If you could please share with those who live near or are able to easily travel to Glasgow and close surrounding areas, that would be great.
Posted on 27/10/2020
Looking for actors
My name is Aislinn Males, I’m a second year student studying film at the University of Reading. I am currently completing a creative practical where I am shooting a film opening of a pysco-thriller about a mother and her daughter and I need female actors that would be able to fill out the role of the mother and daughter. Unfortunately, we would not be able to pay the actor as we do not have a budget for the film but we will provide lunch.
We will be filming on the week starting on the 9th of November.
We are looking for the mother an actor around 30-50 years old and for the daughter an actor in her 20s.
If there are any willing female actors out there that are able to take time out of their week and would be happy to star in this student film I ask them to please contact me.
I’m contacting you from Viacom Studios UK, a television production company based in London and Manchester, further details about the company can be found on our website: https://viacomstudiosuk.com/
We’re a sister company of MTV; and you may have heard that we’re producing the UK version of Catfish: The TV Show, their hit reality-based documentary series. Each episode brings people together who've interacted solely through the internet. Whether they've supposedly fallen in love or become best friends; we arrange for them to finally meet in real life for the first time.
Catfishing effects an eclectic range of individuals and has spiked during this period, so we want to get the word out to those who need help either finding the truth, or revealing it.
We are interested in reaching a diverse range of people including those withing the theatre community.
According to the latest Government briefing, Manchester is going into Tier 3 from midnight on Thursday
So, it is with serious heartbreak that I have to say that classes are having to be postponed until the Tier is lowered.
I will obviously keep my eye on the situation and when it changes I will, of course, let you all know.
In the meantime, please do NOT hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in becoming a student. Either email firstname.lastname@example.org or PM me and we can arrange an interview/audition and I can send you an application form.
Hopefully, this Tier system won't be in force for too long but, while it is my hands are tied, unfortunately.
Sir Walter Raleigh in "Sir Walters Women". He spans the story over a time so his playing age goes from 30-50. He is the lead role in this three hander one hour play. Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings (plus any tech/ choreography sessions to be arranged at mutual convenience). Performance Nov 28th 2020.
This is a one-act drama about the life of Sir Walter Raleigh as he manoeuvres his status as a favourite of Elizabeth I to satisfy his political ambitions. Into the Court arrives Bess Throckmorton. They fall in love and marry in secret, to the great and lasting displeasure of the Queen. The Queen dies and the envious James I comes to power and the play ends with Sir Walter's incarceration, trial and execution.
Please contact southdevonplayers@gmail for sides. Please submit your selftape to us as soon as possible. This is an urgent recasting. Until it is cast the other actors are unable to rehearse.
The next three roles are in The Lost Girl, a script based on the novel of the same name by DH Lawrence.
Mr. Houghton: A dreamer and failed businessman; late 60s
Ciccio: Fiery, unpredictable Italian troupe member, 25
and a doubled role comprising an actor taking on both of the following roles
Max: Simple-minded Swiss troupe member, 25
Expectant Father: A nervous young man, 20s
It should be noted that this last role has been under offer but the actor who was offered the part, has not replied to the casting offer yet so after a few days we are looking at casting again.
This play will begin rehearsals after the finish of Sir Walter's Women, and is therefore a less urgent casting, though we would like to get it cast sooner rather than later. The show date is mid January. The synopsis: Alvina Houghton, the headstrong daughter of a widowed Midlands draper, comes of age just as her father’s business is failing. In a desperate attempt to regain his fortune and secure his daughter’s proper place in society, James Houghton buys a theatre. Among the travelling performers he employs is Ciccio, a sensual Italian who immediately captures Alvina’s attention. A celebration of freedom, however fleeting, and a testament to the power of the imagination to transform even the most mundane life.
Posted on 20/10/2020
GOV.UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance and support
Local COVID alert levels: what you need to know
Information on local COVID alert levels, including what they mean, why they are being introduced and what the different levels are.
We are a NI based start up company running several competitions per week for luxury prizes.
We are currently trying to find a suitable person to host our live draws which will be streamed on Facebook as well as appear in “Vlog” style videos to promote our competitions and celebrate our winners.
With the Coronavirus causing the continued closure of theatres, we feel that this position could provide an outlet for your currently unused talent.
We will be considering candidates of all ages and gender. A suitable candidate will be self motivated, will feel and appear comfortable in front of camera, be proficient with all relevant social media platforms, be IT literate and of course will have a fantastic, vibrant personality which comes across on camera.
The position will be part time with very flexible hours which can be discussed at a later stage.
We forecast strong growth over the coming months and years and as such this position presents a fantastic career opportunity for a successful candidate.
If you feel you meet the criteria above, and would love to get involved with something new and exciting, then we would love to hear from you. Please drop us a line at email@example.com
Invitation to join our free Cinderella ONeLINE virtual pantomime
Dear Drama Groups
I am student at Chester University and a member of a small community theatre company called Alliance Theatre based in Newtown, Mid Wales.
To help raise awareness of the crises facing theatres, my company has embarked on a project to create an online panto of Cinderella in time for Christmas. For this we need a large cast all of whom are asked just to deliver just a single line of dialogue, so we've called it Cinderella Oneline. All participants need to do is film themselves performing their one line, in character, and email it to us. We will then splice all the videos together to create the panto.
We need over 300 participants so I am writing to ask if you might be able to help me reach out to drama enthusiasts to invite them to take part. Everyone is welcome, family, friends, all ages, no experience needed, just a phone with camera and enthusiasm. It is free to take part.
The poster explains it all, but at this stage all we need is for people to do is go to our website www.alliancetheatre.co.uk and register by 31st October. We will then send them instructions and the line they need to deliver.
If you can help in any way then we would be very grateful
Thank you in advance
Posted on 15/10/2020
#CreativeNetwork-Theatre - 2nd Wednesday of month
I'm getting in touch to share details for the monthly Theatre focussed #CreativeNetwork-Theatre session that Voluntary Arts have been running, should you wish to join a future session.
So far, these have brought together several theatre networks to share the support they've offered, as well as practitioners taking different approaches to adapt the delivery of their work. The #CreativeNetwork-Theatre webpage provides some background from these sessions and the wide range of themes that are likely to be of interest.
These monthly calls are free to 'drop-in' for informal sharing. More information about other regular sessions and joining instructions are here: https://www.voluntaryarts.org/creativenetwork
The next #CreativeNetwork-Theatre will be: 10am, Wednesday 14th October - with a provocation led by Sara Harrison (ACE) discussing outdoor performance and non-venue based work with The People's Theatre.
