Salary: GBP £500 for 1 week.
Application Deadline: September 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Company: Get Changed Theatre Company
Paid Placement Opportunity
We are running a show-in-a-week in project in Okehampton, Devon this Autumn and are offering a paid placement opportunity for a creative practitioner who is looking to develop expertise in working creatively with people with learning disabilities.
We are looking for an experienced theatre performer, preferably with experience of clown, comedy and devised work to facilitate the performers and appear alongside them in the show. The successful candidate must be empathetic, playful and able to improvise!
Get Changed is an established charity based in Okehampton providing a unique service for adults with learning disabilities in west and mid Devon. Our mission is to produce high quality arts projects that challenge public attitudes and raise the profile of the disability community.
You’ll be working alongside highly skilled theatre, music & drama practitioners, who will support you to expand your practice in a safe and supportive environment, whilst working alongside some of the most enthusiastic participants that you’ll ever work with.
The team includes
Ed Gaughan, Director. Ed is a comedy writer, performer and director working across stage screen and radio. He co-wrote and starred in the BAFTA nominated feature film ‘Skeletons’ which won the Michael Powell Award For Cinema, Ed was nominated for the Peter Sellers Award For Comedy. He has created work for many of the UKs most prestigious venues including Soho Theatre, BAC, Lyric Hammersmith and Manchester Royal Exchange. He was one of the creators of ‘The Beautiful Cosmos Of Ivor Cutler’ for BBC radio and TV work includes Black Mirror, Quacks and Spy. Ed directs many of the UK’s leading comedy and clown performers including Josie Long, Milton Jones and Spymonkey. Here is a link to his agents website https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/ed-gaughan
Philip Robinson, Musical Director. With over 35 years’ experience he is incredibly skilled at responding to and harnessing participants’ musical creativity, developing their musical skills and producing original scores. He also works with Common Players, Crediton Drama Centre, Seat of the Pants Orchestra & Wolf + Water. He is a founder member of Pig Noise boys, an integrated electronic dance music group of musicians with and without a learning disability.
Julie Walker, Lead Artist. Jules runs the weekly sessions at Get Changed; she’s been the Southwest Co-ordinator for Wolf + Water Arts co. since 2002, leading drama, film & music projects for “at risk” young people and adults with a learning disability across the region as well as in Europe.
Peter Smith, Producer. Peter has been producing professional and community theatre & film projects across Europe for the past 20 years. From devising and touring a show with an inter-ethnic group of young people in Bosnia, to touring comedy shows to Lattitude, Edinburgh & Soho Theatre, to working with ex-miners to create a short film about the Miners’ strike for Northern Stage & Museums Northumberland, to creating a show with Adults with Learning disabilities in Lillehammer, Norway, his work has taken him across Europe, working with a huge variety of professionals and community groups.
This is an opportunity for people who would like to develop their skills at working with people with a learning disability.
The project will run Monday 30th September – Friday 4th October in Okehampton, with the show on the Friday afternoon.
We are paying a fee of £500 for the successful candidate.
Contact Peter Smith on [email protected] with a CV and covering letter explaining why you’d like to undertake this placement.