CALL OUT: 8:8 – the line up (non-professional performers)

Swiss company Mercimax are looking for a diverse range of non-professional performers to take part in, “8 :8 – the line up ”; being performed as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In 8 :8 , eight performers are lined up in front of eight audience members, who are then asked to form their opinion of the performers based on how they look and what they say. It is a performance installation that investigates what can cause people to project opinions or prejudices onto strangers. The performers will learn a set movement piece for the performance that is accommodating of all abilities.

The company will be made up four professional performers. In addition there will be eight non-professional performers (this call out) who will rotate their performances in teams of four, working with the core team of four professionals.

Performer requirements:

  • No previous performing experience required
  • Lives in Edinburgh (or can easily commute to)
  • Particularly keen for applications from those who are: people of
    colour; identify as disabled; LGBTQI+; aged 18 – 80+

Audition information:
Group auditions will be in a two hour window in one of three slots: Sat 25
May, 2pm / Sat 25 May, 5pm / Sun 26 May, 1pm. Selected performers may
be called back for an interview on Sunday afternoon.

Performance information:
Run: Jul 31st – Aug 25th
Tue – Fri: 2 x 25 min performances @ 6.30pm & 7.15pm
Sat & Sun: 4 x 25 min performances @ 4pm, 4.45pm, 6pm, 6.45pm
Performers will work in rotation, so you will only be required to perform on
half of the performance dates outlined above.
Non-professional performers will receive a stipend of £50 for every
weekday worked and £75 on the weekends. There will be an additional fee
of £300 for attending rehearsals.

Important dates:

  •  Workshop auditions: Edinburgh – 25th & 26th May
  • Rehearsals: Edinburgh
  • Day time rehearsals on 20th & 21st July, 27th & 28th July
  • Plus two evening rehearsals between 22nd – 26th July
  • Performances: 30th Jul – 25th Aug

TO APPLY please send a short cover letter explaining why you would like to
take part in 8:8 to Callum Madge ( cwmadge@gmail.com ) by 5pm, Wed 08
May, with the subject “8:8 non-professional performer”.

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