Camdram

Producer/director roles and show applications


Lovesong

19:00, Tue 3rd March 2020 - Sat 7th March 2020 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 7

Applications to PRODUCE and ASSISTANT DIRECT

'I turn off the light and go to my bed. I read. I wind my clock. I say no prayers. I sleep. And in my sleep...
In my sleep...
I am young again.'

'Lovesong' tells the story of one couple, from two different points in their lives - as young lovers in their twenties and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship. As an old woman enters a cupboard only to emerge as her younger self, an abundance of vodka and sandwiches is consumed, and a peach tree becomes the only true sign of permanence, lives collide and time dissolves in this hauntingly beautiful exploration of love, memory and loss.

I need a lovely producer and assistant director to help me bring this stunning four-hander to life in the Corpus Playroom!! Nothing is needed except enthusiasm - I'm looking for people as excited as I am to make this happen!

pinterest for the kinda vibes I'm thinking atm for the show: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/egold1732/lovesong/

In your application, pls answer the following questions:

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

  • why you'd like to be involved/what attracted you to this play
  • how you think you'd navigate working with the director/how you envision your role
  • any relevant experience (none at all necessary!!)
  • any movement/dance experience (definitely not necessary, would just be interesting to know)
  • any initial ideas for the show :))

PRODUCER

  • why you'd like to be involved/what attracted you to this play
  • how you envision your role
  • any relevant experience (none at all necessary!!)

Please send applications to me at eig25@cam.ac.uk by December 15th. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to shoot me an email, and I will do what I can to answer them. Happy applying!!

Deadline: Sunday 15th December 23:59


Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons LemonsPembroke Players

19:00, Tue 18th February 2020 - Sat 22nd February 2020 at Pembroke New Cellars
Lent Week 5

**Applications for DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS and PRODUCER now open**

"I can't know you in one hundred and forty."
"Try."

We (Sara and Emily) pitched this wonderful show (yes, that is five whole lemons) as actors and are now looking for a team to collaborate with us to help us bring it to life! Absolutely no experience required, just enthusiasm and playfulness. We are especially interested in applications from women and non-binary people and/or people who identify as LGBTQ+ due to the nature of our version of this play, but if you do not identify with any of these please still feel free to apply!

You can find the play on Drama Online at [https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/plays/lemons-lemons-lemons-lemons-lemons-iid-157457/do-9781784603571-div-00000009] and the link to our Pinterest mood board at [https://www.pinterest.co.uk/becke001/lemonsx5/]

Please include the following in your application:

DIRECTOR / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (these are in descending order of commitment level – feel free to specify which role you are applying for, if you want.)
· Why would you like to be involved in this production?
· Any experience you’ve had (none needed!)
· We pitched this show as actors because we already have some clear ideas of how we want the show to work and look, so we’re looking for a collaborative director who can run the rehearsal room and facilitate our ideas, whilst also acting as an objective/external perspective who can ‘see the bigger picture’, as it were. We’re also keen to hear new ideas, and are open to any creative ideas you might have; our vision is flexible! With this in mind, how would you resolve any creative differences between the acting and directing teams?
· What are some initial creative ideas you have for the show? (as a prompt, you could consider the two-person cast, how to use the flexible New Cellars space or how to deal with the many many quick scene transitions)
· Bonus round: When life gives you lemons, … (complete the sentence)

PRODUCER
· Why would you like to be involved in this production?
· Any experience you’ve had (none needed!)
· What are some challenges you envision in producing this show and how would you deal with those challenges?
· We’re envisioning a significant amount of overlap between this role and publicity, particularly in terms of our focus on online/paperless publicity as part of Pembroke New Cellar’s ‘Green Season’. What are your ideas for how we can promote the show in as waste-free a way as possible?
· Bonus round: When life gives you lemons, … (complete the sentence)

Send applications and any questions to Emily at erb61@cam.ac.uk.

Deadline: Friday 20th December 23:00


A Musical Guide to the Cambridge Degrees

20:00, Sat 22nd February 2020 - Sun 23rd February 2020 at Fitzwilliam College Auditorium
Lent Week 5 to Week 6

Applications to Assistant Direct/Assistant Produce

Fitz Theatre is producing a sequel to last year’s Musical Guide to the Cambridge Colleges - a Musical Guide to the Cambridge Degrees! We’re looking for a production team to start getting this show off the ground.

For Assistant Directors, we'd like to know:
Any relevant experience (none necessary!)
Ideas for making a gala night show more cohesive
How you’d bring together the musical/acted elements of the show
What’s your favourite song from a musical?

And for Assistant Producers, we'd like to hear:
Any relevant experience (none necessary!)
How you plan to work with the various groups involved in the show
Any ideas for marketing the show?
What’s your favourite song from a musical?

Please email your applications to cc974@cam.ac.uk and dse26@cam.ac.uk and let us know if you have any questions - further information is in the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LTq-7pAalx-mSbA09mji5OEEWHeRmMIUOtgH3dK-SxQ/edit?usp=sharing

Deadline: Friday 20th December 23:59


The Dazzle

19:00, Tue 10th March 2020 - Sat 14th March 2020 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 8

Applications to Assistant Direct

We’re looking for a fun, committed and creative AD to work alongside us on this beautiful psychological three-hander about family and mental health. Due to its size and focus this will hopefully be a really chilled, intimate project to work on and we would love to find someone who's keen to come on board as part of a close creative team. Previous directing experience is appreciated so please do detail anything unique you can bring for us, but it is not essential!

