Jobs & Opportunities

CALL FOR PERFORMANCE WORK: SeptemberFest

Submission deadline:
Fri 9 Aug 2019: deadline for submissions

About SeptemberFest

The Wheel will be launching the inaugural SeptemberFest at Barbican Theatre this autumn.

Barbican Theatre are supporting The Wheel on SeptemberFest, and we are keen to meet and see new emerging companies in the region. The Wheel are currently taking expressions of interest from companies and individuals who would like to be part of the festival.

The festival will comprise of three evenings featuring a mixed programme of theatre, dance, comedy, music, spoken word, musical theatre and more…

Pieces can be at various stages of development from scratch performances to more fully realised work. We are predominantly looking for short pieces between 5-15 minutes long, but also have some limited space to accommodate longer work.

Selection Process

We want to try & showcase as much work as possible, without over saturating the festival and overcrowding the backstage area.

Our selection criteria is centered around creating varied programme of mostly short pieces of work.

SeptemberFest Timeline

Fri 9 Aug 2019
Deadline for submissions

Thu 19 & Sat 21 Sep 2019
Evening performances at Barbican Theatre

What You Get for Performing

A bucket donation system will be in operation for the festival; after each evening's show we will ask for cash donations, which will be split between the number of companies that performed that evening.

We also aim to film each performance, and to send a copy to all participating companies/artists.

Technical Support

There will be limited tech support available, but you will be designated a short tech time and we will be operating a basic festival rig. Please keep tech requirement simple.

We want to keep the festival fluid so please try to avoid bring lots of set (there is very limited space back stage to store this.)

How To Apply:
Please download an Application Form from the link below, and complete as instructed

The Wheel - SeptemberFest 2019 Application Form

Completed forms should be returned by email to the address below:
Email: info@thewheel.org.uk
If you have any questions about this role, then please contact The Wheel on info@thewheel.org.uk

FUSE Diverse Dance Movers & Shakers

Registration deadline & audition dates:
15 Aug 2019 12pm: deadline for registration to attend workshop audition
31 Aug 2019 11am - 2pm: workshop audition for Movers and Shakers at Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ.

We’re looking for local trained dancers aged 23+ from the Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall area to be part of our FUSE Diverse Dance “Movers & Shakers” company. This is a new company put together for the 2019-2020 FUSE year. These are paid positions (rate of pay below)

Who are our Movers & Shakers?

Curious, open minded and rebellious dance makers who will work together to co-create a shared vocabulary and prepare a dance piece that will be performed in FUSE events.

Movers and Shakers are engaging performers and experienced in theatre & site work.

Movers and Shakers have a training background to a proficient professional standard.

Movers and Shakers have an aptitude in one or many dance styles.

Movers and Shakers are connected to the Plymouth and Devon dance community and want to collaborate across their practice.

What will the company do?

The company will dance together each month, training with guest companies and engaging in a creative process that explores each others movement languages. The in depth choreographic processes and discussions will be guided by the FUSE Diverse Dance leaders and extend the ongoing action research to find a model of making that can work and a language that reflects the city.

Movers & Shakers Timeline

12 & 13 Sept 2019
Free Residency with Alleyne Dance
14 Sept 2019
Performance with Alleyne Dance & FUSE for Plymouth Respect Festival
14 - 25 Oct 2019
Free class with Chayya Collective
26 Oct 2019
Performance in Dance Platform Movers and Shakers at Barbican Theatre
31 Oct - 2 Nov 2019
Illuminate Light Festival Performance (one evening - tbc)
January 2020
Building & developing the work for February 2020 production (two days/ four evenings)
16 - 20 Feb 2020
Free Alleyne Dance residency with FUSEto devise & co-perform a chapter
21 & & 22 Feb 2020
Performance in the FUSE Production.

What is on offer?

As a company member you’ll have:

  • Contracted employment of five performance days (total £480).
  • Free CPD residencies and masterclasses with Alleyne Dance, FUSE Diverse Dance, Chayya Collective and visiting dancers from a rich mix of styles.
  • Support from Barbican Theatre’s Creative Producer (Dan Baker) and FUSE Leader (Suzie West) with four hours of professional development time.
  • Some studio time at Barbican Theatre for your professional use.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to come along to a workshop audition please email fuse@barbicantheatre.co.uk to register your attendance. You don’t need to prepare anything for the day. We will be taking on 10 dancers for this company (as a reminder we’re looking for applicants aged 23+).

