Job Opportunities

In early 2021 less is MORE interviewed 14 local and national theatre makers, technicians, producers and performers. Our main questions surrounded impressions, experience and attitude towards Theatre in the Tees Valley.

As part of those conversations there were some clear, achievable changes or programmes that maybe introduced to help change the dynamic with the town and the region.

As an outcome less is MORE has teamed with Middlesbrough Town Hall to facilitate two projects that aim to achieve some way to creating more opportunity and space for productions that support the wants of the sector.

Project – THE BARD AT BORO TOWN HALL

Performance Dates – 1st -3rd of August 2022

Location – Middlesbrough Town Hall Quadrangle

About – A large scale outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in late 1930’s – early 1940’s Middlesbrough. Within the production we will have 4 professional actors, 4 student actors, a local drama group and a youth theatre joining a live band for a truly magical evening.

Email contactdavid@lessismoreproductions.co.uk

COMPANY CALLOUT

We are looking for 4 professional actors to create the following parts –

Titania/Hippolyta,

Oberon/Theseus,

Bottom

and Puck.

You should be available for the following dates (18th July to 3rd of August, with some potential for Bottom to be utilised prior to these dates) There is an overall fee of £1482 for this project. If you are interested, then please send a CV and headshot to the above email.

Closing date is 25th April at 12 noon

Casting will be the week commencing the 9th of May

THE MECHANICALS –

We are looking to engage with local community/amateur companies to create the following parts of Peter Quince, Snug, Francis Flute, Tom Snout and Robin Starveling. It is expected that someone within the company will act as a main director working alongside our creative team who will offer support and attend rehearsals when necessary. If you are interested, then please get in touch with the above email address to arrange a chat with David and Laura.

THE LOVERS –

We are looking for four student actors currently in training within the region to play the parts of Helena, Hermia, Lysander and Demetrius. Over the course of 3 weeks there is a fee to support travel and food of £100 for each week (inclusive of the performance dates) We are open to any applications as we are happy to constantly challenge conventional gender casting. If you are interested in one of these parts, please send a CV and headshot to the above email.

Closing date is 25th April at 12 noon

Casting will be the week commencing the 9th of May

Project

THE NEW WAVE

Performance Dates

24th – 25th September 2022

Key Dates

Workshop 1 – 2nd May,

Workshop 2 – 8th May,

Rehearsals – Tuesdays from June 6-9pm

Tech/Dress – 20th & 21st September

Location

Middlesbrough Town Hall

About

A group for post 18-year-olds that specialises in new and underperformed musicals. Using unique spaces within the catalogue of cultural venues they will respond to areas of buildings. Creating stripped back performances that ask audiences to absorb the space over the set, meaning that the footprint of the production is lessened by its inventive use of space and lighting design.

Regular classes run by a small team of musical director, movement and director, supported by the Creative Team, this programme will work alongside musinc to generate an appropriate orchestra based on style and genre of musical.

Callout for participants

We are looking to create a musical theatre company based at Middlesbrough Town Hall working alongside director Maria Crocker (Pinocchio, Hadestown – National Theatre) Participants should be over the age of 18 and be able to commit to the above dates, if you are interested in being involved then please contact David and Laura on the above email address with a recent headshot/picture and some sense of work you have done theatrically up to now.

Closing date is 25th April at 12 noon

Workshop details will be sent out prior to the 2nd and 8th of May

Callout for Choreographer

We are looking for a movement director/choreographer with experience of working in unique spaces and a background of both musical theatre or physical theatre. Experience of working with a variety of ages is a bonus. The fee for the project is £1468 (for approx. 86 hrs work over the course of the project based on 2 weeks ITC rates @ £494 and 4 x 3hr sessions @ £120)

Closing date is 20th April at 12 noon

Callout for Musical Director

We are looking for a musical director with experience of working in unique spaces and a background in a variety of styles of musical theatre. You will be working with a mixture of some professional musicians and the potential of community practitioners. Experience of working with a variety of ages is a bonus. The fee for the project is £1615 (for approx. 86 hrs work over the course of the project based on 2 weeks Musicians Union rates @ £567.35 and 4 x 3hr sessions @ £120)

Closing date is 20th April at 12 noon

Email details to david@lessismoreproductions.co.uk
We look forward to hearing from you – Less is MORE

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