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Monologues for Turkey & Syria

Fundraising for Disasters Emergency Committee
raised of £7,000 target
by 562 supporters
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Disasters Emergency Committee

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RCN 1062638
We organise disaster relief worldwide to be there for people in desperate need


(Even if you're not a performer and you wouldn't like to enter the monologue competition, any donations of any amount would be hugely appreciated!) 

DEADLINE EXTENDED to 16th March 2023. Following the success of 'Monologues for Ukraine' last year, which raised over $20,000 for those affected by the War in Ukraine, FlairBox are now running a monologue competition to raise funds for those affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey & Syria. 

With over 45,000 now confirmed dead, over 1 million displaced and 17 million affected, we're hoping to raise as much as we possibly can to support the Disasters Emergency Committee with their aid efforts. 

The competition will give performers the chance to enter a 1-minute monologue with the theme of ‘hope’ in exchange for a donation of whatever they can afford. Every entrant will get feedback on their monologue from an industry-leading casting director or agent. 

The panel so far includes:

Casting Directors:

  • Nancy Bishop, Casting Director (Borat, Mission Impossible, Snowpiercer)
  • Jemima McWilliams, Casting Director (James Bond: No Time to Die)
  • Aisha Bywaters, Casting Director (Everything I Know About Love, Man vs Bee)
  • Dan Hubbard, Casting Director (Captain Phillips, King Kong)
  • Louise Kiely, Casting Director (The Banshees of Inisherin, Normal People)
  • Olissa Rogers, Casting Director (Royal Mob), previously Associate at Fiona Weir Casting (Ted Lasso, The School for Good and Evil)
  • Tom Payne, Casting Associate at Daniel Edwards Casting (Heartstopper, Showtrial)
  • Lucy Allen, Casting Associate at Daniel Edwards Casting (Heartstopper, Showtrial)
  • Sarah Harkins, Casting Associate at Cat Willis Casting (Solitary, Plebs: Soldiers of Rome)
  • Leah Harrison, Casting Associate to Lucinda Syson Casting, previously at Kate Dowd and Alex Johnson Casting (Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan)
  • Mike Cater, Casting Associate at Luci Lenox Casting (Westworld, Uncharted, Vampire Academy)
  • Shakyra Dowling, Casting Director (Wolf, Tigers)
  • Andrea Clark, Casting Director (Hell Boy, Mutant Chronicles, Blade II)
  • Rob Kelly, Casting Director (Dodger, Hard Cell)
  • Thomas Adams, Casting Director (Haribo, Old Spice & Xbox commercials)
  • Laura Donnelly, Casting Director (NTS, Lyceum Theatre)
  • Tree Petts, Casting Director (M&S, SkyGlass, Kellogg's commercials)
  • Sharon Sorrentino, Casting Director (The Turkish Detective on Paramount +, Elizabeth I's Secret Agents)
  • Matilda James, Casting Director (Shakespeare's Globe)
  • Sue Needleman, Casting Director (Hilda, Tracy Beaker Returns)
  • Alex Irwin, Casting Director, previously Associate at Kelly Valentine Henry Casting (Funny Woman, Gangs of London)
  • Nicky Bligh, Casting Director (Bad Education, Stath Lets Flats)
  • Ellie Collyer-Bristow, Casting Director (Witness for the Prosecution, Killer Joe)
  • Belinda Norcliffe, Casting Director (Doritos, Specsavers, SkyGo commercials)
  • Ilenka Jelowicki, Casting Director (HP, McDonald's, Samsung commercials)
  • Phil Shaw, Casting Director (Italian Movies, Seen)
  • Janis Jaffa, Casting Director (Skin Walker, The Backseat)
  • Alison Murchie, Casting Associate at Nancy Bishop Casting (Borat, Mission Impossible, Snowpiercer)
  • Lucy Casson, Casting Director (Hamilton: UK Tour, Newsies)
  • Carl Proctor, Casting Director (The Bible)
  • Dan Jackson, Casting Director (His Dark Materials, Filth)
  • Anna Dawson, Casting Director (The Wind in the Willows - HBOMax)
  • Nikki Meadows, Casting Director (Suffragettes, D-Day)
  • Thyrza Ging, Casting Associate at Louise Kiely Casting (The Banshees of Inisherin, Normal People)
  • Shauna Griffith, Casting Associate at Louise Kiely Casting (The Banshees of Inisherin, Normal People)
  • Jessica Jeffries, Casting Director (Peaky Blinders: The King's Ransom)
  • Jill Green, Casting Director (Dear Evan Hansen, Warhorse)
  • Hannah Miller, Casting Director (Head of Casting at the RSC)
  • Eve Pomerance, Casting Director (Son of the South)
  • Seth Mason, Casting Associate to Andy Brierley and Victor Jenkins (Humans, Django)
  • Harika Uygur, Casting Director (Mustang, Aladdin)
  • Zita Zutic Zonak, Casting Director (Liam Gallagher: Knebworth 22)

  • Olivia Jones, Agent (United Agents)
  • Gabriella Capisani, Agent (United Agents)
  • Jill Giffard, Agent (Curtis Brown)
  • Alexandra McLean-Williams, Agent (McLean-Williams)
  • Saskia Hefes, Agent (McLean-Williams)
  • Lauren Morgan-Vidgeon, Agent (United Agents)
  • Paul Harper, Agent (Keddie Scott Associates)
  • Kevin Francis, Agent (Angel & Francis)
  • Ryan Dixon, Agent (Angel & Francis)
  • Lee Morgan, Agent (Lee Morgan Management)
  • Richard Carey, Agent (Waring & McKenna)
  • Wendy Scozzaro, Agent (Felix De Wolfe)
  • Douglas Rutter, Agent (Delaney Grey Management)
  • Eleanor Cairns, Agent (42mp)
  • Max Latimer, Agent (Jonathan Arun Group)
  • Fiona Cross, Agent (Fiona Cross Management)
  • Sara Hooppell, Agent (Morwenna Preston Management)
  • Jamie Rowlands, Agent (Stanton Davidson Associates)
  • Nina Malone, Agent (IAG Talent)
Actors / Directors:
  • Nicole Ansari-Cox, Actor and Director (Law & Order, FBI)

1st prize (video with the most claps) will also get:

  • Theatre voucher worth £100
  • Unlimited cinema tickets for one year
  • Free FlairBox premium for one year
  • 3 x Free workshops (online or in-person) of your choice with 'Take One Stage & Screen' and a monthly 1-1 actor training package.
  • 1 x Free headshot package with Michael Shelford
  • 1 x Free showreel scene and showreel edit with Devil's Avocado Productions

10 runners-up (most clapped videos) will win a 1-1 meeting with an industry-leading casting director or agent from the list above and FlairBox premium for a year.

AND the top 5 performances (as voted by the panel) will win a 1-1 meeting with an industry-leading casting director or agent from the list above and FlairBox premium for a year.

In order to enter:

  1. Make a donation on this page of whatever you can afford
  2. Send a screenshot of your donation receipt to hello@flairbox.co
  3. Upload a 1-minute monologue to your profile on https://app.flairbox.co with the theme of 'HOPE'
  4. Share your video far and wide and try to gain as many claps as possible in order to win one of the prizes! 
Terms and Conditions apply to many of the prizes.

About the charity

Disasters Emergency Committee

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1062638
At times of overseas emergency, the DEC brings together a unique alliance of the UK's aid, corporate, public and broadcasting sectors to rally the nation's compassion, and ensure that funds raised go to DEC agencies best placed to deliver effective and timely relief to people most in need.

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