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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – The true price of auditions

Last July I wrote this blog all about the dilemma of running an ethical audition day, and more specifically about the difficulties that we face. We hear time and time again from auditionees how unfair the audition process is to get into drama college, with the main point of the argument always coming down to money, asking why, unlike any ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – The Fighting Voice!

A fortnight after my last blog and at least one of the debates that I spoke about back then rages on. Sadly the slight flicker of recognition that our industry has a serious issue with Mental Health has died away, save only for the dying embers of a random blog. No news on what Equity are actually going to do ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – Putting The “News” Right

I’m not going to lie, I have found the various articles written about drama schools this year infuriating… and we’re only 29 days into the year. There are now two big debates raging – firstly the various high profile performers banging on about the lack of opportunities for working class young people coming through in the arts sector. Last year ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – New Year… Same Problems

Firstly I’d like to wish all readers to these ramblings a very happy and healthy 2015. Secondly a big thanks to all the people that have contacted me about my Christmas Wish as written about in my last blog. What has struck me, is quite how many people have privately emailed to say that this is a very real problem ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas: Bucking the Trend!

It’ll be a quick reflective blog this time, as we approach the end of our academic year. It’s always a bit strange in September, as I keep reading statuses and tweets of my friends and colleagues starting their new years at various colleges, but because of the unusual structure of our course we’re just coming up to the end of ...

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OPINION: Annemarie Lewis Thomas – What is “success”?

In the last fortnight The Stage has published the findings of a new piece of research undertaken by Drama UK, looking at the employment statistics of the class of 2012 from 5 accredited colleges – Arts Ed, Mountview, Central, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and GSA. The findings of the survey were really interesting to look at as an independent school, ...

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BLOG: Annemarie Lewis Thomas…A Stamp Of Approval

Firstly massive thanks to all of you that shared and retweeted the mental health blog…for a novice blogger I’ve been led to believe that over 150 shares is rather good. It’s fitting that it’s now No 1 in my ‘Blog Parade’. So what to talk about next then eh? Running a college parents tend to want to know one of ...

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