Second-year industry panel auditions at ICTheatre Brighton

18 May, 2022

To see this term out with a bang, we’re hosting some incredible industry panel auditions for our ICTheatre Brighton second-year BA (hons) Training Professionals.

At the end of the second-year of training and coming into the final and third year of our BA (hons) degree course, professional development ramps up and industry facing auditions will start to feel like a part of normal working life.  

Our Brighton BA2’s have already auditioned for their third-year musicals, next week they will be auditioning in front of three panels of leading industry professionals to get the experience they need to find employment and agent representation.   

Through these panel days, many of our current graduates have gone straight in to work or secured representation by leading agents in our field not commonly known for taking graduates, such as Felix De Wolfe. 

A Manchester panel line up will soon follow and our Brighton third-year’s final panel day will be announced soon following curtain down on their musicals.  

There is a lot to be excited about at ICTheatre as we round-up for the summer!

Check out the industry panelists that will be joining us next week at ICTheatre Brighton below:


Suzy Catliff headshot - Institute for Contemporary Theatre

Suzy Catliff – Casting Director 

Suzy is a Theatre Director and Casting Director. Credits include: Departure, Primeval, Silent Witness and Casualty. Author of The Casting Handbook. She has also assisted on Oscar award-winning films such as Sense and Sensibility and The English Patient.



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Maisey Bawden – Director

Maisey is Resident Director of The Drifters Girl, Associate Director at Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Artistic Director and Founder of Mawa Theatre Company.


Matt Butcher headshot - Institute for Contemporary TheatreMatt Butcher – Agent

Matt graduated from the Actors College or Theatre & Television (ACTT), completed their Advanced Diploma of Arts in Stage and Screen Acting. He has also completed the prestigious Acting Shakespeare course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He is now a Senior Agent at Paul Byram Associates (PBA).


Chris Porter headshot - Institute for Contemporary TheatreChris Porter – Agent and Actorum 

Chris graduated from LAMDA in the late nineties and has enjoyed a busy and diverse career. He was in the opening season of Shakespeare’s Globe, has been in the West End with Kenneth Branagh and has extensive experience of touring to many of the major playhouses in the country.

As a voice over artist he has narrated a series (Ancient X Files) for National Geographic and still receives mail from die hard Dr Who fans for his voicing of The Smilers and The Winders.He has worked in major feature films with David Mamet and Kenneth Branagh and is an award winning street performer.


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Danielle Kassarate – Director and Performer

Danielle is Executive Director at Mawa Theatre Company and Queens Theatre Hornchurch. A British actor, singer and musical theatre performer. Her credits include: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Guys & Dolls (Tarawa Theatre at Royal Exchange), Little Shop of Horrors, Striking 12 and is soon to be appearing in The Color Purple


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Phil Stewart – Producer

Phil trained at Arts Ed and has worked extensively as an actor in musicals and plays in the West End. He has been producing and directing independently for the last ten years and has since formed Phil and Ben Productions alongside Ben Roddy where he is now a Producer and Freelance Director.

His credits include: UK tours of Educating Rita, A Murder is Announced, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Boeing Boeing, Private Lives.


Darren Chawick-Hussein headshot - Institute for Contemporary TheatreDarren Chawick-Hussein – Agent

Darren is an agent and owner of DCH Management. He has an MA in Screenwriting from the prestigious London College of Communication in London.



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Robert Cavanah – Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Actor

Robert trained at Drama Centre London. Known for his work in television, film and stage including; Heathcliff in ITV’s Wuthering Heights, John Morrison in RNT’s Men Should Weep, Mark Antony in Young Vic’s Julius Caesar.

Robert’s writing, directing and producing credits include: feature film Pimp, BBC’s Doctors and Channel 4’s Brookside. 


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Will Peaco- Choreographer

Will has been in the industry for over 18 years and has performed all over the world. His West End and international credits include: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever, Fame, and Children of Eden.

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