Casting Call – “Mia”

THEATRE TÉMOIN IS CASTING:

After a critically-acclaimed Edfringe Run with sell-out shows at the Pleasance King Dome, FEED is coming to VAULT Festival ahead of an Autumn 2019 national tour. We are looking for a new cast member to take over the role of “Mia”.

 To Apply:

Please send a CV, brief covering letter, and a link to a self-tape with this AUDITION TASK to: casting@theatretemoin.com by end of day on February 6th.  Note that due to the tight turnaround, applications without the audition task will not be considered.   Auditions will be on Saturday Feb 9th,  with callbacks on Feb 10th as needed.

ROLE: MIA

Mia is a 14-year-old beauty blogger, who finds herself at the heart of a viral media storm after reacting to a photo of a murdered Palestinian child. Through the workings of the click-machine, Mia is encouraged to express her pain about the child’s plight in increasingly extreme and disturbing ways, eventually becoming a caricature of herself and her own empathetic pain.

Theatre Temoin is a visual / physical theatre company. Drawing on farce and bouffon, FEED is a play that begins in naturalism and pushes into more grotesque theatrical territory, and this role would suit an actress who is well-trained in naturalism as well as in heightened / stylised theatrical forms.

Qualifications – Essential:

  • Aged 18 or older as of Feb 17th, 2019
  • Very Young Looking – Playing age: 14
  • Strong and empathetic natural quality
  • Strong ability to perform in a more heightened style (bouffon / slapstick / farce / grotesque).
  • Ability to learn lines and choreography quickly
  • Some devising experience

Qualifications – Desirable:

  • Extensive devising experience
  • Small and Middle scale ensemble touring experience
  • Ensemble-driven “Theatre Maker” as opposed to simply “Actor”.

CONTRACT DETAILS:

FEE – Equity (£1500 for 3 weeks)

This is a London-based contract, artist is expected to have own base in London and no further subsistence or travel is available above the fee.

Dates:

Must be available for all dates.

VAULT Festival

Rehearsals

Feb 18th – March 1st: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

Tech Rehearsals

March 4th – 10am-4pm: Rehearsal in Space

March 5th – 3pm – 6:30pm: Tech 1

March 6th – 10am – 12:30pm: Tech 2

Performances

March 6th – 10th – 7pm call for 7:45pm Show

March 9th – Additional matinee 4pm call for 4:45pm show.

National Touring

TOURING AUTUMN 2019 – This will be paid at or above equity minimum, and will be contracted separately. Dates will be dotted through September – November 2019, and company will work around both actor and venue availability, but artist is expected to be flexible and amenable to touring.