Likely Story looking for male actor to help devise new show

Likely story are looking for a male actor to help them create 'The Locked Door', a gruesome new fairy tale for a family audience, supported by Arts Council Wales and John Thaw Foundation.

The company are looking for an actor who is playful and creative, with strong improvisation skills, physically fit, visually imaginative. You will be prepared to work hard and enjoy the challenging process of creating new work from scratch. You will have past experience of devising and ensemble work and a desire to make theatre for family audience. We are especially interested in actors who have, some of the following skills; physical training, playing a musical instrument, singing, puppetry.

Likely Story work collaboratively and believe in the playful delight in telling stories. Our past work has included elements of circus, physical theatre, live music and multimedia. In our productions a watering-can poured in to a suitcase of tinfoil becomes a rainstorm; an umbrella becomes a crow and shadows tell stories of a giant and a small girl. We are inspired by companies including Kneehigh, Punchdrunk and improbable.

You will work closely in a collaborative ensemble of four actors, a director, writer, designer and composer for a three week research and development period in Jan-Feb 2011. This will take place in Cardiff and London. This is a paid role and basic accomadation can be arranged. Ideally you will be available for a weekend workshop 4/5th Dec 2010 in London.

Please send a CV (max 2 pages) and covering letter explaining why you are interested in and suitable for the role to info@LikelyStory.org.uk by 5 pm 12th November. Audition workshop on 20th/21st November 2010.

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