Call out for Physical Theatre Practitioner/ Director – Professional Development Opportunity
Deadline for applications 12pm, Wednesday 29th March
Interview date Wednesday 5th April
Surge is looking for an emerging Physical Theatre Practitioner/Director to be the Lead Artist on a site-responsive, devised theatre project at Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh 24th – 28th May 2017.
The Mash Collective create site-specific bespoke performances inspired by unusual or underused environments.
With the Old Citadel Theatre as their stimulus, an ensemble of emerging physical theatre performers will create a unique spectacle that pops up in different areas of Hidden Door Festival over the opening weekend.
As Lead Artist of this project:
- You will receive mentorship from Surge practitioners, Alan Richardson and Melanie Jordan
- You will work with emerging performers and facilitate the devising process culminating in a site specific performance at Hidden Door Festival
- You will accompany Surge on a site visit prior to the event to assist the selection of the performance site
- You will direct a new site-specific theatre performance
- You will have the opportunity to realise a vision for a new performance piece and will be supported in the planning and execution of that performance.
Experience desirable but not essential in:
- devised physical theatre
- directing devised work
- workshop facilitation
- creating street theatre
- creating site specific work
- creating cross art form performance
Training in these areas will be given. There will also be a stipend of £200 for the project.
To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and 300 – 500 words detailing why you would like to take part.
Some information on the practitioners and companies you will work with:
Alan Richardson has been working in street arts and indoor theatre for 25 years as a producer, director, teacher, performer, musician and musical director. He has designed and programmed street theatre festivals in Porto, Liverpool and Glasgow. Alan is Director of Surge, an organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. Surge also programmes and delivers Surge Festival each July in Glasgow.
Melanie Jordan is Physical Theatre Practitioner with Surge and an award-winning theatre maker and performer specialising in devised physical work and clown.
The Hidden Door Festival, 26 May – 4 June 2017, will transform the long-abandoned Citadel Theatre in Leith into an area where the public can explore and discover live music venues, theatre spaces, bars, a cinema, and a multitude of art exhibition, installation spaces and some of Scotland’s best emerging creative talent.