I’ve got a few short months left and then it’s HASTA LA VISTA to life as a drama student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 3 years have passed by in a flash!
Around mid-February my class and I have showcase for industry professionals, two in Glasgow and the other in London (London being the hub of the UK acting industry).
This is really an opportunity to present ourselves to the acting world, to the people who can give us all those juicy jobs. We each perform two scenes and then there’s the group song – probably something pop-ish, upbeat and super catchy.
24 students means a hell of a lot of scenes to patiently watch. I mean, good luck to our audience!
Most people end up getting signed to an actor’s agency afterwards, and they can start auditioning for all those juicy jobs and advance in their careers. But sadly, there’s many who don’t get signed and acting becomes a distant thing of the past.
It’s a hugely competitive industry we’re in and the chances of success are slim because there’s just so many of aspiring actors in comparison to the number of parts to play. And equally, a lot of people are in the industry because the actor’s career is glamourised and people are searching for their 15 minutes. But, hey, that’s not to say it’s impossible to make it, though. Right?
In the coming weeks we’ll be working with the head of acting to solidify our scenes, and to make sure that we individually present ourselves in the best possible light.
I’m aiming to do one scene in my own London accent and the other in an American accent.
I’ve basically been working on my general American accent for a while now, and since I want to be working in the states, I’ve got to make sure that my accent is PErrrrrFECTO!
Our first showcase is February 14th in Glasgow. Only 5 weeks to go.
Let the countdown begin.