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Comment by Glesni Price-Jones on August 4, 2017 at 9:54

AUGUST 012- CASTING CALL

August 012 are casting their next production, OF MICE AND MEN, opening in October 2017 in Chapter.

 

We will be working with the play text by Steinbeck himself but also passages from the novel.

 

We have joined forces with Hijinx theatre company to cast a disabled actor to play Lennie Small. Mathilde Lopez will be directing, working with an excellent creative team made of regular and new collaborators.

 

Rehearsals are 18th September-17th October 2017
The show opens on 18th October and will be running until 28th October 2017

 

Some roles are already cast -Lennie Small and Slim- but we are still looking for:

 

-A male actor, 20-30 years old, white/mixed race, to play George Milton

 

-A male or female actor, white/mixed race, 25-30 years old, to play Curley, Curley’s wife and other male characters

 

-A male actor, 40/50 years old, black/mixed race, to play Crooks and other male and female characters

You’ll need to be happy doubling and tripling characters and interested in devising.

 

We will research a stage language somewhere between documentary realism and the Bible, with echoes of Sergio Leone and Little House on the Prairie.

 

Auditions will take place at The Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on Thursday 17th August all day and Friday 18th August in the morning.


Fee meets Equity minimum. Actors should be Cardiff based unless they are willing to fund their own re location for the project. The project is supported by Arts Council of Wales and Hijinx Theatre Company.

 

Deadline to apply is 11th August 2017
 
Contact mathildelopez@august012.co.uk

Comment by Fio on July 31, 2017 at 14:31
Participatory Arts Training

Fio are excited to launch their Participatory Arts Training 2017 funded by Arts Council Wales. 1st - 3rd September. Apply Now!

Fio are able to offer 15 places free of charge (usually £120pp).

Fio are also able to offer selected trainees a further Training Bursary and on the job training.

Requirements:

- Interest in working in ‘The Arts’
- Over 18
- Fun and Hard Working!

Our 3 day training programme will see individuals trained as facilitators, workshop leaders and ambassadors. The training is led by Artistic Director Abdul Shayek who has over 15 years experience working in the Participatory and Community Arts Sector. The training will cover:

• Creative Facilitation
• Workshop Design & Creation
• Participatory Project Design
• Community Engagement
• Developing a Career in the Arts.
• Self Employment in the Arts
• Safeguarding and Working with Young People
• Promoting Inclusion
• Funding Advice

Fio hope to engage with a new cohort of facilitators and workshop leaders from across Wales and have opportunities for future work .

Fio are particularly interested in hearing from people of BAME background but this is not a requirement.

Contact: people@wearefio.co.uk

Training Dates: 1st - 3rd September

Application Deadline: 25th August 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMAiaCzHGpQ&list=PLk1g-YvpvqvVs...
Comment by Strategic Research and Insight on July 17, 2017 at 10:56

We are looking for flexible staff to join our small, friendly team of telephone interviewers. We are very flexible and only ever book shifts 1 week in advance based on your availability. We find that our working pattern suits freelancers.
Working hours are 9-4:30pm or 12-7:30pm. You can leave early if you hit your target and still get paid for a full day. £7.50 an hour.
If interested, please email kate@strategic-research.co.uk for further details :)

Comment by Bethan Morgan on July 13, 2017 at 9:03

Last 3 chances to see Mercury Theatre Wales's 35 TIMES - Tonight until Saturday 15th July 7.30pm Chapter Arts Centre.

Here's a lovely review from earlier in the week...

http://www.kellyallenwriter.com/2017/07/lets-talk-about-domestic-ab...

Comment by Matt Ball on July 10, 2017 at 12:59
Comment by Kama Roberts on July 5, 2017 at 10:12

The Willow Globe has, amongst other things, become a secret little hub for actors to come and play in a glorious place. It is 1/3 the size of Shakespeare's Globe and planted of living willow. This weekend we have the renowned Factory Theatre Company bringing a one time (gender and age blind) performance of Macbeth. There will be an open rehearsal included in the (mid-Wales) ticket price. The drive here is stunning, the place is stunning and the show will be really exciting. If you can I recommend filling a car and coming along (but I recommend booking ) http://www.shakespearelink.co.uk/event/77/Macbeth/

Comment by Laura H Drane on July 3, 2017 at 15:13
Comment by Bethan Morgan on June 26, 2017 at 20:33

Mercury Theatre Wales's new show 35 TIMES opens Thursday 29th June - raising awareness of Domestic Abuse.

http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/events/35-times-mercury-t..."

Comment by AVANT on June 26, 2017 at 19:21

Comment by Kym Bartlett on June 5, 2017 at 15:04

Grants Available for Actor Parents and their Children 

The Actors' Children's Trust (www.actorschildren.org) is in the fortunate position of being able to increase its grants and support a lot more people. We fund actor-parents, where acting has been the main part of your professional career.  Whilst most charities only give grants when you are unable to work, ACT knows that this isn't enough.

A depressing number of actors are forced to quit the profession when they become parents, simply because life becomes impossible. Earnings are too low and too unpredictable to organise and fund regular childcare. 'Free hours' barely exist for actors' unsocial work time. Schedules get changed at the last minute, meaning sudden needs for extra childcare.  ACT is delighted that our childcare grants are helping actor-parents stay in the profession they love.  Some parents welcome a monthly payment (e.g. £100 to £400), while others find a lump sum best at the start of a new job such as a tour.

Applications are processed within a month (or a few days in the case of crisis funding), and support can be one-off or continue for some years. Please help us spread the word about this resource for actor families by telling other actors. Also follows us on Twitter @ActorsChildren

ACT can help you with the following costs:

  • CHILDCARE – top-up grants can help actor-parents attend auditions, take jobs and hopefully stay in the profession.  
  • SCHOOL COSTS – activities including music, sport, drama and dance lessons; uniform and kit, transport, lunches and trips.
  • CRISIS – almost every actor-parent faces times of crisis.  ACT is here for you and aims to give quick, useful, confidential support.
  • SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL / MEDICAL NEEDS – ACT aims not to duplicate state provision but, sometimes, when the statutory services are overwhelmed or unwilling, we are pleased to fund urgent assessments and help families achieve appropriate provision through an Education, Health and Care Plan.
  • STUDENT GRANTS – ACT helps in many other ways, including university, college and apprenticeship grants at 18+.  

ACT does not pay for private education or private tutors.

 

Please do get in touch:  robert@actorschildren.org   020 7636 7868    

We first check eligibility (usually just by looking at your CV if you are on Spotlight) and we usually fund people whose household income is under £40,000. 

www.actorschildren.org

 

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Our Theatre lights have lost their shimmer and sparkle with the passing of a true valley legend. Frank Vickery writer, actor , director and dame extraordinaire. RCT Theatres family will miss you . We light our venues in pink tonight in your memory #madeimRCtpic.twitter.com/oyhs22SOUq

Our Theatre lights have lost their shimmer and sparkle with the passing of a true valley legend. Frank Vickery writer, actor , director and dame extraordinaire. RCT Theatres family will miss you . We light our venues in pink tonight in your memory

We are very sad to hear of the passing of one of Wales’ most talented and funniest playwrights, Frank Vickery. A great loss to our Welsh theatre industry. He will be greatly missed.

We are very sad to hear of the passing of one of Wales’ most talented and funniest playwrights, Frank Vickery. A great loss to our Welsh theatre industry. He will be greatly missed.

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