Impromptu Shakespeare - Casting Call
We are a long-form improvisation company who improvise plays in the style and spirit of Shakespeare. We've done several critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe (this year we will be at Gilded Balloon), as well as three years at the Bristol Shakespeare Festival and other successful runs including in Brighton, Stroud, Stratford-upon-Avon, and residencies at The Nursery Theatre, London.
We are currently managed by the Nursery.
Our style of performance aims to honour the emotional depth and language of Shakespeare; however, our approach is light-footed and joyful, with our tongues firmly in our cheeks. You can read our reviews here, and you can also watch our trailer to get a flavour of the show.
We are looking for experienced and committed long-form improvisers who can act, or actors who can improvise. A solid grasp of (and love for) Shakespeare is essential. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and are particularly keen to hear from BAME applicants.
Initial availability requirements:
Auditions - Saturday 28th September, 11-4pm.
Call backs - Saturday 3rd October, 11-4pm
Initial rehearsals - Sat 7th November, Sat 5th December, Sat 18th January 11-4pm
Intensive rehearsal weekend - 22nd & 23rd Feb
Regular rehearsals are usually 1st Saturday of month in London.
Availability for at least 1 week of the Edinburgh Fringe 2020.
The company works on a profit share basis.
Please send a CV or bio, plus an email explaining what draws you to us to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 13th September.