Appointment of set designer for the Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival 2016

Everyman Theatre Cardiff are currently seeking a set/costume designer for the Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival 2016.

The Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival is based in the centre of Cardiff and is one of the largest open air theatre festivals outside London. For over 30 years the festival has been entertaining audiences, over 20,000 patrons per year, with a programme of musicals, Shakespeare, light entertainment and children’s shows.

We are seeking a designer with an impressive track record of working on designing sets and costume from concept to conclusion.  You will have at least two years professional experience of design and construction within the sphere of set and costume design. You will be able to work with a committed group of volunteers as well as professional technicians and specialists in fields such as wardrobe. You will be able to demonstrate that you can produce your outcome to a high standard, on budget and by deadline.

This is a challenging and an exciting role that will require you to design a system that will accommodate three shows over four weeks.

The appointment of the designer will be February 2016.

If you would like further information about this role or to submit your CV please email: festivalchairman@everymantheatre.co.uk Or contact Toby Harris on :07794494377

Peter Pan JR audition pack

andGO Productions are delighted to present the 2015 family show for the 2016 Everyman Summer Festival!
Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. is a modern version of the
timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such
as “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me.”
Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure
introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and, of course, the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Filled with
adventure, music and a beloved hero, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. is a magical story for all the family.

We are looking for actors aged 10 upwards. Last year’s show Beauty and the Beast played to almost 6000 people
so all performers need to be capable of being ‘larger than life’, have tons of energy and expression and no fear of
engaging directly with our young audiences!

The auditions will be held at Chapter Arts Centre on Sunday 13th March from 10am to 5pm

Any recalls will take place on Sunday 20th March from 2pm to 6pm
If you would like to audition but cannot attend on these days, please let us know as soon as possible.
Auditions will be held in small groups. Each audition ‘slot’ will be for 45 mins.
Audition Times on March 13th are: 10.00, 10.45, 11.30, 12.15, 2.00, 2.45, 3.30 & 4.15.

Pan16 Audition Pack (MASTER)

Physical theatre workshop

The ‘buzz’ that passed through the company of ‘Melting Potters’ who enjoyed Morgan Thomas’ Physical Theatre workshop last week was tangible. As the group took on mantras, became sofas, explored physicality or acted as haunted houses, some poignant, intriguing and surprising pieces of theatre emerged. The energised conversation in the bar afterwards confirmed that everyone felt they had gained a great deal from taking part and was keen for more. A big ‘Thank you’ to Morgan.

 

Into the Woods Audition Pack

Stephen Sondheim’s spectacular Tony Award winning musical creation will open the festival in 2016. The show takes many of the Grimm fairytales, spins them on their head and intertwines them in a unique way. The traditional fairytales play out in familiar fashion and we end act one in celebration. The second act takes us completely by surprise as we learn what happened after the ‘happily ever after’.

One of the classics of modern musical theatre, Into the Woods has enjoyed repeated success on Broadway and London’s West End and has recently made it onto the silver screen as a hit film starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, James Corden and Anna Kendrick. Favourite childhood characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk are combined with Sondheim’s hauntingly beautiful score to takes us on a roller-coaster ride of emotions.

Performance Dates: Thursday 23rd June to Saturday 2nd July 2016

11 performances over 10 days at the Everyman Open Air Festival Theatre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Performances will commence every evening at 8pm with matinees on Saturdays 25th June & 2nd July.
No performances on Sunday 26th June
Technical & Dress Rehearsals: Sunday 19th June to Wednesday 22nd June

The date of the first rehearsal is to be confirmed.

To reserve your place at the audition, please ring 01656 890371 or email amabourke@gmail.com

The auditions will be held at the Everyman Clubroom in Chapter Arts Centre on Sunday 7th February and Sunday 14th February with slots from 10am-5pm.

Into the Woods 2016 – Audition Pack_FINAL

‘Allo ‘Allo Audition Pack

Based on the highly successful BBC television series, ‘Allo ‘Allo is an uproarious comedy taking place in and around Café René in the French rural town of Nouvion during the World War II German occupation. Café owner, René Artois, is the reluctant war hero trying to satisfy demands from both the Germans and the French Resistance whilst having affairs with his waitresses and keeping his overbearing wife happy. The original series ran for 92 episodes between 1982 and 1992, regularly had audiences of over 14 million and has been seen in over 70 countries worldwide.

