"Innovative. Inspirational. Incomparable" - Jacade Simpson on MonologueSlam
With just over one week until MonologueSlam returns to The REP, we've been busy catching up with previous champions. Last up, but by certainly no means least, is Jacade Simpson, telling us all about what he's been up to since he won…
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Jacade Simpson and I am an actor based in London.
What inspired and encouraged you to audition for MonologueSlam?
The prospect of being able to use such an incredible platform to not only showcase my talent but also to do something creatively fulfilling. Also, I liked the idea of auditioning without the pressure of obtaining a job, and being able to watch and enjoy others perform in that environment.
What was it like to take part and how did you feel when you found out you had won?
It was an incredible and very insightful experience for me. I loved every aspect, from socialising with the other actors to networking with industry professionals.
When I'd found out I'd won, I was overwhelmed with a sense of pride and gratitude because I'd auditioned before and never made the show. Even though the time before maybe wasn't 'my time', I knew the show was something I was capable of doing.
What have you been up to since the last slam?
Since the last slam, I've filmed a commercial in Milan and a short film. I've also played a major guest lead on BBC's Doctors and I am now about to head out to LA.
What did you learn or gain from taking part in MonologueSlam?
That it really pays to tap into your intuition and trust your instincts in any event!
What would you say to someone who is thinking of taking part in the slam – would you recommend it?
DO IT! It's a brilliant experience – irrespective of where you are at professionally.
What three words would you use to describe MonologueSlam?
Innovative. Inspirational. Incomparable.
Book your tickets now for MonologueSlam, which comes to The REP on Friday 24 November, and join us for an action-packed evening of entertainment!