When COVID restrictions closed the building, Carver Theatre moved Online. Instead of treading the boards, Actors are now adjusting microphones, headsets and webcams to produce theatrical entertainment. But they've run out of material and so to encourage new writers to get involved, they've launched a Writer's Competition.
Entrants must be over 16, the play should be between 20 - 90 minutes, include up to 4 main characters and not be a musical or a pantomime. It should be suitable to be produced and released by Carver Theatre Online. Closing date Friday 19th March 2021. Full terms, conditions, details and submission via https://carvertheatre.co.uk/writers-competition
Over the last 12 months,Carver has developed a whole new set of production/technical skills which we'd like to share. The Writer's Competition will help them find and encourage playwrights to submit their new work. The winning entry will be produced by Carver Theatre Online and featured on the website thus raising our mutual profiles.
A potential Win Win all round!
Become a winner and get your play produced for the world to see
It is very simple to enter, click on the link below for full details.
*CASTING CALL* We are looking for male actors & dancers for a new musical Called Drag Cage.
Male Actor & Dancers Required for a New Musical Called Drag Cage
Apply Now We are looking for a lead male actor and dancers for a new musical show called 'Drag Cage', which will be staged in September at the Chamber Theatre, Black-E.
We are seeking a creative, inclusive and talented cast, regardless of personal identity.
City Theatre is an adult Rep Theatre Group based in Liverpool City Centre which aims to produce several quality, entertaining shows a year.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates
Every Tuesday & Thursday 7.30pm till 9.30pm at the Chamber Theatre, Black-E. Rehearsals are starting the first week in July.
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity
This character develops personal growth through the storyline in self-confidence as a Drag Cabaret star.
After a homophobic attack, he ends up in prison for a violent defence. His mother dies. He finds his self-belief, and the all singing and dancing Grande Finale brings the whole cast together in strength and togetherness.
What is GO PROJECT?
GO PROJECT is the ultimate plan generator. It creates a 4 week-long PROJECT-BASED planning for your classroom, virtual or face-to-face.
How does it work?
You select the theme, the skills and/or the grammatical items and GO PROJECT designs all the necessary steps in order to learn through a PROJECT. These themes are related to the themes in our shows – which are now AUDIOVISUAL SHOWS.
Can I choose the outcome of the Project?
GO PROJECT will suggest possible projects to carry out based on your theme selection.
How can I Access GO PROJECT?
Easy! Our audiovisual shows are categorized according to age groups & themes (Friendship, Family, Bullying, Technology, Social network security, etc) By choosing the topic you are interested in, you can purchase tickets to watch the show and get your 4 week Project-Based Plan.
Where can we watch the audiovisual shows?
Online. Anywhere in the world, on any device. It’s the asynchronous part of your plan. They serve as reference material for your students to work on the topic of your choice.
Is this for ESL students only?
Not necessarily! You can work with ESL as well as native students through Projects. The aim of the shows is to provide social context to such matters.
When will GO PROJECT become available?
Soon! Do not miss the upcoming Live Event on our YouTube Channel on March 13th, 11am (GMT-3) to learn more about GO PROJECT as well as our other products.
Did you know that every stage has around 8 different positions you could stand on? Here's a run down of the different positions and how they came about.
Working Positions of The Stage
A little bit of theatre history...
The Stage area is the area the actors inhabit, it is divided into the ON-STAGE area, basically any part of the Stage Area where the actors can be seen by the audience, and the OFF-STAGE area, where the actors are hidden from the audience. The ON-STAGE area is divided into sections based on the ACTORS perspective to the AUDIENCE.
Performing Arts - England specific details from Roadmap (thanks to NODA)
- Step 2 no earlier than 12 April
- drive-in performances events and drive in Cinemas - accompanied by mitigations including workforce testing and continued social distancing guidance.
- People should continue to work from home where they can, minimise domestic travel where they can.
- All children will be able to attend any indoor children's activity, including sport, regardless of circumstance.
- Event pilots begin (see below)
- Step 3 no earlier than 17 May
- Indoor hospitality and entertainment, and remaining outdoor entertainment, such as outdoor theatres and cinemas.
