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

  

Attention Year 2 and Post Graduate Drama students!

School of Arts Front of House Staff Required!

We are currently looking for Front of House staff to work as ushers here on University Campus for School of Arts’ performances and events. This is an opportunity for year 2 and postgraduate drama students only. This is a paid role and we also provide training for it. Most of the events will be the Drama assessments that are open to the public that take place towards the end of each term. You will need to be available for the Autumn, Spring and Summer term events. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to see other students’ work as well as some professional work too. In addition to training – which looks great on your CV – it’s also a source of income alongside your studies. We will also supply you with a Polo Shirt.

We will ensure that your shifts do not clash with your timetables and you will get your rota up to 4 weeks in advance. If you are interested, please have a look at the person specification and details on how to apply for this role…

Person Specification:

Must be available for training on Thursday 12st October 2017 between 12pm-2pm in the Aphra Theatre

-Eligible to work in the UK

-Must be available to work evenings and potentially weekends

-Must be friendly and approachable

-Able to problem solve

-Reliable with good time keeping

-Organised and responsible

Deadline for applications is Thursday 5thth October at 5pm. Responses will be sent out on Monday 9th October.

To apply for the job you will need to email arts@kent.ac.uk putting in the subject heading “FOH Application” and answering the following questions. Please do not exceed 800 words in total for your answers.

  1. Why would you like to work as a Front of House usher at the University?
  2. What makes you suitable for this job?
  3. .Please give an example of a time you have needed to problem solve. What was the problem, how did you deal with the issue and what was the outcome?
  4. We would now like to give you an example scenario of a problem you may come across in this job role. Please read the example carefully and explain how you might deal with the problem:The show is about to start and a group of people turn up as you are about to close the doors. The venue is at capacity and you cannot let them in. On telling them this they start to get upset and disruptive. You need to give the Technical Team clearance to start the show and this group of people are refusing to leave, they claim someone in the show is a family member. What do you do?

 

 

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Upcoming event in the local area:

Gerald Dickens Presents The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Friday 29th September 2017

7:45pm to 9:45pm (Doors 7.00pm)

SPECIAL OFFER- COME IN VICTORIAN DRESS AND RECEIVE A FREE GLASS OF WINE OR SOFT DRINK

Tickets available: http://revelationashford.co.uk/whats-on/gerald-dickens-presents-the-life-and-adventures-of-nicholas-nickleby/

 

TheatreCraft 2017

Are you 16-25 and looking for a career in theatre? From direction to stage management, producing to marketing, lighting to designing, TheatreCraft is the only place to be for a unique glimpse into careers ‘behind the scenes’ in theatre.

TheatreCraft is free and open to anyone aged 16-25 and offers you the chance to:

  • Take part in Workshops led by theatre professionals
  • Explore the vibrant Marketplace packed with leading theatres and education providers
  • Get one-to-one careers advice in our Stage Your Career zone
  • Meet high profile, influential people in the industry

Register for your free place: http://www.theatrecraft.org/

Channel 4 Work Experience – Applications now open!

Channel 4 are now recruiting for their cohort of Work Experience!

The Work Experience will take place from the 23rd– 27th October, and will be available in teams such as Film4, Corporate Relations, Online and more!

Please note this opportunity is only for those who are 18+ and applications close on the 25th September and cannot be accepted after this date.

For more information: http://4talent.channel4.com/get-involved/work-experience

 

Celebrating Karolos Koun Event


Celebrating Karolos Koun

Friday, September 22, 2017 – 10:00am
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford

A one-day conference

On Friday 22 September the APGRD will host a one-day conference with an accompanying exhibition to celebrate the life of the Greek theatre director, Karolos Koun (1908-1987). The conference is co-organised with Dr Angeliki Varakis-Martin (University of Kent); with generous support from the Institute of Classical Studies.

The conference will be held in the JdP Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

Registration costs £20 (£10 concession) – this includes lunch, refreshments, and a drinks reception. There will be an optional conference dinner at an additional cost of £35.
Register via the University of Oxford’s Store website

More Details here:

http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/events/2017/04/celebrating-karolos-koun

Apply now for the V&A Theatre and Performance Volunteer Opportunity now 2017/2018

The V&A Department of Theatre and Performance contains the UK’s National Collection of Performing Arts. The collections are vast, covering all areas of live performance – from theatre, opera and ballet, to music hall and musical theatre, circus, puppetry, and rock and pop.

