Audition Brief: ‘A Resurrection for York’
A Joint Partnership Production
Director: Philip Parr
Performances: May 29 and May 31, 2021
Deadline for receipt of audition material: midnight Monday 5 April 2021.
Venue – outdoors, using two wagons as stages, in the grounds of the Minster School on Deangate, outside York Minster.
There will be three performances per day with a running time of around 60 minutes. The intention is to have a live audience, socially distanced as required by the law, in place at the time. The performances will be live-streamed and a filmed record available later as a separate presentation.
Rehearsals – begin after Easter, and will initially be online. Working with the current government timetable as our guide, from April 12 we will have a blended rehearsal process, mixing some live outdoor rehearsals with continuing work online. From May 17 we are likely to have the wagons on site in Deangate for a more intensive live rehearsal from then up to the performance dates.
We will be rehearsing and performing, within the rules for performance as they apply at the time, and will share a detailed protocol with the ensemble. Conditions are evolving as we move through key dates, so we are looking for the best and safest possible way of working together. We’re happy to answer general questions in advance.
Who are we looking for? – We are looking for an ensemble of up to 25 people, and will be putting together a company of actors and musicians. The approach will be broadly similar to that for ‘A Nativity for York’ (2019), with a strong storytelling style of direct audience engagement, embedded music, and links to the present day. Our message is one of hope and looking to the future.
How to audition – We will be conducting auditions virtually. You need to send three self-filmed videos, with audio, using your phone, tablet or laptop so we can both see and hear you. Don’t worry about the quality of filming!
To access the Audition materials and instructions and submit the texts for recording:
Click on THIS LINK if you have a Google account to send your recordings.
Click on ALTERNATIVE LINK if you don’t have a Google account to send your recordings by WeTransfer
Any questions or problems about the auditions: email AUDITIONS and we’ll get back to you.