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PERFORMER CALL OUT

The Herd Theatre is looking for a brilliant performer with experience of working with children and families to join us for a brand new performance piece this August and September. Commissioned as part of Freedom Festival 2022, we’re making an outdoor audio adventure that combines live performance with audio technology. We’re looking for someone with a keen interest in young audiences who is confident, flexible and generous in their working style. It’s an outdoor promenade piece, so anything can happen!

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send a performance CV or Spotlight or Showreel and a cover letter telling us a bit about yourself to the project producer, sarahpenneyproducing@gmail.com by noon on Monday 13th of June, or contact us for an informal chat.

 

We want everyone who believes they meet the person specification to feel comfortable and confident applying for this role. It is our responsibility to make the application process accessible. If you require any information in a different format or would like to apply in a different way, please get in touch. 

ABOUT THE SHOW 
Mo is a takeaway delivery rider. Equipped with a bike, a big box backpack and a phone that dishes out delivery instructions, Mo spends each day cycling around the city, picking up burgers and dropping off bhunas. The work is hard and Mo is tired. Then one day Mo’s phone serves up a whole new challenge; go through a portal and deliver some food in a parallel universe. Is this the start of an incredible adventure, or a massive, multiversal mess?

 

Audiences in headphones will join Mo on an intergalactic adventure brought to life with cutting edge audio design, original music and dynamic storytelling. Written with the help of a group of children currently in care, this all action audio adventure will be a delicious celebration of young imaginations and the hidden joys found in our cities.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

The character of this show will be based around the performer selected. You may be of any age or gender to apply, but you must be 18+.

ESSENTIAL

  • Experience of working with young people and/or their families.

  • Experience of a minimum of two professional productions.
     

DESIRABLE

  • Experience of promenade performance.

  • Experience of audio/voiceover work.

  • Experience of BSL interpretation

 

The Herd Theatre is an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief.


 

LOCATION AND TIMELINE

Rehearsals, recordings and performances will take place in Hull City Centre.
The below timeline is approximate and we will work with the availability of the person selected.

 

Auditions - w/c 27th June
Performer selected and contracted - w/c 4th July
Recording week - w/c 18th July
1st week of rehearsals - w/c 8th August
2nd week of rehearsals - w/c 22nd August
Performance dates - 27th, 28th 29th of August and 1st, 2nd and 3rd of September. 

 

FEE

£500 per week, total £2000.
Plus accommodation, travel and subs when working away from home.

 

HOW TO APPLY 
To apply, please send a performance CV or Spotlight or Showreel and a cover letter telling us a bit about yourself to the project producer sarahpenneyproducing@gmail.com by noon on Monday 13th of June, or contact us for an informal chat.
 

 

ABOUT THE HERD

The Herd bring children, young people and families together in playful spaces. We work with children to make our shows and use play as the basis of all our explorations. We are committed to accessible art for all and use producing models to reach under-served families.

 

The Herd are an affiliated company at Hull Truck Theatre, and Associates at Back To Ours and Hull Libraries. Our shows have toured across the UK to venues including the Royal Exchange Manchester, the Southbank Centre and Northern Stage, and we’ve delivered workshops at The National Theatre. 

 

The Herd are led by Director Ruby Thompson and Writer and Composer Sam Caseley. Ruby’s

credits include Ducklings (Royal Exchange), SLIME (UK Tour), Transmission Space (The Yard Theatre), Take The Stage (Donmar Warehouse), and Happy Birthday Without You (Paines Plough's Roundabout/ Kiln Theatre). Sam’s writing credits include for CBBC, Miracle on the Humber (Hull Truck), Hidden Winter (Freedom Festival), Ducklings (Royal Exchange), SLIME (UK Tour), Ten Foot Tales (Hull Truck), and Poda Poda (British Council Sierra Leone Exchange

Project).

 

As well as theatre shows, The Herd have published a picture book, made an Audio-Story walk,

taught theatre making for early years at Central School of Speech and Drama, and made an early years app.

HOW TO APPLY 

To apply, please send a performance CV or Spotlight or Showreel and a cover letter telling us a bit about yourself to the project producer sarahpenneyproducing@gmail.com by noon on Monday 13th of June, or contact us for an informal chat.