Time & Again Theatre Company are looking for a female-identifying Deaf, deaf or Hard of Hearing actor to join our upcoming production of EARWIG.
Marigold Webb – Female – 18 – 35
EARWIG is a piece of new writing following the life of Marigold Webb, a deaf insect collector living in 1927. Written by deaf and neurodivergent writer, Laura Crow, the show follows Marigold’s story using a mixture of traditional spoken word, mime, and captioning in the style of 1920s silent movies. It is a funny and fast-paced exploration of what it meant to be deaf in the early 20th century against the art deco decadence of the inter-war years.
Marigold has no hearing in her left ear and limited hearing in her right ear as a result of illness when she was five years old. She speaks and reads English.
Please note – whilst a positive and empowering tale, EARWIG explores historical attitudes towards deafness, including the way many deaf children at this time were discouraged from using any form of sign language. For this reason, we are looking for a deaf or Hard of Hearing actor that is comfortable using their spoken voice.
There are a few basic elements of BSL in the show – and we will be working with a BSL interpreter at points as we develop the piece – but actors are not required to be fluent in BSL.
April 2022 at HOME Theatre and The King’s Arms, Salford in Manchester, and then July 2022 in Manchester.
We are a Manchester based company who will be rehearsing and holding our preview show in the Manchester area, so actors must have a base in the North West and be able to travel to and from Manchester.
Preview – late July 2022 , Manchester
Edinburgh Festival Fringe – 21st – 27th August 2022, Assembly Front Room
The Swallow Theatre – 28th – 29th August 2022, Whithorn, Scotland
We will be operating on a profit share basis. Each actor’s travel, food, and accomodation for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and The Swallow Theatre will be covered/provided by Time & Again. There is also a small contribution of £100 available to each actor for the rehearsal period.
About the Company:
Time & Again Theatre Company are based in Manchester and formed in the summer of 2017 as a new young company wishing to explore all things historical in ways that are fresh and relevant for today.
They are particularly interested in exploring the lives of women who pushed boundaries, either by working in typically male-dominated industries, engaging in political or revolutionary ideas, or behaving in a way that wasn’t deemed acceptable by society at the time.
Time & Again’s first two shows, GREYHOUNDS and CLOUDS, both had successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Greater Manchester Fringe, rural touring runs, and off West End dates. CLOUDS won the Oldham Coliseum Pick of the Fringe Award in August 2019, as well as being nominated for most innovative use of space. It also won an Undrowning Scholarship for using theatre to promote women in STEM, particularly the lack of women in the aviation industry.
Time & Again regularly collaborate with accredited museums and heritage sites, blending theatre with living history and live installation.
Please email a headshot, CV, and short cover letter explaining why you would like to take part in EARWIG to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please get your applications in ASAP as rehearsals are due to start on the 1st April!
We are only interested in seeing Deaf, deaf or Hard of Hearing actors for this role.