We are the UK’s largest casting site dedicated to learning disabled and/or autistic actors. We promote over 60 actors with a range of impairments including autism, Asperger’s and Down’s syndrome from around Wales.
We know our patch.
Since 2017 Hijinx Actors has been the casting arm of Hijinx, one of Europe’s leading inclusive theatre companies. Hijinx has been working with learning disabled actors for more than 20 years, and for the past decade has produced award-winning shows which cast disabled and non-disabled actors side by side.
We know our actors.
We provide our actors with ongoing professional training in stage, screen and voice at Hijinx Academies to ensure that their skills remain sharp. Here, we get to know them inside out as performers and as people, which means we are in the very best position to support and promote them.
We are completely aware that working with actors with learning disabilities and/or autism will be new to a huge part of the industry. That is ok. We don’t expect everyone to be experts. Please don’t fear judgement or criticism if you need to ask questions. Don’t let any concerns about using the ‘wrong words’ or saying the ‘wrong thing’ get in your way. Get in touch, we’ll call you back. We are here to help, not hinder.
Want to find out more?
Each actor has an introductory video on their profile, giving you a chance to hear from them directly. Alternatively come and see them in action at one of our weekly training academies in Cardiff, Carmarthen, Aberystwyth and Prestatyn.
Find the actor you’re looking for here or email us for advice and further information at email@example.com.