Summer: 10-30 August 2020
Artemis College and South Hill Park are looking for 40 young creatives for our outdoor summer show this August!
Who: Performers and trainee crew, costumiers, stage managers, lighting and sound, directors and event managers.
You MUST be 16-19* in August 2020.
*If you will be 19, you must have had your birthday after 1st Sept 2019.
Performers - lead and support roles. Non singers welcome as chorus.
Creatives - you will shadow the professional creative team and help build and run the show.
For both cast and trainee creatives, a qualification to recognise your hard work will be taken at the end of the event. For Performers this will be graded Musical Theatre qualifications (grade 3-8 depending on age and ability). For creatives crew either an Arts Award or other technical qualification to suit your role in the production. All grades at 6+ attract UCAS points. In the past two summers 100% of our musical Theatre performers achieved a Merit or Distinction!
What: two and a half weeks of rehearsals at South Hill Park, with a graded exam or other qualification at the end, and then 4 days of shows for the public.
Where: South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA. Performances are all in the Amphitheatre - giving you a chance to try site-specific outdoor theatre.
Rehearsals: 10th Aug-26th Aug. Mon-Fri 10-6.
Performances: 27th -30th Aug (8 shows).
Graded exams: 21st August.
It is FREE to participate (including graded exams) if you are a British or EU citizen, and aged 16-19* in August 2020.
This is an intense summer training experience which works towards graded exams/qualifications and the annual Summer Show at South Hill Park in the amphitheatre! You must be available for all show and rehearsals for a principle part. You can't be working on any other show or summer school at the same time. Call times for rehearsals will be 10-6 daily.
Sadly our funding does not cover anyone under 16, or over 19.
Applications now open!
Want to apply? Please follow the instructions below and get in touch as soon as possible. We will only be accepting 40 young people to be part of the fantastic experience!
1. Send us a tape! DEADLine: 1st March 2020
Please send a self tape covering the following;
Who are you?
Where do you live? *This is non residential and we do not /can not provide accommodation. If you are not local, you will need to consider travel and living expenses.
How old will you be in August 2020?
What are you applying for - performer or crew?
Have you had any past experience, or will this be your first time on an outdoor show?
1 minute talk: Who is your favourite creative person and why? This can be anyone on or off stage. This will give us an idea of who you are as a person - but also how you communicate on a topic you are passionate about. For performers - we can see if you are outgoing or shy, and for creative crew - a chance to make sure you would be paired up with a professional who is right for you.
When you are happy with your tape - send it via Wetransfer.com or a similar free site for large files using email email@example.com PLEASE DO NOT SEND A DIRECT EMAIL. The files will be blocked.
2. Auditions/interviews! March & April 2020
Once we have reviewed your video application - if we think you will enjoy the experience, we will offer you an audition or interview (performers will audition in workshops for lead or chorus roles, creative team members will interview with the professionals). This will be a fun - not a scary process! Dates will be confirmed and agreed with individuals once the final video applications are submit on 1st March.
You will be given a choice of specific roles to apply for - or support/chorus parts. You can then choose what to learn in advance.
On the workshop days - you will sing, move and act with some of the team who will be producing and directing the show.
Final casting will take place in May 2020, and scripts will be distributed to be learnt.
Cast photos for marketing and publicity will take place in June, including headshots with Savannah Photographic.
Cast will be expected to be off book by August 10th so we can start work straight away!
You may be called for a table read before August, and costume fittings.