Rebecca Tortora performed in our June 2017 showcase and signed with an agent shortly after. We at Casting Days caught up with Rebecca for a quick interview:
What made you want to be part of the Casting Days showcase?
I am a Lecoq trained theatre maker and have been focussing on developing my own work since training. I wanted to take part in the Casting Days showcase to put myself out there as an actor and connect with the broader industry.
Who do you think could benefit from taking part in a showcase?
Any actor looking to build their confidence, or looking for representation.
What was the highlight for you?
Working on two great scripts, and performing at an exciting venue.
Was there anything totally new that you learnt through the process?
I learnt a lot about how to go about approaching Agents and Casting Directors and have a much better understanding of how those aspects of the industry function.
How has the showcase helped you professionally?
The showcase gave me the platform to approach agents. I’ve just been signed by an agent and I am interested to see where that leads.
What were the most important things you got from being a part of the showcase experience?
The whole experience was a boost to my confidence and has opened up other opportunities as a result.
Would you recommend the Casting Days showcase to other actors and if so, why?
Yes – it’s well organised, the team are supportive, the venue is just the right size and the location makes it really accessible.
What do you plan to do next?
I am currently working on “Last Night I Met You Dreaming” which I am directing as part of First Bites at Ovalhouse Theatre in May 2018 and I am developing a new piece “#TheMarket”, a grotesque musical comedy, with actor/writer Emile Clarke.
I am in the process of putting together a show-reel and I am looking for opportunities to collaborate on interesting projects both as an actor and as a writer and director.
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