Camdram

Producer/director roles and show applications


Other

00:00, Sat 1st August 2020 - Mon 31st August 2020 at Edinburgh Fringe
Summer Vacation

Applications open to direct/produce

OTHER is looking for a DIRECTOR and a PRODUCER to take it to the EDINBURGH FRINGE 2020!!

Other is an original musical (written and composed by Iona Maragh-MacPherson) exploring what it means to be black and mixed-race. The show highlights the importance of friendship, solidarity, and empathy, whilst considering the journey of learning how to exist in an increasingly divided world when you always feel other.

Sound plays a big role in this show, and we’ve utilised a variety of musical styles - from reggae, to grime, to a more traditional musical theatre style - so there’s something for everyone!

All the application information can be found in the application pack below!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kk-UjCSVKSaUxeFooVXiPVIssh-6QVZyOMlrSViFEvs/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me - im441@cam.ac.uk

DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS is the 20TH OF FEBRUARY at 11:59PM!!

Deadline: Thursday 20th February 23:59


Survival Strategies @ FringeEggbox Comedy

00:00, Fri 7th August 2020 - Mon 31st August 2020 at TBC
Summer Vacation

APPLICATIONS TO PRODUCE / DIRECT / MUSICAL DIRECT

💥🧰💀☣️⚠️ APPLICATIONS TO PRODUCE / DIRECT / MUSICAL DIRECT SURVIVAL STRATEGIES (EDINBURGH FRINGE 2020)⚠️️☣️💀🧰💥

We are so excited to be opening applications for the production team of 💥 Survival Strategies 💥, a brand-new musical comedy written by Georgia Rawlins and Katie Duggan, that will be headed to Fringe for a full run with the support of Eggbox Comedy!

There are a million ways we could die at any given moment – coronavirus, threats of nuclear war, and the impending doom of climate disaster that could wipe out humankind at any second. But either we can live in constant fear – or we can laugh at the absurdity of it all. This musical centers on the experience of a ragtag support group who call themselves Survivors Non-Anonymous, who have lived through more than their fair share of mystery illnesses and close brushes with death. But when the bunker they’re meeting in suddenly goes on lockdown, trapping them inside with no resources and leaving them with no idea of the cause of the lockdown, the group members are left to combine their talents and do what they do best: survive.

We are looking for a PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, and MUSICAL DIRECTOR to help us bring this show to life (and help us all survive the Fringe!) Take a look at our application pack for more details on the show and the roles available – and feel free to shoot us messages with any questions!

DEADLINE: 11:59PM, 22nd FEBRUARY !!

APPLICATION PACK: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Dug-J2UB07tGWVEiVGGfQ9zfmo4rBd1TFHh6PR8YdE/edit?usp=sharing

Please submit your applications / direct any questions to Katie Duggan and Georgia Rawlins at ked44@cam.ac.uk and grr31@cam.ac.uk. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Deadline: Saturday 22nd February 23:59


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Comic opera in May Week - Director/MD/Producer

The Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society are thrilled to return to the Fitzpatrick Hall at Queens' College for our 2020 May Week show! We're seeking an enthusiastic, capable production team to stage a comic opera. We are encouraging applications for the following operas:

  • Iolanthe
  • Ruddigore
  • Other works by Gilbert and/or Sullivan, or other works in a similar style, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Works which have been recently performed in Cambridge should be avoided.

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society are pleased to be collaborating with the St Margaret's Society of Queens' College to bring a comic opera to life in May Week 2020. We're looking for a core production team capable of staging a production of Iolanthe, Ruddigore, or another comic opera to a high standard.

Performances will be on the 18th June 2020 at 14:00 and 19:30.

You may apply alone, or as a team. Individual applications will normally be from a director. Applications from a team should normally include a director, as well as one or both of a producer and musical director. If you apply as a team, each person involved should write their own section of the application, which should be sent as one combined application.

Applications should be sent by email to Isaac Barkway (secretary@gands.org.uk), and include the following information:

  • Why you're applying and why you've chosen your show
  • Directors: your creative plans for the show, and any relevant theatrical experience
  • MDs: any musical plans you might have for the show, and any relevant musical or theatrical experience
  • Producers: your understanding of the challenges involved in producing a show in May Week, and any theatrical experience or other relevant experience
  • Applications without an MD and/or Producer: how you would go about recruiting an MD/producer and what you would look for in someone to fill that role (N.b. CUGSS can help advertise and interview for this if required)
  • All roles: your availability for an interview after 4pm between the 24th and 28th Feb

If you have any questions, or would like to informally discuss applying for a role, feel free to email Isaac (secretary@gands.org.uk).

Applications must be received by 6pm, Sunday 23rd February. Interview days/times will be confirmed that evening.

