Sam Jones

    GET INVOLVED: GET ON STAGE!

    Tobacco Factory Theatres is looking for 25 people, aged 19 and up, from the local community, to take part in a fun and engaging weekly drama course. The experience will culminate in a performance on stage alongside our professional acting company in our new production of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge

    A View From the Bridge is a gripping, powerful tragedy by one of the 20th century’s greatest dramatists, which we will produce next spring as part of our Factory Company season.

    YOUR OPPORTUNITY

    Over the course of ten weeks, these 25 individuals will come together to meet weekly as a community company; to get to know one another, explore performing skills and work towards joining the rehearsals of A View From the Bridge. Each member of the group will then take on a small ensemble role in the production, with groups of five people – per performance – acting alongside the professional Factory Company in our Factory Theatre. Workshops and rehearsals will be led by Mike Tweddle, Artistic Director at Tobacco Factory Theatres.

    This is a unique opportunity for adults of all ages and backgrounds to:

    • Meet and learn from one another and from theatre professionals
    • Discover the joy and excitement of acting on stage
    • Go on a shared adventure, culminating in an unforgettable experience

    Mike Tweddle said, of the opportunity: A View From the Bridge is about a close-knit community who are thrown into crisis by the tragic unravelling of one man. The story will be enriched by the involvement of our brilliant community performers and I can’t wait to start working with them.”

    WHO IS IT FOR

    • Anyone can apply – no acting experience necessary.
    • We welcome people of all ages (19+), identities and backgrounds.
    • There is no traditional audition process, however you will be invited to attend a taster workshop to see if it is for you.
    • We are looking for people who live in the South West region only (including South Wales).
    • Actors with professional training or experience, or who are currently training, are kindly asked not to apply.

    DURING THE PROJECT YOU WILL

    • Learn how to move and speak on stage.
    • Learn how to work as an ensemble company.
    • Attend fun and engaging weekly workshops.
    • Explore the work of Arthur Miller, and get under the skin of A View From the Bridge.
    • Build lasting connections with other people.

    DO I NEED TO PAY?

    The course costs £60. We will be offering places free of charge to those who can’t afford it.

    PROJECT DATES

    Sessions will take place every Tuesday, 6.30pm – 8.30pm from Tue 23 January 2018 to mid-April 2018 at Tobacco Factory Theatres.

    A View From the Bridge opens on Wed 18 April and runs until Sat 12 May. You will need to be available for one week of the run.

    HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE AND APPLY?

    For more information please get in touch with ailie@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    If you are interested in applying, please fill in the application form and send it along with an equal opportunities form to theatre@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    The deadline for submissions is Wed 29 November 10am.

    Taster sessions will be held in December.

    We hope to invite everyone to attend a taster workshop, however as we cannot predict the number of applications we’ll receive there may be a shortlisting process.

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