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Callout for Black actors to participate in monologue showcase

We are looking for BLACK ACTORS, aged 18 - 25, who live or study in West London to participate in a monologue showcase that will take place at our upcoming festival: FOR THE CULTURE: CELEBRATIONS OF BLACKNESS.

We define West London as the following boroughs: Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth and Westminster.

The showcase will take place on SATURDAY 29 JANUARY from 2 – 4pm in our Main House, in front of an audience of agents, casting directors, friends, family, and the wider community. The showcase will include a panel discussion between leading black actors, where you’ll get the chance to ask them questions, and hear their thoughts and advice on building a career as a black actor today.

To apply, send us a 3-minute video of yourself performing a monologue from our curated list here, or you are more than welcome to apply with a monologue of your own choice. We’re not fussed about what you choose to perform, but it should be from a published play – as long as you’re excited by the monologue and you think it will showcase your talent!

Your entry
Please state the following at the top of your video, before your monologue:
The name of the monologue you’ll be performing

Applications are open from WEDNESDAY 15 DECEMBER 2021 and close on MONDAY 03 JANUARY 2022 at 11:59pm.

All videos should be sent to and linked via .

Eligible participants must be aged 18 – 25 at the time of application, live or study in West London and be available on Saturday 29 January. Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday 14 January 2022. Please note that this opportunity is unpaid but travel expenses for participants can be reimbursed.