
    MonologueSlam UK Youth Round Champion 2015
  • Michael Bunani
    Michael Bunani
    London Winner
Maria Gamble

Flowers in the Desert by D.M. Larson

Spotlight Page

http://www.debutschool.co.uk/

Jerdane Calder
Youth Round Special Mention

Underneath the Hoodie by Jocelyn Esien

 

Ellis George

Fat Men in Skirts by Nicky Silver

 

Oakley Flanagan
MonologueSlam UK Youth Round Champion 2015

Women of The Ancient World by Oakley Flanagan

Casting Call Pro Page

@oakleyflanagan

 

Michael Bunani
London Winner

1 Minute Round

  • Julia Cranney
    Julia Cranney
    Masterclass Winner
  • Ben Woodhall
    Ben Woodhall
  • Tim Bowie
    Tim Bowie
    1 Minute Round Special Mention
  • Jessica Price
    Jessica Price
  • Savannah Steyn
    Savannah Steyn
  • Aaron Pierre
    Aaron Pierre
    1 Minute Round Winner
  • Jessica McDonagh
    Jessica McDonagh
    Manchester Winner
  • Luanda Holness
    Luanda Holness
    Birmingham Winner
  • Nneka Okoye
    Nneka Okoye
    London Winner
  • Alexandra Vincent
    Alexandra Vincent
    London Winner
Julia Cranney
Masterclass Winner

Maybe by Julia Cranney

Spotlight Page

@ahelliereflects

Ben Woodhall

Mojo by Jez Butterworth

Spotlight Page

@ben_woodhall

Tim Bowie
1 Minute Round Special Mention
Jessica Price

Amy by Jessica Price

Spotlight Page

@J_PRIZZLE

Savannah Steyn

Home by Nadiz Fall

 

Aaron Pierre
1 Minute Round Winner

Blackta by Nathaniel Martello-White

Spotlight Page

@aaron_pierre1

Jessica McDonagh
Manchester Winner
Luanda Holness
Birmingham Winner

Laughing Wild by Christopher Durang

@uandayasmin

Nneka Okoye
London Winner

Shoes With No Socks by Nneka Okoye

Spotlight Page

http://www.tcgam.co.uk/

@_Nneka

Alexandra Vincent
London Winner

3 Minute Round

  • Jordy Meya
    Jordy Meya
    Masterclass Winner
  • Gabrielle Macpherson
    Gabrielle Macpherson
    London Winner
  • Maia Watkins
    Maia Watkins
    London Winner
  • Jurell Carter
    Jurell Carter
    Defending Champion
  • Leon Ward
    Leon Ward
    Manchester Winner
  • John Smeathers
    John Smeathers
    Manchester Winner
  • James Corrigan
    James Corrigan
    London Winner
  • Connor Allen
    Connor Allen
    Cardiff Winner
  • Beth Mullen
    Beth Mullen
    London Winner
  • Alex Tobias
    Alex Tobias
    MonologueSlam UK National Champion 2015
Jordy Meya
Masterclass Winner

Sucker Punch by Roy Williams

Spotlight Page

@jordymeya

Gabrielle Macpherson
London Winner

Taste by Katy Wix

Spotlight Page

@gabriellemacph

Maia Watkins
London Winner
Jurell Carter
Defending Champion
Leon Ward
Manchester Winner

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

Spotlight Page

http://reganmanagement.co.uk/

@Leonward93

John Smeathers
Manchester Winner

Looking Through John Dalton’s Eyes by Anne Haydock

Spotlight Page

 

James Corrigan
London Winner
Connor Allen
Cardiff Winner

Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen

Spotlight Page

http://www.simon-how.com/

@connor_allen92

Beth Mullen
London Winner

The Angry Brigade by  James Graham

Spotlight Page

http://www.stevensonwithers.com/

@bethmullen

Alex Tobias
MonologueSlam UK National Champion 2015

The Winterling by Jez Butterworth

Spotlight Page

@atobiasc

Judges

  • Brooke Kinsella
    Brooke Kinsella
    Agent - Cole Kitchenn
  • Catherine Willis
    Catherine Willis
    Casting Director - CW Casting
  • Sonia Allam
    Sonia Allam
    Casting Associate
  • Kristin Tarry
    Kristin Tarry
    Agent - TCG Artist Management
  • Heather Basten
    Heather Basten
    Casting Assistant
  • Suzy Caitliff CDG
    Suzy Caitliff CDG
    Casting Director
Brooke Kinsella
Agent - Cole Kitchenn

Brooke Kinsella is an actress turned agent who trained at the renowned Anna Scher Theatre School and got her first break at the age of seven when she won the lead role in BBC children’s series Mud.

