Marlowe Theatre audition!

This spring, the Marlowe Youth Company will be working alongside The Marlowe People’s Company to launch The Marlowe Kit, our new building, with a production of two plays by Aphra Behn.

The Marlowe Youth Company will present The Emperor Of The Moon, a cosmic and comic farce written in the style of Commedia Dell’Arte.

The Marlowe People’s Company will present The Rover, Behn’s infamous play about love and lust in the heat of the carnival.

The performances will take place in The Marlowe Kit between 24-29 March 2018 and this year participants aged 14-21 are welcome to audition for The Emperor Of The Moon and participants aged 18+ are welcome to audition for The Rover.

Auditions for both productions will take place at the following times, in the Marlowe Kit:

Tuesday 5 December, 6.30-9.30pm – The Rover auditions.

6 December, 5-7pm –  The Emperor Of The Moon auditions.

Thursday 7 December, 5-7pm – The Emperor Of The Moon auditions.

To book an audition slot or for more information about the plays, characters, or Marlowe Kit, please contact MLWParticipation@marlowetheatre.com

Please also contact us if you are interested in getting involved in the backstage side of the production or if you can’t make any of the audition dates but would still like to be involved.

If you haven’t taken part in an audition before then please do not worry about coming along. You won’t need to prepare anything for The Emperor Of The Moon auditions and there is a small bit of text for The Rover auditions, but you do not have to learn it.

FACT Festival!

Call for performances

FACT Festival, organised by the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest announces the call for student-led creations to be presented during the next edition of FACT, held between 1st and 4th February 2018.

FACT (Festival, Arts, Cinema, Theatre), a festival for European theatre academies, is unique because of its focus on both theatre and film, with artistic events and workshops. The main goal of FACT is to give an opportunity for Hungarian and foreign students to show their works in theatre and film to an international audience, to take part in workshop productions, and to forge long-term professional relationships with
other artists. The organisers of FACT closely collaborate with partner universities from all over Europe.

Beside the performances proposed by the partner universities, we intend to give the opportunity also to the students themselves to apply with their own initiatives, as we share the conviction that student-led activities are extremely important elements of the high education in art.

What we are looking for:
– small-format and technically easy performances initiated and created by students.
– performances can be created by the students from the same academy or collaborations of students from different schools.

What we offer:
– venue and technical equipments to present the performance once in frame of FACT Festival.
– accommodation and subsistence for 3 days for up to 6 participants (including performers, technicians, other contributors).
– free ticket to the performances of FACT festival:
Please note that the festival does not cover the participants’ travel costs.

You can apply by sending:
– full record of the performance.
– written presentation of the initiative, the participants and the performance,
– technical rider.

Please apply by sending your application material to nanay.fanni@szfe.hu.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2017
The list of selected performances will be announced by 10th December.

Student actor needed!

A second-year film student within the School of Arts is looking for Drama student support!

The project is a dark comedy short movie,”Neighbour’s Cake”, with KTV Drama this year.

The team are looking for a male actor to play one of the main characters, possibly looking middle/the late twenties. The actor’s scenes will be probably shot around the second half of January and first half of February.

If you are interested, please contact arts@kent.ac.uk for more information.

Acting Opportunity

Emily Whitebread is a visual artist based in Margate (an associate of a organisation called Open School East).

Emily is in the final process of writing a script for an exhibition which will take place on the 24th (evening), 25th and 26th November at an undisclosed location in Margate.

Emily is looking for a female actor who she will be able to work with to perform live during the exhibition. The piece is about the exploration of a human tongue and the stomach. It is a monologue and the piece would have to be learnt. Professional experience is not needed but they need to have an interest in the avant-garde and an enthusiasm for experimentation.They would also need to be available for rehearsals before the exhibition (TBD).

Emily says she has worked with actors and acrobats in the past and is very open to collaboration and interpretation. Please look at her website for her CV and examples of previous Work (in particular Cosmic Tissue).

Emily can pay £100 + travel.

Contact details:

http://www.emilywhitebread.co.uk

emilywhitebread@googlemail.com

Casting Call

An actor (male or female) is needed for an on-campus production of a short film, which will be supported by Kent Filmmakers Society.

The actor will need to portray emotions of anxiety and shock, and all the further details about the story will be revealed at the auditions. The rehearsals will take place at the end of next week.

The shoot is likely to take around 1-2 days during the first two weeks of October.

Please let me know if you’re interested as soon as possible: nn245@kent.ac.uk

Extras Needed!

Opportunity for extras in a ‘You and I Protect’ movement video

The video will promote the ‘You and I Protect’ movement that aims to empower students to intervene safely and with confidence and challenge inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment. The video will be approximately 2 minutes long and will feature three scenarios: one in Venue, one in K-Bar and one on a bus. Extras will just need to be in the background.

Filming will take place on Friday 8 September 10.00am – 5.00pm and we need extras for: 

·         Scene in the Venue – attire club wear

·         Scene in K-Bar – casual wear

·         Scene on the bus – coats/normal wear

All participants will get a £15 Amazon voucher. Students do not need to stay whole day. 

Anyone interested should contact: R.Wilkinson-424@kent.ac.uk

 

TEDxUniversityofKent Event 13th May 2017

Saturday 13th May, 10am, The Gulbenkian Theatre

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to spreading ideas and celebrating a multi-disciplinary environment; this usually takes the form of short powerful talks by a variety of people with innovative and enlightening perspectives. TEDx events, like ours, are independently run events licenced by TED and put together by a group of dedicated volunteers who in this case are students, alumni and community members.

