Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Romeo & Juliet - Ensemble Call
We'd like to be really transparent about this.
We have an ensemble of 5 brilliant, energetic, imaginative, inventive, musical, creative and good hearted folks for our upcoming production of Romeo & Juliet. We would like that to be an ensemble of 6.
The 5 folks already cast are all women, and we'd like the 6th to be a woman too.
The 5 folks we have invited in to the show are people we know, have worked with, have connections with. This is often how The Flanagan Collective works - it's about bringing together a damn interesting group of people and often we do that with people we know, have seen, or have worked with before. That group then creates a show.
Now, when we started these conversations, we were talking to 6 people. But one of them can't do it because they're on a different tour. That is fine and normal. But, in the hope of meeting and seeing some new folks, we wanted to ask around to fill that 6th ensemble member.
So, we are look for someone who -
. Has decent experience in performance - whether that's theatre, dance, music or art. But someone who is confident with verse and has a good, confident voice.
. Has a decent experience in devising and working as an ensemble. We want someone who will bring ideas to the table, who will contribute and who will work incredibly well with other people.
. Has a decent experience in music. Whether that is singing or playing or rapping, in choirs or bands or orchestras or solo. We need someone with a good musical vibe, who can jam and riff and not wait to be given the notes.
. Has an open, honest and creative personality. We will be working together, creating and imagining. We want someone who is bold and colourful and can be gloriously loud and heartbreakingly soft - both on and off stage.
It's fine if you have an agent. It's fine if you don't.
It's fine if you have a CV full of professional Shakespeare. It's fine if you don't.
It's fine if you have Grade 8 in four instruments. It's fine if you don't.
Like say - we're looking for an exciting, creative, open, honest person who can bring something to the show.
If you're interested, please send -
. A CV of your recent / relevant work
. A summary of your musical abilities
. What interests you about being in R&J
. If you have a headshot and would like to send it, then please do
. If you have any links to any trailers, videos, recordings or songs of yours and would like to send them, please do.
Please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Wednesday 18th February. That's a week from now. We will work through anyone who is interested and hopefully meet some people after that. Hopefully there'll be some people we know, hopefully there'll be more that we don't.
We will try and get back to everyone, we can't promise we will though. But, if you do send something in the, genuinely, thank you for doing so - it's a pleasure to know you're interested in being in our show and thank you for taking the time.
Here are the details of the show. You will need to be available for all dates, without exception -
. Rehearsal / North Yorkshire / 14th April-4th May
. Tech & Dress / York / 5th & 6th May
. Run / York / 7th May-23rd May
. Tech & Dress / London / 25th & 26th May
. Run / London / 27th May-13th June
£400pw. We will organise your accommodation where necessary.
This is an ensemble show are, at this stage, we are not offering names parts. The show will involve multi roling.
The Flanagan Collective in association with York Theatre Royal
Premiering as part of York International Shakespeare Festival
Director - Alexander Wright
Producer - Brian Hook
Dramaturg - Tom Spencer