T.I.E work

  • Hannah Brockley

    Actor

    Hi,

    I'm quite new to CCP and just wanted to know how agencies and casting directors look at T.I.E work if you want to get into main stream theatre and film work? Is it very much a case of any experience is good experience or do I need to be more selective?

    :)

    • 19th Sep 2020
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  • David Hopper

    Actor

    I think it matters which companies your working for, top agencies and casting directors would be interested in T.I.E tours with say The Young Shakespeare Company and there piers, however most T.I.E is frowned upon.

    • 27th Jan 2014
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  • Joanna Russel

    Actor

    Just don't work for any that exploit you. You can get caught in the TIE trap where that's the only work you get auditions for. So make sure you mix it up with film, or voice over work.

    • 27th Jan 2014
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  • Hannah Brockley

    Actor

    Ah brilliant! I really appreciate your comments :)

    Thank you very much.

    • 27th Jan 2014
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  • Jonathan Bowvey

    Actor

    Hello Hannah.

    Send e a private msg, and I will give you the name of a very bad company to avoid.

    Thank you

    Jon

    • 28th Jan 2014
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    Hi Jonathan,

    I do a lot of TIE work, please could you send me a private message too!!

    Shauna x

    • 29th Jan 2014
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  • Michael Staveley

    Actor

    Tie is a great way to humble you as an actor. It gives you the experience of

    Learning lines quickly, putting on shows in a week, travelling the country, hard work, early mornings, get ins and get outs etc..nits true that there are some truly awful Companies out there butifyou want to just put you're head down for a few months and earn some money even the worst ones will pay 250 a week. I don't think there is much wrong with sticking in TIE for a while so long as every job is a progression from the last. Whilst it's not "the dream" for most actors it beats working behind a bar or in a call centre

    • 29th Jan 2014
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  • Michael Staveley

    Actor

    And after looking at you're CV Jonathan I have a pretty good idea who you're talking about! They are getting better (apparently) but yeah probably one to steer clear of

    • 29th Jan 2014
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  • Edward Donnelly

    Actor

    As a few people here have said. Whilst not being the national or RSC, TIE is good for keeping working as an actor.

    I think though that if you do too much of it there is a danger of your acting style becoming to children based. So maybe brush up by going to acting classes to keep fresh.

    • 4th Feb 2014
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  • User Deleted

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    I recently had a casting workshop with debbie o'brian and in the Q&A and she was asked what her opinion on TIE work was and her reply was "id rather see that you are working or have worked than an empty cv" but she did go on to say "but get sucked in to TIE work as it would pigeon hole you into only doing childrens theatre."

    • 4th Feb 2014
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  • Sophie Dobbs

    Child Actor

    Any tips for learning a lot of lines 2 pages worth, for self tape requests, any apps around you would recommend?

    • 19th Sep 2020
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