Female actor of colour sought for site-responsive production

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Female actor of colour (Black British/African/Carribean or Mixed Race) sought to join ensemble for an innovative site-responsive production of a medieval epic poem. Fair Field is a major new project bringing the medieval ‘poem of crisis’ Piers Plowman to life for modern audiences. The production is composed collaboratively by a writing team including Annette Brook, […]

Female actor of colour (Black British/African/Carribean or Mixed Race) sought to join ensemble for an innovative site-responsive production of a medieval epic poem.

Fair Field is a major new project bringing the medieval ‘poem of crisis’ Piers Plowman to life for modern audiences. The production is composed collaboratively by a writing team including Annette Brook, Breach Theatre, Steve Ely, Nick Field, Francesca Millican-Slater, Ross Sutherland and Tom Chivers, with live music by the Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments. Co-directors Tom Chivers/Russell Bender. Each tour location comprises five moments performed across two days.

Performances will be in Ledbury (Herefordshire), outdoors in the Malvern Hills and London, with a video of the production released online for free in the Autumn.

Workshop days – 5-7 June (attendance at all dates preferred but not essential)
Rehearsals – 14 June – 28 June
Ledbury/Malvern Hills – 29 June – 2 July
London – July 5-8

The fee is £1,280 not including the three workshop days, which are an additional £80pd. Rehearsals are in east London. Travel and accommodation is covered for the Ledbury performances only.

We are specifically seeking a female actor of colour (Black British/African/Carribean or Mixed Race) for this role. We are keen to consider actors with devising or improvising experience who is comfortable multi-rolling. Your characters will include 4 roles from the following: Holy Church, Conscience, Lady Mede, Avarice, Pride, Priest of Truth, Lucifer. Casting will be scheduled for 29 and 30 May only.

Please email your CV/credits/showreel/Spotlight link to Tom at info@pennedinthemargins.co.uk

For more information about the project please visit www.thisfairfield.com

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