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JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Callout for Performers

THIS CALLOUT IS NOW CLOSED!

The Blanket Fort Club is looking for three exceptional Yorkshire based performers for a brand new sensory immersive theatre experience for young children and children with complex needs and disabilities touring South Yorkshire in Spring 2024.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Blanket Fort Club is a 60 minute sensory immersive theatre experience held within a living, breathing, sonic blanket fort. In character 'hosts' will guide young people through tactile and interactive spaces where they will discover The Three Little Pigs in the Story room, construct a castle in the building room and journey together to The Starry Night Flurry.

The Blanket Fort Club is a wondrous place where the possibilities of invention are limited only by the imagination. The Starry Night Flurry, a once in a lifetime celestial event, is about to take place and our treasured Blanket Fort Club members are invited to join Snow, Ice and Wind for the celebrations. But with Snow and Ice falling out and Wind blowing in a strange change, will we be able to get to the observatory in time? An unforgettable adventure exploring infinite love, resilience and the joy in a moment shared.

Who we're Looking For

We're looking for experienced, dynamic and enigmatic performers with a keen interest in immersive experiences and innovation in theatre making processes as well as a passion for creative access and inclusivity. We aim to cast three Sheffield/South Yorkshire based performers, diverse in ethnicity, gender and age, with excellent physical, devising and improvisation skills. You should be experienced in promenade/immersive performance and be confident when working with young people. Ideally you will also have experience working with young people who have additional needs, are neurodiverse, disabled and/or have complex needs. If you have any other skills (e.g. Makaton, singing, puppetry/object manipulation) please make this clear in your application.

KEY DATES

Casting: December 12th (see below)

 

Rehearsals: March 18th - 28th

 

Performances: April 8th -13th Hillsborough Arena and CAST, Doncaster

May W/C 20th May until 31st May, Grimm&Co, Rotherham (exact dates tbc).

Further dates may be added with a view to touring The Blanket Fort Club later in the year.

 

FEES

£600 per week of £175 per day for any additional work outside of full weeks. This is a Sheffield-based production, and we are specifically looking for local performers. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will all take place in South Yorkshire. No travel*, accommodation or per diems will be covered under this contract.

 

AUDITION PROCESS AND APPLICATION
The deadline for applications is December 1st. We will inform you of the outcome by the end of the day on December 4th. The audition will be held on December 12th in Sheffield: a group audition 10am - 1pm with possible individual call-backs 3pm - 6pm. You will not be expected to prepare or learn anything in advance, but we may send some text or character profiles for you to look over.

If you are a disabled performer please get in touch in advance of the auditions to let us know about any access requirements. The audition and rehearsal spaces will be accessible.

To apply, please send your CV or Spotlight page, your showreel and a short cover letter in written or video format to hello@theblanketfortclub.co.uk

 

If you have any access requests, concerns, issues, or questions please email sally@theblanketfortclub.co.uk 

We look forward to hearing from you, thank you for taking the time to apply.

With thanks to Arts Council England for their support

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