In your application please cover:

  • Any previous directing experience, and any experience you have specifically as an AD if applicable
  • A description of your general working style, and your approach to the role of AD
  • What interests you about this show
  • Andrew Scott as Hot Priest or Andrew Scott as Moriarty?

Send them in to alm94 and bmk31!!

Deadline: Friday 27th December 23:00


Homerton Amateur Theatrical Society

Applications for Lent Term funding

HATS are looking to part-fund shows in Lent term. We will accept applications from all shows so go ahead and apply!
Applications will be dealt with on a first come first serve basis, so we would recommend getting your application in sooner rather than later. Applicants with members of Homerton college in their cast and crew will be prioritized but please don't let this put you off sending in an application.

Please send your applications to gd434@cam.ac.uk including the following things:
1) A brief synopsis of the play
2) A breakdown of your budget
3) Publicity ideas and marketing strategy
4) Current Cast and Crew, including college.

If you have any questions, or want to request a sample application do not hesitate to get in touch at gd434@cam.ac.uk

Deadline: Friday 3rd January 12:00


Christ's Amateur Dramatic Society

CADs LENT FUNDING

CADS are now accepting applications for funding for shows in Lent! We're looking to fund absolutely anything so please send anything you have our way!

If you would like to apply drop an e-mail to Isobel at ig346@cam.ac.uk with a description of the show, publicity ideas, and a budget breakdown by the end of the 6th January

Deadline: Monday 6th January 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 Direct, Musical Direct, and Produce

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.

We're seeking and enthusiastic, skilled, and committed Director, Musical Director, and Producer to bring this show to life. Applications may be made by individuals for one of the three roles, or by teams. See below for further details - completed applications should be sent by email to secretary@gands.org.uk by 4pm on Sat 18th January.


The Director will have responsibility for the overall creative vision of the show, and for leading the majority of rehearsals. They will also be responsible for selecting and managing the creative team (Assistant Director/Choreographer/etc.) and for liaising with the Producer and technical team to ensure their vision is executed.

Applications for Director should include:

  • Why you want to direct H.M.S. Pinafore
  • Your plans/ideas for the show
  • Any relevant experience you have (directing or other roles in theatre)
  • Any challenges you anticipate in preparing this production (e.g. due to the short rehearsal period, or the unconventional venue) and how you would address them
  • Your availability in September 2020

The Musical Director will be responsible for all musical aspects of the production, including conducting the show, leading musical rehearsals, sitting on the audition panel, and recruiting the orchestra. They will also select and manage the musical team (Assistant Musical Director/Répétiteurs/etc.) and work closely with the Director and Producer to ensure the show is an overall artistic success.

Applications for Musical Director should include:

  • Why you want to musical direct H.M.S. Pinafore
  • Any musical plans/ideas you might have
  • Your experience in music and/or theatre
  • Any musical challenges you anticipate in preparing this production (e.g. due to the intensive rehearsal period, or the unconventional venue) and how you would address them
  • Your availability in September 2020

The Producer will oversee all aspects of the production, and have particular responsibility for logistics, budgeting, and publicity, as well as facilitating communications within a large company and ensuring the production as a whole is well planned and executed.

Applications for Producer should include:

  • Why you want to produce H.M.S. Pinafore and/or why you want to produce a show at the Minack theatre
  • Any particular plans/ideas you have for the production
  • Any relevant experience you have (producing or other roles in theatre)
  • The challenges you anticipate in any area of this production and how you would address them
  • Your availability in September 2020

Applications for all roles must be emailed to secretary@gands.org.uk by 4pm on Sat 18th January.

Deadline: Saturday 18th January 16:00


Identity Crisis

21:30, Wed 19th February 2020 - Sat 22nd February 2020 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 5

Applications to Produce/ Assistant Direct

Told through a combination of sketches and comic monologues, and with a healthy disregard for the fourth wall, Identity Crisis aims to take a relatable, character-driven look at a contemporary issue through a comic lens.

To get this show on the road, it first needs a prod team, which is where you come in! No experience is necessary – just enthusiasm, ideas, and a password with at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase latter, one number, one symbol, and one kitchen utensil.

Producer:

Please mention:
• Why you want to be involved with the show
• Any previous producing experience you have (none necessary! With the show being a Corpus late, production shouldn’t be too much work, so if you’re new to producing/ would like to try it for the first time, this is probably a pretty good place to start)
• What your availability next term is like
• Anything else you think might be relevant

Assistant Directors:

Please mention:
• Why you want to be involved with the show
• Any ideas you have for the show (Since this is a devised piece and it hasn’t been written yet, ADs will be quite involved in the writing process. There is currently a vague plot outline but there is a lot of room for flexibility)
• Any previous directing experience you have (again, none necessary! However, it would help if you have at least some experience of writing and/or performing comedy before)
• Any particular challenges you think the show might encounter, and how we might overcome them
• What your availability next term is like
• Anything else you think might be relevant

Deadline: Sunday 1st December, 23:00

It is quite a tight turnaround so if you need a little bit more time to put together an application or if you have any questions then please do ask! You can message me on facebook or drop me a line via email (ap2099@cam.ac.uk) and I’ll get back to you!

Deadline: Tuesday 1st December 23:00