Local theatres pull together
to host Spotlight Open House Festival
LIVERPOOL'S best actors will gather on
Monday, 13 June 2016 and Tuesday, 14 June 2016, for a 2 day festival of learning, development and
networking with industry leading professionals to cultivate the local performing
Spotlight Open House is an opportunity for everyone involved in the Liverpool
performing arts industry to share ideas, learn and network with people and
organisations who are striving to increase the amount and quality of local
theatre, TV and film produced in the North West. The event is aimed at actors
who want to develop their career within Liverpool; there will also be networking
opportunities that are available for anyone involved in the local industry.
Sessions will be run by Hollyoaks casting director Gill Charnock from Lime
Pictures, accent coach Laura Carroll and writer/directors Andrew Sherlock and
Bob Eaton of Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre. There will also be a series of
professional development workshops from industry experts from outside the North
West. A performance of well received Page to Stage's Welcome to Paradise Road
will also be featured.
The Open House festival is run by Spotlight, the leading casting platform in
Europe, and supported by Pearson Casting, in association with Liverpool Empire
Creative Learning Department and The Royal Court Liverpool Trust.
Ben Seale, Spotlight CEO, says:- "As a performing arts industry, it's
important that we help to generate work locally and provide opportunities for
actors to be cast in productions all over the Country." James Pearson, casting director, says:-
"Liverpool is a hub of acting
talent. The inaugural Spotlight Open House festival will help everyone who is
involved in the local industry to develop more opportunities for home grown
actors and tell more of Liverpool's stories."
Tickets are free for Spotlight members or on application