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We have been producing actors showcases since 2006.
We only do 4 a year (2 in the Autumn, 2 in the Spring). This ensures we maintain a consistently high standard and for that reason we have built a reputation for quality.
Our next showcase:
Reduced Circumstances' will be presenting their next showcase on
Wednesday 26 October 2016
Performance times: 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 7.00pm
Venue: Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX
The company: Click here to see the company of actors and access their spotlight links
To book your complimentary tickets:
To apply to be involved in December 2016:
If you are a professional actor who wishes to be considered for our showcase on 7 December 2016, you must have trained at an NCDT accredited drama school and/or have some professional experience. oou must also be a spotlight member.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your spotlight link and a short cover letter explaining why you would like to participate in a showcase.
For testimonials from actors who've been involved in previous RC showcases please click here
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 19 October 2016
For further infomation:
Phone: 07763 674142
What we do
Auditions, scene selection and rehearsal
We audition to find 20 actors (ideally 10 male, 10 female) to perform 10 duologues of 4-5 minutes each. We perform all duologues rather than monologues because in our experience casting directors and agents prefer to see you interacting with another performer.
Once we have held auditions and selected a company of diverse and interesting actors, we meet as a company to partner up and choose scenes.We try to make this process as organic as possible. Each actor brings a choice of at least 3 duologues that interest them and we hold a speed-reading session in which we experiment with different partners and scenes. As far as possible actors choose their own partners and scenes from this reading. Don't worry if you are completely stuck, we will of course assist. We also have a vast range of duologues should you be struggling to find anything appropriate.
You will also attend a business workshop, which is run as a group seminar, coaching you on how to sell yourself as an actor and get the most out of the showcase experience. After this group session, we then provide an individual 1:1 for each actor.
Once this process is complete, a professional director will rehearse your piece with you at a central london venue. You have 2 rehearsals with him/her over 2 weekends.
6-8 weeks before the showcase we will send out a 'save the date' e-mailout to 700 industry personnel, incorporating agents, casting directors, producers, directors and writers.
4 weeks before the showcase official invites are sent out with an e-flyer containing all the actors headshots. This emailout covers over 700 industry professionals.
1 week before the showcase we will do a further e-mailout as a reminder.
We fully utilise social media, forging links with industry personnel and creating a buzz around each actor for the 4 week lead-in to the showcase date. We encourage all our actors to get involved in this.
Your headshot and a link to your spotlight CV will be on our website for agents and casting directors to view.
We will provide you with flyer invitations to include in your personal letters
Your photograph and contact details will appear in the showcase programme
Your CV will be available in the theatre foyer for industry guests to take away
You'll have a tech/dress, 2 lunchtime performances and 1 evening performance at the Leicester Square Theatre, London
The showcase will run at 45-50mins, particularly useful for industry personnel attending in their lunch hour.
We'll serve champagne and nibbles to the showcase attendees
After the showcase
We'll email you a list of attendees, and (where they've authorised it) their contact details
We'll send you a link to your filmed scene, recorded by a professional filmmaker during one of the showcase performances. You can use this to evaluate your work as well as to send to casting directors you have invited who may not have been able to attend.
The showcase costs £275. This payment covers all expenses: hire of Leicester Square Theatre, hire of rehearsal space, director's fee, flyer designer's fee, marketing, programme printing costs, champagne and nibbles for industry guests on the day, plus many hours of support from the team at RC.
Why do a reduced circumstances showcase?
We give you the opportunity to perform in a prestigious central London theatre and be seen by key industry professionals.
We have built a strong reputation in the industry having produced over 30 showcases over the last 10 years. This means we always have a strong company of actors participating, which encourages an excellent level of attendance from industry personnel.
We coach you on who to target and how to target them, giving you invaluable advice on your casting type and how to sell yourself, (including CV, headshot, showreel and cover letter evaluation). This gives you crucial skills which you can take forward to develop your career whatever the outcome of the showcase itself.
We have had a very high success rate in the past with many participants getting representation, castings and even direct work from the showcase.
It is a fabulous opportunity to meet and work with other actors and an excellent director to broaden your network of contacts.
We create a good company vibe that is conducive to creativity and can help boost your confidence so you feel like you are being proactive about your career.
You'll have fun!
Previous showcase attendees have included:
Dallas Smith (United Agents), Jeremy Conway (Conway Van Gelder), International Artists, Independent Talent, Rebecca Blond Associates, Narrow Road, CAM, CCM, Mike Lee Associates, Diamond Management, Clive Corner Associates, Emptage Hallett, Elinor Hilton Associates, Links Management, Cooper Searle Personal Management, MCS Agency, JLM Personal Management, Rowe Associates, Hannah Miller (Head of Casting RSC), Annelie Powell (RSC Casting), Brian McEwan (ATG Casting), Nadine Rennie (Soho Theatre Casting), Matilda James (Globe Theatre Casting), Irene East (CD), Sally Vaughan (CD), Stephanie Dawes (CD), Sam Jones (CD), Royal Exchange Casting, Hattrick Productions, BBC Writers Room, Richard Baron, Robert Williamson.