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Actor call out: Letters at the Roundhouse Theatre



We're thrilled to announce that we are exploring the theatrical potential of our body of Letters to the Earth in partnership with the Roundhouse Theatre.


Thanks to funding from the Arts Council England we'll be going into research and development, culminating in a first scratch performance in March.


We're looking for London-based professional performers who want to join us in creating a story of resilience and collective power. Deadline for application 30th January.


For 8 days a company of creatives and performers, including emerging artists at the Roundhouse, will be testing ideas and devising performance using the letters as source material, and exploring the intercultural themes, motifs and characters that have emerged.


Some of the questions we are asking ourselves:

  • How can we amplify and respond to the Letters to create an engaging story of resilience and power?

  • What are the ways can we give voice to the more than human world?

  • How do we design a participatory process that is transformative and that will inform the way in which other groups will take on this work in the future?

We are looking for 4-5 professional performers based in/near London to form an intergenerational cast of diverse cultural heritage & backgrounds for this R&D.


Successful applicants will have:

  • Strong improvisation and physical theatre/movement skills

  • Experience of devising collaboratively

  • Singing/vocal skills

  • An interest and knowledge of the environmental crisis

Must be Available, 10 - 6pm:

  • Feb: 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th

  • March: 1st (including evening)

Payment:

  • £150/day for 8 days (£1200 total)

How to apply:

  • A CV or link to your performance work and training

  • 150 words or a 60 - 90 seconds video telling us about creative thinking/ideas you have in response to the climate and nature crisis, and the 2 skills you are strongest in from the above list

  • Please apply by Monday 30th January 9am to letterstotheearth@gmail.com with ‘Application - Performer’ in the subject line

Auditions will be held on Tuesday 31st January and Wednesday 1st February (if you have specific times you are not available for audition, please let us know in your application).


More about us:

Letters to the Earth is an award-winning creative campaign calling on people around the world

to write and share a Letter in response to the planetary emergency. Since 2019, thousands have taken part: children as young as 5, parents, teachers, renowned climate scientists, journalists, activists, indigenous elders, business leaders, writers such as Ben Okri, actors such as Mark Rylance and artists such as Yoko Ono.


The award-winning book Letters to the Earth; Writing to a Planet in Crisis, published by

HarperCollin, is introduced by Dame Emma Thompson and illustrated by Jackie Morris. It chronicles for the first time how humanity is processing the impacts of climate

change and ecological breakdown.

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