- There will be no requirement for a substantial meal to be served alongside alcoholic drinks, and no curfew. The requirement to order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’) will remain;
- COVID-Secure guidance will remain in place and premises must not cater for groups larger than the legal limits
- Controlled socially distanced indoor events of up to 1,000 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity, whichever is lower, will be permitted, as will socially distanced outdoor events with a capacity of either 50% or 4,000 people, whichever is lower.
- Special provision for large, outdoor, seated venues where crowds can be safely distributed, allowing up to 10,000 people or 25% of total seated capacity, whichever is lower.
- Pilots will run as part of the Events Research Programme to examine how such events can take place without the need for social distancing using other mitigations such as testing.
- Government will lift most legal restrictions on meeting others outdoors, but gatherings of more than 30 people outdoors will remain illegal.
- Indoors, people will be able to meet socially in a group of 6, or with 1 other household, though it may be possible to go further than this at Step 3 depending on the data. Non-professional activity will be able to resume from this time.
- Ahead of Step 4, the Government will conduct a review of social distancing and other long-term measures that have been put in place to limit transmission. The results of the review will help inform the timing and circumstances under which we may be able to lift social distancing guidance and other measures. Current social distancing measures will remain in place until the outcome of that review are known.
- The Government will continue to advise the public to work from home where they can.
- Step 4 no earlier than 21 June
- Remove all legal limits on social contact, publishing accompanying guidance on how best to reduce the risk of transmission and protect ourselves and loved ones;
- Reopen the remaining closed settings, including nightclubs and enable large events, including theatre performances, above the Step 3 capacity restrictions, subject to the outcome of the scientific Events Research Programme and potentially using testing to reduce the risk of infection, subject to further evaluation.
- DCMS and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have been working with representatives from industry and civil society to explore when and how events with larger crowd sizes, less social distancing or in settings where transmission is more likely (i.e. indoors), will be able to return safely. This includes sports events, music festivals and large weddings and conferences.
- Over the spring the Government will run a scientific Events Research Programme.
This will include a series of pilots using enhanced testing approaches and other measures to run events with larger crowd sizes and reduced social distancing to evaluate the outcomes. The pilots will start in April.
- The Government will bring the findings from across different sectors and different settings to determine a consistent approach to lifting restrictions on these events.
Depending on the outcome of this work, the Government hopes to be able to lift restrictions on these events and sectors as part of Step 4.
Posted on 24/02/2021
We’re looking for a glorious group of people to make up our lne up of performers for his online event.
We strongly encourage those who haven't had the opportunity to perform over the last year to apply.
f you owuld like to be involved, please DM us a link (preferabley YouTube or Vimeo) to an example of you singing. This can be MT, Pop, Rock, Folk; anything that brings you joy! We really want to include as many people as we possibly can, and we will respond to all submissions.
The dealine for submissions will be Monday teh 1st of March, but please do let us know if you're keen to be involved but unable to meet that date.
We only accept submmisssions to our official @PeopleLikeUsLDN pages, not our personal social media accounts.
Please note that this will be a charity based project, with donation based ticket sales.
Posted on 21/02/2021
Looking to collaborate with two actors
I am hoping that you can help. We are arranging to have a small experimental/test shoot in Bournemouth towards the beginning of March. I am looking for two actors who would like to be involved in a production experience that is very visual effects heavy, using LED panel walls to display sets, environments and backgrounds instead of traditional green screen.
The finished project will be posted online across various social media platforms and is not meant for commercial distribution.
The project will provide exceptional material for showreels and will be an amazing opportunity to gain experience with the latest VFX techniques being used for studio productions. A truly valuable learning experience for any actor who has not yet experienced VFX heavy video production with virtual backgrounds and sets. Just as performing on stage is very different from performing for the camera, performing using virtual environments has its own uniqueness. More to the point, this is exactly the kind of project that an actor can gain experience with this methodology for the first time without the extra pressures of a commercial or feature films expectations and schedule. It would be preferable to be able to share the experience with others who will benefit most from it.
We will pay actors will be paid £50 per day, travel expenses and pay for all food/catering. The crew and other creatives involved are not being paid for their contributions as this is a collaborative effort to be able to use the LED walls which are being provided by a local Bournemouth based company who are supporting the experiments/tests by providing the LED and the location.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates
Shooting will take place during the 2nd week of March for 2 days.
Exact dates TBC.
