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Posted 07/04/2018

Casting Call: Merry-Go-Round

Date: 22/05/2019 - 7/06/2019

Time: Deadline - 7th June

Ticket type: Unavailable

Note: Funded by Creative Ireland

Casting Call: Director, cast and crew
Paid Work

This play was written by Catherine McVicker as part of the ‘Rehearsing Change’ project, funded by Creative Ireland.

Style of Theatre: Forum Theatre
About Forum Theatre: Forum Theatre is a style of theatre created by the innovative and influential practitioner Augusto Boal, one of the techniques under the umbrella term of Theatre of the Oppressed (TO). This relates to the engagement of spectators influencing and engaging with the performance as both spectators and actors, termed ‘spect-actors’, with the power to stop and change the performance. As part of TO, the issues dealt with are often related to areas of social justice aiming to explore potential solutions to oppression featured in the performance. As Forum Theatre is participatory, it is essential the performance a) honestly explores obstacles and b) creates a ripple of frustration regarding the protagonist’s decision making encouraging the audience or spect-actors to engage with the story and suggest/try other possible choices. The acknowledgment of choice as a component for personal or group development is an empowering tool in the overall process, as is discussion regarding systemic constraints during times of adversity.

About the Play: Merry-Go-Round explores a young woman’s journey as she tries to deal with the sudden death of her father. Trying to keep everything together on the outside, she begins to feel overwhelmed. She struggles to attend her training course. The roof over her head is at risk and financial disaster exacerbates everything.
For this production, we will need four actors. One will play Claire and the others will double up where necessary. Good improvisation skills are very important for his production.

Central Character-Protagonist
Claire – playing age 18-25 yearsOther Characters
Neighbour – age 30 +
Social Welfare Officer – age 30 +
Supervisor – age 30 +
Doctor – age 30 +
Emma - playing age 18-25 years
Claire’s Ex Boyfriend – playing age 20-40 years 
Other positions available:
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Stage Manager
If you are interested please send your CV, headshot and a short (1-2 mins) self-tape or show reel to South Tipperary Arts Centre.... by 7th of June
Email CV to: manager@southtippartscentre.ie
This project is funded by Creative Ireland