PhD Information event: School of Arts

If you are considering staying on to do a PhD in the School of Arts, you are encouraged to come to a PhD Information Event which will take place at

5-6pm on Wednesday 6th December 2017 in Jarman Studio 5, with Maurizio Cinquegrani, School Director of Graduate Studies

The session will cover topics such as

  • how to write a good research proposal
  • how to find a supervisor
  • how to apply for a place on the programme
  • how to apply for scholarships and funding

We hope to see you there.

Voila! Europe

Voila! Europe, London’s language-barrier-busting theatre festival, is back with multilingual plays from the UK and the continent this autumn!

Bigger and bolder, this non-Brexit-fearing event brings 30 companies to three venues, showcasing the best of what European theatre has to offer!

This year you’ll find shows in French, Greek, Czech, Polish, Italian, and English, as well as plays without words using body language or some mixing multiple languages in one!

The companies are exploring themes of belonging, displacement, climate-change, money, power, identity, discrimination and more, in a variety of genres from comedy, to improvisation, puppetry, dance, documentary theatre, classics and poetry.

Check out the program on www.voilaeuropefestival.com (student discounts apply!)

8-18 November @ The Cockpit, Etcetera Theatre, Applecart arts.

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