John will run two workshops:
The Importance of Networking
Some theatre professionals think that networking is all about who you know. That is a common misconception. Networking isn't about who you know, it's about who knows you! John Schwab has worked as an actor and director for over 20 years and has plenty of experience on both sides of the table. He is a master networker and has used his networking skills to his advantage as an actor, director, producer and now a tech start-up entrepreneur with Curtain Call. John will guide you through the nerves of introducing yourself, instill a confidence of following up every meeting and give you the tips and tools you'll need to become a master networker yourself.
This presentation lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour where there will be plenty of time to ask questions you may have and also share your experiences with your new network you meet in the masterclass.
How to Survive in Acting
Acting isn’t about showing up on the day, knowing your lines and hitting your spotlight. John Schwab has worked as an actor and director for over 20 years and has plenty of experience on both sides of the table. In this one hour presentation, John will take you through everything you’ll need to consider to make sure you navigate the tricky waters of being an actor when you’re not actually acting - from keeping a current, relevant online professional profile to successful networking techniques to writing the perfect covering letter or email (yes, this is important!). After a 40 minute presentation where John will impart his own tools of the trade, there will be plenty of time to ask him any questions you might have about your experiences.
About JohnJohn Schwab is an actor, director and producer. As an actor, John has performed on stage at over 130 theatres around the UK, Ireland and continental Europe. His West End theatres include The Criterion Theatre, The Piccadilly Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Arts Theatre, The National Theatre and others. John has directed theatre, including in the West End, theatre workshops and numerous short films. John also produces film and was been nominated for a British Independent Film Award for his feature film debut The Hide.