CASTING CALL – Actors for 2 day theatre showcase in the West End in December

Dynamic actors with an interest in:

  • movement/physical theatre
  • ensemble work

We’re looking for five young female actors (in their twenties) to form a small ensemble who will be playing one character which will be divided amongst the group. Good line learning skills and experience in the Meisner Technique required.

KEY PRODUCTION DATES + DETAILS

Starting the week of Monday 21 November, part time rehearsals* will be arranged according to availability (within reason) on following days of the week:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6 – 9pm
  • Thursdays – Sundays between 10.30am – 5.30pm

* Rehearsals will take place in Haggerston

Please note you will NOT be needed for all the dates. The piece is 20 minutes long and we estimate it will require three to four 3-hour rehearsals plus a technical rehearsal in the space during the day on the 9 December.

  • Show dates: Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December
  • Show venue: Above the Arts in Leicester Square

ABOUT THE PIECE

New translation from Hungarian of András Visky’s radio play The Unburied. The Saint of Darkness. András Visky is an award-winning playwright and poet, member of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Arts (Hungary).

Theresa is the central figure of the piece. The play is an allegory of Mother Theresa’s life, establishing a parallel between her sense of vocation and Antigone’s sense of duty to bury her brother.

‘The sea of unburied bodies’ is a recurring metaphor in the play, that not only links Theresa’s life to that of Antigone, but also foregrounds the current migration crisis. The need to bury the dead, be it Theresa’s mother or nameless characters, is a way of doing justice, coming to terms with the facts of life, and accepting responsibility for our acts as human beings in a globalized world.

ABOUT [FOREIGN AFFAIRS]

Formed in 2010 by Brazilian Camila França and Dane Trine Garrett, [Foreign Affairs] is an East London based international theatre company with a focus on pushing artistic, social and creative boundaries through translation, ensemble work and performance in unconventional venues.

The company still adheres to its founding ideal: to cultivate a creative environment in which people from all walks of life can come together to explore work and develop new and exciting ideas to share with the world.

FEE

Unfortunately, this job is unpaid as the programme and showcase is entirely unfunded and everyone have so far been working on a voluntary basis.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Please send your CV and headshot to camila@foreignaffairs.org.uk by 8pm, Monday 14 November.

Audition Thursday 18 November, 10am – 12pm.

Foreign Affairs
Rose Lipman Building
43 De Beauvoir Rd
N1 5SQ