Applications are invited for an open workshop for performers with Talking Birds Theatre Company in Coventry. This is an opportunity to meet and work with the company in a relaxed and sociable group setting over the course of a day (11am-4pm), at the Shopfront Theatre in Coventry. The workshop will be led by Richard Hayhow, friend of Talking Birds and Director of Open Theatre Company.
The aim of the workshop is to identify talented and versatile performers the company can draw on for future projects (see www.talkingbirds.co.uk for examples of our previous work), particularly in the run up to Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture in 2021. We will also be inviting Artistic Directors from other regional companies to join us in the afternoon.
Travel expenses and lunch will be provided, along with any additional support you need to participate fully in the workshop.
Open Cast is aimed at expanding the casting pool for Midlands-based companies and priority will be given to D/deaf, disabled and learning disabled artists, artists from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and those based in the region.
Application is by submitting a video that lasts between 90 and 120 seconds (phone camera is fine) giving us an introduction to you, your work and why you want to come and do the workshop.
In addition to this, we encourage you to include any information that will help us consider your application. You can also attach a resumé/CV if you wish.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Open Cast) with the link to the video or the video attached.
Applicants of any age over 18 welcome. The workshop is aimed at both emerging
and established artists. Full-time students are not eligible to apply.
Please note revised dates:
Date of Workshop: Friday 4th May (Coventry)
Deadline for applications: Sunday 22nd April
We will inform successful applicants by: Wednesday 25th April
Telephone number for any queries: 024 7615 8330 (please leave your name and number clearly) or e-mail email@example.com