Jennifer is hosting Expert workshops as part of The Stage Events initiative.

NEW! Listen to a pod cast of workshop feedback and top recommendations from recent attendees:

"Graduates Workshop 2012"
Click here to see Jennifer's interview in The Stage.

Who is this session recommended for?
Students of performance who are about to leave college, drama school or university to enter the entertainment industry.
Professional performers at the outset of their careers with up to two years’ experience.

Past Graduates Essentials workshops:

How to work with agents
This no-nonsense session will ask fundamental questions; what does an agent do, do you really need one, what can you expect from them and what will they expect from you? We’ll explain how to approach an agent and look at the legal and financial aspects of getting represented.

Delfont Room, Prince of Wales Theatre (London) on 21 June 2012 (3 hour session) Didn’t make it? See here for further info:

International Student Drama Festival (Sheffield) on 28 June 2012 (1 ½ hour session) Didn’t make it? See here for further info:

Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 2012 (2 hour sessions) on graduates essentials and how to handle agents.

Graduate Essentials Workshop Topics:

What are you selling?

Jennifer will challenge you to be realistic about your prospects and give you ten truths about the current state of the industry you’re entering. She’ll outline the promotional tools you’ll need to get yourself started.


Find out what agents really want, from skills to showcase performances and submissions, as Jennifer reveals the results of her recent survey. She’ll explain how to find an agent and how to handle the relationship once you have one.


Jennifer will share insights from professionals casting directors on how they wish to be approached and what they look for at an audition, casting or meeting. You’ll get practical tips on letter-writing, photos and CV's.

In between jobs

How are you going to support yourself as you pursue your career goals? Jennifer will give you ideas about different kinds of temporary jobs that will fit in around auditions and performance work plus her thoughts on working for free.


How do you survive on a limited budget with all the financial investments and commitments you need to make to keep your career on track? Jennifer will give you tips for managing your expenditure and saving money. You’ll also learn about the implications of becoming self-employed and how to handle a potentially fluctuating income.

View Jenifer's most recent interviews:

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Feedback & Recommendations

See feedback and recommendations from past workshop attendees:

 Johnny Ware‏@johnnyware
thanks to @JenReischel for many golden wisdom nuggets at #stageevents Graduate Essentials #edfringe

Martyn HornerGlister‏@Mhornerglister
Great session by @TheStageEvents with @jenreischel. Useful and informative! Thanks! Hope you see #Leather and #LeonceAndLena#edfringe

Chris Matragos‏@ChrisMatragos
Big up to Emma and the rest of @TheStageEvents crew @JenReischel for a great lecture @FringeCentral. Thanks again you all #edfinge

Emily Spetch‏@EmilySpetch
@JenReischel Thanks for the "Graduates Essentials" Chat today @FringeCentral @TheStageEvents - loads of great advice and info!

Amy Bates‏@amylou_bates
thank you @JenReischel & @TheStageEvents for the #graduateessentials talk - v helpful!! :)

Cheyenne O'Grady @ShineyOGee
All I can say is Inspirational!! Thank you so much @TheStageEvents!! Fantastic informative day!!

Matthew Prentice @MrMPrentice
Went to a highly informative seminar today hosted by @TheStageEvents with a talk by @jenreischel. Thank you, it's helped me a lot

Natalie Beecham @NattyLouiseB
Loved the graduates session today. Very helpful and informative @TheStageEvents

Georgia Hull @GeorgiaCHull
Had a great time at @TheStageEvents with a very informative @jenreischel

Charlotte Truscott @ceatruscott
@TheStageEvents @JenReischel Loved the event today. Very informative and got me nervous but excited for the next step in my life :)

Michaela Bennison @MicBennison
Amazing few days in London this week. Graduate essentials @TheStageEvents yesterday was brillant, Well worth it! #FF


Pod Cast Quotes:

Alix Cavanagh (actor and writer)

"I thought it was absolutely brilliant, it should be compulsory for anyone graduating from Drama School."
"It’s going to change my approach to what I’m doing, I’m going to go back and rework my CV and showreel. It was absolutely bloody brilliant!"

Scott Andrew Sheppard (Drama school graduate)

“It’s something that our school should have done. For the course that we are on they don’t really do what the session covered.”
“I think it’s nice for the reassurance”

Elizabeth Venner (International School of Screen Acting Graduate) London

“Very good. She really knows her stuff everything she (Jeniffer Reischel) said was useful and personal, she’s been there, she’s done it”
“Good hands-on information”

Carly Fielding (University of Bedfordshire Graduate) Bedford 

“Its helped me gather up more options and finalise some plans that I’ve had. It’s been very very useful to me”

Pedram Esfarjani (CSSD Graduate) London

“It was fantastic. I have been to many stage business and boot camps and courses to get new ideas I think Jennifer had very much practical good ideas that I’ve never met before. It was great, thank you.”

Cheyenne O’Grady (Sydney Drama School Graduate) London

“It was wonderful to hear another Actor talk about really how tough life is, its good we’re all on the same level, we’re all in the same boat and we’re all trying to do our own thing… I think it’s really refreshing”
“I’m going to stop being so worried about annoying Casting Agents and start annoying them even more!”

Michaela Bennison (University of Southampton) Southampton

“I found it so useful because going to a University we haven’t had any talk about how to get into an industry like this... knowing the step you have to do and knowing what to expect just make you feel more prepared really."