CASTING: Dirty Protest - Lightspeed from Pembroke Dock by Mark Williams

CASTING CALL: Dirty Protest - ‘LIGHTSPEED FROM PEMBROKE DOCK’
Dirty Protest are casting for their forthcoming production, LIGHTSPEED FROM PEMBROKE DOCK, which will tour Wales in the Spring of 2018. The play will be our flagship show during our 10 year celebrations as a company. The play will be a co-production between Dirty Protest, Chapter Arts Centre and Torch Theatre.
Meetings will take place in mid-January in Cardiff.
LIGHTSPEED FROM PEMBROKE DOCK by Mark Williams
Rehearsal Dates: 12th March to 3rd April 2018
On tour across Wales: 4th April 2018 to 5th May 2018
SYNOPSIS
1979. When Star Wars superfan Sam discovers that the Millennium Falcon is being built in his home town, his life is turned upside down. Determined to get inside the cockpit; his only obstacle is his stepdad Mike, guardian of the secret hangar where the legendary ship is being built in Pembroke Dock.
2014. Sam’s daughter Lizzie goes missing, forcing him into a desperate hunt to bring her back to safety before it’s too late.
Never mind saving the galaxy, sometimes you just have to save your own world. Lightspeed from Pembroke Dock explores what happens when Hollywood’s best-loved spaceship lands on your doorstep. This is a story of hope, courage, and how to be a family when it seems the universe is against you.
ROLES
We are looking for 4 performers (any background, heritage or ethnicity) for the following roles:
YOUNG SAM (1979) - Sam is a 14 year old Star Wars super-fan. When Sam and his school mates break into the secret hangar where his stepdad works, he puts his stepfather’s job in jeopardy. Sam is a dreamer with a huge imagination.
We are looking for a performer who is 18+ who can convincingly play a 14 year old.
MIKE (1979) - Mike is Sam’s stepfather and is a single parent. He was recently made redundant from his job in the local shipyard but has been employed in a top secret construction project - to build the Millennium Falcon for a forthcoming film shoot. Mike is a straight-talking working man who speaks his mind and loves his stepson. We are looking for a performer who can play a 35-45 year old.
OLDER SAM (2014) - Older Sam is on his way to an interview for his dream job - to work on the latest Star Wars film as a props maker. His over-focus on his work prospects have meant he’s taken his eye off the ball with his family and when he goes on a road trip with his daughter things come to a head.
We are looking for a performer who can play 40-45 year old.
LIZZIE (2014) - Lizzie is Sam’s daughter. She is intelligent, opinionated and politically engaged. When she goes on a road trip with her father some home truths come to the fore.
We are looking for a performer who is 18+ who can convincingly play a 16 year old.
All of the characters are from Pembroke in West Wales.
Dirty Protest actively encourages applications from disabled, D/deaf and sensory impaired performers.
DETAILS
You must be available to work with us full time for the following project dates:
12th March - 3rd April 2018 (rehearsals in Cardiff)
4th April - 5th May 2018 (tour)
ITC minimum weekly rates apply including touring allowance or travel costs where appropriate.
If you're interested, please send an acting CV and headshot - or a link to your spotlight page - as well as information about your connection to Wales, to: info@dirtyprotesttheatre.co.uk
In line with our company mission, Dirty Protest will prioritise Welsh and Wales-based performers, and performers with a significant connection to Wales. For this production we are specifically looking for actors with a base in Cardiff.
 
Dirty Protest want to make sure everyone has equal opportunities to connect with and work with us, so please let us know about any access needs you may have.
Supported with funding from the Arts Council of Wales, National Lottery and Welsh Government.

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