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Rain Rain Actor Call Out – Role of ‘Zach’

 

About Bamboozle

Bamboozle is a world-renowned theatre company with inclusivity at its heart. The company specialises in working with learning disabled children, their families and carers.

At Bamboozle we endeavour to traverse barriers that inhibit communication to enable learning disabled children to find their own voice.

We do this by producing immersive accessible theatre productions which tour the UK and internationally. We also deliver family and school projects in the UK and overseas.

We have an established relationship with SCHAT in Shanghai, and this summer we are touring shows to festivals in Holland, Sweden and Timber in the UK.

What we are looking for:

Bamboozle is looking for a black male musician/actor to play the role of Zach in Rain Rain this autumn.

The performer would need to be able to play percussion, and a washtub bass to a competent level.  To be able to play banjo/guitar is desirable.

The performer would need to be a team player, sensitive to the needs of disabled young people, but does not need to have direct experience with SEN audiences.  The performer will be working with an experienced team and will receive training in communicating with children on the autistic spectrum before the tour.   Sense of humour also handy!

Bamboozle is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among its workforce and eliminating discrimination as mentioned in its equality policy.

Bamboozle invite and actively encourage disabled and neurodivergent performers and those of diverse backgrounds and cultures to apply.

How to apply:

Please send your expression of interest and CV to jennifer@bamboozletheatre.co.uk by 5pm on the 31st May 2022

Audition date to be negotiated with applicant’s availability.

Rain Rain is specifically designed for young people on the autistic spectrum and will be touring UK special schools this October and November 2022.

Tour Dates:

Rehearsals   26- 28th October

Tour week 1  31st October – 4th November

Tour week 2  7th – 11th November

Tour week 3  13th-19th November

Tour week 4  20th-26th November

The Show

Rain Rain is the autism-specific version of our original show Pulse, which was developed with the aim of creating a production with three different versions that were adaptable for the needs of our different audiences; disabled audiences with complex needs, those on the autistic spectrum and inclusive audiences. Rain Rain toured to special schools through the UK in March 2020 – a tour which was sadly cut short due to the mounting risks of Coronavirus at the time.

Auditions

First round: 16th May 2022

What to expect:

11am – Group Audition

Welcome and Introductions

How Bamboozle works and more about Pulse/Rain Rain

Vocal Warm up

Singing exercise together

Improv acting exercise

Q and A’s

12pm – Lunch Break

There will then be an afternoon slot for each actor musician to do a solo audition piece where you will perform 2 songs of your choice and a one-minute dramatic monologue. All actor musicians should bring one preferred instrument of choice e.g banjo, guitar, percussion etc.

Your afternoon slot will be allocated upon invite

The audition will be held at Bamboozle HQ Unit 10 St Mary’s Works, 115 Burnmoor Street, Leicester, LE2 7JL

If you would like to attend please email jennifer@bamboozletheatre.co.uk to confirm your time slot or ask any questions.

Unit 10 St Mary's Works | 115 Burnmoor Street | Leicester LE2 7JL | 0116 255 2065
Registered Charity Number: 1136157 | Registered in England and Wales.
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