A Million Tiny Glitches is a new, modern, electronic musical for theatre, created by Sleepdogs and produced by MAYK. Seed commissioned by Bristol Old Vic Ferment and the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Financially supported by Arts Council England.
We are looking for 2 actors to be part of the very first phase of Research & Development (R&D) in June/July 2017 and we hope you’ll be interested. About the project A Million Tiny Glitches will be a new, electronic musical for theatre exploring the experience of grief in a modern world. Musically influenced by artists like Bjork, ANOHNI, Nine Inch Nails and FKA Twigs; and narratively inspired by storytellers like Haruki Murakami, Jim Jarmusch and China Mieville, we want A Million Tiny Glitches to feel undeniably modern in tone, and emotionally vivid without being sombre.
This first phase of research will focus on exploring music and vocal styles, plus some experiments with dialogue and movement. Further project info click here.
Who we are looking for
Eventually, we want the cast of A Million Tiny Glitches to be at least 50% actors of colour and we are prioritising meeting actors of colour for the R&D.
We are looking for male and female actors with professional experience, over the age of 18, who are confident with both song and naturally spoken dialogue.
We are looking for actors who are comfortable exploring vocal techniques more associated with modern electronic pop music, rather than conventional musical theatre.
We’re looking for actors who are happy to experiment with dance and movement – but we’re not necessarily looking for trained dancers.
At this early R&D stage, we are not casting specific characters. We are looking for actors who are excited by open exploration and non-traditional theatre processes. Especially at this early stage of development, we’re looking for collaborators with imagination, playfulness and a willingness to try new ideas (and sometimes fail at them) in an effort to find the most interesting ways to tell a story.
Residency dates & Fee
R&D week in Ipswich: Monday 19 June – Friday 23 June.
Work in progress showing in Bristol: 2 days in the week of 17 July
Fee: £800 plus non-local travel and accommodation.
If you would like to apply
Please send a CV and headshot or spotlight link to: firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Friday 12 May 2017.
It’s really helpful to see video showreels, so if you have any clips online, please make sure you send us the links.
Tuesday 23 May, 2 – 5pm, at Ovalhouse, London.
For actors from outside London, we’ll do our best to contribute to travel costs for the audition.
ABOUT SLEEPDOGS & MAYK
Sleepdogs is a collaboration between director/producer Tanuja Amarasuriya and writer/composer Timothy X Atack. We make theatre, film and audio work, characterised by inventive storytelling and intricate sound design. Our work has been developed and presented nationally and internationally including at: the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Seattle International Film Festival, NexT International Film Festival (Bucharest), Brighton Festival, Live Theatre (Newcastle), Pulse Festival (Ipswich), Manchester Royal Exchange and BIOS (Athens). We are residents at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio.
MAYK is a theatre producing organisation that collaborates with artists and audiences to make exciting things happen in unusual ways. MAYK curate and produce Mayfest, Bristol's international festival of contemporary theatre. MAYK also develop, present and tour new work by artists including Still House, Sleepdogs, Firebird Theatre and Sam Halmarack.