Deadline: Sunday 23rd February 18:00


How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

19:45, Tue 19th May 2020 - Sat 23rd May 2020 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 4

Assitant Director and Producer/ Assistant Producer Applications

Come Assistant Direct or Produce How To Disappear Completely and Never be Found! Production team applications are now open to get involved with the Easter Week 4 ADC Mainshow.

For more information about the show you can look at the whole script online: https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/plays/how-to-disappear-completely-and-never-be-found-iid-141234

A mood board will appear soon!

Assistant Director

I am looking for 1-2 Assitant Directors to help me! Drop me an email to ogj21@cam.ac.uk detailing why you want to get involved in this show. Being exam term there will naturally be flexibility around work (similarly there may be times where you will have the opportunity to lead rehearsals if you are comfortable with this) so do feel free to ask if you are concerned about any potential clashes.

In your application I would love to hear about:

  • Why you want to be involved with the show, are there any particular ideas that have come to mind already? Or a particular scene or moment that excites you? (Although don't worry about having read the full script!)
  • Any previous theatre experience, particularly in directing but anything and everything is helpful - although none is necessary to apply since there may be multiple ADs!
  • Any experience specifically with physical theatre and movement. While there is a lot of naturalistic scenes in this play, there is a lot of room to play with the text and add in more stylised moments which the concept would definitely make use of.
  • Any experience with character work. In contrast to movement, there is a lot of multi-rolling in the show and I would be interested to hear about any good techniques that may have worked well for you in the past.
  • Any commitments you may have next term including exam dates. I appreciate specific dates may not be possible yet, but any rough periods or information that you could provide would be grand.

Producer

I am looking for a Producer to help with all the bonkers logistics for this show. If perhaps you have wanted to get involved as a Producer but don't want the full responsibility of the role, feel free to send in an application anyway, but mention you may be more interested in an Assistant role - once the main producer has been decided we will then confirm the assistants. As for the ADs we can work around exams but do get in touch with any concerns.

In your application, I would love to hear about:

  • Why you would want to be involved in the show is there anything about the production or the script that excited you?
  • Any previous theatre experience, particularly in directing but anything and everything is helpful - although none is necessary particularly if you are applying as an assistant!
  • Any previous experience as a producer in particular.
  • Any previous experience in positions of responsibility or leadership.
  • As above, Any commitments you may have next term including exam dates. I appreciate specific dates may not be possible yet, but any rough periods or information that you could provide would be grand.

Any questions also feel free to email them ahead to me!

Deadline: Sunday 23rd February 23:59


H.M.S. Pinafore at the MinackCUGSS

19:30, Mon 21st September 2020 - Fri 25th September 2020 at The Minack Theatre
14:00, Tue 22nd September 2020 at The Minack Theatre
14:00, Thu 24th September 2020 at The Minack Theatre
Summer Vacation

Applications to Produce and Company Manage

We are unbelievably lucky to have an established annual slot at the beautiful Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Each year for over 40 years, Cambridge students have mounted a production of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operas in this unique and breathtaking open-air theatre carved into the cliffs at Porthcurno. This year, we will be putting on H.M.S. Pinafore, a thrilling but lighthearted tale of love and class, and one of Gilbert and Sullivan's best-loved works.

Producer:
The Minack show is a large-scale production, with a huge company. It will be the Producer’s job to oversee all aspects of the production, coordinate this team, and manage logistics, budgeting and publicity. For the three weeks in September, the cast, orchestra and prod team live in the Church hall in the picturesque village of Paul (life there is very wholesome!). It will also be the producer’s job to run this aspect of the show.
Excellent organisational skills are required. Paired as well as individual applications are therefore encouraged. Please include in your application why you are interested in the role, any relevant experience, and your availability in September 2020.
Applications should be sent to ren28@cam.ac.uk by 11:59pm on Friday 21st February


Company Manager(s):
The Company Managers are the lifeblood of the show. They plan all of the meals for our three weeks in Cornwall, order the food for our daily Sainsbury’s delivery, and do the cooking. They also have a responsibility for group cohesion, welfare, and social events. (It sounds scary, but it’s actually a lot of fun!). We are ideally looking for least two people to work together as Company Managers, but we will consider solo applications.
Please include in your application why you are interested in the role, and your availability in September 2020.
Applications should be sent to ren28@cam.ac.uk by 11:59pm on Monday 24th February

Deadline: Monday 24th February 23:59


Le Villi - MMS Opera

20:00, Fri 19th June 2020 at St Giles Church, Cambridge
20:00, Sun 21st June 2020 at St Giles Church, Cambridge
Easter May Week to Summer Vacation

Production Team Positions

Musical and Assisstant Musical Director

Magdalene College Music Society is looking for a talented, committed and enthusiastic musical director and assisstant musical director to lead our exciting production of Giacomo Puccini’s Le Villi.

Due to the nature of the music and the unique challenge of working with Puccini opera, this would particularly suit anyone who is excited about opera (especially of the romantic variety), is able to make a considerable commitment to the project and would like to add this fantastic opportunity to their CV!

