CALLING ALL ACTORS: Introducing The New Initiative MINUTE MONOLOGUE Developed By Actress Lydia Kay To The Fan Carpet Network
Don't wait for Opportunity. Create It!
The Fan Carpet are excited to introduce Minute Monologue as the latest member of The Fan Carpet Network!
Minute Monologue is a new initiative developed by actress Lydia Kay to help give actors the chance to be discovered and show off their skills and their versatility without having to wait for an audition to come up and allow them to. Plus it’s free to get involved!
After recording a 1 minute long monologue, actors post it to their own Instagram using the correct tags and then it is reposted to the @MinuteMonologue profile. Casting directors, agents, directors and producers are then able to browse through these short monologues at their leisure when searching for new talent. Since starting the initiative has gained the attention of a good number of high profile casting directors and agents, both from the UK and the USA, which is very exciting!
Instagram is their main platform but they are also on Twitter and have a Facebook page so that everyone can get involved. There is a new theme each month and the rules for how to join in and get reposted are easy to find in their Instagram stories or pinned post, plus Monologues can be submitted by actors of all ages (though we recommend that a parent monitors due to the language and subject themes that may be present in some of the monologues performed). They also feature a few of their favourites in a “Fab-ologues” story highlight each month.
Minute Monologue has since expanded to doing livestreams, workshops and sharing information on what is happening in the industry via Instagram stories. This can include casting calls, opportunities, other livestreams and workshops along with useful information for actors. This often includes posts from casting directors and agents themselves. They have recently launched mentoring sessions with founder Lydia Kay to give advice to actors who are new or who have only been in the industry for a few years. If this is something you are interested then you can get a times slot here.
The hope is that actors will gain opportunities by putting the work in to get themselves out there via the Minute Monologue platform.