Unity Theatre, Liverpool

PERFORMERS AND THEATRE MAKERS CALL OUT

Unity Theatre, Action Transport Theatre and DaDaFest are working together to create a high quality seasonal show based on the story of Beauty and the Beast for family audiences in December 2018.

The show follows last year’s ‘The Jungle Book’ and critically acclaimed, BSL integrated ‘Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf’ which had a run at Z-arts, Manchester and the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal before touring nationally.

As part of our commitment to working with artists who are under-represented in mainstream theatre, we are holding 2 creative sessions for D/deaf and Disabled performers with the aim of sharing practice and supporting skills development in relation to making work for children and family audiences.

We would like to invite D/deaf and Disabled performers with some experience of making and performing in professional theatre contexts to a workshop session on either;

21st May 2-5pm or  8th June  10-1pm

The sessions will be led by Action Transport Theatre, supported by DaDaFest and will explore the story of Beauty and the Beast looking at how notions of ‘disability’ connects with perceptions of beauty and ugliness. We will also explore ways in which the annual co production can broaden its accessibility for all audiences.

The qualities of the winter show which have established Unity/ATT’s unique offer include a highly visual language, minimal text, the prominence of music and song, the work being child centred but for audiences of all ages, a political challenge and ensemble storytelling.

The workshop sessions will be designed to share practice around making the annual family show and to invite interest in future casting opportunities which will take place in August.

Workshops will aim to be accessible and inclusive, taking into account each individual’s access and support needs. BSL interpretation will be provided for in both workshops.

Places are limited, to book a place, find out more information or discuss access needs please email or call Jess Egan-Simon Project Manager at [email protected] or call ATT on 01513572120.

Deadline to book your place is 10th May 2018.

More info about the producing companies can be found at:

ATT – www.actiontransporttheatre.org

DaDaFest – dadafest.co.uk

Unity Theatre – www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

Artist Callout, All in the Mind Festival 2018

Fluid Motion Theatre Company

Closing Date: 6 April 2018

Location: Basingstoke

Remuneration: Bursaries Available

2018 CREATIVE & ARTS APPLICATIONS

We are officially now open to ideas. Do you you have a burning idea you can’t wait to bring to life at this year’s festival?

All in the Mind is an annual arts festival in Basingstoke run by Fluid Motion Theatre Company aimed at helping raise the conversation about mental health. This one day event brings together a wide range of artists all creating work around mental health themes. This year the festival takes place on Saturday 23rd June from 11am – 8:00pm.

NOW OPEN… Closing date for applications is April 6th 2018, but don’t hesitate to apply.
APPLY Here 

Coming soon – the 2018 Festival of One-Act Plays

United Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation

Each year the national amateur theatre organisations of the four United Kingdom countries promote a series of one-act play festivals. Local festivals lead selected productions to a national festival in each country, from which one production is selected to represent its country at the British Final Festival.  Area festivals are held in various parts of Wales from February to May and the six highest marked productions are selected to appear at the Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays.

Rules for the Wales Final Festival can be found here (PDF 184KB) 

The festivals provide an opportunity for amateur companies to appear in new and varying venues before widely differing audiences; to receive constructive criticism from a qualified adjudicator, and to compare the standard of their own work with that of the other companies taking part. For audiences, the public adjudication of performances offers a deeper understanding and appreciation of theatre.

Regional Area Rounds 2018

Adjudicator: David Price GoDA

Clwyd Community Theatre Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
9-10th March 7.00pm at Emlyn Williams Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire 

Conwy Drama Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
22-24th March 7.00pm at Glan Conwy Church House, Church Street, Glan Conwy 

Montgomeryshire Community Drama Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
4-7 April 7.30pm (7.00pm on Sat 7th) at Berriew Community Arts Centre, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys

South Breconshire Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
14th April 7.00pm at The Welfare Arts Centre, Brecon Road, Ystradglynlais

Glamorgan Drama League Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
26-28th April 7.00pm at The Savoy Theatre, Collenna Road, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Theatr Clwyd

Great Gatsby Community Cast Audition Notice

The production will be directed by Alexander Wright. Further information on the project will be given when auditions with individuals have been confirmed.

AUDITION DATES

Theatr Clwyd, Clwyd Room – Sunday 26 November 2017, 15.00-17.00

Please contact Melanie Jones ([email protected]) to confirm your attendance at the audition session. You don’t have to prepare anything: just wear some comfortable clothes and bring some water.

Please note you must be aged 18 or older to be a part of the community cast.

COMMITMENT

If successful, you will be offered the choice to be double-cast, sharing a role with another performer. This would mean undertaking half the number of performances, which may work better for balancing family/work commitments. The number of rehearsals you’d be required to attend would be roughly the same in either case.

