Actors and Performers

Introducing… Listening and Talking

A clear, achievable, step-by-step way to approach the work of playing a role which draws from the author’s 20 years’ experience of teaching at the Yale School of Drama.

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.

Advice for disabled actors from Zak Ford-Williams, Actors’ & Performers’ Yearbook 2024

In this exclusive article, actor Zak Ford-Williams offers advice to disabled actors on navigating the industry.

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.

Annie Morrison on The Moment of Speech

Legendary voice instructor and creator of the Morrison Bone Prop, Annie Morrison, has put her modernising practice to paper, sharing her transformative process in The Moment of Speech: Creative Articulation for Actors.

An interview with Cherrelle Skeete, from the Actors’ & Performers’ Yearbook 2022

Actors & Performers Yearbook 2022

In this exclusive interview, actress Joan Iyiola talks to Cherrelle Skeete, co-founder and Artistic Director of Blacktress UK, a network that supports Black womxn creatives by providing them with a community.

Introducing… 30 Monologues and Duologues for South Asian Actors

30 Monologues and Duologues for South Asian Actors

The Kali Theatre celebrates 30 years of producing art with 30 monologues and duologues written by South Asian women.

An extract from Clown: The Physical Comedian – introducing The Look

Read this Extract from Clown: The Physical Comedian, Introduction, The Word and The Look

Extract from Voice into Acting, Chapter One: The Organic Acting Approach and the Voice

Voice into Acting

Read this Extract from Voice Into Acting, Chapter One: The Organic Acting Approach and the Voice

Extract from Actors’ and Performers’ Yearbook 2021

Actors' & Performers' Yearbook 2022

Read this interview from the Actors’ and Performers’ Yearbook 2021 with David Mumeni on levelling the playing field for actors from working- and benefit- class backgrounds.