JOBS


CASTING,  WORKSHOP FACILITATOR RECRUITMENT, ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, & WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

1.Romeo & Juliet 2016 & 2017 Ensemble Casting Call

Following our 2015 and 2016 critically acclaimed and sell-out all-female productions of Richard III and Henry VI co-produced with Wales Millennium Centre, Omidaze Productions is now in the development stage for their next co-production with the Centre funded by Arts Council Wales and Wales Millennium Centre.

We are seeking additional members for the ensemble for this production.

At present the contract is confirmed for two weeks of R&D (£895 fee) 21st November – 3rd December 2016 in Cardiff.

We will confirm the tour contract (which is arts council dependent) in mid-October. Anyone wishing to work with us on the R&D must be available to be part of the ensemble for the tour in 2017.

The tour contract will be 11 weeks at ITC minimum £447.50 with appropriate ITC touring allowance and relocation expenses.

Rehearsals in Cardiff February 27 for 5 weeks

VENUE TOUR SCHEDULE


·         Theatr Clwyd 3- 8  April 2017


·         West Wales venue tbc


·         Additional venues  Wales & England tbc


·         WMC Weston Studio 24 April – 14 May

Omidaze seeks through these productions to proactively address inequality within the theatre industry and society at large and simultaneously break down barriers to accessing Shakespeare, theatre and the arts generally.

Parts of the rehearsal process will take place in schools and community venues in South Wales.

We welcome and encourage submissions from all actors including those from diverse backgrounds and those with disability

Casting Breakdown:

Ensemble member to play as cast, multiple roles. Character breakdown will be assigned once contracted.

In addition we are also seeking one ensemble member with aerial circus experience

Omidaze seek to question how and where Shakespeare is staged and who it is for. We therefore welcome submissions which challenge preconceived assumptions around traditional casting of the roles in Romeo and Juliet. Omidaze endeavour to be colour, gender and disability blind when casting. Please only consider and be limited by the essential casting requirements below when making submissions

Essential Requirements:


·         Experience of Shakespeare, ensemble work and physical theatre.


·         A genuine desire to use theatre as a tool for positive social change and an understanding of how our open rehearsal strategy in schools is a key part of the process.


·         A collaborative approach, a willingness to take risks and fail, a team player, self-motivation, initiative, resilience and generosity of spirit.


·         Availability for R&D weeks plus tour dates.

Desirable:


·         Experience of working with young people and in schools/community settings


·         Aerial Circus skills


·         Workshop experience


 Artist Development As part of this ACW funded R&D we have 10 artist development places w/c 7 Nov in Cardiff at Wales Millennium Centre. Participants will receive a £150 bursary towards costs. We will be offering these to people we meet at the casting workshops and places are specifically targeted to help develop a more diverse future casting pool.

Workshop Audition dates :

Actors will be required to prepare a short speech of their choosing from Romeo & Juliet

CARDIFF                      Monday 10 October at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

NORTH WALES           Tuesday 18 October at Theatr Clwyd, Mold, North Wales.

LONDON                     Monday 24 October at 26 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE

Email all submissions (SPOTLIGHT link or CV & Photo/showreel) stating clearly which location you would wish to attend, by to: Emma Evans emmaelsaevans@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions Friday 30th September

We will notify people we wish to meet by 7th October for Cardiff and by 14th October for North Wales & London

Nb. This is NOT an all-female production


2. Omidaze Romeo & Juliet 2016 Workshop Facilitator Recruitment

Following our 2015 and 2016 critically acclaimed and sell-out all-female productions of Richard III and Henry VI co-produced with Wales Millennium Centre, Omidaze Productions is now in the development stage for their next co-production with the Centre funded by Arts Council Wales and Wales Millennium Centre.

We are seeking experienced workshop facilitators to deliver the accompanying participatory workshops in Primary and Secondary schools for this production.

Omidaze will recruit and train five workshop facilitators at Wales Millennium Centre w/c 14 November.

Recruitment workshops 14-16 November

Training days 17 & 18 November.

Training fee for the two days per facilitator £100.

We will confirm the tour (which is Arts Council dependent) in mid-October. Anyone wishing to work with us on the production workshops must have good availability March – May 2017. We have budgeted for a minimum of 30 facilitator days during this period.

Trained facilitators may then be used by Omidaze for additional future work including summer school delivery.

R&J 2017 proposed dates

Rehearsals in Cardiff February 27 for 5 weeks (to include Open Rehearsals with participatory workshops)

Tour (workshops to be delivered in schools prior to students seeing production)

3 April – 14 May 2017

Omidaze seeks to proactively address inequality within the theatre industry and society at large and simultaneously break down barriers to accessing Shakespeare, theatre and the arts generally. Parts of the rehearsal process will take place in schools and community venues in South Wales.

We welcome and encourage applications from workshop facilitators from diverse backgrounds and/or with disability

Essential Requirements:

Experience of working with young people and in schools/community settings

Experience of delivering participatory drama/theatre workshops

A genuine desire to use theatre as a tool for positive social change.

A collaborative approach, a willingness to take risks and fail, a team player, self-motivation, initiative, resilience and generosity of spirit.

Availability for R&D week plus good availability during rehearsal and tour dates.

Desirable:

Experience & knowledge of Shakespeare.

Experience of delivering educational Shakespeare workshops.

Acting and/or directing experience.

Devising experience.

Please email your CV and letter of interest to: Emma Evans emmaelsaevans@gmail.com

Closing date: 21st October 2016


and finally...3.

WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES


Following our 2015 and 2016 critically acclaimed and sell-out all-female productions of Richard III and Henry VI co-produced with Wales Millennium Centre, Omidaze Productions is now in the development stage for their next co-production with the Centre funded by Arts Council Wales and Wales Millennium Centre.

Are you interested in theatre and the cultural sector?

Are you curious about any of the following –

Lighting Design, Set & Costume Design, Composing and sound design, Production & Stage Management, Directing, Producing, Workshop Facilitation and working with young people, Arts Admin & Arts Management, Audience Engagement & Arts Marketing, Movement & Circus Direction and Choreography.

Would you like to shadow a creative professional working towards a professional theatre production in one of these areas?

We have some opportunities on this R&D phase and more when we go into production in 2017.

Email us a letter of interest (or film yourself talking) telling us about yourself, why you want to do this, what you think you will get out of it and send it (with a CV if you have one or anything else you think might help us decide we should meet you) to y.murphy1@ntlworld.com






 


 


 


 



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Yvonne Murphy,
21 Sep 2016, 09:35
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Yvonne Murphy,
21 Sep 2016, 10:22
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