Just over 10 years ago, actors Fraser Ayres (BBC’s Casulty, Waterloo Road) and Jimmy Akingbola (BBC’s REV, Holby City) founded a little known company, going by the name of TriForce Promotions. The aim was to create opportunities for performers to hone their craft, and to bridge the gap between industry professionals and aspiring actors. In 2009, Monologue Slam made its debut at a London venue, and ever since, has gone from strength to strength. Garnering the interests of industry professionals and actors alike, Monologue Slam is renowned for it’s impressive judging panels, varying from BBC casting directors to agents.
Minnie Crowe has been the Creative Director of TriForce Promotions for 5 years now, and has watched on as the company has only grown in its support and popularity. TriForce’s star is only set to shine brighter, as 2014 sees the company broadening their horizons to Los Angeles, where their successful Monologue Slam event will make it’s international debut. I was lucky enough to talk too Minnie ahead of Nov. 4th Monologue Slam event.
Many of you may recognise Chizzy Akudolu as Mo Effanga from the BBC’s BAFTA award winning drama, Holby City. In between her busy filming schedule, Chizzy is also a keen writer/producer and Creative Associate for TriForce Promotions. Ahead of Nov. 4th Monologue Slam event, I got the chance to talk to Chizzy about turning Host for the evening, the importance of Monologue Slam within the acting industry and the importance of honing your craft!
‘Tupperware is not just for Christmas, it’s for life!’ A sentiment amusingly delivered by the self promoting, self assured Australian TV presenter Susannah Cavanaugh, who makes it her life’s mission to preach to the masses about her supposedly selfless campaign.
‘No Bell is like no interest. Not interested. Don’t care-don’t wanna know.’ Elayne constantly finds herself subject to commentary by by those around her, each person thinking they know best. However all she wants is to be left alone and to shut out the outside world around her.
On a day to day basis, we are bombarded with an array of headlines, covering a diverse spectrum of topics from Immigration to Global Warming. We are presented with countless surveys and statistics, supposed truths creating a sense of fear.
Tonight sees the return of reigning champion, Kathleen Stavert defending her title as Monologue Slam, LA Edition winner. Having just returned from LA, where she was given the opportunity to part take in masterclasses at the Stella Adler Studio and audition in front of many Agents, this just goes to show how great a platform Monologue Slam can be!
Returning from a successful run of sellout shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, talented Actor, Comedian and Writer Emma packer sets to unleash an array of colourful characters in this 60 minute roller coaster ride of a show, from From Susannah Cavanaugh, Australian TV Personality, Pioneer behind the campaign “Tupperware is not just for Christmas, It’s for Life!” to Amy Jones the politically minded rapping rude girl with a penchant for older men, “Sir Bruce Forsyth, You are da luv of my life” to Lady Margaret the etiquette teacher “If you suffer from wind, blame it on the dog, even if there isn’t one! A fun filled show , which will see Emma bring eight very different and amusing characters to life.