· Departmental activity is divided into collections work (based at Blythe House, Olympia) and exhibitions, events and publications (based at V&A South Kensington).

· Exhibitions-based work includes the development of temporary displays in the Theatre and Performance Galleries at the V&A and a broad programme of special exhibitions, both at the V&A and on tour, and running various special performance-related events.

Voluntary Work Experience Placements and Training

· The Exhibitions side of the Department offers a small number of volunteer and graduate placements for career development, training and research.

· Placements are available in the following areas: Research and interpretation, Exhibition development and Performance events and programming.

· Volunteers have access to professional development training and experience, both at the V&A and at other relevant institutions and organisations in London, such as theatres, museums and other arts institutions.

· Work is varied and rewarding, and allows volunteers to contribute to the work of one of the UK’s flagship cultural institutions.

· The next placements will start on 2 October 2017 and run for approximately six months.(Please note that different projects require different time commitments).

Applications – If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application form overleaf and then send this to t.applications@vam.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is 17 September 2017.

VA Department of Theatre and Performance Volunteer Opportunities Autumn.._ (002)

Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival Lion King Masterclass

As part of the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival in October, there will be THE LION KING company masterclass.

Join the festival on Friday 13th October at Trinity Theatre at 12:30pm – 2:30pm for exclusive masterclass which will introduce you to the iconic puppetry from Disney’s acclaimed stage musical THE LION KING.

By the end of the masterclass you will have gained an understanding of:

  • Director Julie Taymor’s vision.
  • The influences that inspired the production.
  • The different types of puppetry in the award-winning musical.
  • What it takes to make and maintain the 232 puppets in the production and have met some of the team that is responsible for this.

Members of the company will share their insights into what it is like to perform with the puppets as well as meeting a number of actual puppets from THE LION KING themselves!

Tickets for the masterclass are priced at £5.

While you are at the Theatre, this is also the perfect opportunity to visit THE LION KING exhibition in Trinity Gallery (free). Featuring some of the complete costumes, full-scale puppets and masks along with costume sketches and behind-the-scenes photographs, this fascinating exhibition will bring to life the journey of how the legendary production made the transition from screen to the Broadway stage.

Meet one of our Alumni: Natasha Brown (MA Drama 2015)

  Natasha graduated in 2015 with a MA in Creative Producing. Since then she has worked at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill and the Southbank Centre as a Marketing Officer, where her main goal has been to drive new audiences to the arts. Alongside marketing, she works as a freelance producer and theatremaker.   

 

What do you value most about your time doing Drama at Kent?

 This is a hard question because I enjoyed doing so many things that it’s hard to pin point the most valuable. I guess that would be my answer… I enjoyed the variety that the degree offered. In any one term you could be learning about Shakespeare, Greek Tragedy, Naturalism or Physical Theatre. There were always really interesting subjects to study and I found that really freeing as I’m someone who likes to have multiple ideas occupying my brain.

What advice would you give to first-year student starting a BA in Drama at Kent?

Get involved in other things! It’s good to get stuck into your degree as soon as you begin your university education, however, your first year is one of the only times to truly explore the university experience before you have to get more focused. I signed up to a bunch of extracurricular activities during my first year as a way to learn more about topics that weren’t related to my degree, such as politics, sport and volunteering.

In terms of the degree, make sure you give yourself enough time to do the work properly. I’ve been guilty of one or two (or three or four!) all-nighters and not only are they unsustainable, but you do yourself an injustice because you could achieve much more with a bit more time. 

Why did you choose Kent?

As soon as I arrived on campus, I had a positive vibe about the place. It is so open and green. Canterbury is such a beautiful city that felt safe and not too far away from London which is where I’m from. My course was particularly exciting as I got to go abroad for a year and complete a Masters specialising in Creative Producing – something other universities weren’t offering.

In what ways did your degree prepare you for what you’re doing now?

 I’m fortunate in that I got a job in a theatre as soon as I graduated so I was using actual knowledge I gained from my degree straight away, such as knowing about contemporary writers, actors and directors, understanding how a theatre is run and funded, and being aware of what’s involved in staging a show.

 There are also some really basic transferable skills that my degree prepared me for such as time management, research, lateral thinking, communication and team work. It cannot be stressed enough how important these skills are in most workplaces! Fortunately, doing a degree in Drama prepares you for so much – it’s no wonder I always bump into Kent graduates in the industry.