Hello and a warm welcome to 2013!
It was certainly a hectic end to the year for me, with performances with Rough Magic Theatre taking me right into the tail end of December. I also performed on stage at The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster in November for the 2012 Theatre Uncut, with a fantastic monologue that went down a storm.
That said, 2012 wasn’t a break out year for yours truly. I spent much of the year building up my finances and launching a part-time copywriting business to support my acting career. While this took up a lot of my time, it has now set things up admirably for 2013.
So the push is back on: further training, more meeting and greeting, more blogs, more networking, more VideoTim clips and more! I hope to hit the ground running, with more film work and, hopefully, my first TV roles in 2013.
In other news: I’m now the press secretary for the North Lancashire and Cumbria branch of Equity. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I think it’s important to get stuck in and take control of your career, and one of those ways is to become an active member of your local Equity branch.
Even before its official launch, the North Lancashire branch had successfully lobbied for the return of job-creating theatre projects in Lancashire. We’re now working hard to ensure that there are more training opportunities in the North West, now that the Actors Centre in the North has closed its doors. Get in touch with me if you’re interested in getting stuck in with Equity in the North West! You can find more information at http://www.equity.org.uk/.
And finally, I’ll be investigating the possibility of working as a “simulated patient” at a few local hospitals. A question to other actors: have you worked as a Simulated Patient and, if so, have you enjoyed the experience?