‘Shadows in Different Shades’ by Utopia Theatre
We are looking for:
- female performers of Nigerian origin of three generations.
GRANDMA - FEMALE - PLAYING AGE 60-70 A softly spoken, traditional, culturally astute, educated and proud Yoruba woman. A strong singer. Ability to dance, sing and speak Yoruba fluently essential.
MAMA - FEMALE - PLAYING AGE 39-50 A culturally astute, well-educated and proud Yoruba woman. A strong singer. Ability to dance, sing and speak Yoruba fluently essential. Ambitious and highly driven. Physically and emotionally challenging role.
DAUGHTER - FEMALE - PLAYING AGE 18-22 A vibrant, fashionable, physically fit, British Black woman with a northern accent. She is smart, cool and confident but reserved, almost to the point of snobbishness. Must be able to sing and dance. Ability to read music / play a musical instrument will be an advantage. Ability to speak or understand Yoruba desired but not mandatory.
Actors applying for the roles, will need to be strong physical performers and comfortable with devising. ‘Shadows in Different Shades’ is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Rehearsals will take place in London between Monday 7 May 2018 until Saturday 12 May 2018 and in Sheffield Theatres on Monday 14 May until Wednesday 23 May 2018. Staged reading at Crucible Theatre Studio Theatre, Sheffield S1 1DA on Thursday 24 May 2018 at 7pm Must be available for both the rehearsal periods and the staged reading.
To apply for this role, you will need to:
Send an up to date CV together with at least a paragraph stating why you believe you are suitable for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We request that you also Self-tape a monologue of your choice and sing any Yoruba folk song of your choice.
Please submit your application by 28TH FEBRAURY 2018.