Tag Archives: The Stage

After Earnest

12 April
Two actresses called Ayesha Casely-Hayford and Kudzanayi Chiwawa perform The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Our Two Gents production of The Importance of Being Earnest was a 12-week project. And now it’s all done. These are my reflections, After Earnest. For a 12-week period of time, we took Oscar Wilde’s seminal play, The Importance Of Being Earnest, and transformed this classical text into our own. We welcomed it into our lives, […]

Roll The Dice

15 December
Ayesha Casely-Hayford at The Stage Award 2018

“Everyone on Earth is carrying around an unseen history and that alone deserves some tolerance”from “I Am Becoming” by Michelle Obama Photo credit: Martin Eito Sometimes, for the whole day, I’m simply…Trying to not get TOOOO F*CKING FRUSTRATED TBH. These are my reflections on where I’ve come from and the truth of the strength and […]

Can You Smell The Truth?

25 January
Actresses Ayesha Casely-Hayford and India Ria Amarteifio a.k.a Auntie and niece, best friends for life.

On returning home after crying through watching 12 Years A Slave, I’m in the mood for proclaiming my freedom. I’ve been busy. I’m shooting my first feature film in February, I’ve had great auditions since the year began and I’ve met some brilliant casting directors. I’m off to Switzerland on the weekend to spend a […]

Pod Time

09 September
Podcast produced by The Stage Castings: featuring Ayesha Casely-Hayford

 The Stage newspaper is “the weekly for the entertainment industry”. I’ve been in love with it since I was little after stumbling across a copy in a newsagent in Strood, Kent  – of all places! That was a great discovery of a newspaper made just for me, full of things that I care about and […]

Stage Day

12 July

What a day. I’ve been part of a round-table discussion on casting led by John Byrne (Careers Advisor at The Stage: the Entertainment Industry’s leading newspaper). Along with four other actors of varying experience we shared thoughts and knowledge about what really happens on the ground in trying to make a living in the acting […]