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The Spotlight Podcast 453874

    The Spotlight Podcast: How Spotlight's Membership Support Team Can Help You

    The Spotlight Podcast: How Spotlight's Membership Support Team Can Help You

    In this episode of the Spotlight Podcast, we chat to Jamie and Hannah from Spotlight's Membership Support Team to get their advice about the industry and how to make the most of your membership.
    Spotlight's membership Support team is based in the UK and Ireland and are here to give you advice and reassurance should you ever need it. Whether you have a question about agents, the casting industry or about your Spotlight membership, these are the lovely people who can help you.
    We caught up with Jamie and Hannah to answer some of the most common queries they receive.

    • 24 min
    How a Director and Writer Collaborate in Theatre

    How a Director and Writer Collaborate in Theatre

    In this episode of the Spotlight podcast, we talk to playwright Ella Hickson and director Natalie Abrahami about collaboration in theatre.
    Natalie and Ella have worked on hugely successful projects together including Anna at the National Theatre and the upcoming Swive (Elizabeth) at The Globe. In this podcast they chat to us about working in theatre, their continued collaboration and what they look for in actors. We also hear tips for writing or directing your own work and their advice for actors auditioning for theatre.
    If you have questions about today's podcast, send them over to questions@spotlight.com. For more general industry information, tips and advice, check out our News & Advice pages. Anything else? Ask us on Twitter.

    • 39 min
    Bromance at the Edinburgh Festival

    Bromance at the Edinburgh Festival

    On today's episode, we chat to Barely Methodical Troupe's Beren D’Amico, Louis Gift and Charlie Wheeler about their production of Bromance.  
    Three friends came together to create a unique circus-theatre experience. They explain how their love of physical theatre, acrobatics and dance helped them develop their piece.
    We discuss the central themes of male friendship and comedy, the challenges of taking a show to the Fringe plus a regime for staying at the top of your physical and mental game during the run of a very demanding show. And yes, it might involve a spa!
    If you have questions about today's podcast, send them over to questions@spotlight.com. For more general industry info, tips and advice, check out our News & Advice pages. Anything else? Ask us on Twitter

    • 20 min
    Taking a Solo Show to the Edinburgh Fringe

    Taking a Solo Show to the Edinburgh Fringe

    On today's episode, we chat to Sadie Clark ‘Algorithms’ Isabelle Kabban ‘LOVE (Watching Madness)’ and Katie Guicciardi (‘Fox’) about their respective solo Edinburgh shows. Going it alone means doing absolutely everything yourself: writing, performing, venue research, getting the right time slot, promotion and money. When also featuring very personal stories focusing on sexuality, relationships and motherhood how do you then deal with feedback and critics? And what’s your self-care plan when the pressure is all on you?
    If you have questions about today's podcast, send them over to questions@spotlight.com. For more general industry info, tips and advice, check out Spotlight's News & Advice pages. Anything else? Ask us on Twitter!

    • 30 min
    Should You Have Multiple Agents as a Young Performer?

    Should You Have Multiple Agents as a Young Performer?

    On today's episode, we chat to our Young Performers Consultant, Ellie Samuels, about whether or not it is ever beneficial to list more than one agent on your profile. Young Performers need an agent to sign up for Spotlight, but what could more than one agent offer, if anything? What are the pros and cons? Ellie talks us through it. 
    If you have questions about today's podcast, send them over to questions@spotlight.com or contact Ellie on ellie.samuels@spotlight.com. Find out more great advice for young performers on our website. For more general industry info, tips and advice, check out www.spotlight.com/news-and-advice. Anything else? Ask us on Twitter! 
     

    • 33 min
    Producing Theatre with Francesca Moody

    Producing Theatre with Francesca Moody

    In the first of our Edinburgh special podcasts, we sat down with theatre producer Francesca Moody. Francesca has produced theatre in London, Edinburgh, on tour in the UK and internationally. She is the original producer of the multi-award-winning and Olivier nominated Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, which she has presented in Edinburgh, at Soho Theatre on UK tours and internationally in South Korea and Australia and most recently New York for DryWrite.Francesca is also the former Producer of British New-Writing theatre company Paines Plough where she worked on plays by the UK’s leading playwrights including Dennis Kelly, Duncan Macmillan and Kate Tempest.
    In this episode, we talk about how she chooses her projects, what skills make for a good producer, and tips about taking a show to the Fringe, amongst many other things! 
    If you have questions you'd like us to answer in an upcoming podcast, drop us an email at questions@spotlight.com or reach out to us on Twitter. 

    • 33 min

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