Our Performer in Progress Award Winner 2019 Jessica Mannion


Our performer in progress award is our annual search to find one individual actor through an audition process, that will benefit from drama training and mentorship from the Bazan Talent Agency. Our award winner will receive a full years training to all our courses and workshops held at the midlands arts centre in Birmingham, free headshots with a professional headshot photographer, a free showreel, an opportunity to be cast in a professional theatre production and of course full time representation with our agency.


As an agency we understand how difficult the professional acting industry can be. Director and founder Nathalie Bazán supports actors from any background and enabling them to grow to achieve their full potential. 

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 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?

  • Drama Training- we offer our performer in progress free training to all our courses and workshops at the Midlands Arts Centre - MAC, 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. Spring Term (May-June) and Autumn (September-October) 2020.

  •  A professional headshot session with a professional headshot photographer.

  • A free show reel, including 2 show reel scenes to fit your casting.

  • An opportunity to be cast in a professional theatre show alongside Lying Lips Theatre Company and work towards your professional acting credits.

Submissions for this years Performer In Progress Award are now officially closed.


Many thanks to everyone who took the time out to submit this year! 

Our 25 initial auditionees are: Alexander Wolverson, Aimee Ferguson, Chereis Sewell, Aisha Finch, Ayman Choudry, Ellie Bryant, Ethan Haynes, Jake Statham, Jenny Walsh, Kat Cotton, Jamsy Masengo, Leo Buckley, Louise Wilson, Lucymay Treacy, Mark Newman, Molly Wood, Ralph Toppin-Mckenzie, Rhianna Morris, Rosie Kahlo, Sadie Townsend, Amy Megan Day, Fattah Ahmed, Kwame Amoah, Shaiek Ahmen and Trinity Benjamin.

Congratulations all!





Our Performer In Progress 2019-2020 went to 23 year old Jessica Mannion!


Jessica Mannion from Manchester auditioned alongside twenty others, making it through to the re-calls and then becoming our PIP award winner 2019. Since winning, Jessica has been in full time training with the agency and she will be making her stage debut in Antigone, at the Lyric Theatre in London directed by Roy Alexander Weise.

Some words from our Performer In Progress 2019-2020⭐️


'''I am ABSOLUTELY thrilled, I can't believe it's me! Thank you so much! This opportunity is so big, I'm so  grateful and  I'm so excited to work with the Bazan Talent Agency.  You saw everything and more in me than I could have ever asked for. To have your help, really means everything.''- Jessica Mannion


2019- JESSICA MANNION- Jessica Mannion has currently been attending training alongside the Bazan Talent Agency. She recently completed her training in Uta Hagen and begins her screen acting training and accents and phonetics in the spring term. She is booked in with professional headshot photographer Jessica Raphael, and is making her stage debut in 'Antigone' at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith directed by Roy Alexander Weise (JMK Winner/ National Theatre.)

2018-SAVANNAH GALLO- Savannah Gallo won our PIP Award 2018, and since became an official spotlight member, made her stage debut with Lying Lips Theatre Company in 'If My Father Only Knew' playing the character of 'Tori' at the Old Join Stock Theatre where she recieved four star reviews for her performance. She also booked her first feature film 'The Maltese Connection' which shot in Ireland last year, and is currently on tour in Germany with White Horse Theatre, playing Katarina in the 'Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakesepare, until April 2020.

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