Call out for male performer

Here you have a devising/improv opportunity for a male performer to take part in Lizzie Crarer’s  The Heroine Project about the life and work of Dorothy Lawrence.  Lizzie has secured a small fee with an ACE app pending. I can’t seem to attach it to this, so here are the full details:

The Heroine Project: Dorothy Lawrence

Dates: 26th – 30th August

Call for male performers aged 20 – 35 based in/near Salisbury who:

ü  Have strong improvisation/devising skills

ü  Enjoy historical research

ü  Have an interest in working with community groups

ü  Connect with the story in question and want to make it known

The project is about Dorothy Lawrence, who disguised herself as a man and made her way to the frontline of fighting in northern France in 1915. The book she published in 1919 was largely forgotten about, and Dorothy was incarcerated in a psychiatric institution in 1925, where she remained until her death in 1964. The story has a previously unexplored connection with Salisbury, and so we want to make sure that Dorothy is part of the centenary celebrations in this area by making a play about her in Salisbury over the next 12 months.

We are looking for a versatile performer to explore some of the people in Dorothy’s life during a 4-day devising process with a writer, director and the performer playing Dorothy. On the 5th day there will be a community workshop on which the performers will assist.

Depending in the results of the devising week, there is the potential for ongoing involvement with the project.

Fees are a minimum of £80 for the 5 days, plus a small contribution towards travel.

Arts Council Funding has been applied for to pay each artist ITC minimum plus subs for the five days (£358 + £78.75).

Auditions will take place on 29th July between 9:30am and 1pm, in the Community Room at Salisbury Playhouse.

Please send a CV and a covering letter to Lizzie: lizziecrarer@hotmail.com

Deadline: 23rd July

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