We are an events company based in Newcastle upon Tyne and currently planning our event portfolio for Christmas 2021 - we have a number of event contracts lined up for the festive season in the Lake District location which we are currently recruiting performers/staff for.
We are looking for Father Christmas/Santa performers for Breakfast and Lunch with Santa events alongside a Winter Wonderland being held in the Lake District. We are ideally looking for a performer with a real white beard and fits the suitable build of a ’typical’ Father Christmas. Suit, boots and accessories can be provided if needed. Competitive rates of pay available.
We are also looking for female performers aged approx 16-30 to play Festive Elves in both the Breakfast and Lunch with Santa events alongside assisting roles within the Winter Wonderland event. Again, all costume will be provided and a competitive rate of pay offered.
Should anyone be interested in either of these roles please contact me at email@example.com, contact us on 07931096240 or they can message us on our Facebook page Lets Party Events North East. Any further information can also be provided!
Posted on 18/02/2021
We are looking for actors based in or around Liverpool to play minor roles in an exciting comedy drama web series shooting in Liverpool in Sunner 2021
Charlotte: Aged 40+, female-identifying. Role is a grieving mother and safe-drinking activist.
Karl: Aged 25+, male identifying, resembling a Viking. Role is a heavy meatla singer (singing skills not required).
Edmund: Aged 25+, male identifying. Role is a sleazy Member of Parliament caught in a scandal. Must be comfortable with kissing someone of the same sex and appearing in boxers on camera.
Sophie: Aged 18-25, female identifying. Role is a charming and friendly dancer in a didgy club. Must be comfortable wearing suggestive clothin on camera.
My name’s Becca and I work for Talkback, a TV production company, part of FremantleMedia, who are making ITV’s hit series Epic Gameshow hosted by Alan Carr.
Epic Gameshow is returning for a brand-new series with BIG MONEY and a variety of amazing prizes to be won! We are currently looking for fun, confident, outgoing contestants up for laugh to take part in supersized versions of the nation’s all-time favourite game shows. Applicants can apply as solo players for our Epic One Player Games including The Price is Right, Take Your Pick and Name That Tune. Alternatively, they can also apply as part of a team of two for our Epic Two Player Games such as Play Your Cards Right, Bullseye and Strike it Lucky. However, please note that under government guidelines regarding coronavirus (Covid-19), in order to be considered for our Epic Two Player games, applicants must either be from the same household as the person they are applying with or, that person MUST form part of their support bubble.
Filming is currently scheduled to take place in Salford, Manchester. Successful applicants will be required for one full day of filming between Thursday 25th March and Saturday 10th April 2021 (all travel and logistics to be arranged once contestants have been finalised).
We are an independent film and theatre group based in Eindhoven, in the Netherlands.
Currently, we are working on a film situated in a Zoom-video chat, between a Dutch girl, an American man and a British woman. The film is entirely in English. For the last role, we are looking for people to audition.
The role requires a woman, age ranging anywhere between 35 and 50. The part requires a certain grace, warmth and levelheaded demeanor. Being able to express this is more important than psysical appearance, although looks should not be too extravangant for everyday life.
Duration of the film is 15 mins and shooting is scheduled for one entire day, preferably in mid March. Possibly one additional day is necessary. Auditions are scheduled for 15 til 19 February, via Zoom.
In addition we require that shooting will take place via Zoom and you can make use of a laptop or webcam that requires adequate standards.
People who are interested can reply on this e-mail and will receive a short dialogue to prepare.
We can pay a small fee of € 75 for participation.
For any further questions, I am available via WhatsApp on (+31) 6 21 70 27 07.
My name is Kate and I represent a small group of students in the MA International Events Management programme at the University of Greenwich. We are organising an event with the aim of raising funds for Stonewall LGBTQ+ charity.
We are currently organising an event in the form of a online ‘Drag Murder Mystery’ and we are looking for performers. This exciting project requires several pre-recorded scenes and some online recorded collaborative scenes, open to all actors, to be shot remotely, generally in webcam ‘diary room’ style.
Dressed to Kill: The Case of Miss Direction.
Strange things are happening backstage at the cabaret club...
Tools are going missing, beads are being spilled on stage, lights are falling from the rafters, and Miss Direction has been poisoned! The club performers and staff are blaming each other and it’s getting nasty, but who’s really to blame?
