Storyhouse needs trainee actors for the summer!

Thursday 15 February 2018

Please note: the deadline for applications has now passed. Stay tuned for more opportunities!

Trainee Actors at Storyhouse

Storyhouse is proud to support local performers and emerging talent in Cheshire. We want to create meaningful opportunities for local performers to move into a career in the arts. We are now recruiting trainee actors aged 17 to 26 to work in our professional acting ensemble this summer.

Performers will take roles in two of this summer’s Made By Storyhouse productions; The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning musical comedy, A Little Night Music.  The performers will be paid trainees and receive mentoring and support from our team throughout their contract.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for two performers. Both actors will need to be female, and onstage they will play children aged 12-16.

One will need to be able to sing beautifully – to play this role, the actor will be asked to sing a solo in A Little Night Music and sing throughout the show with the company. The other performer will not need to sing but will need a good level of physicality/dance. Both will be speaking roles.

This brilliant opportunity requires committed and passionate young actors, with stamina and real talent.

Storyhouse is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome all applications from people within the community and we would particularly welcome applications from BAME and disabled applicants. All castings will be made on merit.

Trainee Actor Brief for A Little Night Music

• A female aged 17 to 26
• A strong singer
• Able to perform a playing age of 12
• Must be available for audition date (below)
• Must be available for all performances of A Little Night Music (below)
• Must be available to work 20 hours per week between Monday 26 March and Saturday 28 April. (The rehearsal schedule will be confirmed with trainee actor availability in mind, but we do rehearse Monday to Saturday)
• Must be fully available from Tuesday 1 May to Sunday 6 May for our technical week.

Trainee Actor Brief for The Crucible

• A female aged 17 to 26
• Good rhythmic ability
• Able to perform a playing age of 12 to 16
• Must be available for audition date (below)
• Must be available for all performances of The Crucible (below)
• Must be available to work 20 hours per week between Monday 7 May and Saturday 10 June. (The rehearsal schedule will be confirmed with your availability in mind, but we do rehearse Monday to Saturday)
• Must be fully available from Tuesday 12 June to Sunday 17 June for our technical week.

Auditions

Audition date: Sunday 4 March
Audition group 1 – 9.00am – 11.30pm
Audition group 2 – 12.00pm – 2.30pm

The auditions will be a group-based workshop led by Geraldine Alexander (the director of The Crucible) and Alex Clifton (the director of A Little Night Music). There will be some group singing, movement and acting within the 2 hour 30 minutes session. We will audition for both parts at the same time but feel free to state if you are more interested in either role on the application form.

Check the performance schedule here.

How to apply

The deadline for applications has now passed. Stay tuned for more opportunities!