Originate is where ideas start. An ensemble of emerging theatre makers will collaborate with an ensemble of emerging musicians to create a new show about the here and now.
Guided by Co-Directors from theatre and music, the group will move through a workshop process that dreams a new performance from the ground up. Collectively they negotiate the process of bringing a new show together and then perform for a public audience over a three night season in the Allan Mullins Studio at The Joan.
This project focuses on the development of contemporary performance making practice in young artists and the fostering of new and unexpected collaborations. Previous years have presented The Bacchae, Leda and The Swan, How to Make a Happy Meal and Mouth of the River.
Artists who have participated in the Originate project have often gone on to take part in other projects with Q Theatre such as Propel and Q Lab.
Audition Call Out
Studio Q is holding auditions for 12 young artists, (18 – 26) to take part in the 2019 ‘Originate’ project. You could be an actor, writer, musician, digital artist, spoken word poet. If you’re interested in making work for live art, we’d like to hear from you. This is a skills development project that results in a public outcome. The show will be presented in the Allan Mullins Studio at The Joan, Penrith.
In 2019, for the first time Originate will be bringing in a resident scientist to support the ensemble to develop a new work that fuses creative practice with scientific inquiry.
PRODUCER: Studio Q is part of Q Theatre, The Joan’s resident theatre making program
ROLES: 12 young artists (18 – 26)
EXPERIENCE: Performers of various levels of experience are encouraged to apply. A background or interest in devising new work will be an advantage.
OBJECTIVE: ‘Originate’ seeks to up-skill early-career artists in the areas of new work development, cross art form practice and to facilitate new collaborations.
THE SHOW: ‘Originate’ is where ideas start. An ensemble of emerging theatre makers will collaborate with an ensemble of emerging musicians to create a new show about the here and now. Guided by director Margaret Davis, the group will move through a workshop process that dreams a new performance from the ground up. ‘Originate’ is a holding title for a performance that is yet to be developed and will be defined by the thoughts, beliefs, hopes and fears of the ensemble. Watch this space.
AVAILABILITY: To be considered for inclusion in the project artists must be available for the following rehearsal schedule:
25 May: 10am – 4pm
26 May: 10am -4pm
30 May: 5pm – 8pm
6 June: 5pm – 8pm
13 June: 5pm – 8pm
20 June: 5pm – 8pm
25 June: 5pm – 8pm
27 June: 5pm – 8pm
2 July: 5pm – 8pm
4 July: 5pm – 8pm
9 July: 5pm – 8pm
11 July: 5pm – 8pm
16 July: 5pm – 8pm
18 July 5pm – 8pm
20 July 10am – 4pm
21 July 10am – 4pm
PRODUCTION WEEK: 22 – 26 July 2019
COST: There is no charge for participation in this program.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 29 April 2019
AUDITIONS HELD: 5 & 6 May 2019
If you have any queries about your application, please email Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
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