In April and May I’ll be joining the panel at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire during initial and recall auditions. The industry is ever-changing and the craft is always evolving, so during my time on the other side, I hope to get an insight into what drama schools are looking for right now.
I trained at the RBC so I expect that watching the auditionees perform in front of the panel will fill me with bittersweet nostalgia. Auditioning for drama school can be a scary experience. Even after training and working in the industry I still get nervous regularly in a variety of situations. But those nerves exist because we’re invested, passionate, and we hunger for the joy in performance. Let’s face it, most actors only choose this career path for the love of the art. So if you’re auditioning for drama school right now, nerves can be a good thing. Let them energise your performance. You’ve (hopefully) done the hard work, now you just need to trust in yourself.