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Another busy and exciting month for Actor Awareness. Starting off with the incredible success of Women’s Night where 7 shows written and directed by an array of fantastic female talent. The night was a completely sold out, the audience was filled with agents, producers and directors. 1 show is off to Edinburgh fringe and 2 others received strong interest to be funded, expanded and taken into various venues. All 7 shows went down a treat, because of the talent on display all the shows are being expanded, will be taken on by The Canal Cafe – to be in the Actor Awareness season where they will do a full run of each show. On the same note preparations for the LGBT night are in full swing and the 6 incredible shows will be ready for the 15th of March in The Bread and Roses Theatre. Tickets are now on sale so please come and support http://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/actor-awareness.html

 Also this month I got interviewed by The Observer newspaper about the rise of Actor Awareness which should be published this month, which is very exciting and keeps giving more publicity to the ever growing campaign. We also very excited to have acquired a new member to the team in the form of Adam Morley, who is our new executive producer. He will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the campaign.  The documentary with Inside Film is heading into a string of exciting interviews, we interviewed John Challis earlier in the month and he gave an incredible, in-depth insight to his success with Only Fool and Horses. He also gave a very interesting look into the history of TV and theatre, also how much it his changed from when he started out. In March we are holding a very exciting interview with Sir Peter Bazalgette, Arts Council chairman and now new ITV chairman. All in all a very exciting busy month ahead with the campaign.

Proforca

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Proforca creative is a brand new non-professional theatre company based in London. It was formed in late 2014 with the idea to create a new and dynamic projects which are more accessible than the average amateur theatre company. They want to create a group of talented creatives united by their love of theatre in a warm, welcoming and encouraging environment.

Proforca want to create great quality theatre to a very high standard, and it is their mission to provide opportunities for writers to have their work performed, actors to showcase their talent and to promote the work of the very hardworking people behind the scenes in the very important technical roles and provide them with a “stage” to develop and gain experience as well as put their talents to great use. By keeping it “small and friendly” is the way to go, which means creating fringe productions which will excite and challenge audiences with something new.

As a non-professional theatre company, performance is their passion, but also a way to channel talent from their “day jobs” in a new and exciting way. Within our Proforca there are artists, performers, designers, writers and other creatives, by combining these skills with  professional abilities (Marketing, Operations, Project Management, Finance, Communication, IT etc,) Proforca are able to create something interesting, dynamic, and perhaps a little bit different to the norm. Theatre allows them to step away from the office, put away the work email, (even if just for a little while) and go on those adventures which you just can’t have as part of the 9 – 5!

Proforca are always interested in meeting new and interesting people who would love to come on this new journey. If you are interested in getting involved with Poforca, please visit their website at http://www.proforca.co.uk or send an email to hello@proforca.co.uk

THE PLAY

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Proforça Creative presents “If I Go”
Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre, Walthamstow E17
Wednesday 4th – Saturday 7th May 2016
(Performances at 7.45pm, Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.45pm)

“This thing that the two of you have, it’s an illusion, and it can’t be this way forever…”

It’s been this way for years. Matt and Becky have lived together forever. In a parallel universe they’re probably married, except Matt’s going out with Danny. Then of course there’s Will, who been in love with Becky for the longest time, if only she’d be nice to him long enough to notice.  Can one phone call be enough for Matt to make the biggest decision of his life, and in turn, change everything for all of them forever?
Proforça Creative presents a brand new comedy drama written by James Lewis and directed by David Brady about moving on, moving out, drifting apart, and the people we can’t bring ourselves to leave behind.  (Please note the production contains strong language and audience discretion is advised)
Tickets are now on sale for all performances, priced £12.00
For more information, exclusive behind the scenes content and for tickets for this new production visit http://www.proforca.co.uk and for special offers follow us on Twitter @weareproforca, Facebook & Instagram @proforcacreative

