Alison Short – Acting Company Member

Interviewed 2013

Mind the Gap welcomed me with open arms and it has really boosted my confidence. It’s just wonderful!

My sister heard about Mind the Gap and we went to a couple of their taster sessions together. I was invited to audition for Mind the Gap’s Making Theatre course and I was accepted straight away.

After spending 3 years as a student, I was asked to join the Acting Company, which was very exciting. My biggest achievement during my time at Mind the Gap was learning a 13 page script for Never Again in one night. The day after I only had to glance at the script a couple of times.

I tried other organisations for possible employment but down to a lack of qualifications and having to disclose my disabilities, I couldn’t get work. Mind the Gap welcomed me with open arms and it has really boosted my confidence. It’s just wonderful!

Alison Short – Acting Company Member