Salary: GBP £485/week
Application Deadline: April 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Company: Librarian Theatre
We’re looking for a skilled actor-musician (any gender/ethnicity) to help create an original score for our next production.
The production is a ‘rapid retelling’ of Henry V, adapted for two actors to perform in the round, in community spaces. We would ideally like to find someone with a base in Bristol, as we are working with Bristol Libraries, South Gloucester Libraries and the Bristol Shakespeare Festival to tour the show to ten venues this July, but there are likely to be many future (paid) opportunities to tour the show, so an openness to ‘gigging’ is essential.
The main acting roles are already cast, but we would like to work with a talented musician to develop a score in rehearsals, which they will then perform live in the show. The style will be stripped back to show the inner workings of performance, so the musician will be on stage, sometimes interacting with scenes as well as providing accompaniment.
We’re particularly interested in performers with some percussion and brass skills, as we felt these would be especially suitable for dramatic battle scenes – but they may not necessarily be the main instruments used. We are open to working with the musical skills on offer, both in terms of instruments and playing style. The most important thing is finding a performer who gels nicely with the team and brings something unique to the project.
The score will be developed collaboratively during the rehearsal period, and then will accompany the performance live during the run this July, with the potential to take part in additional performances in the future.
Rehearsing in London/Bristol 13 June – 9 July and touring the Bristol area 10-20 July. ITC/Equity contract based on a weekly rate of £485. Please email to express interest in applying.