GETTING BLOGGY WITH IT 

March 20, 2019

Since graduating from Drama School I’d been searching for a play reading group in London... but surprisingly couldn’t find one aimed specifically at professional actors. 

For me sight reading’s such a vital skill. As someone who was diagnosed with dyslexia at school, co...

March 8, 2019

There was a sketch on Shakespeare Live! – the program broadcast by the BBC commemorating the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death – where stupidly famous actors argue where the emphasis should be in that stupidly famous line: "to be or not to be, that is the que...

September 22, 2017

The Mono Box is a London-based collaborative network who, amongst other fabulous things (running workshops, panels, and advice forums), own a collection of over 3000 plays which they regularly open for anyone who wants to browse their mighty shelves of scripts in searc...

September 7, 2017

One in three actors has Dyslexia and/or Dyspraxia. One in three! That means we have five times the national average of Neurodiverse people in our field: “WOOF!”[1]. You may even be in the room with one now. Who knows? How exciting.

What I do know, is that, by the law of...

June 22, 2017

Everyday we tell stories. Be it on stage, on set, in rehearsal, to our friends, our children. Of all the stories though, the most compelling, are those we tell ourselves. You know the ones - where we’re the superhero fighting crime, the star of our own critically accla...

June 22, 2017

This week wraps up my six-month stay in London, and five months of volunteering and studying with The Mono Box team. I landed here on Christmas Eve 2016, a year and a half after taking my first acting class in my hometown of Los Angeles. The plan? To immerse myself in...

March 5, 2017

Picture this: Twelve people walking, jogging and sprinting on an invisible grid. They change direction, play with tempo, alter duration, lie down, spring up and repeat familiar gestures such as scratching one’s head as well as

more abstract movements like an elbow jerk...

March 3, 2017

Acting. Dyslexia. Dyspraxia. All very sexy words. And I encompass all three because I am neurodiverse and, therefore, a very sexy person.

This is the conclusion I've come to after many years of accidentally wearing my pants over my clothes (see photograph) and failing d...

February 14, 2017

This is a nerve-wracking process and can last over a period of months during which time nails will be bitten, sleepless nights will be plentiful, and emails anxiously scanned for news – good or not so good! However, the process can be an enjoyable and creative one if y...

January 5, 2017

The New Year has just hit, which means so is the Tax Return Deadline (31st January 2018). For actors, understanding tax is imperative. With the correct knowledge and guidance you can save money and time, as well as avoid tax penalties.

From the second you begin to trade...

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