opportunities

02/06/17

Musicians and chorus wanted: Sasquatch, The Opera

Roddy Bottum (film composer and founding member of rock group Faith No More) is debuting a new, experimental work, Sasquatch, The Opera, at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Produced by Civil Disobedience, it will be playing a full run at Summerhall this August and is currently casting for musicians and chorus members.

MUSICIANS

Roddy himself will be playing synths along with the MD, Victoria Falconer. We are looking for the following musicians:

  • A timpani player
  • Two trumpets or french horns

Artists must be available 20:30 – 22:30 nightly, 2-27 August, and for some rehearsal time in the days leading up to the 2nd. A negotiable show fee will be paid, no but accommodation provided.

Ideally we’d like to work with performers either based in Edinburgh, or who will be here for the Fringe anyway.

CHORUS

Principal singing roles have been cast in NYC, but we’re now casting for the chorus. Again, we’d like to draw from local artists, or those already presenting at the Fringe. You need to be a competent (but not necessarily trained) singer, and keen to push yourself towards the avant-garde. Diversity is key here.

Artists must be available 20:30 – 22:30 nightly, 2-27 August, and for some rehearsal time in the days leading up to the 2nd. Per diems will be paid, but no accommodation provided.

There is potential for the Edinburgh cast to be involved with further touring opportunities, both within the UK and abroad, later in the year and beyond.

Aesthetic key words: Talent, Diversity, Unconventional, Meth Lab, Experimental, Trailer Trash.

We are looking to fill the following roles:

  • 2 x bass/baritone
  • 2 x tenor
  • 2 x alto (non-gender specific)


HOW TO APPLY 

Please email expressions of interest and supporting materials to MD, Vicky Falconer:

hello@victoriafalconer.com

Title the email ‘Sasquatch Ensemble’.

AUDITIONS

Live auditions will be held in London for both musicians and singers on Monday 5th / Tuesday 6th June, but filmed audition clips will also be accepted until Monday 12th June.

Fore more details, contact Vicky (see above).

MORE ABOUT THE SHOW

This modern opera is a drug-fuelled and surreal take on the tale of the Sasquatch – a tragic myth retold, in which Bottum holds a mirror up to his own experience as the first openly gay man in the extremely macho world of rock and roll.

It’s also a dark love story that revolves around a backwoods family who make a living selling the story of the Sasquatch to willing tourists – and what happens when they come across the real monster.

Here’s what Roddy has to say about it:

“The impetus for my opera is a theme I’m particularly fond of – that of the misunderstood monster. I reference the Elephant Man, Frankenstein, King Kong and a 100lb four-year-old I one saw on Jerry Springer as characters of inspiration… It’s not your typical opera and I’m looking for unorthodox creatively adventurous types, even newcomers to the world of theatre. Definitely seeking a queer-friendly cast, as culturally and racially diverse as possible.”

Some further words from Roddy on the project can be viewed here.


 

19/01/17

Models wanted for St Andrews runway show – CLOSED 

We’re currently working with BID St Andrews to help deliver the live elements of the St Andrews Fashion Festival (STAFF) in February 2017, including a multimedia runway show, ‘FASHION’, on Saturday 11th Feb.

FASHION is an exciting showcase of some of the best collections in town, and we want to make it as much a live performance as a runway show. We’re looking for 10 interesting models with a theatrical flair to take part. Being a professional model is not a requirement.

Model brief

Catwalk talent is about personality, and comes in many different shapes and sizes, so we’ll consider all healthy body types. The ideal candidate should be graceful and physically fit, with the ability to take direction, interpret a creative concept and deliver a confident runway walk.

We’d like to hear from actual models, as well as actors, dancers, or anyone else with relevant skills and experience. We welcome notes of interest from candidates of all ages and gender identities.

Dates and how to apply

This is a one-off freelance contract. To apply, you’ll need to be available on the following dates, in Edinburgh and St Andrews:

  • Casting in Edinburgh on Friday 3rd of February.
  • Rehearsal in Edinburgh on Wednesday 8th February (if successful).
  • Runway show in St Andrews on Saturday 11th February, all day (if successful).

(Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK to be considered.)

To apply, please send your expression of interest, along with a head shot, body shot, and your stats to:

wearecivil@outlook.com

Or just come along to our open casting… 

It’s at 1pm, Friday 3rd February 2017, at Summerhall in central Edinburgh.

Feel free to just show up at 1pm on the day. Once you get there, the lovely people in reception will be able to direct you to the casting.

At Civil Disobedience we are committed to making sure that all of our opportunities are accessible to all. If you have specific access requirements, please contact us on 07920 142 827 or the above email address to discuss what we can do to support your submission.


 

12/12/17

FASHION – Expressions of interest – CLOSED

Civil Disobedience Productions are currently working with BID St Andrews in the delivery of the St Andrews Fashion Festival in February 2017.

FASHION is a multi-media showcase of some of the best collections in town and we are offering 2 national designers the opportunity to show their complete collections as part of the event.

Expressions of interest are sought from cutting edge contemporary fashion designers from across Scotland for 2 shows, both happening on Saturday 11 February in St Andrews.

We’ll provide everything you need to show your work including:

  • A collaborative session with our show director to develop your runway concept
  • A video artist to realise your vision
  • Tech team
  • Models
  • Styling including hair and make-up
  • Marketing & PR

All you have to do, is provide a complete collection – be it ready to wear, avant-garde or costume.

Check out wearecivildisobedience.com for more information on who we are and what we do.

To apply, simply send an expression of interest to wearecivil@outlook.com with a CV and a little bit about you.

Civil Disobedience are committed to ensuring that all of our opportunities are accessible to all.  If you have specific access requirements, please contact us on 07920 142 827 or email wearecivil@outlook.com to discuss what we can do to support your submission.


 

01/12/16

Freelance Project Coordinators, £26k pro rata – CLOSED

Civil Disobedience Productions are currently seeking project workers for a number of short-term self-employed contracts to support us in realising our ambitious portfolio of events in 2017.

We are all about art. We love managing great shows or events and helping talented performers reach new audiences. In addition to producing theatre, stand up, cabaret and performance art, we stage awesome events with a creative twist.

We offer service packages to small and large companies, including:

administrative support
marketplace and venue consultations
programming
marketing / PR / social media / content support
pastoral care

In 2017 we’ll be delivering the live elements of St Andrews Fashion Festival, producing a short run of Joe’s NYC Bar in New York, booking tours for a number of international artists, producing new work and programming a queer venue in Edinburgh’s city centre for the Edinburgh Fringe.

We’re currently looking to expand our team with a number of short-term freelance contracts, starting in January 2017.

Check out wearecivildisobedience.com for more information on who we are and what we do.

To apply, simply send an expression of interest to wearecivil@outlook.com with a CV and a little bit about you.

Civil Disobedience are committed to ensuring that all of our opportunities are accessible to all. If you have specific access requirements, please contact us on 07920 142 827 or email wearecivil@outlook.com to discuss what we can do to support your submission.