Welcome to Joyous Gard, an award-winning theatre company created by Beth Eyre, Joe Eyre, and Frankie Parham.
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After the success of 3 New Plays at VAULT ‘18, we’re delighted to be returning to VAULT Festival for our 3rd year and our 2nd collaboration with Snatchback. We’re so excited to finally announce 10
10 stories. 5 Performers
Written by Lizzie Milton (The Breaks in You and I, Slow Ripening Fruit) and produced by Snatchback (Timothy, VAULT Festival 2018) and Joyous Gard (I Have A Mouth And I Will Scream (People’s Choice Award, VAULT ‘18), Crocodile (Highly Commended Award, VAULT ‘17, Tiger) 10 is a riotous celebration of History’s Heroines.
Pick up your average history textbook and you’d be forgiven for thinking that the only people who did anything up to the 20th century were white, able-bodied men.
We’re setting out to redress the balance.
Taking ten important and influential women across history, 10 celebrates their all too often unacknowledged achievements and explores the unique prejudices and obstacles women have and continue to face, particularly at the intersection of other minorities.
Including the stories of Æthelflæd (ruler of Mercia), Mary Prince (writer and abolitionist), Ada Lovelace (Mathematician), Constance Markievicz (politician and revolutionary) and Gwen John (painter).
Directed by Nastazja Somers, 10 is going to shake the underground walls at THE VAULT FESTIVAL 2019.
We are looking for female identifying actors who are experienced in devising and who enjoy working in a collaborative way.
One of the aims behind 10 is to give voice to women who were silenced by history and we are particularly interested in hearing from women of colour, 40+ and non-British performers.
Location: London, VAULT Festival, The Cavern.
Auditions: Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th January
R&D: Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd January
Rehearsals: 10 days of rehearsals in total spread throughout February and March
Run: March 13-17. Performances at 7.30pm + a 3pm Matinee on Saturday 16th.
Pay: Paid - Fixed Rate
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in being part of this project please send an email with your Spotlight LINK to firstname.lastname@example.org, alongside a short message explaining why you are drawn to this particular project.
Please do not apply if you are not available for all the listed dates or you are not available for any of the audition dates.