Fee: Equity/ITC Rates
R & D Dates: Monday 21 – Friday 25 January 2019 (sharing performance on Friday 25)
Deep Blue is being created in response to the UK’s rising loneliness epidemic. The production will explore themes of loneliness and mental health using storytelling, original song and immersive design.
Inspired by the true account of the world’s loneliest whale, the play will follow one woman as she struggles to connect with the world today. The whale will be realised through live music on stage.
For this first stage of R&D, producers Paperwork Theatre are seeking an ensemble of four actor-musicians aged between 20 and 45, to work with the creative team in exploring the narrative and style of performance. The four performers will form an ensemble cast, filling multiple roles such as parent, flatmate, work colleague, storyteller.
– be comfortable working with scripts and devising
– have a base in the North West
Paperwork are particularly keen to hear from applicants who can play musical instruments.
How to Apply
Send a copy of your performing CV and headshot to [email protected], with subject ‘Deep Blue Casting Application’. Paperwork welcomes applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Deadline: Friday 30 November, 5pm. Applicants who have been selected for audition will be contacted by Monday 3 December.
Auditions will take place on Friday 7 December at the Everyman Theatre. This will be a group workshop including a devising and music task. Please prepare a 3 minute story using any art form which best showcases your talent.
About Paperwork Theatre
Paperwork create highly visual and physical storytelling in a range of theatre and non-traditional spaces including red telephone boxes, night clubs, town centres, shopping malls, festivals and libraries. Through their practice, they aspire to attract both regular theatre goers and people who don’t normally access live art by animating spaces in new ways and inviting audiences to experience theatre with them.
The company is led by co-Artistic Directors by Nicole Behan & Hayley Greggs and Creative Producer Siofra Mckeon-Carter.