Apply for our 'Sister' Casting Call

OPEN CASTING CALL– SISTER DEVELOPMENT RESIDENCY


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We’re looking for two creative actor-singers to help us develop the lead roles for ‘Sister’, a new show from northern arts collective Ulita.


This will take the form of a one-week residency in which we’ll discuss the themes of the show, improvise scenes, and explore the characters. You’ll be working alongside us to develop the role, so an interest in improvisation/devising is key!


Applicants of any age, gender, and ethnicity are welcome, as well as those who identify as D/deaf or disabled.


DETAILS OF THE RESIDENCY


When   //  8th-13th February 2021 (COVID-19 permitting)

Where //  Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK

Fee //  £700 for the week plus expenses and accommodation


ABOUT THE SHOW


’Sister’ is a 2 act, musically-driven show about a brother and sister, who live on opposite sides of the world, so only speak over the phone/internet. When we meet them, the brother - a painter - is preparing for his first solo show, an exhibition drawing on their childhood in Stockport. ‘Sister’ is about the power-play and emotional landscape of a sibling relationship, set against the backdrop of his anxiety disorder, her compulsion for storytelling, and the shadows of their shared memories.

‘Sister’ is written for 2 actor-singers, and an eight-piece improvising ensemble.


HOW TO APPLY


Please send your application to [email protected] by 5pm on 16th December 2020. 

This should include:


1) A video self-tape comprising:


  • A spoken piece (for example a story or monologue) (max. 3 minutes)
  • A sung piece (in any genre/style) (max. 4 minutes)

2) Some information about yourself. This can be submitted as either a video (max. 2 mins) or written document (max. 1 page), including:


  • A creative statement (what drives you as an artist)
  • Why you’re interested in the project
  • Your previous experience

3) (Optional - up to 3 links to previous work) 


Please send videos as links rather than downloads – Vimeo/Youtube preferred. Your video can be unlisted, but remember to include any passwords, and ensure videos will be available to watch until at least January 5, 2021. Written statements should be attached as a PDF to your email application.


We will let applicants know the outcome of the video auditions by January 7, 2021. Shortlisted artists will be invited to a live call-back audition. 


CALL-BACK AUDITION DETAILS


When //  20th-22nd January 2021 (COVID-19 permitting)

Where //  Manchester (exact location to be confirmed)


You’ll be given a 3 hour time-slot within this window - please mention in your email if any (or all) of these dates don’t work, and we’ll try our best to accommodate you.

Travel expenses will be covered.


QUESTIONS


Please send any questions to [email protected]