Recruitment

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  • Could Never Be Me - Casting Call
    After the success of the last year’s touring production, Written, Little Fish is in the process of casting four actors for “Could Never Be Me”, a new play by Dani Moseley with script supervision by Ola Animashawun (National Theatre Connections, Royal Court).

    Production dates:
    Mon to Fri 8/2/21 to 26/2/21 - Rehearsals
    Mon to Fri 1/3/21 to 5/3/21 – Filming shoot for virtual performance in a studio space.
    Mon to Fri 8/3/21 to 26/3/21 - Touring in in schools and small venues during daytimes and also providing virtual workshops over Zoom to support filmed performance screenings in school. There is a possibility of some evening shows/virtual workshops.

    Production locations:
    London and Medway

    Contract info:
    Agreements £500 per week including all filming buy out. ITC based contract. Little Fish Theatre Company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, we ensure that safeguarding practise reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Appointments are made subject to a successful DBS check. All actors must be over 18 years of age.

    Casting details:
    The company is looking for four versatile Black-African, Black-Caribbean, African-American, Black-Other Areas, Mixed Race young performers over 18 years, (playing age 15-18) who MUST be able to perform with a multicultural London English dialect.
    They will be required to perform naturalistic characters and work non-naturistically in a stylised ensemble. The roles require committed, quick learners who are team players with lots of energy and enthusiasm.

    Jackson (male)-
    Jackson prides himself as a good student who works hard and stays out of trouble. Having lost his dad, he is ‘stepping up’ into a patriarchal role. Lockdown sees him wanting to provide for his family, but being drawn into a side hustle of selling stolen goods. What feels like an easy way of making legit cash, soon escalates into intimidation and violence putting his whole future into question.

    Caleb (male)-
    Caleb is Joe’s number one boy, but he’s keeping a secret from him, his new girl, Gigi. But why? Caleb persuades Joe, against his better judgement to earn some extra cash, but Lockdown place stresses on their relationship. The actor playing Caleb also doubles as Jon, a mysterious older man who appears trustworthy and aspirational, but all is not as it seems when it comes to his identity.

    Gigi (female)-
    Gigi is happy, chatty and assertive. When she sees her friend, Tianna, being drawn into a serious relationship with a much older guy, she tries to warn her, but can’t risk losing her friendship. Gigi is also in her own relationship, negotiating intense feeling and personal boundaries. The actor playing Gigi doubles as Nathan, an older man and master of manipulation who knows how to entice Tianna into his web of lies.

    Tianna (female)-
    Tianna knows her own mind and ignores Gigi warnings when the mysterious Nathan starts flirting with her. She grapples with having intense feeling for her ‘new man’, but knowing that he is a stranger to her in so many ways. A part of Tianna knows Jon is too good to be true, but doesn’t see the red flags until it is too late.

    Please email CV and photo to info@littlefishtheatre.co.uk before 5/12/20.

Supported by

National Lottery Community Funded Esemee Fairbaird BBC Children in need Arts Council England HER Centre Southwark Council Royal Borough of Greenwich London Borough of Bexley Global Fund for Children Investors in People