EVENT - Plymouth Based Puppeteers & Performers for a large scale performance event (apply by 22nd May)



Trigger are looking for puppeteers and performers to be part of a large scale performance event and will be holding auditions on 28 May 2019. You would be working with one of the original puppetry directors of War Horse to develop a brand new large-scale site specific production.

The event is a major new site specific work programmed as part of Mayflower 400 in Plymouth 2020. The creative team include puppet director of War Horse, Mervyn Millar, a kite world champion flier and set designer for Bjork, Carl Robertshaw, Artistic Director Angie Bual and producers Trigger.

In partnership with Arts Council England, Plymouth County Council, Theatre Royal Ply- mouth and Watershed this project fuses myth, legend, science, puppetry & aerodynamics into one unforgettable event, which will use the city centre of Plymouth and Plymouth Hoe as a stage.

The company are entering a rehearsal period in Plymouth on the week commencing 12 August 2019.

About you
This opportunity is for any actor, puppeteer, physical theatre, circus performer or dancer that wants to perform with Trigger. Experience with large scale puppets is useful but not essential. We encourage performers from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) back- grounds.

You will have:
  • a love of puppets / or a desire to try something new
  • willingness to improvise and create responsive performance
  • willingness to work hard and muck in
  • excitement about being part of a small but dedicated team
  • an interest in creating and devising new work
  • enthusiasm for Plymouth and touring
  • have a sense of humour

The Performers will need to be available for:
Rehearsal weeks: 12 – 24 August 2019 in Plymouth
With a view to them joining the final cast during: 

Rehearsal and production weeks: 20 July – 15 August 2020
Previews: 17 – 18 August 2020
Performance week: 19 – 23 August 2020

About the auditions
We will hold a workshop style audition in Plymouth on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

The fee is commensurate with ITC rates of pay.

Deadline: 10am Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Auditions:  Tuesday 28th May 2019, Plymouth
Start date:  Monday 12th August, Plymouth

Please send a CV, covering letter (no more than 1 side) and a recent headshot to hello@triggerstuff.co.uk
In the subject line please write: Performers Application.

**Applicants must be based in Plymouth or be prepared to travel / have a place to stay in the city**

source: triggerstuff.co.uk