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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.