About Us – Casting Agency
M.A., A.L.C.M., L.L.S.M.D., L.I.B.S.D., F.I.B.S.D. I.A.C.A.T.
Pamela Hughes runs a very successful Performing Arts School which was established in 1988.
Pamela has been involved in performing arts all her life, she attended Drama classes from the tender age of 3 and thus the story began. Pamela was a member of Irish Actors Equity for many years and tread the boards both on stage and screen.
Pamela studied in the Royal Irish Academy of Music & Drama with Actress Aileen Harte and secured her diploma with the London College of music. She attended the Gaiety School of Acting under the tuition of Joe Dowling & Pat Laffan. Pamela then went on to study in the Leinster School of Music & Drama and was awarded her Licentiate Diploma. She worked in the ‘Adam Acting Academy’ and was involved in producing & directing shows for them. Pamela also worked as a make-up artist in the Olympia, Gaiety and Abbey Theatre.
Pamela started working as a casting agent in the early 1990s and the ‘Take2 Casting Agency’ is well respected & received within the industry. The agency specialises in young artists, from babies to 20 years approx.
Pamela is a long time member of ‘Speech & Drama Teachers of Ireland’ having served on the board for 5 years.
Pamela went back to the books (2009) and was awarded a Licentiate & Fellowship from the Irish Board of Speech & Drama; ‘it’s never too late to learn and broaden your mind, I now empathise even more with my students at exam time’. Pamela then went on to do a Masters in Dramatherapy in Maynooth University & qualified with a 1.1 in 2018 and is a member of I.A.C.A.T (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists).
Pamela is currently kept busy casting, teaching in her school, she also adjudicates at various Drama Festivals around Ireland, is a senior examiner for the Irish Board of Speech & Drama, and works on a consultancy basis as a communication coach.
‘Teaching & working with young people is my life; I consider it a great privilege to be doing what I love. I still get a buzz from it and every day is special, and I am always learning from my students & clients.‘