Following that, we are planning a session on 11th November with the Theatre of Sanctuary Network.
Claire Sharples / Development Officer (North West)
Posted on 12/10/2020
Herts Music Co
BOOK A FREE LESSON
Whilst spaces last for October and November
Free 30 miinute lesson worth £30
Piano / Singing / Recording Techniques / Production / Songwriting
Posted on 11/10/2020
Actors Required for Robin Hood Movie
This is my third Robin Hood movie, from a script I've written , I direct and edit to look very pro cinema,in 4k
We make and buy medieval costumes for the movie swords etc, at the end of shooting I usually donate to people who help or are in my movie.
We have around 8 full costumes for the soldiers swords, shields, etc and we already have a Sheriff and a Gisbourne and we have Nuns, Peasant costumes. but need three more young guys characters, but always need more soldiers, and peasants, everything is supplied all I need is commitment for a few shoots in the new year, also lots of greenscreening is involved.
We are extremely excited to kickstart a brand new project for Winter!
We're looking for writers from across Scotland to submit briefs for scenes or monologues to be featured in our Adult Acting Group Winter Showcase.
We are looking for: A scene or monologue Length: 2-3 minutes
If interested please send a brief to us including:
A short synopsis of your scene / monologue
Character list alongside playing ages
Short explanation of writing style
Please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 2nd November with the subject heading "Writing Call - Adult Group."
This is a paid opportunity.
Brief closing date: Monday 2nd November. A decision will be made by Friday 6th November. You will then be given up to fourteen days to complete the script.
Three briefs will be selected to be written and those writers will be paid a fee of £25. Writers will know if their brief has been selected via email by Friday 6th November.
History of Theatre Productions Post War in Walsall
I am not sure if this will be of any interest to you or if you know of someone that it could be of interest to.
My late Grandfather Edmund Spargo was a member of various Operatic and Drama Groups from 1916 through to late 1940's and was not only a very good actor and performer but also producer of shows.
My mother Marjorie who passed away a few years ago was also a very good performer with many local societies in Durham and Loughborough. We recently came across two Leather Bound Scrapbooks which my Grandfather had kept and painstakingly collected all of the programme's reviews and photographs/newspaper cuttings since his involvement until he was no longer able to do it
The detail within the books, the historical information together with the record of all the plays and musicals that were performed just seem too good to confine to the LOFT!
My Grandfather was a member of The Walsall Players, Walsall Theatres Co.Ltd, St Matthews Institute Amateur Operatic Society, Trinity Social Amateur Dramatic Society and probably others that were performing in the Walsall area. He was married to Elizabeth MYATT, and performances took place at Trinity Church Rooms, Schoolrooms, Her Majesty's Theatre Walsall and other venues all detailed in his collection of programmes and critiques.
I hope that they could be of use to someone or even perhaps a museum and just wondered if of interest could somebody write back to me.
We are looking for a Director, an Assistant Director, actors, back stage crew, SMs, pros 'n' frock teams, techies, FOH, publicity etc etc. for this really exciting project.
It will be a challenge but if GMDF members can't take on a challenge then nobody can.
We look forward to hearing from you because as a band of hugely talented theatre people, this is something that we CAN do - we're all fed up of being told what we can't do so get over to the GMDF members' web page and fill out the shopping list form.
Information about Theatre on the Meadow next summer - is here -
please pass this information on to your membership if you haven't yet got your password please email email@example.com
GOV.UK - Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do from 22nd September 2020
3.18 Can I go to my hobby club / amateur musical group / other leisure activity?
It is against the law to gather in groups of more than 6, where people are from different households or support bubbles. Some activities - such as those organised for under-18s - are exempt. In a COVID-19 Secure venue or public outdoor place, non-professional performing arts activity, including choirs, orchestras or drama groups can continue to rehearse or perform together where this is planned activity in line with the performing arts guidance and if they can do so in a way that ensures that there is no interaction between groups of more than 6 at any time.
If an amateur group is not able to ensure that no mingling takes place between these sub-groups of no more than 6 (including when arriving at or leaving activity or in any breaks or socialising) then such non-professional activity should not take place.
St Ives Youth Theatre is sharing a COVID-19 update.
If you’re in secondary education, or know someone who is, get in touch and sign up for an audition.
If you’re unsure about joining right now, we’ll have another round of auditions in the new year. You can still register your interest!
#youththeatre #cambridgeshire #SIYT
New Television Review show seeks 5-10 year old children for a Major Broadcaster
I am a Researcher working at a television production company called RDF Television. We make successful series like Channel 4’s The Secret Life of Four and Five Year Olds and How to Spend it Well with Philip Schofield for ITV.
We are producing a brand new Review Show for a major broadcaster and are looking for children between the ages of five and ten years old to give us their perspective on the world around us.
At a time when adults can be afraid to say what they think, we want to hand the news over to someone else - The Kids. Our show will be warm and funny and uncover what children really think of the news. From world leaders like Donald Trump to home schooling during Covid to the latest news about Meghan and Harry - no topic is off the agenda! This is because we think it’s time for a new generation to make sense of the world we are living in.
We are looking for children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old who are smart, funny and opinionated and who can offer us a fresh take on the world around us.
We are casting now and will be filming in October and November 2020.
I am currently on the lookout for some great personalities to feature in our upcoming series of BBC Points of View on BBC One. I am casting a segment called “Tele Nation” that requires the public to review BBC shows on iPlayer. This would be filmed from the phones of our willing contributors.
I was hoping you would pass this on to your very talented performers, as I would love to feature some of the good people from your organisation.
I’d love to chat to people you would recommend from the group. Feel free to email me or drop me a WhatsApp on my mobile and I’ll get right back to you – 07491969617
UK government bans groups of more than six people from Sept 14th.
Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday - with some exemptions - amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases.
The law change will ban larger groups meeting anywhere socially indoors or outdoors, the government said.
But it will not apply to schools, workplaces or Covid-secure weddings, funerals and organised team sports.
It will be enforced through a £100 fine if people fail to comply, doubling on each offence up to a maximum of £3,200.
The new rules - which come into force on 14 September - mark a change to England's current guidance.
At present, the guidance says two households of any size are allowed to meet indoors or outdoors, or up to six people from different households outdoors. Until now the police have had no powers to stop gatherings unless they exceeded 30.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will give further details of the changes at a Downing Street news conference at 16:00 BST on Wednesday, alongside senior advisers Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance.
