Class Act: Disabled Actor Call Out

Class Act: A Nationwide Search and Skill Factory for disabled actors

The BBC invites disabled actors – both up and coming and more experienced – to submit a self-taped audition. From these auditions up to 30 actors will be chosen to take part in an intensive 3-day skills training programme working with industry professionals.

Actors will be tutored in audition technique and business skills, acting skills, camera technique, script/character work as well as working with directors on scenes for their showreels. This will be followed by a showcase event for drama practitioners across the industry which will encourage all who work with us to draw on the widest possible disabled actor talent pool.

As well as seeking new talent this nationwide search will be open to actors who are already working in the industry but feel they have not had the opportunity to showcase themselves.

This is a 3 day residential training programme to be held in London on 2nd-4th October 2017. We will be responsible for your accommodation and food during the course. We may be able to make a small contribution to travel costs. Please let us know your disability* and any access requirements when you apply. 

*You are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

How to apply 

To register an interest in applying please email class.act@bbc.co.uk. A member of the team will respond to your email and provide you with a choice of scripts which are a mix of monologues and two-handers, drama and comedy OR you can provide your own. You will be asked to upload a self taped audition – maximum 3 minutes in length. Further instructions will be provided when you email.

In addition we will require you to include a link to Spotlight if you are already registered, or a short biog and head-shot.

It is as simple as that! 

Please note that the deadline to request scripts and further information is 12pm on Friday 8th September 2017

All clips must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 10th September 2017