SET + COSTUME

DESIGNER/MAKER CALL OUT

Fee: £500

Application Deadline: 10th July at 6pm

We are looking for a set + costume designer/maker to come into the latter half of our R+D for our production ‘Witches of Bideford’ (working title) to join us in exploring the visual element of our production in a design consultation. We would like the design consultation to result in;

  • Drawn up plans for set + costume designs

  • The creation of prop prototypes for a work-in-progress sharing at the end of the R+D

We are looking for someone who would be excited to delve into the magic world, as this production will be structured as a small-scale touring magic show, and enjoys the challenge of blending theatre with magic.

The designer will need to have experience in creating exciting small scale sets that can pack down into a car, and transformable costumes as this will be a large part of our production.

South West based applications preferred as the R+D is takes place in Exeter.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Meet the Grace Sisters: triplet magicians extraordinaire & the last remaining descendants of the Bideford Witches (or so they reckon). In Bideford 1682, the final witch trial in Britain took place. In an age dominated by fear of feminine magic,  three women were accused of witchcraft, tried & hanged. Now fast forward to present day & name one female magician…pretty tricky. Frankly, the Grace Sisters are tired of being stuffed in a box & sawn in half. They’re here to grab the limelight in a one-off extravaganza to prove that, once & for all, magic really does run through their veins.

Join the Grace sisters as they struggle to differentiate between magic, history & reality, while revealing what really happened one fateful night 337 years ago. Witches of Bideford is a raucous cabaret show & part 3 in our trilogy about unwritten women of history.

DETAILS

R+D rehearsal dates: 4 days during the week commencing 12th August 2019.
It would be preferable for you to join us in rehearsals 12th & 13th August, but we are flexible on your other 2 days that week. There will also be a consolidation meeting on the 20th August 2019.

You must be available for all dates above.
Travel and accommodation can be provided but it is preferable that your are based in the South West as rehearsals will be taking place in Exeter.

Applicants should be aware that this R+D process will culminate in a full-scale project in January 2020 and should apply with an intention to work on the project beyond the R+D phase.  

We will let you know by 6pm on Wednesday 17th July

HOW TO APPLY
Email subject heading: Call out - Set + Costume Designer

scratchworkstheatre@gmail.com

Attachments

  • CV

  • Video cover letter

  • Portfolio/Examples of your previous work (specifically for small-scale touring)

Please send your CV, examples of your previous set design/costume work, and a 2-3 minute video (if you are unable to send us a video then a 500 word short cover letter will be fine) introducing yourself to the team and telling us why you would like you’d like to work on the Witches of Bideford. This can be shot on a phone, you can read from notes or you can just make it up as you go.

Your video/cover letter might include a bit about the work you’ve done previously, your skills, and any other relevant experience. You could tell us what makes you excited about this project, show us your party trick or simply tell us about you and your interests. This video/cover letter is an opportunity for you to show us who you are, as we are unable to hold face to face auditions/interviews for this process so we will be going on your application alone. We think that video might be the best way of doing this, so if you are happy and able to send us a video, that is our preferred option.

ACCESS NEEDS

Please let us know in your email if you have any further access needs. We are an inclusive company, and we will try our best to work to ensure your access needs are met. The rehearsal space for this current project is in a renovated barn which can only be accessed by stairs.


music collaborator call out

Fee: £375

Application Deadline: 10th July at 6pm

We are looking for a musician who has experience in composing, songwriting and working with vocal harmony in a collaborative environment to come into the R+D process of our newest production, ‘Witches of Bideford’ (working title). Preferably a pianist/guitarist but we are open to all other musical instruments if it fits the creative criteria.

We are initially looking to explore a combination of styles: earthy folk music (e.g. I See Rivers, Joseph, Laura Marling, The Staves) with 80s synth pop. Think 17th century meets sequinned magic show!! We are also excited to see what you can bring to the rehearsal room, so take a look at the show details below and see what ideas some to mind.

The music collaborator will spend three days working in the rehearsal room with the company to explore ideas & generate initial composition for a work-in-progress sharing. Experience in recording music would be ideal but not essential.

This role has potential to develop into a future collaboration on the project commencing in January 2020.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Meet the Grace Sisters: triplet magicians extraordinaire & the last remaining descendants of the Bideford Witches (or so they reckon). In Bideford 1682, the final witch trial in Britain took place. In an age dominated by fear of feminine magic,  three women were accused of witchcraft, tried & hanged. Now fast forward to present day & name one female magician…pretty tricky. Frankly, the Grace Sisters are tired of being stuffed in a box & sawn in half. They’re here to grab the limelight in a one-off extravaganza to prove that, once & for all, magic really does run through their veins.

Join the Grace sisters as they struggle to differentiate between magic, history & reality, while revealing what really happened one fateful night 337 years ago. Witches of Bideford is a raucous cabaret show & part 3 in our trilogy about unwritten women of history

DETAILS

R+D rehearsal dates: 21-23rd August 2019

Fee: £375 (£125 per day)

You must be available for all dates above. Travel and accommodation is provided but it is preferable that your are based in the South West as rehearsals will be taking place in Exeter.

We will let you know by 6pm on Wednesday 17th July

HOW TO APPLY
Email subject heading: Casting - Music Collaborator

scratchworkstheatre@gmail.com

Attachments:

  • CV

  • Video cover letter

  • Portfolio/Examples of your previous work

Please send your CV, examples of your previous composition work, and a 2-3 minute video (if you are unable to send us a video then a 500 word short cover letter will be fine) introducing yourself to the team and telling us why you would like you’d like to work on the Witches of Bideford. This can be shot on a phone, you can read from notes or you can just make it up as you go.

Your video/cover letter might include a bit about the work you’ve done previously, your skills, and any other relevant experience. You could show off some of your musical composition skills, show us your party trick, bring in a friend to show us how you work collaboratively, or simply tell us about you and your interests. This video/cover letter is an opportunity for you to show us who you are, as we are unable to hold face to face auditions/interviews for this process so we will be going on your application alone. We think that video might be the best way of doing this, so if you are happy and able to send us a video, that is our preferred option.

APPLICATION DEADLINE - 12TH JULY 2019 @ 6PM
We will let you know by 6pm on the 26th July

ACCESS NEEDS
Please let us know in your email if you have any further access needs. We are an inclusive company, and we will try our best to work to ensure your access needs are met. The rehearsal space for this current project is in a renovated barn which can only be accessed by stairs.