Actors Open Call

Female identifying performer – aged late 20s to early 40s, of mixed cultural heritage, East Coast accent - OPEN TO SUBMISSION UNTIL Monday 1 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 new short work by Hannah Lavery

Rachel has never been able to graduate to an adult relationship with her mother, despite her age and the fact she is a mother now herself, she often finds herself reverting to the petulant teenager.

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.

If submitting a self-tape:

- Please reflect the accent required

- 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:

Please clearly mark which new work you are applying for in the title of your email.

Closing date and time: Monday 1 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.

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.