Bastion presents an opportunity for actors
Offering the chance to work as part of a team, exploring ideas and devising material - both disabled and non-disabled actors are encouraged to apply for the following, which could lead to a part in the film installation piece 'Bastion'.read more...
Bastion will be a powerful and thought provoking installation exploring and exploding myths about the harmless fool.
Offering the chance to work as part of a team, exploring ideas and devising material - both disabled and non-disabled actors are encouraged to apply for the following, which could lead to a part in the film installation piece 'Bastion'.
Actors who are comfortable improvising with their voice and who have a strong physical presence are sought to participate. Disabled actors and actors with a learning disability are particularly welcome.
The six actors selected will be able to take part in a two-day devising lab on August 8th and 9th at Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton, for which a fee of Â£200 will be available.
Two actors selected from the lab will then work for a further three days to rehearse and act in the film piece on location in the West Midlands. This will take place on August 13th, 14th and15th with a fee of Â£300.
Some expenses and support with travel and accommodation may be available. The film is based in a barbershop. Actors may be asked to appear in the film with a skinhead style haircut.
There are two acting roles:
- Bastion - (disabled or non-disabled male) aged 24 plus, playing the part of a barber.
- The Customer - (disabled male).
Bastion is funded by Arts Council England. It will be directed by Ray Jacobs, assisted by Richard Hayhow and the piece will be shown in theatres and galleries across the West Midlands.
To apply, please send a current photo with an introductory letter and if possible a CV, before August 1st.
Applications should be sent to:
Associate Artist at DASH
The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
Alternatively, please email: email@example.com
For further enquires please contact Ray Jacobs on 07817194644 or at the email address above.
If you have particular access requirements, please contact Ray first. In most cases special arrangements will not be necessary or can be easily provided.