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Performer In Progress Award 2023

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 weekdays 7pm-9pm throughout terms commencing Winter (February) Spring Term (March-April) Summer (May-June) and Autumn (September-October) 2023.

  • 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 2023 are now CLOSED. 

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Updated on 21.03.2023

Performer In Progress Award Applicatons: 

  • Applications for this year's Performer In Progress Award (PIP Award) 2023 are now officially open! 

  • 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

MEERA MAJEVADIA-Performer in Progress Award Winner 2022

Meera Majevadia is our performer in progress award winner 2022. She has been training alongside us and finishes her training in spring 2023. She has been cast in a short film filmed in London and has also been cast as 'Blanche' in 'The Moth', an adaptation of A Streetcar named Desire performing at the Old Joint Stock Theatre in March 2023. 


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 training alongside Bazan Talent Agency and is awaiting his headshots and representation alongside us! 


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 commenced her years full drama training alongside the BTA in February 2021 and experienced her headshots with Jessica Raphael Photography.

Trinity made her stage debut with critically acclaimed Lying Lips Theatre Company's and their adaptation of Euripides 'HECUBA', at the Crescent Theatre in March 2022. She has also officially joined Spotlight and is now represented by Bazan Talent Agency.



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.)

Meera Majevadia
Trinity Benjamin
Jessica Mannion Headshot 1.jpeg
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