Mono Box Monologue Library

The Mono Box & The Monologue Library

Since 2013 The Mono Box has been supporting actors and theatre creatives from venues in London, ultimately becoming an Associate Company of Hampstead Theatre. Then in 2019 they launched The Speech Share podcast, allowing everyone access to the imparted knowledge and experience of some of the UK’s most renowned actors. The Mono Box rose...

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actors showreel hints and tips

Showreel For Actors

An actor’s showreel is the first time a casting director sees a performer in action. It must make an immediate impact and be relevant to the brief if you want to get an invitation to the casting room. What is a showreel? A showreel for actors is a short video of different scenes showing...

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talent agency calendar for actors and child actors

Why Your Agent Provides A Calendar

Why is an up to date calendar so critical for actors and performers? Actors lead busy lives involving training, a constant round of auditions, a mixture of paid jobs and side hustles, and plenty of volunteering time on creative projects. That’s even before family and social lives are thrown into the mix. Parents supporting...

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COVID-19 temporary jobs & volunteering

COVID-19 Temporary Jobs & Volunteering

The spread of the coronavirus and the illness it creates, COVID-19, means huge numbers of self-employed actors, filmmakers and supporting professionals are shut indoors and unable to work in their chosen field. Those falling into the vulnerable and at-risks groups must stay at home, for their own safety and that of healthcare workers. Everyone...

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How much do extras earn tv film extras get paid

How Much Do Extras Earn From UK Films & TV?

Extras earn surprisingly little money for working on film and TV sets, despite the early starts, long hours and many outgoings. Yet you’ll still be lucky to take part. If you aren’t sure what an extra, supporting artiste or background artiste is, and want to know more about the process, head over to our...

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Teenage actor with no experience & teen agents

How To Become A Teenage Actor

You’re fed up with homework and boring lessons and don’t know what the future holds. After watching your favourite Netflix show you suddenly realise…you’ll become a teenage actor! After all, that will be an easy and glamorous job to do and pays all the bills. What a shame that seemingly everyone else has the...

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what to wear to an acting audition dress for casting

What To Wear To An Audition

You have to make good clothing, shoes, hair and makeup choices for an audition. It will affect both how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you. Every decision you make about what to wear should be influenced by the type of audition you are attending. How To Dress For An Audition Read...

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Free Monologues for actors

Finding Free Monologues For Your Audition

Free monologues can be accessed by any aspiring actor. But the source you choose could impact the quality of your performance. Find out how monologues are protected by copyright, and what your search options are. Page Contents Monologue Definition Monologue Versus A Soliloquy Why Monologues Aren’t All Free Monologues And Copyright Copyright In The...

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Fake Agencies: Spotting Them Isn’t Easy!

Compiling our list of UK Acting Agencies was more difficult than we’d like because it’s so hard to tell the difference between a fake agency and a badly performing one. Our advice is to work hard for representation at a selective agency whose clients can be individually tracked as busy, paid performers. What is...

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Acting Agencies in Belfast and Northern Ireland

Acting Agencies In Belfast And Northern Ireland

We carried out a review of almost a thousand talent agencies across the UK. This page summarises our findings of acting agencies in Belfast and Northern Ireland. Research Before The Application There’s a lot of research you must do before applying to any agency. It will help you avoid scams. Also, you’ll make a...

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