• Artists Wanted for Circus Theatre Gaming Project The Giant & The Bear

    4 February 2012 Jobs & Opportunities
    Unlimited Theatre, The Giant & The Bear

    The Giant & The Bear is a new project for the London 2012 Festival produced by the ever-interesting Unlimited Theatre in collaboration with the director Layla Rosa and social and pervasive gamemasters Hide&Seek.

    They're currently looking to cast ten performers with strong acting and devising skills as the show's Circus Family, and while there's some flexibility in terms of skills/disciplines, they're particularly interested in the following:

  • A multi‐skilled male performer (juggler, unicycler, trick biker, etc), with presence and flair and good physical / musical skills.
  • A ground based duo ‐ clowns or contortionists, or actors with physical skills, probably one male, one female, and possibly with some puppetry skills.
  • Two aerial performers, or an aerialist double‐act.
  • A ‘variety’ girl – a female performer with circus skills or cabaret / variety routines.
  • A handbalancer or acrobat.
  • A BMX biker, or trick biker, skateboarder or stunt‐man.
  • There will be an initial two-day workshop in London 19-20 April and a three-day workshop in Leeds 26-28 April (with performers split between the two), and then all performers will need to be available for the four weeks commencing 21 May (development, venue tbc), 11 June & 18 June (rehearsals, Leeds), and 4 July (performance, Leeds).

    For full details on the project and information on how to apply see here [PDF]. Deadline for applications is 12pm on 9 February 2012. Auditions are 20 & 21 February in London.

    Artists: Layla Rosa