Actorshop is proud to announce our first ever theatrical production – NEW VISIONS.
We searched for seven new, talented and visionary directors who wanted the chance to work with a professional team of writers, actors and most importantly, to be partnered with an established mentor director for the ultimate collaboration.
All the actors in the plays are from The Actorshop Agency, which gives the new directors the chance to work with our amazingly talented artists. The short plays come from the brilliant minds of established industry playwrights and the Mentor Directors are some of the industries most well-known and beloved practitioners. Throughout the month of April the teams are meeting to rehearse their plays and to develop their skills giving the opportunity for the new directors to learn from the mentor directors on developing the actor’s character’s and creating the world of each short play. This all culminates in a night of entertainment at The Hackney Empire’s Empire 2 Studio.
We can’t wait for the lights to go down and the shows to go up for what will be a night of entertainment and the launching platform of the industries newest and brightest talent!
7 Short Plays
Articles | Isley Lynn
Collective Energy | Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
For A Button | Rachel Barnett
Jungle Heat | Leon Fleming
Secrets | Steven Bloomer
The Gift | Steven Bloomer
The Spirit of Romance | Duncan Gates
7 Mentor Directors
Michael Buffong | Artistic Director, Talawa Theatre Company
Matthew Gould | Director, Giant Cherry Productions
Susie McKenna | Artistic Director, The Hackney Empire
Kerry Michael | Artistic Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East
Omar F. Okai | Artistic Director, The Okai-Collier Company
Paulette Randall | Associate Director, London’s 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
Don Warrington | Actor, Producer, Pampaset Productions
7 New Directors
15 Actors | The Actorshop Agency