A virtual murder mystery evening on Zoom where participants are invited to bring their best detective skills to solve The Case of Miss Direction.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
We are currently casting our 7 wonderful parts, if you would like to be involved we would love to hear more about you!
Please read the brief descriptions below and let us know which roles you would like to be considered for, please pick more than one!
We would like you to send us a short video stating your preferred name and pronouns, saying why you’d like to be involved, any relevant experience you have or a bit about yourself, along with a short audition piece. This could be a reenactment of your favourite Drag Race moment, a bit of stand up comedy or monologue! Just have fun and show us your skills. If you like a bit more information, just get in touch.
(All characters have no set genders. Final character names are still TBC)
Older Drag Queen:
- The has-been star of the club who is failing to attract the audiences she used to
- Faded old-school glamour of a pageant queen
- Her weekend show times have been given to the young queen so she is moonlighting at another club
- Has been demoted to hosting the Sunday night bingo
- Possibly always speak with an accent (Russian, French?) but in reality have a rough cockney accent when interrogated/under pressure
- Jaded and bitter about the new young queen
Miss Direction - Younger Drag Queen:
- The fresh blood in the club, bringing in new audiences
- Arrogant and bitchy. She is nasty to other members of the team
- Sucks up to the club owner, the only person who likes her
- Is poisoned while on stage, the event attendees must work together to find out the culprit.
Detective Richard Porno:
- Possibly southern American accent. EG Dallas
- Uses well-known drag phrases in a matter of fact tone of voice
The Club Owner:
- Owner of the drag club, The Glory Hole, where the murder mystery is set
- Has owned the club for nearly 20 years and has recently been very worried about its financial health
- Very fond of Miss Direction as she is bringing in the business which is very much needed
- Quite dramatic - Over the top
- Age: 45-55 years old. The actor, younger and aged with make-up in a humorous way.
- Really cheerful and overly keen to work at the club
- Started working at the club around the same time as Miss Direction
- Not a good pianist
- Secretive past
- Shifty behaviour, indicative of someone trying to hide something
- Very flirty with with the detective when being questioned
- Quick to throw other people under the bus
- Evades the request of the bar financial accounts in attempt to hide the fact that they have been using the company card to buy personal items
- Thinks that they are being sabotaged/framed for the poisoning
- Nervous around the detective, scared of being accused
- Has worked at the club for a long time and has a lot of respect for the owner
- Very dedicated to the club, works hard at holding the place together. Does everything from hanging the lights to setting the stage
- Digital; performance(s) during COVID; live tour when safe
- Actors must be beased in / near Devon
- All roles open for casting (via selftape)
- Paid profitshare as minimum (funding for higher cast/crew payments being sought)
- Most roles being cast *genderblind*
- All ethnicities welcomed
It is with huge sadness and deep regret that we annouce the death yesterday of Sue Maher of Manchester Athenaeum Dramatic Society.
Sue had kept the Athenaeum going over the last 50 odd years, she knew the Society’s history backwards. Manchester Athenaeum Amateur Dramatic Society has been in existence since 1847 and is reputed to be the oldest amateur dramatic society in the world.
Sue was a stalwart, a real trooper, if a job needed doing then Sue was your girl. It didn't matter whether it was set building, acting, directing, making the tea, organising socials or writing the Ath's newsletter Sue just got on with it, no quarter given and none taken. She was involved across every aspect of stagecraft, with Mcr Ath and other societies (Tudor Players, St Werburgh's, Burnage Garden Vllage Players to name but a few). The stage was her passion and she takes a vast amount of experience and knowledge with her.
Our President Stella Blackburn remembers Sue with huge fondness, they had known each other for eons. Stella's late husband acted with Sue and indeed directed a play in which Sue appeared. Long standing connections and another huge loss to the world of amateur theatre.
We send our most sincere condolences to Sue's family both in Canada and at Mcr Ath - it's a sad day indeed.
We are currently looking for Adults for our first production. If you are interested In joining us on stage for this production. Please either message us or visit our website and use the contact form provided.
Rehearsals will run twice a week from 7pm, with a show hopefully over two nights in September/October time. Due to the coronavirus we are unable to give a start date for any auditions or rehearsals at this time, but we are keen to hear from those interested in joining Ace Community Theatre.
