Thursday, 16 April 2015

TYPT:15 - Join us for an amazing experience

TYPT is Talawa's flagship programme for emerging theatre makers (18-25 years old).

Every year, Talawa puts emerging practitioners into a rehearsal room with a professional multi-disciplinary team, to devise and produce an original piece of theatre.

Over four weeks of intensive rehearsals the TYPT company work together to develop their practice, test ideas and explore new ways of working. 

TYPT is recruiting ... get details here

Here is what some TYPT alumni have to say:

Nonso Anozie"I joined TYPT at 17.  I always knew I wanted to become an actor but I was uncertain how I was to go about it. Then I discovered TYPT! The TYPT experience was incredible – uplifting, inspiring and supportive. It was the gateway that led to the career I now enjoy, working with film, television and theatre makers all over the world. Those first tentative days exploring the world of theatre with the support of the TYPT family and Talawa were an amazing time.   It’s probably not an over statement to describe TYPT as life changing.   Don’t give joining TYPT a second thought, just do it.
Nonso Anozie

Michaela Coel“I came to TYPT looking for the empowerment to develop as a performer and writer, and I certainly succeeded, we all did.   The greatest part of being part of the TYPT family was, well, just that – being part of a supportive family, a community of trustworthy inspiring people that enabled me to develop and grow as an artist and person. TYPT allowed me to create friendships which have lasted thus far and make connections in the world of Drama that have benefited my career greatly.  Talawa’s enduring faith in developing new artists is remarkable and for my own journey TYPT was the biggest part of that.  If you're interested in developing your craft, in ensemble work, in your own identity and individuality as an artist, I'd suggest you make TYPT your first call!”
Michaela Coel

Apply - become part of the TYPT family

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Casting Call: Feature Film

Dixie Chassay Casting is looking for a black/mixed race girl for a role in a feature film. 

The film will shoot in UK & Belgium, summer 2015.

Applicants MUST be aged 16+ but MUST look young enough to play 13-15yrs. This is a paid role, fee will be above equity minimum plus expenses paid.

To apply please send the following:

- Age & DOB

- Height

- Location

- A short paragraph telling us about yourself

- Clear, recent picture with NO MAKE UP

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Casting Call: Little Stitches


Time Won’t Wait is working with the emerging theatre company BareTruth Theatre as associate artists. We are working together to develop and profile of one the most exciting collections of new writing to hit the London stage in 2014 – Little Stitches – a dramatic collection of work about female genital mutilation. The revival is funded by Arts Council England.

The show will be directed by Alex Crampton and produced by Melissa Dean.

“The great strength of Little Stitches is that, whilst distressing, it avoids sensationalism and is informative.It’s performed by a role – swapping, accent switching, multicultural cast of five with quiet concentration and some flashes of humour” The Times ★★★★

We are reviving the show for 2 dates in London on Omnibus on 13 & 14 April, with a view to national touring in 2016.



Female, playing age 25 - 40 years, ethnicity middle-eastern/asian/mixed
Full character list:
      Flight Attendant - insomniac, stressed, depressed and emotionally unstable. A woman on the brink who floats between hotel rooms and the plane cabin
      Activist - experienced campaigner, over 5 years’ experience in Africa fighting the practice of FGM, working alongside community leaders.

ROLE 2 - Safa
Female, playing age 14 - 25 yrs, ethnicity middle-eastern/asian/mixed
Full character list:
      Teacher - early/mid 20’s, overworked at a primary school in Islington, wishing she had more time for her students.
      Girl - very young and recently cut at a ‘cutting party’, suffering an extreme and ultimately fatal reaction to the mutilation.
      Safa - aged 14/15, an imaginative, sparky schoolgirl, second generation immigrant from a cutting nationality, daughter to liberal, westernised parents


Monday 9 March to take place in Farringdon.
Full address to come later.

Friday 3 April – Saturday 11 April inclusive with the Sunday off
Actors will be paid ITC minimum – to be confirmed on contracting
Please send CV, photo by 6PM, Friday 6 March to and

Please hold Monday 9 for auditions, we will let you know on the Saturday.
Thanks for taking the time to apply.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Casting Call: Your Opportunity to Perform at Richmond Theatre

Talawa Theatre Company is coming to Richmond and they are looking for two boys to join their all-Black cast for Arthur Miller’s All My Sons.

Who are WE looking for?

We are looking for 2 confident Black or mixed race boys to share the part of Bert.  You don’t have to be an experienced actor.  You just need to be:

  • in year 4, 5 or 6 at school
  • able to do an American accent
  • able to learn about 2 pages of dialogue
  • confident enough to perform on a big stage at your local theatre

When is it?

Rehearsal Dates:        1-hour after school on 25, 26 and 30 March 2015

Performance Dates:   31 March – 4 April 2015.  Each boy will do 3 or 4 performances.   
Please note, one of these performances will take place during school hours.

How do I audition?
We will be holding an audition workshop on 10 March, 5.30pm at Richmond Theatre. To book your place or if you have any questions, please contact Gail Babb on or 020 7251 6644

Please Note: This is a paid role and Talawa will obtain a Child Performance License on each boy’s behalf.

More Information on Talawa Theatre Company and All My Sons

Talawa Theatre Company is the UK's primary Black-led theatre company. Led by Artistic Director Michael Buffong, Talawa aims to create work informed by the wealth and diversity of the Black British experience, invest in talent, build audiences and inspire dialogue with and within communities across Britain.

Talawa’s critically acclaimed production of All My Sons played to full houses and standing ovations when it opened in with Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester last year.

All My Sons is set just after World War II. Joe Keller a successful businessman, loving family man and pillar of the community lives with his wife Kate.  Joe and Kate's happiness is overcast by one thing - their son is missing in action, presumed dead by all but his mother...

Bert is a neighbourhood boy who plays cops-and-robbers with Joe Keller.  Joe pretends to be the Chief of Police and Bert his Deputy.