Casting Support

The casting support package from Hijinx – we can do this together. 

 

We know our actors, they know us. You don’t have to start from scratch when you hire a Hijinx actor. For now, we are able to support our actors when they work with you AT NO EXTRA COST thanks to support from the Morrisons Foundation . 

 

Here’s a bit more about how we can help: 

Hijinx Creative EnablersAn HCE can accompany our actors at all times on set and in auditions and rehearsals. We have a team of HCEs who know all of our actors well – many are involved in the actors’ ongoing performance training. They also understand each actor’s individual needs, so are able to offer tailored support. All of our Actor Assistants work in the creative industries too, so they understand the pressures, demands and expectations of life on set. 

 

Preparation: We can help our actors and you prepare suitable audition formats and working days to bring out the best in each actor and make your project run smoothly. Let’s have a conversation about it, we can work out together how to make things work for everyone. This might include: 

  • Helping you to design workshop-based auditions to assess actors through improvised or devised scenes or exercises, rather than text-heavy scripts. Hijinx can facilitate workshop auditions at our Academies in Cardiff, Carmarthen, Aberystwyth and Prestatyn; 
  • For script-based auditions, we can help you to provide scripts (in a variety of formats) as far in advance of auditions as possible, to allow for our actors – supported by one of our Creative Enablers – to prepare thoroughly; 
  • Working out how much can be done via self-tape. 
  • Briefing you on each actor you are interested in – facilitating conversations with the actors you have in mind to discuss how they feel most comfortable to work. 

 

Travel:  Although many of our actors travel independently within their local area, some will need a Creative Enabler to accompany them to auditions. Hijinx can handle the logistics and bookings for this if it makes life easier for you. 

 

We are here to make it as easy as possible for you to increase the representation of people with learning disabilities and/or autism in your projects, if you need to begin with a tentative toe-in-the-water-chat, we’re here for that. talent@hijnx.org.uk