Workshops

To apply for a place in any of the workshops below, please email info@hopeariaacademy.com


Casting Director Workshop with Jane Deitch – 3rd October 2019 10am – 5pm – £45

 

Jane is a casting director based in London. She was the head of casting for the BBC for ‘Television Drama Series’ from 1999 – 2006. She now has her own Casting company. She casts for both TV and Stage, her work includes Othello (Riverside Studios) Lend me a Tenor (West End) Waking the Dead (BBC) Holby City (BBC), Hair UK tour, Rags and Make (Hope Mill Theatre), Night of the Living Dead (Aria Entertainment) and many more.

 

The workshop will include do’s and don’t for auditions and opportunity to sing or perform a speech for Jane and gain audition feedback. It is a great opportunity to be seen by this wonderful casting director.


Producing Workshop with – Katy Lipson, Joseph Houston and William Whelton – 17th November 2019 2pm – 5pm – £25

 

In 2016, Joseph and William joined forces with Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment to spear head Hope Mill Theatre as a home for new musicals, musical premieres and musical revivals. Katy is now Resident Producer and Co-Artistic Director for all in-house musicals.

 

Hope Aria productions since 2016 include; Parade, Hair, The European Premiere of YANK! Pippin, The European Premiere of Little Women, The World Premiere of new musical Toyboy Diaries, Spring Awakening, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love.The Return of the Soldier, Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together and Stephen Schwartz’s Rags. Mame is in pre-production and Hair is currently on a UK tour. London transfers include Yank at Charing Cross Theatre, Pippin at Southwark Playhouse which received the record for the most Off West End Award nominations and Hair at The Vaults which ran for 15 weeks and won the WhatsOnStage award for best off west end production. In 2018 and 2019 Will, Joe & Katy were ranked in the UK’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Theatre.

 

The workshop will offer advice and information for up and coming producers. There will also be an opportunity for a Q and A.


Agent Workshop with Pearson Casting – 26th January 2020 – 2.30pm – 5.30pm £30

 

Pearson Casting are international, freelance Casting House based in Liverpool, UK, headed up by husband & wife team, James & Rosie Pearson.

 

The workshop will include a Q & A and the opportunity to sing and gain feedback.