Over the years she has appeared in many TV dramas such as Law & Order, Jericho and Holby City and in 2004 became a household name when she landed the role of Kelly Taylor in EastEnders.   She has also performed extensively on stage and most recently worked with the legend that is Alan Ayckbourn in ‘Roundelay.’

In recent years Brooke has become known for her avid campaigning against knife crime after her sixteen year old brother Ben was tragically murdered in 2008 and in December 2011 she was awarded an MBE by Prince Charles for her services to knife crime.

Brooke is also a published author having written a book called ‘Why Ben?’ which was published by Simon & Schuster in 2009 and which sold 20,000 copies in its first week of release.

In January 2010 Brooke also realised a life-long ambition by opening her own theatre school and agency for children aged 5-16 years called True Stars Academy, which gives young people the confidence and tools to develop their talents in acting, dancing and singing.

This year Brooke joined the team at Cole Kitchenn as an associate agent to Stuart Piper and is excited to be looking after her own client list and being on the other side of the business!

Catherine Willis
Casting Director - CW Casting

A freelance casting director, Catherine’s career started in theatre and then went on to spend 6 years in-house at the BBC casting drama series and serials such as Casualty and Waking the Dead.

Since setting up her own company ‘CW Casting’ in 2006, Catherine has worked with emerging and established directors, specialising in new series for drama, comedy and a strong line in critically acclaimed drama-documentaries.

In the last few years, Catherine has cast new series Detectorists (BBC4), Cradle to Grave (BBC2), Dates (Channel 4 – 2013), Plebs (ITV2), Cuckoo (BBC3) Wolfblood (BBC – 2012), Mount Pleasant and This is Jinsy (Sky) and Fresh Meat (C4 – winner of best new comedy at National Comedy Awards).

Coming soon on TV are new series Flowers, Upstart Crow and Tripped.
Feature Film wise, highlights of the last few years include Blackwood and AllStars, Human Remains and Dance of a Killer

Sonia Allam
Casting Associate

After graduating in Film and Television Production from Leeds Metropolitan University, Sonia’s casting career began in 2007 at ITV’s Emmerdale, where she worked as a Casting Assistant until 2011.

Sonia moved from Emmerdale to the casting department at Lime Pictures, where she was promoted to the role of Casting Associate in 2013. Projects Sonia worked on at Lime include Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis, Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, CBBC’s Rocket’s Island, Disney’s The Evermoor Chronicles, and various comedy pilots for E4.

After a sabbatical in the BBC casting department working on Holby City & BBC iPlayer Shorts, Sonia became a freelance Casting Associate, joining forces with Casting Director Catherine Willis to work on shows such as BBC Three’s Cuckoo, E4’s Drifters, BBC 4’s Detectorists, ITV2’s Plebs, Discovery Channel’s Obsession: Dark Desires, and CBBC shows Hetty Feather & Wolfblood.

Kristin Tarry
Agent - TCG Artist Management

Kristin grew up in Nottingham and went to a local comprehensive school where her teachers did their best to discourage her from going into the entertainment industry. Despite their best efforts she went on to train in Stage Management at LAMDA.

On graduating she worked for the BBC, firstly as an assistant to Janet Street Porter before moving on to the drama department. Whilst working for producer, Phillippa Giles she became interested in the casting and agenting side of the industry. After 2 years at the Beeb she realised she was not a corporate kid and left to start work as an assistant at the Narrow Road Company.

18 months later she was promoted to agent and built her own client list, many of who are still with her today. In 1998, she broke away after 9 and a half years at the NRC and set up TCG Artist Management Ltd along with an ex business partner who backed out of the agency world 8 years ago.

TCG Artist Management Ltd has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and is enjoying an alliance with agencies and managers in both LA and New York. The team at TCG Ltd are fast building a reputation for nurturing new, young talent as well as established performers. This is evidenced by their most recent signing, the latest Monologue Slam UK winner, Nneka Okoye.

Heather Basten
Casting Assistant

Heather is a freelance Casting Assistant, Casting Director and Producer. Beginning in the
industry at the British Film Institute, she met casting director, Jeremy Zimmermann. After just
under a year as Casting Assistant to Jeremy, she worked on the American Series ‘A.D’ for
NBC. Heather then moved on work on the studio picture ‘Pan’ (2015) with UK Casting Director,
Dixie Chassay.

Independently, Heather has produced the new short film ‘A Silent Night’ (2015), starring Cat
Simmons, as well as being Casting Director for Lisa Maffia’s upcoming Short, ‘Little Lighty’
(2016).

