LIGHT ARTIST CALL OUT
The Herd Theatre are currently developing The Last Dinosaur, a new show for 3-6 year olds for the Autumn of 2020. Part performance, part immersive experience, The Last Dinosaur considers the only surviving dinosaur on an earth in-between two eras. It’s a show about how we survive when we’re by ourselves, and the importance of the imagination.
The Last Dinosaur is a co-production between The Herd Theatre and Back To Ours in association with Barnsley Civic and Arc Stockton, supported by Arts Council England and Hull City Arts.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We’re looking for a an Artist who uses light in their practice to collaborate with and realise our production. This could be someone with a back ground in installation art works, theatre, performance, or other experiential art forms. The production will be performed in theatre and non-theatre spaces so we’re looking for innovative ways to integrate light into our storytelling.
We are particularly interested in making connections with artists of colour, and artists who have a disability.
Proposed dates (may be subject to change due to Covid-19):
Planning and development from June 2020
R&D week 29th June - 3rd July 2020
Rehearsals 21st September - 10th October 2020
Production week 13th October - 16th October 2020
Shows 16th October - 8th November 2020
HOW TO APPLY
Email Ruby at with a CV and/or a link to examples of your work.
If there are any barriers to you applying that we aren’t aware of just let us know.
We're hoping to make a decision soon so please get in touch before May 10th 2020.
NOTE ON COVID_19
Due to current government guidelines all recruitment will take place remotely, and we'll be working on the project remotely until government guidence changes.
ABOUT THE HERD
The Herd Theatre make new work about the world young people live in today. We work in collaboration with groups of young people to make our shows and are particularly interested in performance for early years audiences. Our work often tours to community centres, libraries & village halls as well as theatres including the Royal Exchange, Northern Stage and the Southbank Centre.
We were founded in 2016 by Ruby Thompson and Sam Caseley and are an affiliated company at Hull Truck and Hull Libraries’ Associate Theatre Company.