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This page gives information about applying for work with the BITESIZE THEATRE COMPANY, either as an ACTOR, a WORKSHOP LEADER , a YOUTH THEATRE TUTOR, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR or as a student seeking WORK EXPERIENCE.

PLEASE NOTE:
All BITESIZE personnel are required to successfully pass being checked by the DBS under the provisions of the PROTECTION of CHILDREN ACT.

ACTORS

BITESIZE only employs Professional Actors, i.e. Those who have undergone and completed training at a recognised Drama School or have significant experience in the profession.

General Auditions are held in the summer months in North Wales, and applications should be made from early June until September each year.

In writing to:

CASTING
BITESIZE THEATRE COMPANY
8 GREEN MEADOWS
NEW BROUGHTON
WREXHAM, LL11 6SG

or by email to:

casting@bitesizetheatre.co.uk

Please include your CV, a recent (preferably 7x5) headshot photograph and a covering letter telling us about yourself. Please make sure you include your e-mail address.

Other auditions are held, as and when required.

[Please do NOT telephone or fax your details]

NOTE:

General Requirements

We employ 5 actors per production for Christmas. Touring will be in the North West, North Wales and the West Midlands. There will be a two week rehearsal period followed by 5-7 weeks of touring, performing twice a day (occasionally 3 times) (Mon-Fri).

Our policy is to take high quality, accessible theatre into schools, which is both educational and entertaining. About a sixth of our work is done with Special Needs children. The shows include large amounts of audience involvement and we carry lights, sound, costumes, set and props with us and we make our shows fun to watch and to be part of. These are all ensemble productions requiring good team players.

In all of our productions Actors are required to play multiple roles of both sexes; so versatility is a big plus (a minimum of 3 accents please); as are good solid (if sometimes larger than life) believable characters. Circus or magic skills, dance or a good singing voice are useful extras for our actors to have. Experience of working in schools and with Special Needs children is also useful. Sex, age and ethnic background are NOT important. Applicants should be flexible, hard-working, disciplined and conscientious and committed to working for young audiences. While on tour everyone will help with get-ins and get-outs. Over 25 Drivers are particularly welcome. If chosen, employment requires you to be successfully checked by the DBS under the provisions of the PROTECTION of CHILDREN ACT.

The company is not funded by any Arts Council, Lottery or local or national Government grant, but this year we are offering contracts giving: 280 per rehearsal week (6 working days) and between 280 and 300 per performance week (10 shows), depending on experience PLUS accommodation throughout. Drivers (over 25; two per vehicle) can earn a further 50 per week while touring.


WORKSHOP LEADERS

BITESIZE offers a full programme of Workshops all year round, and needs WORKSHOP LEADERS to deliver them; particularly locally-based drivers. The workshops are bespoke and available across the country to a range of schools, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Special and can be from one hour to several days in length. They can often be arranged to fit the availability of WORKSHOP LEADERS. You should be prepared to visit our base in Wrexham to initially rehearse a Workshop before undertaking work for us. BITESIZE provides all the resources required to deliver the Workshops. If you are interested in being considered please send your CV, a recent (preferably 7x5) photograph, a SAE and a covering letter to:

BITESIZE THEATRE COMPANY
8 GREEN MEADOWS
NEW BROUGHTON
WREXHAM, LL11 6SG


YOUTH THEATRE TUTORS

BITESIZE currently runs a total of 16 hours a week of Youth Theatre classes in the Wrexham area during term time; as well as Summer Schools, Easter and Half-term courses and two productions annually. We are looking for tutors to help deliver this.

10.00 to 15.00 per hour according to experience/qualifications

If you live locally, have Dance, Drama or Music training, particularly as a teacher, then we would like to hear from you.
Teaching Qualification OR experience in the Arts essential. Successful applicants will be required to pass a CRB check in accordance with the Protection of Children Act.

call us on 01978-358320. or send your CV and a covering letter to

BITESIZE YOUTH THEATRE
UNIT 7, CLWYD COURT 2
RHOSDDU INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
WREXHAM, LL11 4YL


WORK EXPERIENCE

BITESIZE offers work experience at a number of times during the year. If you would like to be considered for a placement you should apply in writing, to

BITESIZE YOUTH THEATRE
UNIT 7, CLWYD COURT 2
RHOSDDU INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
WREXHAM, LL11 4YL

telling us about yourself , your experience of the theatre and telling us why we should choose you.

In order to be successful, you must be able to make your own way, each day of the work experience to our base on the Rhosddu Industrial Estate in Wrexham. [We are sorry, but we are not able to make any contribution to your accommodation or travel costs.]

Please note: You will be given a variety of tasks during the period of work and be offered the opportunity to observe the Company during rehearsals. You will NOT be given any opportunity to perform.