The TEDxUniversityofKent team have been working hard since September to raise funds to organise an event which dives into the theme of The Unexplored. Many acclaimed academics, students and members of the local community will be coming forward to share their exciting and innovative ideas.

They include:

  • Richard Misek – a leading film-maker and academic that teaches at the University of Kent
  • Nicole Brown – a doctoral researcher at the University of Kent and lecturer in Education, and Programme Leader for Secondary Teacher Education Programme at University College London’s Insitute of Education
  • Rob Bryne– a Social Sciences Student exploring the impact of ‘safe spaces’ on freedom of speech on campus
  • Tim Marris – a registered Osteopath with 39 years clinical experience who is exploring how many people get out of step with time in their thinking, becoming ‘past or future thinkers’.
  • Jayne Lawson – the Central Manager of the HEAT project, which is dedicated to using data to target, monitor and evaluate outreach programmes in Higher Education.

There are more on the list waiting to share their ideas with you and we have many activities planned throughout the day for our visitors to get involved in and discover what the theme of the unexplored means to them.

Tickets can be purchased here and all funds contribute to the running of the event: https://uk.patronbase.com/_Gulbenkian/Sections/Choose?prod_id=CDN&perf_id=2  

 

**ALSO TEDX IS STILL LOOKING FOR DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDENTS TO ASSIST WITH TECHNICAL – if this interests anyone please contact Maisie Ann Golding on goldingma@gmail.com.

 

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Canterbury Shakespeare Festival 2017 Acting Auditions

CSF is proud to be hosting auditions for its third year of Shakespeare productions. Come along to the University of Kent to get involved. You will not need to prepare anything, just bring comfortable clothes and water.

Auditions will be held in hourly slots. There will be four slots on Friday 7th April, starting at 18.00, 19.00, 20.00 and 21.00 hrs. They will continue through Saturday from 12.00 – 16.00 hrs, with recalls being held both on the Saturday and the Sunday (12.00 – 16.00hrs). You will be contacted separately via email if you are required for any recalls.

Unfortunately, you must be 18 or over to audition for the festival.

The shows will run between Friday 4th August and Sunday 20th August (inclusive), beginning with the first full-scale production on the Friday.

Here is a list of the productions:
‘Julius Caesar’, directed by Elliot Huxtable – full-scale production
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, directed by Stephanie Randlesome and Luke Anthony – full-scale production
‘Othello’, directed by Tom Houlton – full-scale production
‘Cymbeline’, directed by Elizabeth Mae Hagen – full-scale production
‘Shakespeare’s Thatcher’, written & directed by Ciaran Barata-Hynes – experimental production (NO AUDITION)
‘Claudius’, adapted & directed by Ollie Graveson & Aimee Vient – experimental production

Audition Locations:
Friday 7th April 18.00-22.00 – Cornwallis Building; Seminar Rooms 5-9.
Saturday 8th April 12.00-16.00 – Eliot College Cloister Rooms, located at the bottom of Eliot College surrounding the courtyard space.
Sunday 9th April 12.00-16.00 – Eliot College Cloister Rooms, located at the bottom of Eliot College surrounding the courtyard space.

There will be memebers of the CSF team around to show you where you to go. There will also be signs up to help you locate us.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s auditions. It promises to be our best year yet!

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‘Talk’ by Mark Wilson Information Session

The Canterbury Players are holding an information evening for their summer production (‘Talk’ by Mark Wilson) next week and all are welcome to come along!

About the play:

“Hell must be a heart filled with unheard stories…”

Bethlem Royal Hospital, the Criminal Wing for the Insane. 1854. Two Doctors, Charles Hood and George Haydon, are angered by the cruel, inhumane treatment of patients. They struggle to reform old fashioned attitudes with more a progressive outlook. Care rather than restraint. Talking rather than punishment. Their relationship becomes increasingly strained as Haydon adopts a more radical approach, now known as psychotherapy.

Two patients, Richard and Emily, are caught in the middle as they attempt to demonstrate their innovative theories and battle with the repressive authorities. Emily, a bright and brilliant poet has been wrongly incarcerated by her domineering husband. Richard, a talented artist suffers from psychosis and wrestles with a history that haunts him. Both have been banished from the world.

We watch their struggle to find a voice amidst the roar and clamour of madness, both from outside and within. Will Talking ease their troubled minds or crack them completely?

In a time blighted by NHS cuts to mental health care, Talk is at once a scathing rebuke of treatment of the mentally ill in the past, and a moving and thought-provoking story about how we inter-relate and connect with one another in the present.

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Auditions will be in April and the performances will be 27 – 29 July in the Marlowe Studio.

More info on the Facebook event

Olivedog Productions Looking for Plays to Open New Season

University of Kent Post-graduate Company Olivedog Productions are currently looking for short plays to open their new season.

They are looking for 20 – 30 minute short plays of any genre to be involved in their next project for next term.

All scripts will be read by the team with two being chosen for the project. If picked it will open the new season and be filmed in a NT live style to be distributed digitally, making it perfect for show-reels or any enquiries about your work in your future careers.

The deadline for work is flexible but they would prefer if all submissions were as soon as possible, so they have time to read and sort out dates for later in the process.

Please send your work with the title of the play and your name and preferable contact details to: olivedogproductions@gmail.com