What are the new rules for meeting my friends?
Five reasons rise in Covid cases is not all it seems
"One of the pieces of feedback we had including from the police was that we needed the rules to be super simple so that everybody knows what they are," said Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
"And now this will now be rigorously enforced by the police."
Mr Hancock told BBC Breakfast: "This is really simple. Gatherings are ok, they should be socially distanced of course, but groups only of up to six."
He said it means that some families will not be able to see both grandparents at the same time. "You know, I have three children," he said. "We have a family of five. And so we'll be able to see one other person at a time, as a whole family."
Challenged on whether the new rules could stop grandparents helping out with childcare, Mr Hancock said: "I'm not actively trying to do that".
But he said the government is "quite worried about" the "very serious problem" of children potentially passing on the virus to older grandparents.
Summerseat Players are running a monologue competition for writers of all ages. A great chance to have your work produced by a professional film maker and featured alongside the work of BAFTA/Olivier award winner Tim Whitnall.
The video provides more details.
Closing date is the 1st October when the winners will be selected by a panel of judges.
Culture Secretary: New rapid Covid test 'has potential to help us get fuller audiences in theatres'
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said last night that new improvements in testing can help get 'fuller audiences in theatres and fans in stadiums back sooner'.
Following the UK government's £500 million investment in quick Covid testing kits to provide rapid tracking of the virus, Dowden was optimistic that the new funding was a "very positive" step towards allowing events featuring a greater capacity.
According to GOV.UK, the new tests, which are being trialed in Southampton and Hampshire, can provide results within as little as 20 minutes using a testee's saliva. A further trial will also be taking place in Salford.
The hope is that testing capacity will be boosted ahead of the winter season, which, according to medical experts, may see another rise in cases if not handled correctly.
The government said yesterday: "By using this cutting-edge technology to widely roll out rapid tests, chains of transmission will be broken almost immediately by delivering on-the-spot results. Successful trials will then be expanded and rolled out more widely."
My organisation will be facilitating a training workshop virtually (via Zoom) for humanitarian workers on investigating allegations of staff misconduct, specifically sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. The most important learning element of the course will be a full day simulation of the interviewing stage of the investigation. During this, we will use actors to play the parts of the different characters in the investigation (complainant, survivor, witnesses and the subject of complaint) and the participants will work in groups to interview them.
You can read more about us at www.chsalliance.org, and about the course at https://www.chsalliance.org/get-support/training/investigations-workshop/ We have been offering this workshop for more than a decade, and it is widely respected across the aid sector. Those who have completed it tell us that they are confident to put the skills that they have learned into practice, leading to a better and safer environment for those receiving humanitarian assistance.
We provide the actors with the case materials, role descriptions and a logistics note in advance. The simulation exercise will take place on the 24th of September 2020 from 7.30 to 12 UK time.
We are looking for a total of six actors to assist us with the exercise:
• 1 man and 1 woman in their 20s
• 1 man and 1 woman in the 30s
• 1 man and 1 woman older than 30s
Because of COVID-19 the workshop will be held remotely via Zoom.
It therefore doesn’t matter where the actors are located as they will join in the workshop using their zoom account. The only strong requirement we have, would be for the actors to attend the briefing (on zoom or skype) and have a strong internet connection.
The fee we offer to pay is £200 per actor. This would cover the their performance and attendance to a briefing meeting where all would be explained in details to help them prepare.
You are more than welcome to bring people with you to the event. You will perform 3 or 4 sets of approximately 30 minutes with gaps of around 45 minutes in between performances so you can enjoy the event.
Sydney Road presents our 1st Brunswick's GOT TALENT online video comp.
Based on Australia’s Got Talent. AMATEUR PERFORMERS can present a variety of skills for cash prizes!
Submission is NOW OPEN! Entries by no later than 11:59pm Thurs 20th August.
Winners in FOUR categories + audience votes!
**You must live or work in Brunswick to enter**
**!!Winners in FOUR categories!!**
... Solo Performance
... Group Performance
... Animal/s Performance
... & Kid/s (up to age 12) Performance
JUDGES Picks for each category:
1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
Encouragement Places $100
+ Audience Votes $200 each category
**SUBMISSION (Closes 20th August):**
Please copy this section and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your video & proof of your Brunswick address/place of work:
(via Dropbox/Vimeo or similar ONLY - we cannot download from Youtube, so please do not send that way)
Category you are applying for:
Video title (if there is one):
Your full name + your FB artist page if you want to be tagged:
**Videos must be Min: 30sec & Max: 3 mins**
**AUDIENCE VOTE CLOSES: 27th August**
Use the emotis and comments under the video you want to vote for!
1. LIKE (thumb) = 5 points
or LOVE (heart) = 10 points
2. Please COMMENT, TAG and SHARE if you want this video to get MORE votes!
It's up to YOU to get audience votes. We will post videos to the SYDNEYROADBRUNSWICK fb page as they come in (it may be a few days after you send it to us if we get inundated), we will NOTIFY you when it's live, then you can SHARE your video and request friends and family to FOLLOW our page and vote for your entry on the SYDNEYROADBRUNSWICK Page - we will not be counting votes on your page or the event page.
Please try to keep files small. Max size for FB uploads is 10GB, but we’ve had to compress some videos further in order to upload in the past.
***In order to enter you MUST agree to us uploading your video to our FACEBOOK PAGE***
WINNERS ANNOUNCED 4th SEPTEMBER 2020
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Posted on 26/07/2020
Filming Experience - Student Short Film
My name is Alice, I’m a 2nd Assistant Director for a Student Short Film called Caterpillar. The short film deals with the consequences of human trafficking and modern-day slavery. More specifically, it follows the story of a young Vietnamese boy held captive in a house. The script currently covers the young boys' relationship with his captor and the intense feelings of loneliness, fear and isolation that comes with it.
Would anybody interested in being a Volunteer extra for a film shoot? We will be shooting in the south of Luton on the 10th and 11th of August. Given their age we will be needing them to come with a guardian.
We looking for children, or a family, between the ages of 9 and 14, of diverse ethnic backgrounds to play football in the back of some scenes and I was wondering if any of your students would enjoy the experience? Any of the students who do take part will get an insight into seeing a real life film set and will give them an experience not many will be able to have.
We have a COVID aware production with 2m distancing being adhered by actors and 1m+ for crew with relevant PPE. We will also have COVID supervisors on set.
We will be filming the scenes in Luton, so it would be more convenient if you are a local!
