The Actors Centre

Passport London: Finding Work as an International Artist

WHAT IS IT? Designed for international actors in London by actor/producer Lara Parmiani and American director Becka McFadden from LegalAliens International Theatre Company, this course provides practical skills, professional guidance and support to help you develop your career as an international performer in London. HOW WILL IT WORK? These three practical sessions will allow you to practice audition and rehearsal techniques for both text-based and devised theatre including cold readings, improvisation, and collaborative devising. Additionally, we’ll discuss how to position yourself in the market as an international performer, looking at CVs, casting websites, show reels and agencies. Finally, we’ll get you plugged into London’s creative economy with an orientation to London venues, artist development opportunities and networks. Please bring a very short text (3 paragraphs max) in your own language, and also your CV. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? The confidence to attend auditions for text-based and devised theatre and film/TV work in English. You will gain confidence that your web presence and CV effectively and professionally communicate your skills. You will acquire a range of professional networks and development opportunities to navigate your way through London’s acting scene with greater confidence. Price: £60.


This workshop runs over 3 days

November 3, 10, 17


Lara Parmiani

Lara is an actress, voice over artist, voice coach and founder of LegalAliens ITC. She trained first in Italy and then in London at Guildhall. Credits include The King and I (BAC), Poprygunya, Romeo and Juliet, and Dorian Gray (Ruby in the Dust), Seven at Thebes (Laboratorio Teatro Settimo), Neither Here nor There (Soho Theatre), The Return (St James Theatre) and The Old and the Young (Bloomsbury Theatre). In 2007 she founded international theatre company LegalAliens. Her TV and film credits include He Knew He Was Right (BBC), Hollow Bones, Yours in Solidarity and Nine Days of Hell. Lara is also a voiceover actress who in 1997 won the Paola Tovaglia Award for best female voiceover artiste. Her international experience includes work for MTV, Discovery, Paramount, Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide.

Deidan Williams

Deidan is a playwright and runs workshops for Legalaliens. He was part of the Royal Court Playwriting group and his first full length play, Manhattan Out At Sea, was a finalist at the 2015 Alfred Fagon Award for best play of the year by a writer of African and Caribbean descent. He also writes for radio and is an experienced voice over artist. 


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