Registration deadline & audition dates

  • 15 Aug 2019 12pm: deadline for registration to attend workshop audition
  • 31 Aug 2019 11am - 2pm: workshop audition for Movers and Shakers at Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ.

If you have any questions about Movers & Shakers or our FUSE Diverse Dance project please email fuse@barbicantheatre.co.uk

Movers & Shakers e flyer
If you have any questions about Movers & Shakers or our FUSE Diverse Dance project please email fuse@barbicantheatre.co.uk
Barbican Theatre's FUSE Diverse Dance programme is funded by Arts Council England.

AUDITION CALLOUT: A Grimm Christmas

Registration deadline & audition dates:
Fri 30 Aug 2019 5pm: deadline for applications
Mon 16 - Tue 17 Sep 2019: workshop audition at Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ.

About A Grimm Christmas

A Grimm Christmas is an adults-only alternative Christmas show, co-produced by The Wheel and Barbican Theatre.Following on from last years production An Evening With Krampus, this new production is billed as ‘a dark spin on those fairytales you thought you . . . before Hollywood sprinkled sugar on them!’

We envisage there will be some devising during the rehearsal process, from a draft script.We would like to explore comedy (double-act), live music/song and horror, so any experience with any of the above would be desirable but not essential.

Please note - alongside the professional company there will be a small number of actors in training.

A Grimm Christmas Timeline

Fri 30 Aug 2019 5pm
Deadline for applications

Mon 16 & Tue 17 Sep 2019
Auditions at Barbican Theatre

Mon 18 Nov 2019
Rehearsals for A Grimm Christmas begin (may include some evenings and weekends

Wed 11 - Mon 23 Dec 2019
Performances of A Grimm Christmas at Barbican Theatre

Casting Breakdown

Title: A Grimm Christmas

Producers: Barbican Theatre & The Wheel

Director: Kevin Johnson

Production Type: Theatre

Casting Description: 2 male / male identifying actors to play The Brothers Grimm

Playing age: 24 - 38

We welcome applications from actors of any race/ethnicity, and from non-disabled or disabled actors.

Agreement

This role is a 5 week contract (3 weeks rehearsal, 2 weeks production) paid at £483 per week, in line with Equity guidelines. Please see the A Grimm Christmas timeline for details of dates

All rehearsals and performances will take place in Plymouth; no expenses or relocation costs are offered, so we are looking for actors who will be able to be based in the Plymouth area for the duration of the contract.

How To Apply:
Please download an Application Form from the link below, and complete as instructed*

Barbican Theatre ACTORS Application Form

*Where stated on the form we are happy to receive alternative/additional information - however, we require contact details and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms to be completed for all applications 

Completed forms should be return to one of the addresses below:
Email: jobs@barbicantheatre.co.uk
Post: Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2NJ
If you have any questions about this role, then please contact Kevin Johnson (Director) on info@thewheel.org.uk

With Flying Colours

There are several new positions available for the Plymouth Cultural Education Partnership's 'With Flying Colours' programme:
Assistant Practitioners
  • Salary: £10 per hour
  • Application deadline: 9am Monday 12 August 2019
  • Details / how to apply: click here
Evaulator - Freelance
  • Salary: Freelance fee of £28,000 for 3 year programme
  • Application deadline: 9am Monday 12 August 2019
  • Details / how to apply: click here
Playwrights and Theatre Practitioners - Freelance
  • Salary:  £35 per hour (exc. planning time)
  • Application deadline: 9am Monday 12 August 2019
  • Details / how to apply: click here

 

Work Experience

Barbican Theatre can support week-long Work Experience placements every November and July, and on occasion we are able to support longer-term placements from students and graduates. If you are looking for a placement of this type, then please email us at btpt@barbicantheatre.co.uk  – please be aware that we receive a high volume of requests, and cannot accommodate every placement.