“I’ve just moved to London, I want to be in theatre, I feel overwhelmed, where do I start?” 

Convener(s): Filel 

Participants: Many Practitioners (whose names eluded the piece of paper we were meant to be writing them down on…)

Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations:

The conversation ranged wide, and included, but was not limited to the following:

  • Where to find casting
  • How to make the transition between volunteer work and paying work
  • How to get jobs/contacts without an agent
  • How to find like-minded theatre artists to work with (Possibly steal them from other companies?)
  • Is a post-graduate degree useful?
  • How to generate funding for your own work, thereby getting your foot in the door by making yourself the event.
  • Good reviews & Awards=Patrons and their £££!