We seek to discover and support emerging actors and actor-musicians by collaborating with drama schools, sitting on panels in mock audition workshops, and providing open casting opportunities.
We are passionate about offering the first step on the ladder for emerging actors and providing opportunities for talented graduates to perform on our main stage.
In Summer 2021, we were thrilled to offer roles to Kemi Clarke and Laura Andresen Guimarães in our vibrant family musical Just So, a semi-staged concert production in The Watermill gardens. This production marked the professional debut for both young actors.
Kemi trained at Rose-Bruford College as an Actor-Musician, graduating in 2021.
Kemi said: “My experience at The Watermill was one that I am incomprehensibly grateful for and will never forget. As a new drama school graduate, they trusted me and gave me a golden opportunity which has launched me further into my career as an actor.
The entire duration of my time with The Watermill was remarkable and I cannot thank them enough for kickstarting my dreams.”
Laura graduated from the Actor-Musician course at Guildford School of Acting and also trained at Tring Park Performing Arts and The National Youth Choir.
Laura said: “The Watermill Theatre placed its trust in me as a recent graduate, and provided me with a rare springboard from a student to a working professional in a matter of weeks.
My experience working there was exhilarating and invaluable, and I learned so very much. I feel very proud to have worked there.”