Casting Call - Geophonic, Lorna Rees

CASTING CALL

Company: Lorna Rees

Type: Outdoor Performance

Location: initially South West (all accommodation costs to be covered by the production)

Lorna Rees (Artistic Director, Gobbledegook Theatre) is looking for movement/physical theatre performers for the premier of a new work, GEOPHONIC. This piece will then tour more fully in 2022. Dates and duration tbc

Role Description – what’s required:

  • Strong physical theatre performer
  • Confident singer
  • Comfortable performing in large theatre mask
  • Collaborative approach
  • Devising experience
  • Comfortable with improvisation

The performance will be mainly a non-verbal, physical piece. You must be confident with, but do not necessarily need to have experience of, working outdoors and promenade performance.

An increasingly diverse audience wants and expects to see and hear itself reflected authentically, therefore we encourage women, black, Asian, minority ethnic, LGBT+ and Deaf and disabled people to consider applying.

The Project

Lorna Rees’ new work GEOPHONIC will be a site-responsive performance piece and sound walk.  It will encourage audiences to listen to the geological processes of the Earth. It will explore the Anthropocene and remind people that humans are part of nature.

This is an opportunity to be part of a new piece of outdoor art commissioned for Inside Out Dorset by Activate Performing Arts & Jerwood Arts. You will be taking festival audiences on a journey through geology, exploring some of the events that shape our planet. For more information about the work please visit: https://www.gobbledegooktheatre.com/tour

Part of the inspiration for Geophonic has been the journey of our collaborator, acclaimed Earth Scientist Dr. Anjana Khatwa, who amongst many things is the first woman of South Asian descent to be awarded a prize from the Geological Society.

Dates & Locations

  • 12th April 2021 -  Closing date for applications
  • w/c 26th April 2021 -   All applicants notified of decision
  • w/c 24th May 2021 - Audition day (subject to change)
  • Date TBC in August 2021 - Rehearsal week at 101 Creation Space, Newbury
  • 24th – 26th September 2021 -  Performances at Inside Out Dorset in Symondsbury

Please note, we have strict risk assessments in place and will be following a Covid-safe protocol which adheres to the current government guidelines in order that we can all feel safe and enjoy creating, rehearsing and performing Geophonic.

Payment: 9 days at £200 per day (£1800 total)

GEOPHONIC is commissioned by Activate with support from Jerwood Arts and Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Funded by Arts Council England National Lottery Funds, and Arts University Bournemouth via European Regional Development Fund.

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Closing date: 
Monday 12th April 2021
Salary/wage: 
£1,800
How to apply: 

At this stage please send in a headshot, CV and covering letter (no longer than a page). We are happy to receive this in alternative format (video or audio no longer than 3 minutes).

For more information and to send completed applications, please contact: info@activateperformingarts.org.uk

Contact phone number: 
01305 260954
Opportunity type: 

How to apply

At this stage please send in a headshot, CV and covering letter (no longer than a page). We are happy to receive this in alternative format (video or audio no longer than 3 minutes).

For more information and to send completed applications, please contact: info@activateperformingarts.org.uk

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