Kevin Spacey: The Class [16-20]



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This brief is for the 16-20 age category. If you’re 21-25 apply here.

You won’t believe this. We’re giving 20 IdeasTap members the chance to get personal feedback on their acting technique from none other than Kevin Spacey.

If that’s not amazing enough, the 20 lucky winners will also get a free, professionally-shot showreel of their Spacey-approved monologue.

To apply for this incredible opportunity you’ll need to choose a one-minute monologue from a published, contemporary theatrical text. It cannot be written by you or come from film or TV.

You’ll then need to film your monologue in any manner available to you – whether that’s with your mobile phone or a professional camera. There are no points for production values, we’re only judging the quality of your acting. Upload it to YouTube, whack it in your IdeasTap portfolio and Bob’s your uncle.

Make sure the script you choose is one you love – you’ll be performing it on the day to Kevin Spacey, and it will be the script we film for your showreel. If you go over a minute, your application will be invalid.

There will be two groups of 10 winners presenting to Kevin, split into age categories: 16-20 and 21-25-year-olds. This brief is for 16-20-year-olds – apply here for the older category.


You must be available on the afternoon of Thursday 25 November, when shortlisted applicants will audition in person to Old Vic New Voices staff and then all day on Friday 26 November, when Kevin Spacey: The Class will take place. Both sessions will take place at a central London location. You will be performing in front of your group and the event will be filmed.

Good luck and get filming!

If you have any technical difficulties please email

To find out how to apply, click on the How to respond tab at the top of the page.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 19th November.

Download application form here...

How to apply

1) Click Follow this brief in the left-hand column.

2) Download the application form (the link is at the bottom of this page), fill it out then save it.

3) Go to your IdeasTap portfolio and upload your video. You’ll have to upload it to YouTube first, and embed it in your portfolio from there. Make sure it’s clearly labelled as your entry for Kevin Spacey: The Class.

4) Click Apply now in the yellow box on the left. This will take you to a page headed Submit Your Response.

5) In the Title field, write the name of the text your monologue comes from.

6) In the Summary field, include a link to the video in your portfolio, so we can clearly view your audition video. Remember, your video must be in your IdeasTap portfolio – NOT uploaded with your application.

7) Upload your completed application form and press Submit.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 19th November.

You must have a photo uploaded to your profile, although it doesn't need to be a headshot and you won't be judged on the quality.

Entries will be judged by Old Vic New Voices.

Download application form here...

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