So excited to announce Great Expectations Theatre is finally ready to bring The Cycle from page to stage!
As part of this process we'll be holding an open casting call at Hope studios, 52 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 1ED on Friday the 10th of August from 10AM-6PM in room 3. The Cycle is a new play that challenges the stigma and perception of society's view of the traditional sufferer of domestic violence whilst exploring the toxic impact this stigma has for all parties involved in domestic violence. For more information on The Cycle click here
Break down: We're looking for a female of any ethnicity to play the role of Meg. She's assured, firm and would do anything for her family, including baby brother Jake. When she tries to stick by his side it brings back her painful past and she has now to wrestle with a life changing secret that could destroy their lives.
Playing age: 24-30
Rehearsal venue: Hope studios
Rehearsal times: The ideal applicant would need to have plenty of flexible availability throughout September and October we'd be mainly looking at weekends and weekday evenings to rehearse.
Key dates: The Cycles initial run will be performed first of all to Warrington Youth Club staff on the 9th of October (time tbc) at our rehearsal room and then to the kids at Warrington Youth Club which located at The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre, Peace Dr, Great Sankey, Warrington WA5 1HQ on Tuesday the 16th of October at 7PM.
Payment: This run in October would be unpaid (that includes us as well) however all travel expenses would be covered in accordance to the protecting actors agreement.There is the potential of a touring opportunity around the North West Onside Youth Network in 2019. Great Expectations Theatre has every intention to ensure this tour would be paid either through ACE funding or profit share from the tour dates. The chosen applicant (should they wish to) would play Meg in the 2019 tour
Applicants should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get an idea of numbers for the day and send you the scenes we'd be working on in the audition, if you could send us a copy of your acting CV too that'd be great. in addition we'd like you to prepare a short monologue up to 2 mins maximum. Monologues may be recorded for analysis purpose only. Any questions again e-mail or send us a tweet or DM on twitter to:@GreatExpThetr and we'll address any concerns as quickly as possible.
Thanks for reading and hope to see lots of you on the 10th of August!