In A Comedy, six individuals are brought together to face the task of creating ‘A Guide To Humour’. Unique, mischievous and controversial personalities collide as they explore the nature of humour in a post-COVID world of cancel-culture and sensitivity. This riotous and challenging stage of the R&D asks us to consider what is funny nowadays...and what isn’t!

A group of performers will explore these themes with the Lead Coordinator through play and discussion, structuring and preparing the material for a final presentation. The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Engaging in improvisation, devising and writing exercises with the Co-ordinator and Dramaturg
  • A sharing of the completed material to a select audience in March 2022.
  • Conducting creative research inside and outside the rehearsal room
  • An openness to share and reflect from personal experience
  • Involvement in outreach activities (ie, instagram take-overs, zoom workshops)
  • A sense of humour, ideally.

This is an open call and, as such, we are extremely interested in hearing from applicants with protected characteristics and/or those from under-represented communities. Due to the nature of the project, some of the subject matter may be triggering.

Contract: 20 days between January 2021 and March 2022
Fee: £2,400 (plus expenses, as required)

Key Dates
Monday 10th - Friday 21st January 2022 (10 days) in Newport, South Wales
Monday 7th - Friday 18th March 2022 (10 days) in Newport, South Wales

Due to budgetary constraints a base of within 30 miles is desirable, but this can be discussed with the right candidate.

If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you! Please provide us with a video/audio format document with: 

  • An introduction
  • A joke
  • A skill

You are welcome to interpret these tasks as you wish, but the submission must be no longer than three minutes. This should be sent to: acomedy2022@gmail.com

Deadline: Friday 26th November 2021, 5pm

This project is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and The Carne Trust, and supported by Tin Shed Theatre Co. and Disability Arts Cymru

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