Heather currently resides at Des Hamilton Casting, working on various Feature films with the
company…and enjoying every step along the way!

Suzy Caitliff CDG
Casting Director

Suzy works as a casting director, theatre director and lecturer. She is a member of The
Casting Directors Guild. She is the UK Casting Director for Shaftesbury Films in Toronto,
working on all nine series of ‘The Inspector Murdoch Mysteries’.

Other TV casting includes ‘Primeval’ ‘Casualty’, ‘Silent Witness’, ‘Hope and Glory III’ and ‘Ny-
lon’. She cast the Gregson Award winner drama/doc ‘D-Day’ for the BBC, and award
winning series ‘Sir Gadabout’ for CITV and ‘Bus Life’ for Disney. Film casting includes
‘Stormbreaker’, ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’, ‘Swimming Pool’, ‘Two Men went to War’. Assistant
work includes ‘Sense & Sensibility’, ‘The English Patient’, ‘Wilde’ & ‘Hackers’.

Suzy works extensively in most UK drama schools as a visiting lecturer, director and delivering
casting workshops. She is the casting consultant for the Northern Film School (Leeds Beckett
University) and has worked as casting consultant for various projects for Ideas Tap as well as
in other UK and US film schools.

Suzy’s recent theatre directing includes productions for Lucky Stuff Productions, All the Pigs
Stuart Permutt’s new play ‘Love and Lust in Lewisham’ which was on at the Tristan Bates
Theatre. She often directs in drama schools and this year has directed showcases for Alra,
CSSD and Mountview.

Her work as a writer includes co-author of ‘The Casting Handbook’ published by Routledge in
February 2013, which has recently been translated and published in China. Theatre writing
includes an adaptation of ‘The Country Wife’ for 8 actors and most recently, an adaptation of
‘No Name’ by Wilkie Collins

Further information can be found at www.suzycatliff.co.uk

Special Guests

  • Chizzy Akudolu
    Chizzy Akudolu
    Host
  • Dean Smith
    Dean Smith
    Host
  • Ashleigh Ashley
    Ashleigh Ashley
  • Shoot From The Hip
    Shoot From The Hip
Chizzy Akudolu
Host
Dean Smith
Host
Ashleigh Ashley

Ashleigh Ashley is a modern, distinctively-London artist with an avant-garde take on R’n’B/Soul and story-telling. She’s a multifaceted creative who has experience in directing, costume design and fashion – all these disciplines come together to enhance her music and her performances. Recent successes include headlining Meadows In the Mountains Festival, radio play on BBC Introducing, organising / hosting a huge Oxjam Fundraiser and performing alongside VV Brown at Ronnie Scotts Bar.

Website: http://ashleighashley.co.uk/ 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ashleighashley

Twitter:  @Ashleigh_Ashley – https://twitter.com/ashleigh_ashley

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/ashleighashley

Instagram:  https://instagram.com/smash.x/

Shoot From The Hip

Shoot From The Hip! are one of London’s premiere improvisational comedy troupes, who have been impressing and entertaining audiences since 2011. Shoot From The Hip! are Luke Manning, Paul Raymond, Thomas Mayo, Sam Russell, and Joshua Mills.

Their incredible show is completely unscripted and is comprised of short scenes and games, blending witty one-liners and hilarious character comedy with off-the-cuff storytelling.

Shoot From The Hip! have been the resident improvisers at Drury Lane’s Top Secret Comedy Club since November 2011, at MonologueSlamUK’s showcases since 2012, and at Angel Comedy since January 2014. They’ve also performed at events such as Hoopla shows, Christ College Cambridge’s May Ball, and The Oxjam Charity Festival, picking up mentions in The Metro and Londonist along the way.

Details

Date:
Dec 14, 2015
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
£9.00 – £12.50
Website:
http://www.stratfordeast.com/whats-on/all-shows/monologueslam-uk-the-winners-edition/

Venue

Theatre Royal Stratford East
Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford
London, E15 1BN
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Website:
http://www.stratfordeast.com/

Upcoming Events

 
MonologueSlam UK Masterclasses are part of the TCN’s continued drive to promote and develop talent. Two attendees will be chosen from the Masterclass to perform at MonologueSlam UK.
Audition for the chance to perform at the National MonologueSlam UK Final in London. The show will take place on Monday 17th December 2018.
MonologueSlam UK – the industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds returns to Los Angeles in November.
Audition for the chance to perform in the Youth Round (11-17) at MonologueSlam UK London. The show will take place on Monday 17 December.

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