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Night Classes: Performer, Unfolding Theatre


Job Summary

Unfolding Theatre is looking for a performer to join the creative team for new production, Night Classes.  

Job Description

We are looking for a performer to join the creative team for new production, Night Classes.

Night Classes is an immersive theatre show that questions the social goal of independence. It challenges the guilt and sense of failure often felt when we ask for help. Inspired by insights of disabled artists on the creative team, it asks, "Wouldn't we all be better off if we celebrated inter-dependence instead?"

Audiences will journey through playful, enjoyable learning experiences. Led by 3 guides, they will learn to grow their own, build a shelter & navigate using the night sky. However, the journey towards self-sufficiency is interrupted. Things break. Thinking about the things we need to unlearn recognises our need for inter-dependence. As we dream of other ways of being, the theatrical experience culminates by celebrating what we gain by needing each other.

Audiences will begin and end the show as one large group. Within the show, audiences will split into small groups to carousel through learning experiences. (This might change. But it's how we're imagining the show at the moment.)

Audiences will meet performer/cook Alex Elliott, deaf BSL-speaking theatre-maker EJ Raymond and others along the way. The mix of speech and BSL invites audiences to tune in, slow down and pay attention in different ways.

About the role: TRAINEE GUIDE

Age: 18-30

Gender: Any

Accent: Any

Ethnicity: Any

Location: North East

Skills: Devising theatre. Interest in immersive/promenade theatre.


R&D week 16-20 October 2023 at ARC Stockton

Rehearsals 26 February - 20 March 2024

Performances 20-21 March 2024 at ARC Stockton

Tour Autumn 2024 (TBC) and Spring 2025

Fee & Budget

£575 per week plus holiday pay.

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How to Apply

Please send an email – or link to a video - expressing your interest to annie@unfoldingtheatre.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 29 September 2023. We realise that it’s a quick turnaround, so don’t feel like you need to send a formal application! We’d just love to know: 

A bit about your interests as a performer, especially in relation to devising or new writing 

A link to your Spotlight page or CV 

Any access needs? Unfolding Theatre has an access budget to support artists to apply for and work for the company. We welcome and encourage applications from disabled artists on all our projects, and especially this project because of its themes and the questions it asks. 

We want the Unfolding Theatre team to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with. We welcome expressions from everyone, and especially from people from ethnically diverse backgrounds, disabled people, young people and LGBTQ+ people. 

Any questions? Email Annie Rigby at annie@unfoldingtheatre.co.uk 

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