Posted on 30/01/2021
White Lady Productions
We are looking to cast two roles for our upcoming short
An actor who identifies as male 40s for one day of filming Leeds/Bradford area.
An actor who identifies as male 20s three days of filming Leeds/Bradford area.
Cheshire and Merseyside AHP Faculty are looking for actors to play the role of patients in video case studies which will be used to support the learning of healthcare students who come to placement with NHS organisations in the region. these case studies will show how different healthcare professions work together to support a patient through a healthcare pathway. These will be documentary style films with scenario’s developed by clinicians working as part of the project
Filming will take place on a number of days throughout March and April and potentially extended
We are looking for a range of actors from different age and ethnic backgrounds
All filming will take place at Whiston Hospital in Merseyside
CALLING ALL PERFORMERS! Epsom Players need you for their upcoming online cabaret.
Epsom Players are thrilled to announce we will be presenting an online cabaret (date tbc), devised and directed by long standing member Katy Jackson, and we are on the look out for people who would like to be a part of it!
WHAT IS IT
This will be a virtual pre-recorded cabaret featuring songs from previous Epsom Players shows. It will be streamed online (date tbc) with virtual tickets to keep us all entertained during the ongoing pandemic, whilst keeping the spirit of theatre very much alive.
HOW CAN I BE A PART OF IT
At the moment we are on the look out for people who would be interested in performing. Due to current restrictions, performances will largely be solo numbers but duets/group numbers will be considered if all performers are from the same household.
Katy will be providing some online zoom directing and vocal coaching to help get those performances all polished up so they are more sparkly than the strictly glitter ball.
If you are interested in taking part, send an email to the dedicated cabaret address: firstname.lastname@example.org In the email please include your favourite previous Epsom Players show(s) and any favourite musical numbers from them! Equally if you live with others who want to join in as performers, let us know so we can use this when planning what material to use!
We hope to hear from lots of you soon!
Stay safe x
Posted on 19/01/2021
BRAND NEW PRIMETIME singing competition for a MAJOR UK broadcaster casting now!
Have you always dreamed of being transformed into one of your favourite music icons to perform on a massive stage!
Do you think you sound like FREDDIE MERCURY or TINA TURNER?
Perhaps similar to the positive vibes of STEVIE WONDER or ROD STEWART, LEWIS CAPALDI or ED SHEERAN?!
Are you a powerhouse like WHITNEY HOUSTON?!
WHOEVER IT IS, now is your chance to have a go!
We are searching for all kinds of talented singers, from undiscovered acts to established professionals, to completely TRANSFORM into their dream music icons to win a BIG cash prize.
My name is Alex and I’d like to share with you a writing opportunity for you to pass on to your members
I work with The Literal Challenge - a company that brings together a community of writers, wannabe writers and newbies through creative challenges.
Over the last six Februarys, we’ve run six 28 Plays Later, a play-a-day writing challenge that has inspired the writing of 33,202 plays!
Do note: In response to the effect Covid has had on our industry, we continue to offer our challenges on a commit-what-you-can basis, so everybody is welcome, and no financial obligation is required.
Registrations are now open through the website www.theliteralchallenge.com/28playslater and will be open until 28 January. There are more details online, on our social media channels, and in the registration invitation (attached).
Thank you so much for your support and time. If you have any questions please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!
We’ve had some incredible successes from our previous years; some of those 33,202 plays have gone on to great things, including professional runs at theatres, readings, festivals, and even adaptation into films. And we’re trying to get the word out to encourage as many people to begin, or develop, a relationship with writing for theatre.
It would be of huge help to us if you would be kind enough to share this opportunity with your group members, or even connect with us on social media (details at the bottom) and/or share our pinned challenge announcement. Of course, in return, we would be more than happy to tweet, share and shout about any upcoming shows or opportunities you think might interest our community.
If you need inspiration you could tweet/facebook something like…
Stretch your writing muscles with @TheLitChallenge for #28playslater Write a play a day in Feb. Participants are sent a brief daily & have 36 hours to write a play.
On a commit-what-you-can basis, so everybody is welcome. Join the challenge & do some art! https://bit.ly/3fctiHZ
I hope that you will be just as excited as I am to share it with your networks.