Salary: GBP Equity minimum per performance based on profit share
Application Deadline: May 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Company: This Is Your Musical Company
We are seeking male & female singer/actors to add to our existing improvised musical theatre company, which is connected to an established Bristol theatre.
Sunday 12th May
10:00am – 1:00pm: open audition workshop
2:00pm – 5:00pm: call-back/invitee workshop
The Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Paul’s Rd, Bristol BS8 1LP
ABOUT THE SHOW
“This is Your Musical” is an original improvised musical theatre show from the Bristol Improv Theatre. In each show, the cast (actors and musicians) work together using improvisation to spontaneously create a 1-hour, full musical based on audience suggestions and stories. Each show is unique and is performed without pre-scripted dialogue, lyrics, music or choreography. The show is exciting, varied, challenging and fun and has been performed monthly at the BIT for almost two years, to sell-out audiences.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We are seeking additional talent to add to our existing cast pool. This is an exciting opportunity to join a blossoming improv theatre company, backed by an established and successful theatre and to receive rigorous improv theatre training and musical coaching from a professional improv director and musical director. Successful auditionees will receive full training with the company over a period of approximately 8-weeks and will then be eligible for casting in our regular and touring shows.
Applications are particularly welcomed and encouraged from BAME and LGBT+ performers and artists.
ABOUT THE BRISTOL IMPROV THEATRE
The BIT is a not-for-profit arts organisation, theatre and school in Clifton. The organisation started life as the Bristol Improv Festival in 2013, committed to raising the profile of improvisation in the South West. In the last five years, the BIT has welcomed a host of world-class improvisation companies including Olivier Award winning Showstopper!, West End’s Austentatious and YouTube stars The RH Experience, and created ambitious original productions including The Bish Bosh Bash, Tales of Adventure and This Is Your Musical.
In 2017 the BIT moved into its permanent home in Clifton to become to the UK’s first dedicated venue for improvised theatre, with a 110-seat flexible studio theatre, a smaller second stage in the cabaret-style 70-capacity licensed bar, and two classroom and rehearsal spaces.
The BIT’s mission is to be an institution of spontaneous, collaborative, and creative theatre, a resource for ambitious artists and audiences, and a home for all those whom improvised work touches.
RATE OF PAY
The company operates a profit share scheme paid seasonally between participating company members, based on attendance.
HOW TO APPLY
If you would like to apply to join our open audition please email [email protected] with the subject line “CASTING”. Please send your performing CV, Spotlight profile or a summary of your performing experience.
The application deadline is Midnight, Saturday 11th May.
If you have any questions regarding the show or application / audition process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.