Darren Darnborough and Richard Cambridge are perfect examples of two actors taking control of their careers and being proactive in an industry which demands just that, if you wish to succeed in an increasingly overcrowded profession and have your voice heard. Their creation will benefit all actors globally.
Darren and Richard are busy British actors working respectively out of Los Angeles and London, and together with American actress Jessica Lee Rose, now residing and working in Sydney, have developed a truly exciting and groundbreaking tool giving a freedom and an access to both actors and casting directors, which I believe will radically and rapidly change how industry professionals approach the audition process from here on.
They first developed the hugely popular WeRehearse to assist actors in finding rehearsal partners and acting coaches to aid them in preparing for auditions, which currently boasts a membership of nearly 6000. And now they are launching WeAudition, enabling actors and casting directors to connect at the click of a button, giving each easy access to the other, which before has been severely restricted. So now you can have a 'one on one' audition with a casting director in Los Angeles, London, New York or Sydney from wherever in the world you may be when that all important casting call reaches you.
We were very lucky to connect with Darren and Richard, whose busy lives mean that they are rarely ever in the same country together, but were in New York for the biannual gathering of the CSA (Casting Society of America), at Telsey & Co, with over 80 casting directors from all over the U.S. in attendance. It was a rare opportunity on many levels, and the reaction from all the casting directors was an overwhelming 'thumbs up'.
In this episode Darren and Richard discuss the genesis of WeAudition/WeRehearse, how it works, and how simple and easy it is to operate. WeAudition is clearly a game changer.
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