Auditions will be held at Chapter Arts Centre on:
Thursday 18th February [7pm – 10pm]
Saturday 20th February [3pm – 6pm]
Sunday 21st February [11am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm]
Recalls will either be on the Sunday afternoon or at a later date

Please email amabourke@gmail.com to book an audition.

The performance dates are Thursday 7th July to Saturday 16th July 2016.

AlloAllo 2016 Audition Pack

Physical Theatre Workshop: Wednesday 6 January

Morgan Thomas, a freelance professional actor, director and lecturer will run a PHYSICAL THEATRE session on Wednesday 6 January. The session will start earlier than usual at 7.30 pm and will run for TWO hours; if you are interested in participating, you will need to sign up by emailing raythomas48@hotmail.com. First come, first served!

You will also need to wear appropriate and loose-fitting clothing, bring water and be aware of the physical nature of the work. Morgan’s brief is to help the group to create a piece of theatre/ narrative – the set, props etc – by using the body/ bodies – in addition to creating the characters through body and voice. It should be fun, creative, dynamic and energising!

The session is not a dance or movement session but you will need to be prepared to participate and move around.

Christmas Party – this week!

Everyman’s Christmas Party
Wednesday 16th December is our last Clubnight of the year and we’re having a party. Cheese and wine will be available for a very modest contribution. More importantly, we are planning party games – so if you you know a good one, bring it along! Hope to see you there. Clubnights will resume on the 6th January with a Melting Pot session. Please watch this space for more information.

“Do not go gentle…”

Having enjoyed a good response to the “Touring” Club Night on 11 November, I have now booked the Club Room for a read-through of the whole play – “Do Not Go Gentle….” by Australian Playwright, Patricia Cornelius, for 7 pm on Friday 11 December 2015. A fascinating piece of theatre, dealing with the ageing process, by means of a “re-enactment” of Scott’s ill-fated and final journey in the Antarctic as a metaphor for that which lies ahead of us all!

Anyone interested, please just turn up, including actors (aged 50+, by and large) and SM/ Tech people. I only have a limited number of copies, so it should be fun!

Ray Thomas

Medea: Our March show

Medea
Places are filling up for Medea auditions on 7 and 8 November – book your slot now!
 
The Plot 
Jason (leader of the Argonauts) is marrying a new bride. The only problem is that he already has a wife, the sorceress Medea who helped him to win the Golden Fleece. Not a woman to be messed with, she plans a terrible revenge…     
 
Character list
Nurse, female, 40-50s plus
Tutor, male, 40-50s plus  
Medea, female, 30s plus
Chorus of Corinthian women, all ages
Creon, king of Corinth, male, 50s plus  
Jason, male, 30s plus   
Aegeus, king of Athens, male, 50s plus
Messenger, male or female, any age 
Medea’s two sons, 7 plus
 
The auditions
Workshop auditions will be held:
7 November, Meeting room 2, Chapter (all day)
8 November, Meeting room 2, Chapter (afternoon only)
 
Recalls will be held:
14 November (Meeting Room 2, Chapter)
To book an audition slot, email Marie-Claire Costley at marieclairecostley@yahoo.co.uk
No need to prepare anything, though you may find it useful to familiarise yourself with the play.  
 
Rehearsals
Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sundays (daytime) and will begin on 6 December. The week before the show, rehearsals may also be called on Monday, Thursday & Friday evening. 
 
Performance
Medea will be performed at Chapter, 8-12 March 2016. There will also be a technical rehearsal on 6 March (from 3pm) and a dress rehearsal on 7 March. All cast must be available for these dates.

This week’s Clubnight: Scenes from American Drama

Everyone is invited to bring along and act out a scene (involving 2-4 people) from a play by an American writer such as, for example, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neil, David Mamet, Neil Simon etc. It should not exceed 8 mins to give everyone a chance. There will also be material available on the night. Hosted by Jeff Fifer.