Please do let me know if you would be interested!
I'm starting an amateur filming club in Falmouth starting in September 2020. I recently acquired a former church in Falmouth to which will be turned into a production filming studio and production company. We are looking for dedicated students and people who have some experience in a film production team who wants to gain some real experience in making a film and a series from scratch to finish. Everyone involved will get credited on the film to which you can use on your CV. Once we have got a pilot we will apply for funding to make an ongoing series through which we then can gain paid employment. However, until then, we will only have funds for expenses to go forwards towards filming and production.
To apply please email email@example.com. Stating your name and experience you have if any. And confirm what you would like to get out of your time at the filming club.
All ages are welcome from 18 years of age onwards.
Producers, Directors, Screenwriters, Production Designers, Art Directors, Costume Designers, Cinematographer, Editors, Actors, Music Supervisors,
When everyone works together the film making process can be fun and simple also can be hard work.
Let's change the world. And to change the world it starts now.
If you do what is easy your life could be hard. If you do what is hard then your life will be easy. Take action.
Hi, last week I launched a free online interactive 3D virtual theatre tour, designed to help people - especially students and teachers - stay connected to the magic of the theatre, while the real-world venues remain closed.
But to really convey the MAGIC, a theatre needs performers, right?
So for Phase 2 of this not-for-profit project, I'm looking for volunteers to initially provide audio recordings of their performances to create a life-like atmosphere. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase talent and highlight different drama groups.
Check out the full FB post for full details below.
If you'd like to be part of this or want to find out more, please get in touch – Thanks!
At the moment, apart from a short initial audio clip of a theatre orchestra warming up, the 3D space is eerily quiet!
The theatre has immersive spatial sound and lighting, so for Phase Two of the project, I thought it would be great to give artists/performers an opportunity to reach new audiences via the 3D virtual theatre by including recordings of their performances.
For now, I’m only looking for audio clips, but this will evolve as the project grows. Recordings could include: -*monologues/duologues
*extracts from radio plays
*poetry or prose readings
*songs or music, etc.
All recordings should be less than 5 mins and copyright cleared - See full T&Cs on the website.
This is a not-for-profit project, so all submissions are voluntary. I will, however, credit every performer added to the theatre and include them in publicity.
Due to Health and Safety Regulations we are only looking for couples who live in the same household at this time.
Posted on 20/06/2020
My Tiny Play
Create your own Tiny Play
Create your own tiny play in any form, style, variation you like and post it on our Facebook page or on your feed using the hashtag #mytinyplay and tagging @JermynStreetTheatre (@JSTheatre on twitter) and @TheWatermillTheatre. Or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take our audio plays and the existing tiny plays for inspiration and have a go! Enlist a housemate, a houseplant, the kids, granny on zoom, or just yourself. Keep it short but sweet and show us what’s happening with you. Say it / act it / sing it / film it or just jot it down. Nothing’s too silly, nothing’s too serious.
Anyone can take part. This is not aimed at theatre makers but at the whole community. We would love to see a diverse range of #MyTinyPlays coming in. And go!
Lara Manwaring Casting is a casting company for film and TV. Previous projects worked on include the hannel 4 series 'Top Boy'.
We are currently casting for the lead role in a BBC feature film to be made next year.
It's a story about a young streetwise, working-class Londoner and the struggles he faces in life. If you are a man aged 18 - 30 and feel you fit this description then we would love to hear from you.
We welcome all types - you don't have to look or be a certain way.
Please note, NO PREVIOUS ACTING EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED.
Must be based in London. We welcome applicants of ethnicities:
...black, white, mixed-race, Eastern European, Turkish, Arab, Asian...
...from Britain or any other country.
If interested, please email email@example.com or send a Whatsapp to 07307058739 (no calls please) with a short video clip (1-2 mins max) telling us a bit about yourself, including your name, age and where you are based.
If we feel you could be right for the role, we will egt in touch to explain more. The successful applicant will be supported throughout the process.
This is a great opportunity for someone and it will be WELL PAID.
Unfortunately we can't always respond to unsuccessful applicants.
Posted on 16/06/2020
Zoom scripts (that are suitable for Zoom) to use for free! Short, small cast size. email firstname.lastname@example.org order as many scripts as you want.
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ROMEO & JULIET I have adapted “Romeo & Juliet” into modern day Engish, and cut it down to 12 pages, 8 characters, mix of teenagers & adults. (also comes as a musical version with some lovely ballads & free guide vocals & backing tracks).
'Ex’s anonymous’ is a COMEDY about 5 women attending a meeting, led by a cynical facilitator, to talk about their ex boyfriends. f5 (various ages).
THREE LOSSES is about 3 losses in a man’s life.M3 (adults). F1 (adult).
BUDDHISM is a short play about a chauvinist male who is sent by his wife to learn about Buddhism to a Buddhist Monk.M2 (1 20-50, 1 18-30).
ELOPE is about a young girl waiting for her boyfriend so they can elope. F2 (1 16-18, 1 30 -40)
BARABBAS is about a mature woman who has a mental breakdown when her husband, an East End Gangster is arrested for murder and released. During her breakdown she is visited by Jesus, asking her why BARABBAS (the nickname for her husband) got away with murder, when he was nailed to the cross. It’s Pinter-ish, a surreal ending. M1 (30ish) fm (40-60ish).
MOTHER TALKING is about a woman reminiscing about her mental illness.
THE HAWAIIAN SHIRT. A women talks about her ex-boyfriend.
MY 4 EX BOYFRIENDS. A women talks about her 4 ex boyfriends.
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First of all, we must say a huge thank you to our adjudicators Ian, Andrew, James and Nigel for their commitment and dedication to the adjudication process.
Sadly, due to the rude interruption of Covid-19 it has been a shortened season for all of us but as promised, here is the list of nominations for all adjudicated productions up to the commencement of the lockdown.
Many congratulations to all the nominees - well done. We can't have our usual Awards Night celebrations and surprises so listed on the website are all the award categories, we will announce the winners in early July - so watch this space!
SDC INVITING ENTRIES INTO RECITAL AND READINGS COMPETITION BASED ON FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE THEME
Shropshire Drama Company (SDC) has organised a ‘record a reading’ competition based on the theme of Florence Nightingale.
