MonologueSlam is an international industry showcase for actors from all backgrounds. 22 actors are given the opportunity to perform for a welcoming audience and a panel of industry professionals who are in a position to move their careers forward. This event helps performers that may not have access to the usual routes into the industry and provides agents and casting directors with an avenue to source fresh talent.
The show consists of a one minute round and three minute round, where each actor will perform a monologue of their choice. There’s also some entertainment provided by a music act whilst the judges make their decision on the winning monologues.
After a hugely successful 2016 debut in Los Angeles, MonologueSlam returns to TCL Chinese 6 Theatre on 6 November.
The TCN regularly receive support from Film, TV and Stage stars such as Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) Aml Ameen (Sense8) Karen David (Once Upon A Time) David Ajala (Falling Water) Oliver Stark (Into the Badlands) Dominique Tipper (Expanse) Nicholas Pinnock (Counter Part) Shavani Seth (Homeland) Duane Henry (NCIS) Chike Okonkwo (The Birth of a Nation) and Tehmina Sunny (Training Day) who all attend MonologueSlam UK.
After working in house at BBC, Kerrie went on to work on a variety of projects for Disney, Fox, Channel 4, Sky, Warner Bros Germany as well as movie projects. Casting well known box office talent and household names to discovering BAFTA award winning actors.
Just over three years ago, Kerrie paired up Rob Kelly CSA. They have since cast shows for companies such as Disney, Netflix, CBBC, Nickelodeon, Lionsgate/E! and King Bert Productions.
Kerrie also specialises in finding new talent and has become renowned for the discovery and promotion of emerging acting talent, which has resulted in BAFTA winners & several nominees, who have, since being discovered, gone on to have exciting and successful careers.
Tamara-Lee Notcutt is an Emmy nominated casting director, originally from the UK and now based in Los Angeles. She was the senior manager of casting at Walt Disney Motion Pictures, overseeing features such as ‘Beauty & the Beast’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Maleficent’ to name but a few. In 2016 she became an independent casting director. Upcoming credits include ‘Fighting With My Family’, ‘Step-UP: Highwater’, ‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ and ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’.
Sara is a Seattle native however was raised in Vienna where she was exposed to historical art, architecture, ballet, opera, and theatre. She began working as an actress and model at 15 and was cast in many productions at Vienna’s English Theatre including Glass Menagerie and Vienna Patterns. After Vienna, she moved back to Seattle and attended Cornish College of the Arts obtaining a BA in theatre with an emphasis on fine arts. After Cornish Sara decided to further her theatre education and was accepted to LAMDA where she completed a three year classical theatre course.
Post LAMDA it was evident she had passion for producing and worked as an executive assistant for many West End Theatre producers. Following this, Sarah moved to LA where she has been for 16 years, working in and out of casting and production finally settling on her dream job at RKM with the infamous, and her inspiration and mentor, Richard Konigsberg.
Bryan Brucks is a talent and literary manager at Primary Wave Entertainment. He reps actors Tristin Mays (MacGyver), Sarah Dumont (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, which Brucks also produced), Amin Joseph (Snowfall), Ashley Blaine Featherson (Dear White People), filmmaker Rachel Lee Goldenberg (Valley Girl) and writer-producers David Marconi (Live Free or Die Hard), Rachel Specter and Audrey Wauchope (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Guy Busick (Urge) and Joseph Kahn.
After working as an actor in his native UK (earning him a Best Newcomer nomination in the National Television Awards in the distant past!) Andrew moved in to producing/directing and then casting. Associate West End credits include PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT; GREASE and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Many regional credits include SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM; MISERY; A NIGHT OF DIRTY DANCING; OKLAHOMA! and A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
TV includes the comedy THE BIRDS and children’s series GRANDPA IN MY POCKET. Since relocating to LA, Andrew’s credits include the movies CAIN HILL and MONSTER and assisting several leading American CDs. Last year, he cast SKIN OF HONEY for Macha Theatre, West Hollywood, and AS YOU LIKE IT, for the Chater Shakespeare Workshop.
Andrew is currently runs the Casting Department for Center Theatre Group.
In Felicia’s current role as Director of Casting at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, she is responsible for covering scripted casting for the cable portfolio; USA, Syfy, Bravo, E! and Universal Cable Productions. Some of her shows include: “Shooter,” “The Sinner,” “Queen of the South,” “Imposters” and “Unsolved.”Prior to joining NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in 2015, Felicia held the position of Manager of Casting at Paramount Pictures where she covered the casting of feature film projects such as “Selma,” “The Gambler,” “Men, Women and Children,” “Monster Trucks,” and “Mission Impossible 5.”Davis began her career in casting at ABC Entertainment Group, covering the production and casting of the annual ABC Talent Showcase as well as the launch of ABC Make Me a Star, the first ever digital talent contest by a major network. Felicia sits on NBCU’s Internal Diversity Council for the cable group.
David Rapaport, is the casting director for Riverdale, Titans, You, Deception and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and all of Greg Berlanti’s DC shows, such as Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, along with CBS’ Supergirl.
Gordan MacDonald is a talent and literary agent at Don Buchwald Associates.
Beth Ryne has an eclectic background in theatre, television, and film, having worked professionally in Los Angeles and New York as a stage manager, director, acting coach, and most recently, casting director. Beth is a Casting Associate with April Webster & Associates Casting. Credits include: TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN (Amazon), ALTERED CARBON (Netflix), AMERICAN GOTHIC (CBS), I’M DYING UP HERE (Showtime), and MASTERS OF SEX (Showtime). For the stage, she was the Casting Director with Jami Rudofsky for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Ovation and LADCC award-winning production of HIT THE WALL as well as SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE: REVISITED, produced by Jane Wagner and Lily Tomlin. Beth is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
Leah Daniels-Butler is a casting director and producer responsible for launching the careers of talented actors like Gaborey Sidebe, star of the Academy Award winning film Precious, and other notables. She currently serves as Casting Director for television’s #1 show, Empire on Fox. Among her many accolades, Leah is the recipient of the Hamilton Award for Outstanding Casting for her work on The Butler, and the Casting Society of America’s Outstanding Achievement in Casting for a Television Drama award for her work on Empire. The Casting Society of America recently appointed her to its board of directors, where she serves as the only African-American member of the board.
Nicolas Bernheim is the senior manager and founder of NB Management. Following a successful writing career in the US and Europe, Bernheim got into management, first for writers and directors, but only actors since 2007. He started his own company NB Management in 2010 where he reps clients such as Finn Jones (Iron Fist), Nikki Amuka Bird (Luther) Amber Rose Revah (The Punisher), Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It) and Tracy Ifeachor (Quantico).
Meghan Shankar is a talent agent at Domain Talent. After working for a few years in production, Meg transitioned to the agency side of the business, where she has built a successful career both in the UK and in Los Angeles. Having worked at top agencies that include Gordon & French, Creative Artists Management, and Gersh, she currently works with a wide range of clients that include Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night, Glee), Gina Torres (Suits, Unt Suits Spinoff), Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad), Rich Sommer (Glow, Mad Men) & Samuel Anderson (AMC’s Loaded, Dr Who).
Filled with passion, heart, and guts, Tomi Townsend is an energetic powerhouse that drives audiences to their feet. Originally from a small town in Tennessee, Tomi has been singing since age two. Having graced world renowned stages across the country, her unique style and emotional performances have set her out from the pack. Her voice can be heard singing the theme song for the new hit show KIKI MOBILE on FYI network. Her most recent single ‘Time’ featured on the album ‘Arrival’ is now available on iTunes