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Call out for Performers!

Call out for Performers!
posted 22 Apr 2021

We are looking for performers to join a schools and rural tour of ThisEgg's Me & My Bee, produced by Oxford Playhouse.

The role of the performers is to re-create and perform a previously devised show. The piece will use text and comedy (sometimes verbal, sometimes physical), a little bit of singing and a tiny bit of dancing too.

Performers should be confident in clowning and/or comedy and the potential to have to do a little improvisation here and there. Experience or curiosity for devised theatre is desirable. If performers can sing, or play an instrument, that’s a bonus.

The show is rooted in the climate crisis and the rehearsals and tour will be run in line with creating as environmentally sustainable a production possible. We are looking for performers who are passionate and open to making our industry a little bit greener. Staging Change will be helping us all to learn about what we can do!

We particularly encourage applications from African and Caribbean Diaspora performers, Asian Diaspora performers, Latin American Diaspora performers, Middle Eastern Diaspora performers, performers of mixed heritage, queer performers, D/deaf performers, disabled performers and performers from working class backgrounds.

Oxford Playhouse will support any access requirements you may have during this process, and if you are selected, will discuss any adjustments to the role.

If you require any access support relating to the application process, or require further information, please contact casting@oxfordplayhouse.com with the subject “application support”.

Fee: £500 per week (Total of 7 weeks).

Rehearsals: 2 weeks, 14 – 26 Jun

Run: 4 weeks, 28 Jun – 31 Jul 2021 touring in the Oxford Playhouse ‘Pop-up Tent’.

The performance will last approx. 50 minutes and run for two-three performances per day, four days a week.

Suitable for audiences aged 5+. This is a family show - for children and adults.

To Apply

Please submit by email your CV or equivalent, a recent picture of yourself that you like, and a brief introduction to you, and what you know about bees. If you like, you can also submit this as a video.

Email this to casting@oxfordplayhouse.com by midday on the closing date 27th April

Auditions will take place 4th, 5th & 6th May in person at locations to be confirmed according to applications received. If necessary, to maintain Covid-19 safety precautions, we may also hold auditions online.

If you are invited to audition, we will cover reasonable travel costs.

If you haven’t been selected for audition, we’ll let you know by 3rd May. If you haven’t, it’s not because we don’t have time to reply to you, it’s just that emails account for 23,000 tonnes of UK CO2 emissions each year. Sending a few less each day can help save 16,400 tonnes of CO2 per year.

 

Background to the show

Climate change is massive. Bees aren’t. Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show. We invite you to save the world - one bee at a time. Join the Bee Party. Before it’s too late…

A rarity… deliciously eccentric” Lyn Gardner for The Guardian

"completely in awe" A Younger Theatre

"a riotous, cleverly constructed and hilarious family show" The Stage

★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The List ★★★★ Three Weeks

Photo Credit: Harry Elletson

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