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Humans at Work Auditions

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AUDITION DATE
Friday 6 December 2019 (10am to 4pm) at Warwick Arts Centre (Helen Martin Studio)

To be considered, interested actors must send a performance CV and headshot via email no later than Friday 29 November.

Shortlisted actors will be sent audition slots and audition sides on Tuesday 3 December.

Production Rehearsals: Monday 3 February 2020 to Thursday 20 February 2020

Performance Dates: Thursday 20 February 2020 at 7:30pm & Friday 21 February 2020 at 2pm & 7:30pm in the Helen Martin Studio

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
Humans at Work is a Great Places (City of Culture 2021) Project. Using theatre and performance, the project brings to light Coventry’s industrial past and looks at how this workplace has changed. The theatre piece is commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre.

This new verbatim-style play draws on interviews with the Coventry community. Writer Stephanie Ridings will bring interview transcripts together with archival material to form a new script that will be rehearsed and performed in February 2020 under the direction of Greg Homann. Memories will be interweaved with real-life accounts of today’s Coventry-based workspaces.

The cast will be contracted for 3 weeks of work (inclusive of 3 performances in total) at Equity minimum.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking to cast three skilled theatre actors of any age and gender who can convincingly play multi-role parts. The cast will be required to depict real-life people of broadly different identities and ages and might be asked to play across gender. It is essential that each actor can authentically represent Coventry-based characters with sensitivity, attention to detail and nuance.

ABOUT THE WRITER
Stephanie Ridings is a playwright based in the West Midlands. Her recent work includes; The Fear of Fear, The Road to Huntsville, winner of Arts Voice Award and published by Nick Hern Books, Dylan’s Parents for Live Lunch, the Royal Court, Unknown Male, winner of a Peter Brook award. She is an associate of Theatre Absolute and was part of Birmingham REP’s Foundry and Writing West Midlands Room 204 programmes.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Greg Homann is a highly regarded South African director, academic, and award-winning playwright who has recently relocated to the UK. In 2014 he won South Africa’s most prestigious prize for the theatre, the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year Award. He is known for his playful use of innovative forms through which he creates accessible and though-provoking work.

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