Acting Company Acting Company Title: York Theatre Royal at the National Railway Museum 2015 (STEAM) Acting Company Member Location: Various rehearsal locations around the City of York – Mostly at the National Railway Museum and York Theatre Royal. Production and Performance at the National Railway Museum Role Context: During 2015 York Theatre Royal is closing for a major redevelopment. Over this period the National Railway Museum will become our theatrical home which will include a number of projects and events, building upon the success of the award winning production The Railway Children – which will return as part of the partnership. Following the success of the York Mystery Plays 2012 and Blood and Chocolate we are working on an exciting new large-scale community production. The production (current working title is STEAM) will be written by Mike Kenny and Bridget Foreman and will look at the importance of the railways to York and it’s citizens over the last 200 years. The production will take place amongst the collections at the museum before leading its audience into a 1000 seat auditorium at the back of the museum. The aim of the project is to include a cast of 200 members of York’s community to work alongside the professional team to create a truly unique theatrical experience. This offers an opportunity for us to showcase York as a community and produce the most exciting, ambitious mass theatrical events in the UK, if not the world. We would really like you all to come and help create this project with us and hope to find community members in stage management, costume, FOH and many other areas. Purpose of the Role: To help create a memorable and unique piece of theatre, which focuses on an industry that has been part of York’s culture for hundreds of years, by taking a role in the acting company. Opportunities for speaking parts and nonspeaking roles. Tasks: To commit to evening and/or weekend workshop and rehearsal sessions from March-May ahead of the intensive rehearsal period in June. To commit to learning lines as written in the text To work alongside other members of the community of all ages and experience to tell the story. To work alongside the directors, designers and producers to tell the story. To commit to weekend and evening rehearsals when required. To commit to costume fittings when required. To perform in front of up to 600 people for each of your scheduled performances. To be prepared to work within a national museum that belongs to our community and has many stories to reveal. To enjoy taking a major role in a unique and exciting piece of theatre. Skills Required: Ability to work closely with a team of fellow performers, directors, designers, musicians and other creative team members An ability to take direction as well as bringing a strong sense of creativity to the rehearsal process. An interest in sharing and/or developing knowledge in acting skills at any level An interest in telling stories A reliable and friendly nature Ability to make friends Potential Timetable: Workshops and rehearsals will generally only take place on evenings and weekends. The only possible exception might be at the end of the rehearsal process during mid June. January 2015 - Auditions March/April 2015 – Skills workshops and rehearsals begin. (Weekday evenings or Saturday daytimes) May/June 2015 - Up to 3 sessions each week (Weekday evenings or Saturday daytimes) for rehearsals. June 15th – July 11th - Production and performance dates. Full cast required for all performances. Monday - Saturday Evenings and Saturday Matinees. No Sunday performances. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE DATES ARE PROVISIONAL GUIDELINES. SPECIFIC SCHEDULES WILL BE ISSUED IN ADVANCE OF REHEARSALS BEGINNING AND WILL DEPEND ON THE ROLE YOU ARE OFFERED.