Circus/Theatre Performer Call Out
Performance Dates: July-September 2017
Rehearsal Dates: May-June 2017 (TBC)
CircusMASH, a company whose work focuses on immersive circus experiences, will be touring Manoken this summer and is seeking circus artists and performers from broader backgrounds. The show will focus on flash-mob style performances that interact with audiences in quirky and unique ways. Manoken will tour throughout the summer in Birmingham with 4x confirmed performance dates, plus additional performance dates that are TBC. Please note that our work is outdoors and interacts with audiences, so it may not be for everyone.
Rehearsal dates will be confirmed after auditioning artists, however there will mandatory dress rehearsal dates in June (TBC). Rehearsals will take place throughout May and June, with performances taking place from July onwards.
We are looking for…
-Aerialists with a dynamic approach and varied background, with the ability to explore characterisation through physicality. Our work is often immersive and interactive with our audiences, so experience in this and working outdoors is desirable.
-Ground Circus Artists with an ability to engage and interact with audiences. Our main interests are in hand balancing, juggling, hula hooping, acrobatics, cyr wheel and unicycle, however we are open to other ground circus skills as well. Candidates with experience working outdoors are desirable.
-Interactive Actors and Character Performers with experience in engaging with the public. Individuals having interactive theatrical experience paired with dance, parkour or other physical skills are highly desirable for the context of this project.
We are also inviting Emerging Artists aged 16-18 with experience in circus (aerial or acrobatic), acting, dance, or interactive performance based skills to audition. As part of our company mission, we offer placements for performer development, so we invite those with experience in performing these skills at a high level to apply, as we will be selecting 2 for the project.
Submission Deadline: 1st April 2017
Audition Dates: April 14th-15th 2017 (TBC)
Fee’s will be discussed with individual artists based on experience.
Please submit a letter or document that gives us a sense of who you are, along with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading “Manoken Audition”.