To commemorate the recent 200th anniversary since her birth and a date that is now celebrated as International Nurses’ Day, people are being invited to submit a recited speech or poem (in part or whole) based loosely on the theme of Florence Nightingale. For example, the piece may be a poem about war, whether by Shakespeare or a present day writer, a Winston Churchill speech or contain the name Florence or the word nightingale; may have been written in the year that Florence Nightingale was born – 1820; or even an extract from one of her books and letters. Self-penned submissions from writers keen to step in front of the camera, as well hose not so keen but who have managed to persuade a friend or family member to read their piece, are also welcomed.
Prizes will be awarded for the winning entries and, depending on government guidelines regarding Coronavirus, SDC aims to organise an evening of performances later in the year. Winners will be announced on 13 August, the date of Florence Nightingale’s passing in 1910.
Entry is free and submissions can be made by individuals or groups of no more than four people, where social distancing has been observed. They should be no longer than two and a half minutes and sent to SDC by 31 July, 2020 using the following media:
Commenting on the competition, chair of SDC Rosalind Garrard, said: “We are living during unprecedented and extraordinary times, which have not only disrupted SDC’s planned productions but may yet have a devastating on the arts as a whole and in the wider context, may alter all of our lives. To keep positive, to keep performance skills honed and to encourage creativity we are setting up this competition which we hope will stir the imagination and raise the spirits resulting in some truly creative and inspired recitals. We hope that anyone with any sort of dramatic interest will take up the challenge and run with it!”
For more information email SDC at: email@example.com.
Video link: SDC’s Matt Deakin reciting a slightly amended epilogue from William Shakespeare’s Henry V is available to view on YouTube HERE.
The story of our project is about a young boy Adil who is seeking to rekindle a broken relationship with his dad Nas, but loses hope through the fearful journey the night unfolds. Whereas Nas is trying to seek another delay in his long line of debt with his drug-dealing bosses. With Adil’s naive call to action in trying to impress his father, he sees a glimmer of hope in rekindling their relationship. However, the opportunity quickly diminishes and is left to where it starts off.
We are on the hunt to find a young actor to take on the role of Adil. He is meant to be an 11 year old boy, with the ethnical background of a British South-Asian. The themes we explore in this story are relevantly important to today’s world, as well as taking note of the UK gang-culture. These themes have a tendency to alleviate kid’s childhoods towards the wrong direction and this is where we find solace to the matter with the story we are going to tell. We are looking for someone who could play the role with the capabilities of diversity in his artillery of emotions, authenticity to his relation with the character Adil and maturity necessary to fulfil the performance needed to be delivered. As you know, it is difficult to cast a young actor who can memorize lines and choreography accordingly. We thought about casting a 13 year old who looks 11, which is why we chose to approach Drama groups. We really hope we find our Adil in your talented pool of students.
The auditions would have to be done through self-recorded tapes, then we would proceed to virtual auditions.
We look forward to hearing from you!
‘Every Other Weekend’ Team
Production Title: Every Other Weekend
Production type: Short Film
Paying: Paying Job
Location: London (specific locations are TBC)
Duration: 4 day shoot + 4-5 rehearsals
Shoot Dates: (TBC) 28th August - 2nd September.
Deadline for Applying: Late June *
We are producing a short film called ‘Every Other Weekend’ prior to us commencing our fully funded feature film.
We are students from the London Film Academy, that run a professional set and ensure the safety of all cast and crew.
Story of a young boy Adil is seeking to rekindle a broken relationship with his dad Nas. His dad is trying to seek another delay in his long line of debt with his drug-dealing bosses. With Adil’s naive call to action in trying to impress his father, he sees a glimmer of hope in rekindling their relationship. However, the opportunity quickly diminishes.
The shoot will take place over three locations around London. Likely to be in the same vicinity.
Due to these circumstances, casting for these roles will have to take place through self-recorded tapes.
The Director would also like to have 4-5 rehearsals with the actors for Adil and Nas, prior to the production. This will help build chemistry and confidence in the young actor’s performance prior to the hectic scenery of a film set.
Age Range: 35- 40
Ethnicity: South Asian (Indian/Pakistani)
Characteristics: Is a bad role model. He is the wrong a father should not be. Initially you witness a kind hearted individual but he is incapable of taking care of his son and is frankly immoral.
Age Range: 11-13
Ethnicity: South Asian (Indian/Pakistani)
Characteristics: Adil is a shy young boy who has the naivety traits you would imagine of a young kid trying to seek his father’s love. He is seeking to rekindle his broken relationship but when he discovers his father continuing to be a drug dealer, he loses hope in the rekindling of their relationship. He gains his maturity by defining right from wrong on his own.
Specifications: Standard British accent.
Age Range: 30-35
Ethnicity: African Caribbean
Characteristics: Looks tough, is mean and gritty. Deano is Slim’s right hand man, who keeps an eye on Nas. Between Slim and Deano, Deano seems to be softer in his ways, even though he is a part of this aggressive business.
Age Range: 35- 45
Ethnicity: African Caribbean
Characteristics: He’s the authoritative, abusive antagonist of the story. He is the striking, realistic imagery a drug lord would actually be in real life. No morals, inflicting abuse on others that don’t comply with him.
My name is Rachel. I am the outreach associate for One on One NYC | Next Level Studios LA. Just to give you a background on us: we’ve been the leading networking studio in NYC and Los Angeles for over 30 years. We offer classes with A-list casting directors and premier filmmakers.
We are reaching out to you because we would like to offer your actors a brand new, very exciting opportunity that has never been available before.
For the first time ever, we are opening up our membership to actors who live outside of LA/NYC.
No matter where you are in the world, membership will include access to our live interactive online classes with A-List casting directors in Los Angeles & NYC. But not only that, membership also includes access to our in-person classes at our coastal studios once the world normalizes.
Our prominent CD teachers, such as Tiffany Little Canfield, Kerry Barden, Jeanie Bacharach, Gayle Pillsbury are just some of the guests we have on a regular basis, and because of our extensive actor-screening process, many teachers don't teach anywhere else besides our studio.
We also offer an array of pioneering opportunities through our Special Programs, including the Atlanta Trip and the Bridge Program, as well as our Industry Panels which provide the best opportunity to showcase in front of top Agents & Managers to gain representation.
In an effort to maintain the high caliber of talent that industry professionals associate with One on One NYC | Next Level Studios LA, all prospective members' reels are screened prior to acceptance.
See below on how your actors can apply free of charge and receive $20 credit towards their first class.
Step 1 - Go to this link which will direct them to our website : https://www.oneononenyc.com/online-acting-classes/ Step 2 - Scroll down to Join the Club and fill out the required info
Step 3 - Click NEXT
Step 4 - Fill everything out and in the "How did you hear about us?" box, please write your company
Step 5 - Wait for acceptance
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are very excited to be able to offer our classes to actors no matter where they are at in the world!
