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Fable Network News 14

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The Headlines

Lorna Rees (Gobbledegook Theatre) - Casting Call

Who is it for? Movement / physical theatre performers who are confident with singing, devising and performing in large theatre masks.

What’s happening?

  • Lorna Rees is looking for performers for the premier of a new work, GEOPHONIC. This piece will then tour more fully in 2022. Dates and duration tbc.

  • GEOPHONIC will be a site-responsive performance piece and sound walk. It will encourage audiences to listen to the geological processes of the Earth.

  • This project will initially take place in the South West / Dorset area. Payment: 9 days at £200 per day (£1800 total)

Deadline12th April 2021


Jack Chamberlain - Callout for performers in Video Game based R&D

Who is it for? 3 Yorkshire based performers with an interest and understanding of video games.

What’s happening?

  • Hull-based theatre maker, Jack Chamberlain, is hosting a 3-week R&D to develop a new show inspired by video games and the video game industry.

  • You will be working with VR/AR and game production company BetaJester, writer Maureen Lennon, composer James Frewer and dramaturg Joe Hakim as you experiment with immersive theatrical experiences.

  • £100 per day. £1600 for 16 days consisting of 15 days of R&D and one evaluation day. Travel and accommodation will be provided for those living outside of Hull.

Deadline: Friday 19th March 2021


Entelechy Arts and Coventry City of Culture - Call Out for Artists

Who is it for? Coventry-based artists of multiple disciplines.

What’s happening?

  • ‘Theatre of Wandering’ is a new community theatre performance created with residents of the Ball Hill neighbourhood in Coventry and presented in the city centre as part of Coventry City of Culture.

  • There are 4 commissions for artists of different disciplines that tie into this project:

  • Sound Artist

  • Engagement Artist

  • Dramaturg/Writer

  • Animation Artist

  • Applicants must have a “CV” postcode or should have worked previously in Coventry (within the last 2 years) and be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of Coventry and its communities.

Deadline: 25th March 2021


The HandleBards - Gear Shift Artist Development Programme

Who is it for? Early-career artists across all art forms, with an environmentally-minded idea they wish to develop.

What’s happening?

  • 4 artists from any background and discipline will receive support and mentorship to help them produce new projects in sustainable ways.

  • Each Gear Shift participant will receive 10 hours of bespoke mentorship, development and shadowing sessions from Tom Dixon and Paul Moss, the founding producers of the HandleBards, working to increase the participant’s skillset in production, fundraising, and the art of bringing a creative project to life.

  • The programme will take place from April-October 2021.

Deadline: 31st March 2021


Belgrade Theatre - Media Academy

Who is it for? Coventry-based film-makers, photographers, editors or journalists, aged 18 – 30.

What’s happening?

  • Over a 6 month period participants will develop media skills, receive free training from industry professionals, produce and showcase new work and receive free mentoring from Belgrade staff.

  • The programme will be structured around the needs and interests of the group. There will be opportunities to learn about: cinematography, sound recording, filming for TV, studio shoots, photography, lighting, editing, interview techniques, community engagement, event management, fund raising, business management and more.

  • Sessions will take place weekly over zoom, or in person when it is safe to do so, and will be 1.5-2 hours long.

Deadline: Monday 22nd March


Strike a Light - Producer Call Out (co-created programme)

Who is it for?

An experienced producer who is interested in producing a programme of work that is co-created with artists and communities.

What’s happening?

  • Strike a Light are seeking a producer to lead their “Gloucester Presents” programme, aimed at bringing together local and national artists and community members, and supporting them in bringing their ideas to life, giving them time and support to see what they create.

  • This is an initial freelance contract role for 1 year, but the contract can be updated to reflect the developing projects over the year. The fee is £15,000 based on £150-£200 per day.

  • Applicants don’t need to be Gloucester-based as much of the work can be done remotely, but some face-to-face work will be required where restrictions allow. Reasonable travel/accommodation expenses can be covered.

Deadline: Tuesday 30th March


The Space - Open Call for Summer Season 2021

Who is it for? New, emerging and established theatre-makers who have work that is in later stages of development or is ready to stage.

What’s happening?

  • The Space are welcoming proposals from theatre-makers as they programme both their Summer season (May-August) and some possible live-streaming performance slots in April/May.

  • They are particularly interested in theatre pieces with good narratives, lasting between 45-60 minutes, especially if they touch on the following themes:

  • Humans and Superhumans

  • Pure Comedy

  • Unconventional Love

  • Protect the Planet

  • Digital Dystopia

  • There are no upfront costs as they offer a box office split as well as full live-streaming support and equipment, free rehearsal space and full box office and marketing support.

Deadline: Monday 22nd March - 5pm


Production of Dear Dead Jason

What’s happening?

Sent in to us by Jen Moss this is a digital meme filled play about young widowhood and the dangers of toxic positivity. The show is looking to raise money for Cruse Bereavement Care , a UK grief charity - so donations are encouraged The play is part of the Potluck festival happening from the 26th to the 28th March - head to Link:

Applecart Arts Seed 21 Development Workshops

Who is it for? Anyone aged 12-18

What’s happening? Applecart Arts is hosting an online workshop about Developing Character and Narrative. The workshop takes place on Tuesday 16th March, tomorrow, at 6.30 - 8pm All the details for the workshop can be found on their website. Link:

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