NTW is casting for its next production.

Rehearsals from 20th October in Newport, South Wales.

Previews from 6th November, plays to 22nd November

Venue: site specific.

 

This production is an immersive experience which takes the form of a fictionally illegal journey across a reimagined border. It also exists online via the surveillance network of the fictional border agency. Part game, part theatre, part situationist documentary, the production is an investigation into migration, boundaries, truth, surveillance, and identity. It is about the names we call ourselves and the names we call others.

 

We are looking for highly skilled performers who enjoy playful audience responsive work.

All scenes are performed more than once per night, with audiences moving between them.

 

We are particularly interested in seeing actors who are from refugee/ asylum seeker backgrounds or have had direct contact with undocumented border crossing.

Casting on the 25th and 26th September.

If you would like to be considered for this production please send your headshot and CV, telling us a bit about yourself, where you are from and where you are based to: casting@nationaltheatrewales.org

 

NTW is casting for the following roles:

 

 

PASSPORT DEALER / COYOTE x 3

Can be either Male or Female. Age range 20 – 40.

Any Ethnicity.

To play a new arrival to the UK.

 

Street dealer in fake documents. Wily. Crafty.

These performers will be the first point of contact for audience and will need to be in charge of time critical one-on-one improvised street scenes.

Require performers who can deliver a scene with both consistency and variation several times in quick succession.

 

As with all our productions we would prefer Welsh, Welsh-based or Welsh trained performers, but in this case will see performers from outside Wales if they have the desired experience with the refugee/asylum system.

 

 

SNAKEHEAD JACKSON

 

Male. Playing age 30 – 50.

White.

 

Head of a small people-smuggling cell.  Believably dangerous gangster. Probably British.

 

Will need to do close hand group scenes and will need to convey a large chunks of information very quickly to a small group audience. Requires a confident improviser who can deliver with both consistency and variation several times in quick succession, and who is skilled in audience management.

 

As with all our productions we would prefer Welsh, Welsh-based or Welsh trained performers.

 

BORDER AGENT

 

Male or female. Playing age 30 – 50.

Any ethnicity.

ENGLISH accent ie not Welsh accent.

 

High ranking counter terrorist officer and Border Agent.

Serious undercover agent, commanding. Deadpan.

 

Persuasive performer, confident working 1 to 1 and with technology.

 

As with all our productions we would prefer Welsh, Welsh-based or Welsh trained performers.

 

WELSH BORDER AGENTS x 2

 

1 Male and 1 Female. Playing age 30 – 50.

Possibly physically imposing.

Ideally both would be Welsh Speakers.

 

Border Agents of the fictional border agency.

Over-empowered frontline staff. Civil Service authority figures. A bit jobsworth and a bit dangerous.

 

Group scenes and 1 on 1 interviews.

Excellent audience management skills. Excellent improvisation and time management. Precise.

 

As with all our productions we would prefer Welsh, Welsh-based or Welsh trained performers. 

 

THE GAFR

 

Male. Playing age 25 – 45.

North African or Middle Eastern

 

A charming and possibly dangerous chef with a pet goat. Appears to work in a Kebab Caravan. Part of the underground network. A friend, we hope.

 

Excellent storyteller.

 

Group scenes. Must Drive. Confident with knives, food and animals!

 

As with all our productions we would prefer Welsh, Welsh-based or Welsh trained performers.

 

BAARC CHIEF 

Male. Playing age 40-55.

Welsh.

Head of the Active Citizen Progrtamme at the Border Agency. A high-up Civil Servant.

Very confident and charismatic Everyman. A bit like Neville Wilshire...

This actor will not be part of the rehearsal or performance. Their contribution will take the form of 1 day of filming - the resulting three short 'training and information' films will form part of the production.

Filming will take place in the week commencing 29th September so it is vital that you are available for this period. 

As with all our productions we would prefer Welsh, Welsh-based or Welsh trained performers.

 

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Comment by Zoe Goodacre on September 23, 2014 at 11:57
Hi Mawgaine

Will you be contacting everyone who got in touch? I'm worried because I realise the file size on my headshot might be bigger than some mailboxes accept. I don't mind not being seen for casting as long as I know it's not because I messed up the email!

Thanks,

Zoe
Comment by Ross Spencer Shaddick on September 17, 2014 at 12:31

Hi Mawgaine,

Will this be paid work?

Comment by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on September 17, 2014 at 10:08

Hi Alan, 

Sam and Lucy will be casting next week, on the 25th and 26th, so please send them your CV etc as soon as possible to be considered. Mx

Comment by Alan Humphreys on September 16, 2014 at 17:34
Hi when's the deadline for submissions?

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