WMG is a global event allowing actors from anywhere in the world to take part. Everyone gets a free entry and there are cash prizes for the winners.
During these troubling times, we want to keep artists focused on a challenging project, provide entertainment, and pay as many people as we can.
World Monologue Games sees actors perform in a range of categories, which depend on how many competitors from their country have signed up. Age, gender, city/state, duration of monologue. Industry judges evaluate submissions and the top performers from each category take part in a live stream event.
Registrants also get free monologue training and access to a range of content.
Keep your skills sharp, show how resilient we are in the face of hardship and let the World Monologue Games go off with a bang!
24th April 2020 7:00pm
The Phantom returns this Friday at 7pm BST on The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel in Love Never Dies. The spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend!
My name is Charles, I work for Twenty Twenty, the award-winning TV Production Company behind Gareth Malone’s The Choir and A House Through Time.
After the hugely successful first series of The Nine to Five with Stacey Dooley, Twenty Twenty are looking for a new group of teenagers who are eager to go on the work experience trip of a lifetime. Our series will only be filmed when it is safe to do so following all UK Government Coronavirus guidelines and after the current restrictions have been lifted.
We are hoping to film the new series in the late summer (TBC) and will take five teenagers into a variety of industries that are crying out for young workers. It will be the ultimate work experience, offering those taking part the chance to learn some real life lessons. Living away from home in shared accommodation, the teens will learn how to budget and stand on their own two feet!
Our series was a huge hit with our audience with over a million views on BBC Iplayer and it proved to be an insightful and entertaining watch!
We are looking for teenagers aged 16-18 years old who are up for a challenge and feel that they could benefit from the work experience trip of a life time! It would be great to hear from anyone interested!
If you or any of your colleagues can think of anyone that would be perfect for the show, we would love to hear from them! You can encourage them to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on 18/04/2020
#ScriptsForTheNHS fundraising campaign
I've donated my brand new ONE MINUTE #Monologue BIRTHDAY BOY to @Smithscripts #ScriptsForTheNHS fundraising campaign
It's free to use (ZOOM or whatever) with hopefully a small donation being made to the #NHS by any that can afford it!
Join us as we bring a true musical theatre icon to YouTube, with Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece The Phantom of The Opera starring Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess and Hadley Fraser!
From Phantom of The Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011): In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular staging of the musical on a scale which had never been seen before. Inspired by the original staging by Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne, this lavish, fully-staged production set in the sumptuous Victorian splendour of London's legendary Royal Albert Hall features a cast and orchestra of over 200, plus some very special guest appearances.
Back for a second year, Like The Prose is a writing opportunity from The Literal Challenge - a small social enterprise that brings together a community of writers, wannabe writers and newbies through creative challenges. Over the last few years, we’ve run 9 different challenges, in which people are encouraged to write a new piece of writing every day, that has so far inspired the writing of almost 50,000 new pieces of writing.
Do note: in light of the current situation, we are offering Like The Prose on a commit-what-you-can basis, so everybody is welcome, regardless of how much (or how little) they can add to the pot.
The way it works is simple: Throughout June, participants will be sent a daily brief and have 36 hours to write a short story in response. The idea is to get writing and produce something creative every day. At the end of the month, it’s up to participants how they choose to develop any, all, or none of their pieces. Stories can be of any length and in any language.
There are two types of entry:
TIMED ENTRY - as per the rules, the money you send will be kept in a pot (minus admin fees) and then distributed between all those who completed the challenges to the daily deadlines.
CREATIVE ENTRY - if you don't fancy the stress, you can just choose to pay for the challenge, and you will not be entered into the reward pot at the end. This means you can deliver the files whenever you like.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Casting for "Untied Laces" our first full-scale production
As Managing director at Blantyre House Pictures, I am pleased to announce that we are looking for cast members in our first full-scale production, “Untied Laces” Our feature film deals with themes of mental health, substance abuse and grief within the university environment - topics which are both prevalent and urgent in the current climate.
Therefore, we are looking for actors between the age of 18-25 of all genders, to audition for our feature length film.
Involvement in this production will lead to an IMDB credit (International Movie Data Base) and a chance to gain experience in a full-scale production.
This production will be based in the North-west and the North-east of England. Our shooting schedule will be from 2-4 weeks. As a production, we are looking to start filming in 2020.
Caught within the hold of a mounting drug addiction, Lily Coleridge is slowly losing her grip on reality. Stuck in an abusive relationship with her long-time boyfriend Ben and surrounded by friends who are unwittingly fueling her dependencies, Lily sees no way of escape. Following a manic episode, Lily is forced to return to her fathers’ home where she must not only abandon her destructive way of living, but also confront the very thing that caused it.
A conflicted Tory MP, a brash American CEO and an eccentric maverick are the face of a radical Conservative government preparing to do battle with the most powerful workforce, the miners. As the two sides clash, the miners fight for their livelihoods and families, and the government for its vision of a free Britain.
Our show is currently scheduled as a Summer 2020 project and we are aware that dates may have to change as we follow all current and ongoing guidance. We hope that this may give parents and children something fun to look forward to and take part in later in the year. Our team love receiving applications and videos from interested Junior Astronauts and their parents!
I’m a producer at Wall to Wall Media, who are part of the Warner Bros. international television group and are based in London, who specialise in both scripted and unscripted series. Productions range from the internationally acclaimed genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?, to the highly rated ITV factual format Long Lost Family, hit ITV entertainment series Little Big Shots and C4’s Child Genius, as well as Oscar-winning feature documentary Man On Wire.
We are currently producing an exciting new children’s space travel action adventure game show.
We are looking for teams of 3 children aged 10-12 friends, classmates, family members – who think they have the right stuff to take part in an exciting competition. In this series, each team participates as junior trainee cadets in a selection of physical and mental challenges based on the thrilling world of astronaut training. They will compete in a variety of individual and team games – some high off the ground, some underwater, some on dry land - with the hope of winning a remarkable space prize package.
From our research, we can see how interest in the world encourages children to challenge themselves and, as this is fundamental to our show, and we wondered if the programme may be of interest to your network of parents and teachers. We would love to hear from them and if it feels appropriate at this time we would be grateful if you are able to help spread the word to parents on our behalf or share our flyer on any relevant social media platforms or networks that you may have.
