PUNCHDRUNK - CASTING
Punchdrunk Enrichment take Punchdrunk’s innovative practice into communities and schools, creating performances for children, young people and other participants. Integral to the creation of this work is the same commitment to exemplary design and performance that defines Punchdrunk’s large-scale productions for adult audiences.
Key projects to date include installation-based schools projects, The Lost Lending Library, The Oracles, Under the Eiderdown, and Against Captain’s Orders, a family adventure created in partnership with the National Maritime Museum.
Punchdrunk are casting:
- two female roles for an upcoming immersive family production for 5 - 11 year
olds in London. The production has not been announced and further information will be available at the
point of audition. Please see key dates and character descriptions below.
-Character 1, ‘Nannie’ (Female - Playing age 60 - 75)
Nannie is a working class Londoner who has lived for many years in her cosy flat in Tottenham, surrounded by her miniature creations. Each one of them tells a story or holds a memory for Nannie, of the times she’s used what little she has to take her daughter Bella on adventures, but now it’s time for an adventure of her own.
-Character 2, ‘Bella’ (Female - Playing age 30 - 45)
Bella has loved and looked up to her Mum her whole life, she is strong willed and matter of fact but adores the magic of her mother’s imagination. In recent years Nannie’s confusion between imagination and reality has increased, and Bella is faced with the tough decision to move Nannie into assisted living.
To apply: send a current CV and headshot (these do not need to be professional) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please address your application for the attention of Alex Rowse, with the email subject as ‘Punchdrunk Enrichment’ followed by your name.
DEADLINE: 9am Thursday 15th February.
Applicants invited to audition will be contacted on Wednesday 21st February.
Workshop Auditions: Friday 23rd February in a central London location Call backs: Wednesday 28th February
Rehearsals: 30th April - 12th May and 28th May - 1st June
Production: 2nd June - 13th July 2018
Punchdrunk is an equal opportunites employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage BAME performers to apply for these roles.
Person specification for both roles:
● Enthusiasm and interest performing in interactive and immersive productions.
● Experience performing for young people.
It is essential that applicants are available for the key dates and the full engagement period.
The production will be a maximum of 60 minutes in length and for small audiences at a time. It will run 6 days per week with performers delivering 2 - 3 shows per day.
Punchdrunk engages performer/facilitators on ITC performer contracts, on a project by project basis. Rates of pay exceed the ITC minimum weekly salary.