Actors and Performers

Introducing… Acting is Your Business

Position yourself as CEO of your acting career with an action plan from Emmy-nominated casting director Wendy S. Kurtzman that will empower and equip you to achieve your goals.

Introducing… The Need for Words

The Need for Words jacket cover

Find your voice with Patsy Rodenburg’s seminal work on words – featuring a brilliant foreword by the late Antony Sher – which offers practical ways to approach language, Shakespeare, Romantic poetry, modern prose, and much more.

Listen to our podcast episode on Black British Queer Plays and Practitioners

Journey through the development of Black queer theatre in Britain, from monologue to musicals, realist drama to club-performance, and a wide range of forms.

Introducing… From Craft to Career

A guidebook on what it takes to become an industry pro, full of in-depth insight into the casting process within television, film and theatre.

Introducing… Hear Me Now, Volume Two

Hear Me Now, Volume Two

An essential tool for actors of colour to showcase their range, and seeks to inspire, empower, and create a legacy for generations to come.

The key principles of hip hop

Making Hip Hop Theatre

An essential guide to the new, explosive synthesis of hip hop and theatre which covers vocal technique, use of equipment, mixing, looping, sampling, working with venues and dealing with creative challenges.

How to master your Shakespeare audition

Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday this year with an excerpt from Mastering the Shakespeare Audition, which shows performers how to make the most of their rehearsal time in the lead up to an audition.

Introducing… The Vocal Arts Workbook

The Vocal Arts Workbook

For over 10 years, performers and practitioners have used The Vocal Arts Workbook to develop vocal power, range, and flexibility through through structured and informed methods.

Nancy Bishop on auditioning for film and TV post #MeToo

Auditioning for Film and Television

Legendary casting director Nancy Bishop offers actionable advice on audition technique, scene analysis, and online casting, as well as aiding actors in landing the part.