For more information go to spaceadventurecasting.com Parents must apply on behlaf of their children
Must be 10-12 years of age as of 15th July 2020 and legal residents of teh country fromwhich they are applying. Other eligibilty requirements apply.
Please note, we are conducting all forms of auditions remotely via Skype or FaceTime - whatever is most convenient for our applicants - and plan to continue the application process during these challenging times. Filming is not due to commence until the summer.
If selected to participate in the series, we will cover all travel, accommodation and living expenses while you are with us in the UK. If the team makes it through to the final rounds, we will also cover the same for the filming in the USA as well. Please note we follow advice as to when it is safe to travel.
Clearly the latest pronouncement (16th March 2020) from the Government has put the tin lid on many of your forthcoming productions and we are more than sorry to hear it.
So far, the announcement is not mandatory which will of course make any insurance claims invalid. We fully appreciate that this will cause a great deal of hardship across the board. Please let us know if you have cancellations that are entered into the Festival (email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will organize refunds or carry forwards if you decide to postpone your production(s). If you require a refund please include your Society’s bank details in order that we can make a BACS transfer.
For those societies who are still to decide on what they intend to do we advise:
• That if you do not operate out of your own theatre that you contact venues to ensure they are not planning to close-down around the dates of your pending productions
• That you contact licence/rightholders to see what their stance is on postponing productions and allowing societies to forward plan for a date in the future.
TicketSource announced today that they will be waiving the £1 handling fee per booking for cancellations.
We will obviously keep a close eye on this awful situation and if we can help in any other way (announcements of cancellations) we will.
Keep going as best you can and stay in touch.
Sue, Paul, Jude and the rest of the GMDF Board.
Posted on 17/03/2020
Actors Needed for Murder Mystery Event
We are looking for four boys and two girls to perform in our murder mystery event on the 29th March at the Night Owl in Digbeth (Birmingham), to play these characters:
Club owner (male)
Rival club owner (male)
Bobby Blaze (male)
Famous actress/popstar (female)
We would hold rehearsals on the 18th March nd would provide free food and drink.
We would pay actors £30 for the performance (£10 an hour).
We would also provide a script, however a lot of it would be improvising and they could chose what they would say.
It would be a great experience for students, and would to add to your cv's/portfolio's.
It's also for a great cause because all proceeds go to St Basil's charity.
We are an online health and safety training company and need to produce some short voice acted sequences - around 10 - 20 seconds each.
The voices will be set to animated characters.
Are you a drama group that would be interested in acting out these sequences? It would require around 8 - 12 actors. We need 7 male voices and 4 female voices. It would take no more than about 1 hour to record. No lines need to be learnt - they are short and can be read from a script.
We are happy to make a donation to your group in return for this assistance.
My name is Melanie and I am a producer at Pulse Films, an award-winning independent production company.
I am writing to you as we are currently looking for people to be involved in a new series for the BBC exploring what it means to be white in modern Britain.
This message may seem out of the blue, but we want to speak to a wide range of people from across the UK with various backgrounds and stories to tell hence getting in touch.
We will bring eight people together and examine the issues they feel impact what it means to be white – from race to immigration, from guilt to nationalism and beyond.
The series will also test the opinions of the country as a whole by conducting a wide-ranging survey of the British public.
It would be great if you could publish this to your theatre group who would be interested to take part. We are aware that people within your organisation will be from various ethnic origins, but please help spread the word as we want to hear from everyone.
Here is a link to our initial application to be considered for the show Please share: http://bit.ly/30Um3gK
Our next show after Pirate's Rock 2 is Bow & Arrow The Outlaws of Sherwood. A brand new comedy musical which will be staged June 19th & 20th.
We need a male actor to play the part of Ottis, but he turns out to be one of the heroes of the show. Must be an actor, singer and dancer.
**Please note this is an adult show and will be for only over 18's only in terms of cast and the audience. However, this is a fun exciting project**.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates
Rehearsals start Thursday, February 20th at the Hope Street Theatre.
Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday 5.30pm till 7.30pm.
This job is unpaid
The character is a bit of enigma, a loner. He is attracted to one the female leads. However, it may not be a large speaking part but the twist towards the end makes it a good part to play.
Male, aged 25 to 40
Posted on 14/02/2020
Brand New Jamie Oliver TV Show!
JAMIE OLIVER’S EXCITING NEW TV SHOW NEEDS YOU!
DO YOU OVERLY RELY ON TAKEAWAYS BUT DON’T WANT TO?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO COOK BUT JUST DON’T KNOW HOW?
NOW IS THE TIME TO CHANGE ALL THAT!
If something is stopping you, or someone you know, from putting that apron on, then we would love to hear from you!
Whoever you are, whatever your age or background, we are looking for people who don’t cook to take part in an exciting new TV programme.
If you’re 18 or over, live in the UK and you’d like to get involved, then please go to the website, click on the download link, and fill in the application form. www.jamieoliver.com/applications Please return to the email address on the application form and if you know someone who would be perfect for the show please ask them to get in touch with us too!
Posted on 13/02/2020
Northern Irish Families wanted for TV ad
My name is Katie, and I head up the TV casting team at Raw Research. We are currently looking for real families from every part of the UK and Ireland to feature in a lovely ad campaign ... so are getting in touch with organisations, groups and clubs from Land's End to John o' Groats (and all over Ireland too) and everywhere in-between! We want to really reflect the amazing mix of people found in the UK and Ireland, and include families from every nook and cranny with a mix of ages, generations and accents. We're also really keen to include families from Northern Ireland!
For this project, our friends at a well-known DIY company will mark their 50th year in business with a moving tribute to the last 50 Years of life in the UK and Ireland around the home and garden. They have asked us to find families from all over the UK and Ireland who have family photos and home videos from this time who might like to be in their next TV ad.
Are you from a family that always had a camera to hand? Is your attic filled with photo albums and home videos? We want to hear from you - please fill out this questionnaire and a member of our team will be in touch! https://forms.gle/a3QhjUpMwnPxPvUL9
We are looking for about 70 families in total - and about 10 or so of these will be featured more heavily in the campaign (TV adverts plus some short online films). Of these 10, some may be invited to do some filming too, in their home or garden.
We want to include all the big family moments and moments that show time is passing - weddings, christenings, birthdays. first days at school, anniversaries, BBQs, picnics, parties and time in the garden. There’s no such thing as too many pictures or videos! We want families where you can see fashion and wallpaper change as you flip through the albums - we want to see flares, perms and wheelie shoes!