Actors Awareness Special Offer: Use the code BLACKBERRY at checkout for discounted fees on tickets for any performance (subject to availability, offer expires April 30th )

Instinct Theatre

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Lily Driver

Lily founded Instinct Theatre in 2014, directing and producing the companies sell out run of No Exit. She continues to co- run the business with Felicity Huxley Miners, and is delighted to be acting in their project ‘The Shakespeare Collections.’
Lily has recently co-written and will be acting in contemporary dark comedy, ‘Stench’. To run Feb 10th -12th in The London Theatre in New Cross.
Before Instinct theatre Lily involved herself in short acting courses at Lamda and studied acting at Italia Conti Academy. Lily is currently with 1st Talent Agency. She has been in several productions, her favourites include playing Eva in Accrington Pals and Ariel in The Tempest. Lily has also completed her 8 Lamda exams, including a distinction in Grade 8.
Felicity Huxley-Miners

Felicity played Inez in Sartre’s No Exit in 2014. She now co-runs Instinct Theatre with Lily Driver, acting and producing in The Shakespeare Collections. Felicity then went on to co-write ‘Stench.’ To be performed in New Cross at The London Theatre.
She trained at The BRIT School studying Musical Theatre before spending a year training at Italia Conti in Acting and is a member of the National Youth Theatre.
She has worked in a various theatre productions from Shakespeare to modern immersive and has also done a variety of film work. Favourite credits include a campaign for Vauxhall, Martha in The Cat’s Pyjamas with The London Showcase and corporate work for the RAF and NHS.

Instinct Theatre’s play Stench is about Kate, Beck and Tilly. They are three young women in their twenties, planning a quiet night together in their flat. However when Kate’s brother turns up and invites an unwelcome guest into their midst they really get the party going and things rapidly spiral out of control. As the second act opens events take a turn for the worse and soon the dynamic shifts, revealing far more about each character than they intended.

Instinct theatre also run ‘The Shakespeare collections’

The Shakespeare Collections are workshops and revision classes that focus on the GCSE Shakespeare plays. Each workshop is 90 minutes, and studies the text from a practical approach. Activities include focusing on the plot, key characters, and exam questions, and Instinct Theatre performing key scenes in classical text and in the modern translation

LIly and Felicity’s Theatre company, ideas and goals are growing, 2016 hopes to be a fantastic year. They our offering our Actor Awareness readers a offer on booking for their new play ‘Stench” please follow my page @steffieegg12 for the theatre discount code which will be available soon.

BOOK TICKETS for Stench with their 10% discount code. Go to the day which you want to book through correct link and claim your discount for some top theatre.

Wed 10th- http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/U3h5jcaA3X

Thurs 11th http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/gpYcRvBzZj

Fri 12th   http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/GGdSv9WKyA

Sat 13th (matinee) http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/3BVXrUTMbg

Sat 13th   http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/jmRajhCkzP

 

2.30 Productions

 

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2.30 was set up by actor / writers PJ Selby, Sacharissa Claxton &
Frankie Williams, with the aim of creating opportunities for
themselves and others by collaborating with new talent across the
board.

2.30 have just finished their first project, a comedy series entitled
‘Shilpa’. Look out for the trailer which will be released this month
They are now in production for their new comedy series ‘Baybes of a
Feather’ which will feature on their YouTube channel.

As well as quirky, off-the-wall comedy sketches, they are in
pre-production for three short films to be released in 2016. They are
always on the look out to collaborate with actors, writers, directors
and crew and believe networking and supporting others’ work is the way
to succeed in this industry. Follow them on twitter (@230_Productions)
and Facebook (2.30Productions) for updates, castings or just to drop
by and say hello!

2.30 productions are interested in connecting with people and sharing ideas at future scratch nights and secret film nights that we’ll be organising. So remember to look out for the Actor Awareness events and come mingle.

An actors job is ever evolving and we need to come together, collaborate and help each other in moving forward, ideas can grow with hard work, commitment and passion.