Community Cast Rehearsals:
Monday 29 January – Friday 16 February 2018
Evenings & weekends, an average of 1-3 rehearsals per week

Technical Rehearsals:
Monday 19 February – Wednesday 21 February 2018
Every evening

Performance Dates:
Thursday 22 February – Sunday 25 March 2018

Rustle Up Productions

Film Extras Needed

Rustle up prodRustle Up Productions are looking for extras based in or near Cardiff for a short film.

A bit of background about the film. It is being produced by Rhod Gilbert’s production company (Llanbobl vision) in partnership with ourselves (Rustle Up Productions). The Script has been written by Sian Harries (co-writer of man-down TV series) and it will also star Isy Suttie (Peep show).

They are looking for extras to appear as wedding guests for a scene in our film. 

Specific criteria for extras:

  •  Must be available for shooting 6 or 7th March.
  •  The filming will take place over the course of 1 – 2 days around the dates mentioned near Miskin.
  • The roles are unpaid but will be a great opportunity to appear in the film and there will be catering provided.
  • You must be clean and presentable and bring your own suitable attire for the shoot. As it is a wedding scene you may be appearing in it should be smart.
  • We’re looking for people of all ages except those under 18.
If you are interested please contact Sam Watkins at [email protected]

Taking Flight Theatre Company

The Tempest

Taking flight -Actors Required

Actors M/F for an outdoor, promenade, accessible tour of Wales of The Tempest.  

Taking Flight are an award winning inclusive theatre company based in Cardiff, working with access at the heart of the creative process.   This production of The Tempest will push boundaries and requires actors who are not afraid of hard work or challenges both in the rehearsal room and on tour.  A good sense of humour and excellent work ethic are essential.    Also desirable (but not essential) are actors with the following skills: driving license and willingness to drive on tour, ability to play a portable musical instrument, a strong singing voice, good movement skills, touring experience, a base in South Wales. The tour is to some of the most beautiful venues in Wales, actors will need to be prepared for the vigour of touring outdoors – we perform whatever the weather and it does rain in Wales!

This is an ITC/Equity contract and Taking Flight are signed up to the ITC Ethical Managers contract and adhere to Equity’s Outdoor touring guidelines.  This tour is funded by Arts Council Wales

Overall dates are May – July/ August 2017 (exact dates tbc)

Deadline for applications 21st November 5pm

Auditions w/c 5th Dec or w/c 12th Dec

Taking Flight actively encourage applications from disabled, D/deaf and sensory impaired performers.

Please email submissions to [email protected] marking the subject bar The Tempest.  Please send a CV, headshot and cover email explaining why you are interested in working with Taking Flight. 

Dancers with Down’s Syndrome wanted for Culture Device Project

Dancers with Downs syndromeClosing date: 15 July 2015

Culture Device Dance Project

Location: We tour nationally and internationally

Remuneration:TBC

Description:

Culture Device Dance Project is an innovative, experimental and cutting edge dance company for professional dancers with Down’s Syndrome. For new work and a tour, we are looking for talanted dancers to join our company.

The company uses improvisation techniques and experimental electronic sounds and aim to push boundaries in the fields of new choreography and to give professional, artistic and creative platform for dancers with Down’s Syndrome.

How to apply:
For more information go to www.culturedevicedanceproject.com Please send an email to [email protected]

Summer Fun with Sherman Cymru

Sherman Cymru TheatreBe part of an inspiring and inclusive production… Stuck in the Mud.

We are looking for performers with learning disabilities to be a part of the unique, exciting production Stuck in the Mud!

Over the summer Sherman Theatre’s INC Youth Theatre are working in partnership withGDance, Ballet Cymru and the Wales Millennium Centre on their inspiring inclusive production Stuck in the Mud. We will be working with young people with learning disabilities developing performance skills, including drama and dance, which will culminate in an inclusive professional and community performance at the Wales Millennium Centre 27 & 28 September.

”GDance seeks to create artistic experiences that are meaningful, that have impact and create change in the minds of participants and audiences who may not ordinarily engage with inclusive work or ethos.” GDance

”Stuck in the Mud’ brings together a vibrant mix of professional and community dancers and a live musicians.” GDance

Rehearsal schedule

5.30pm – 6.30pm at the Sherman Theatre on the following dates:

August

  • Monday 4
  • Monday 11
  • Monday 18

September

  • Monday 1
  • Monday 15
  • Monday 22

*And some commitment will be needed during the week of 22- 28 September.

Please contact Kelly Barr on 029 2064 6983 or [email protected] for further information.