Hero Families (prominently featured) will be paid £5,000 per family, plus a £1,500 voucher from the brand. These fees will cover use of family photos / home videos in the campaign, plus filming in London (transport and accommodation will be covered by production). The family will be potentially required for one of the following dates - 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th of March.
60 Families will be asked to appear in a smaller capacity - i.e. a short clip or picture. They will be given a £300 voucher from the brand.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, and feel free to share this casting call information with anyone in your networks.
Thanks for reading!
Katie and Ciara (and the Raw Research Team)
Roger is about 40 and is the captain of the cricket team.
Charlemont Dramatic Society (CADS) in West Bromwich are desperate to find a man to take over the part of Roger in their May production of Outside Edge. The play centres around a middle England Cricket Club on a match day.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the guy who was playing Roger has had to withdraw from the part. Roger is about 40 and is the captain of the cricket team who as well as running the team has to contend with all of the players’ personal problems including his wife. The date of the play is 13-16 May.
I am looking for an amateur Drama group in or near to Leiston in Suffolk in the hope that they may be able to help me.
I lead a holiday for older folk (over 60’s) held in late June each year at Sizewell Christian conference centre and I was thinking of doing an Old Time Music Hall night and wondered if there was a local drama group that would be interested in coming in to do this for me.
We are a non-profit organisation so are not able to afford a great fee and the whole weeks holiday is run by volunteers, but I know that many thespians just love the chance to perform so just thought I would enquire.
I'm contacting you from Leeds Trinity University, I've currently working a film project that requires a group of actors. Age ideally under thirty. One role specifically requires a female, however the others can be any gender. The film is a drama, exploring the idea of living with anxiety in a time where everything is online. The story follows one girl and her experiences.
I would love to hear from anyone who would be interested in featuring in the film.
Shooting starts mid to late February in Horsforth. Will be happy to give more details.
The roles are unpaid due to it being a student film, however food and drinks will be supplied.
Due to a change in circumstance one of our cast members has had to drop out of Crazy For You and we need to recast A.S.A.P!
The role is the supporting part of Irene Roth. She plays the domineering fiancee of the leading man but, in the process of convincing him he should marry her, she falls for another character Lank.
Her song is 'Naughty Baby' (see link below) a sexy vamp number where she tries to seduce Lank.
Playing age of 25-35.
Rehearsals are Tuedays and Thursdays but you will only be called when needed.
Show week is April 29th- May 2nd.
Script available on request
Dates: 1 June - 12 July 2020
Producer: Emu Film
Director: Mitch Jenkins
Set in colonial, 1925, Mauritius, at a time of social tension, this is- land paradise is the backdrop for a coming of age love story. Orphaned, 19 year old, LUCY GLADWELL has been sent from England to live under the guardianship of her UNCLE GEORGE HYTON.
Initially seduced by the sumptuous beauty of her surroundings and the charm of her new family, LUCY sees GEORGE as a benign, humorous and loving man who has her best interests at heart. But beneath this veneer of civilisation, lies a dark, violent force, that wants to entrap and rule her.
Struck by LUCY’S beauty, GEORGE has become intent on forging a union between her and ANTOINE CHAMPNEY, their wealthy neighbour and owner of the islands largest plantation. When LUCY falls in love with KRISHNA, an indentured labourer working on ANTOINE’S plantation, she finds herself at odds with her UNCLE and the ways of his world. When GEORGE discovers that his vision of the future is being threatened by LUCY’S illicit tryst, he gives her a simple choice. “Marry CHAMPNEY or else KRISHNA dies!”
On her wedding night LUCY makes her escaped after seeking our KRISHNA, the young LOVERS run for their lives. Stealing a motor bike they are pursued by GEORGE, ANTOINE and their men, both seeking their own forms of revenge. There is no going back.
Like ROMEO & JULIET, no matter how fleeting their time together maybe, the passion & all consum- ing nature of true love is some- thing neither of these PRISONERS OF PARADISE can deny.
Krishna Age 19-25
Young, beautiful, fit Indian boy who works the sugar cane fields in Mauritus. Lucy falls in love with him at first sight. The moment we see him, through her eyes, his muscles rippling under the hot mid-day sun, he looks like a god.
Through his beloved teacher, Krishna has learnt to question his fate as an indentured labourer and craves a life in which he is free to love and be loved. He doesn’t want his value to be defined either by the colonials that have enslaved him or the caste system he was born into. An essential part of his journey will be to shed the internalised racism their prejudice has created within his psyche.
It is only through this transition that communion, intimacy and spiritual connection will be possible. Krishna learns how to love because he learns how to be vulnerable.
As a young, virile man he sizzles with charisma and a male potency that bewitches our heroine at first sight. The feelings of attraction are mutual. The dangers for both of them, in engaging in this illicit affair, are life-threatening. But these are risks that both of them are prepared to take in their quest to taste liberty and experience true love.
When they find themselves together, on the run from the same captors, they can at last begin to trust their equality and the mutuality of their feelings for each other. Neither has the upper hand. And with time running out, they shiver into embodied lives.
KRISHNA SHOULD BE VERY GOOD LOOKING AND FIT. IT IS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT FOR BOTH LUCY AND OUR AUDIENCE.
My name is Alex and I’d like to share with you a writing opportunity for you to pass on to your members.
I work with The Literal Challenge - a small social enterprise that brings together a community of writers, wannabe writers and newbies through creative challenges. Over the last five Februarys, we’ve run five 28 Plays Later, a play-a-day writing challenge that has inspired the writing of 26,649 plays!
Registrations are now open through the website https://www.theliteralchallenge.com/28playslater and will be open until 28 January. There are more details online, on our social media channels, and in the registration invitation here (29-plays-later.pdf).
We’ve had some incredible successes from our previous years; some of those 26,649 plays have gone on to great things, including professional runs at theatres, readings, festivals, and even adaptation into films. And we’re trying to get the word out to encourage as many people to begin, or develop, a relationship with writing for theatre.
The registration fee is £22.22 and all those who complete successfully will receive a share of the money, however, participants also have the choice of doing it without the deadlines and the risk of disqualification, but without the financial incentive.
It would be of huge help to us if you would be kind enough to share this opportunity with your group members, or even connect with us on social media (details at the bottom) and/or share our pinned challenge announcement. Of course, in return, we would be more than happy to tweet, share and shout about any upcoming shows or opportunities you think might interest our community.
I hope that you will be just as excited as I am to share it with your networks.
Many thanks and have a fantastic week,