What we are looking for:
· Experience with conducting/leading music of this repertoire (MD only)
· Experience working with singers (MD & assistant MD)
· Knowledge of orchestration (i.e. reducing/adapting scoring) (MD mainly)
· Availability during Easter period and May week (MD & assistant MD)

Make sure to include in your application why you are interested in the project, any relevant previous experience and, finally, what you think you can bring to the opera, from a personal and/or interpretive point of view.

Artistic Director

As one of Puccini’s least performed operas, here is your chance to make a unique artistic and creative contribution! Magdalene Music Society is looking for a director to take on the considerable challenge of bringing Puccini’s work to the stage. Therefore, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is prepared to commit fully to the project and work closely with the production team, instrumentalists and singers involved.

What to include in your application:

· Any experience directing a show (ideally an opera, but not necessary)
· Any knowledge or experience you have of Italian/romantic opera
· What you plan to bring to the opera and your interpretative view of the story
· How you would plan to work with a space like St Giles Church
· Your availability for the Easter/May week period

Assistant Producer

We are looking for organised and interested individuals to assist produce Puccini’s Le Villi. As the opera is planned for May Week, we are looking for someone who can commit to help with running the administrative and publicity side of things during that time period. This will involve helping out with liaising with St Giles church, managing our budget, developing our publicity material, coordinating ticket sales and any general administrative duties as they arise. If you are interested in the role, please consider sending an application detailing the following:

· Any relevant experience (ideally with producing operas, but not necessary)
· Any challenges you expect to face and how you would deal with them
· A brief overview of why you would be suitable for this role and why you’re interested in this project.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Sarah Crockford (skc48@cam.ac.uk).

To apply please email skc48@cam.ac.uk

More information can be found at: http://bit.ly/39rbGUM

Deadline: Wednesday 26th February 17:00


The Understudy

21:30, Tue 9th June 2020 - Sat 13th June 2020 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 7

**Applications to direct, assistant direct, produce**

I am looking for an enthusiastic and experienced team that can bring my show to life in the intimacy of the Corpus Playroom! Please read on if you have a love of the Macabre and think intermittently about unanswered questions in life.

I have written a very dark dramatic piece called The Understudy and I am looking for people who have experience in directing smaller casts, who can work with people on a personal level, and who can bring out difficult themes in an interesting and nuanced way. The people involved will need to be able to handle sensitive and challenging material, which cannot be avoided in this play, and will need to have an idea of how to showcase the complexities on stage in a way that will engage the audience and the actors involved. The Understudy is especially demanding because it is set in one continuous location with only two actors involved, so it is important that the people involved can be creative with this material and make the most of its quirks.

Director
I am looking for someone who:

  • Has previous experience in directing
  • Has previous experience directing smaller groups of people. This play involves two actors, so I am looking for someone who can work to draw out the complexities and personalities of each character and how this fits in with the broader themes of the play.
  • Has previous experience in directing difficult and thought-provoking pieces of theatre.
  • Has previous experience with physical theatre and movement - this isn't a heavily stylised show, but there are moments when the actors change into different characters and this contrast needs to be heavily drawn out.
    Please do tell me what interested you in this play in the first place, why you'd like to direct it and why you think you would be suitable for the role. Also tell me any commitments you foresee for Easter term (e.g. others plays, exams).

Assistant director: I am looking for someone who:

  • Has previous experience in directing
  • Has previous experience directing smaller groups of people. This play involves two actors, so I am looking for someone who can work to draw out the complexities and personalities of each character and how this fits in with the broader themes of the play.
  • Has previous experience in directing difficult and thought-provoking pieces of theatre.
  • Has previous experience with physical theatre and movement - this isn't a heavily stylised show, but there are moments when the actors change into different characters and this contrast needs to be heavily drawn out.
    Please do tell me what interested you in this play in the first place, why you'd like to direct it and why you think you would be suitable for the role. Also tell me any commitments you foresee for Easter term (e.g. others plays, exams).

Producer: I am looking for someone who has experience in producing shows at Cambridge and elsewhere, even if this was for relatively small productions. I would love to know about your previous theatre experience, previous production experience, any commitments you may have next term (e.g. exams, other plays you are working on), and any previous experiences of leadership or responsibility.

Content Note: The play deals with themes of sexual abuse, incest, and violence, and also contains a couple of racial slurs. Please bear this in mind when applying because these themes really are integral to the play and it is important that the directors are comfortable with handling this material.

Please contact me by the 14th March 2020 (I can be fairly lenient with the deadline but I would preferably like to get the ball rolling on this production and meet the crew asap!) if interested in applying for any of these roles. If you would like more information about the play, please feel free to check out the camdram page or my facebook theatre post. My email is tb616@cam.ac.uk. I look forward to reading your applications!

Deadline: Saturday 14th March 00:00