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Performer In Progress Award 2024

What is the Bazan Talent Agency 's Performer in Progress Award?
The performer and progress award offers the opportunity for one individual actor to train alongside mentor Nathalie Bazan resulting in working towards being considered for a spotlight membership and being offered representation by the Bazan Talent Agency.


What are the specifications I need to be considered?
An individual 16 years + from any background based in the U.K with a passion for acting and the performing arts. You do not have to be drama trained and we do consider actors who have had training also. You do not need to have any professional experience for stage or screen.


What does the performer in progress award include?

  • 1 Year Free Drama Training- we offer our performer in progress winner free training for one year to all our courses and workshops at the Moseley Exchange, Birmingham, allowing you to learn and gain new skills, as well as prepare you for the professional acting industry. The courses run on Monday and Friday evenings (7pm-9pm) and Sunday afternoons (12pm-2pm) throughout terms commencing Winter (February) Spring Term (March-June) Summer (July-August) and Autumn (September-October) 2024.

  • Free Headshots- A professional headshot session and headshots with a professional headshot photographer. 

  • Free Showreel - filmed by the Bazan Talent Agency which incudes two showreel scenes to fit your casting for screen.

  • A Theatre Credit- An opportunity to be cast in a professional theatre production alongside critically acclaimed Lying Lips Theatre Company and work towards your professional acting credits towards your spotlight application (if non spotlight).

  • Full Time Representation- Our winner will also receive full time agency representation with Bazan Talent Agency as their agent within the year. Signing will be offered when we are confident and satisfied with our winners progress and growth.

  • Free 1 Year Spotlight Membership- We are very proud to announce that Spotlight (the home of casting) will offer a career

  • 1-2-1 with one of their membership team. A year's free membership once approved from spotlight and if you are a spotlight young performer you will also receive a free years membership.


Submissions for our Performer In Progress Award 2024 are now CLOSED.

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Updated on 08.02.2024

Performer In Progress Award Applicatons: 

  • Applications for this year's Performer In Progress Award (PIP Award) 2024 are now officially CLOSED!

  • We can only accept applications from actors who are 16 years and over.

  • You do not have to be a member of Spotlight and we can accept applications from actors for both Spotlight and non-Spotlight members.

  • We accept actors from all across the U.K- you do not have to be Birmingham based but please note our drama training does take place at The Moseley Exchange in Birmingham

  • To apply all you need to do is send a cover letter detailing why you wish to be considered for this years PIP Award, alongside a headshot or photograph of yourself alongside an acting cv should you have one, no matter how many credits you have.

  • Please send all material to: or alternatively to


Performer In Progress Award Alumni

CHRISTOPHER COOK-Performer in Progress Award Winner 2023

Christopher Cook is our performer in progress award winner 2023. His stage experience already includes productions at the Stratford Playhouse, The Other Place and The Royal Shakespeare theatre (RSC). He has debuted in short film 'Barricade' which has won short film awards 2023. He will play the lead of 'Giovanni' in John Fords 'Tis Pity She's A Whore' at the Crescent Theatre in March 2024, directed by Nathalie Bazan alongside Lying Lips Theatre Company, as a professional stage credit as part of the PIP Award prize.


MEERA MAJEVADIA-Performer in Progress Award Winner 2022

Meera Majevadia is our performer in progress award winner 2022. She has completed her one year free drama training, and has officially become a BTA client. She made her stage debut playing 'Blanche' in the 'The Moth' an adaptation of the classic 'A streetcar named desire,' at the Old Joint Stock Theatre 2023, and has already booked professional acting work alongside the agency. She continues to audition and self tape for top casting directors across the U.K.




KASAI PARCHMENT- Performer in Progress Award Winner 2021

Kasai Parchment is our performer in progress award winner 2021. He made his professional stage debut in 'HECUBA' at the Crescent Theatre in March 2022 playing the role of 'Taylthibius' where he received a ****four star review from John Kennedy at the Reviews Hub.

He has completed his one year free drama training alongside Bazan Talent Agency, and now attends Guildhall Drama School in London completing his 3 year BA Hons in Acting.




TRINITY BENJAMIN - Performer in Progress Award Winner 2020

Trinity Benjamin was crowned our performer in progress award winner 2020. Despite the pandemic, Bazan Talent Agency (BTA) were able to continue the audition process via self tapes, and then at the Belgrade Theatre during the summer. Trinity completed her one years full drama training alongside the BTA in February 2021.

She then signed to Bazan Talent Agency (BTA) as a client and has been seen by top casting directors including Kharmel Cochrane, Des Hamilton and Aisha Bywaters. She been seen by the Eastenders team and her short film 'Barricade' is winning at short film festivals 2023.


JESSICA MANNION- Performer in Progress Award Winner 2019

Jessica Mannion from Manchester, completed her training alongside us back in 2019.

Her headshot session was booked with Andy Brown Photography in London, who delivered some great headshots for Jessica. She was cast in 'Antigone' at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith directed by Roy Alexander Weise (JMK Winner/ National Theatre.)

Christopher Cook
Meera Majevadia
Trinity Benjamin
Jessica Mannion Headshot 1.jpeg
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