Actors Open Call
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A GAELIC SPEAKING PERFORMER TO PLAY A MALE IDENTIFYING CHARACTER, AGED 30 TO 50 YEARS OLD - OPEN TO SUBMISSION UNTIL FRIDAY 12 JUNE AT 12 NOON
We are delighted to be able to begin receiving submissions from professional performers over 18 years of age, with at least one year’s acting experience, who are Scottish or based in Scotland, to perform extracts and monologues which will be filmed in isolation, with support from a director.
We are casting for:
A SHORT WORK BY IAIN MACRAE
Dirlo has been deliberately abandoned on Soay by his former best friend Cally who has returned early to the mainland with a boat-load of sheep. Dirlo is in a small bothy with a generator but limited supply of oil. He has water; food supplies are nearly exhausted. The only other living beings on the island are some sheep which are too old for market and small colonies of puffins and cormorants. Although there's no signal, Dirlo records regular video and audio messages to his wife who has been having an affair with Cally, who is unlikely to reach land.
Selected performers will receive a fee for the work to be presented across free online platforms hosted by National Theatre of Scotland, BBC and Scottish theatre partners. This short film will be part of our Scenes for Survival project. We will post additional call outs as scenes are written and the project continues.
To apply, please send a Spotlight link OR headshot together with a CV and either a self-tape OR link to a show reel or other online video. Please clearly mark which new work you are applying for in the title of your email.
If submitting a self-tape:
- You must tape in the specified language
- This could take the form of an audio or video recording of you performing in a scene extract of your choice, uploaded to an online platform such as Vimeo/ YouTube (Please provide a link and password)
- You do not have to be off-book and the footage doesn’t have to be of a very high quality (please don’t worry, using your phone is absolutely fine)
If you require any help with the above, you can find helpful tips here.
Applications should be submitted to: SFSperformers@nationaltheatrescotland.com
Please clearly mark which new work you are applying for in the title of your email.
Closing date and time: Friday 12 June at 12 noon
All submissions will be considered by the National Theatre of Scotland’s artistic/casting team, who will make a final selection with the director of each scene.
GENERAL CASTING INFORMATION
The National Theatre of Scotland believes in including artists from diverse backgrounds and cultures (on the basis of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, class and whether they are drama school trained or not) in all its work and all are welcome to apply for any roles advertised.
Where we are casting for a role that is culturally specific, we are committed to first casting a performer from that culture. However we consider artists from diverse backgrounds for every role, not just those written with specific personal characteristics in mind
If a specific skill, language or accent (spoken/ BSL) is required for the specific role, we will indicate this in the breakdown.
Our full casting policy can be read here
Scenes for Survival is a National Theatre of Scotland project in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and with support from Hopscotch Films.
In association with Aberdeen Performing Arts, Birds of Paradise, Beacon Arts Centre, the Byre Theatre, Citizens Theatre, Dundee Rep Theatre, Eden Court Highlands, Imaginate, Macrobert Arts Centre, Perth Theatre, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, Stellar Quines, Tron Theatre and The Traverse Theatre