Opportunity: Actors sought for new theatre project, Bath

Butterfly Psyche_logo Giff smButterfly Psyche Theatre are makers of personal, heartfelt and honest stories for the theatre, placing audiences and artists at the centre of what we do. Our work explores difficult topics with humour and respect and our aim is to make theatre that is both universal and relevant.

We have been given funding from Arts Council England to undertake R&D for a new theatre project called The Chimes, which will explore how culture and faith (or lack of it) affects how we relate to and process grief. The ultimate aim is to develop The Chimes into a full production/tour for 2017/18.

To tell our story we are we are looking for a diverse cast of four actors (2M, 2F); we are particularly interested in BAME actors to reflect the diversity of modern Britain.

Actors should have experience and confidence in R&D, Impro work and devising and be available for both the week-long R&D session in October 2016 and a one-day Script in Hand rehearsal and performance in January 2017.

Casting Breakdown: We are open to any cultural/racial background; however, we are particularly interested in BAME actors.

  • ‘Mother’ (Female) – playing age 45 – 59
  • ‘Father’ (Male) – playing age 45 – 59
  • ‘Son’ (Male) – playing age 23 – 29 ‘Daughter-in-law’ (Female) – playing age 23 – 29

All of the project work will take place in Bath, therefore, casting preference will be given to southwest artists.

We are open to casting outside the area, however, anyone who applies outside a 25-mile radius of Bath, MUST have a base in the southwest. We will not be able to compensate for accommodation or travel other than the good-will contribution listed below in the fee breakdown.

Dates:

  • Auditions – Friday 9th of September 2016 (Rondo Theatre, Bath)
  • R&D Week (Rondo Theatre, Bath) – October 10-15th 2016
  • 1-day Script in Hand (Rondo Theatre, Bath) – January 6th 2017

Fees:

  • R&D week – £448
  • 1 Day SIH – £100
  • Good-Will Travel contribution – £44
  • Total Project Fee: £592

How to apply:  Please send an email with ‘The Chimes’ in the Subject Line along with your CV/Headshot/Spotlight link to butterflypsyche@outlook.com  by 5pm on 31st August 2016.

Your email should also include a covering letter to Alison Farina detailing your relevant experience, why this project is exciting to you and one ‘Ghost Story’ you’ve experienced personally or that you’ve experienced through film/TV/reading/theatre that resonates with you, and why.

Any application received after 5pm on August 31st will not be assessed.

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