Calling Anyone With A Passion For Performing
Are you brilliant at dancing, acting or have a special unique skill you'd like to share with an audience? Then we would love you to get involved in a brand-new show at The REP as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham!
We are on the hunt for people in the West Midlands with a passion for dancing or acting or with a desire to showcase their particular performing skills in an ambitious new version of Shakespeare's play The Comedy Of Errors.
This will offer a unique opportunity for approximately 100 local people to work with international theatre director Kwame Kwei-Armah (writer/director of the hugely popular One Love – The Bob Marley Musical and appear on The REP's main stage in June 2018 as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham.
This is a rare and unmissable opportunity for you to take part in an exciting array of workshops throughout 2018 and share your amazing talent on a professional stage in front of a live audience.
There are two ways to get involved…
- Do you love to act, dance, or have a special performing talent of any sort?
If you're a passionate non-professional dancer, actor or performer and would like to use your talent to support an extraordinary production, come along to an open taster workshop at The REP on Sunday 15th October to meet Kwame Kwei-Armah and show him what you can do. (Please note that the workshop is for ages 18+.)
To register your place at the workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact telephone number and a short paragraph detailing any performance experience you may have. Please title the email subject as The Comedy Of Errors Workshop. The closing date for application is 9am on Thursday 5th October .
- Are you a member of an existing non-professional dance group?
Just send us a short video of your group showcasing your talents. We're looking for as many different styles of dance as possible –Irish, Bhangra, African, Kathak, Swing, Tap, Salsa, Zumba, or anything else!
Upload a short YouTube clip (roughly 1 minute or so) of your group. This can be whatever you think best shows your performing talent and personality as a group. When you've uploaded the clip, complete the short, online form here and include a link to your video. The closing date for you to get your clips and audition forms in to us is 9am on Thursday 5th October . (Please note that dance groups must contain a majority of members aged 18+.) Dance Auditions will take place on Saturday 14th October at Dance Exchange in Birmingham City Centre.
All applicants must:
- Live in the West Midlands
- Have not previously performed professionally
- Be able to commit to the final rehearsal and performance dates from 4 to 23 June 2018
- Have good availability from 21 May 2018 for rehearsals
- Have a passion for performing
- Be aged 18+ as individuals OR contain a majority of 18+ adults if you're part of a dance group.
Please don't feel too disappointed if you are not selected, places are limited so we can't guarantee everyone an audition.
We hope you can join us for this unique and exciting project!