- From: November 17, 2019
- To: November 17, 2019
- Starting at: 12:00 PM
- Finishing at: 02:00 PM
- The Old Fire Station
- 2a Norwood High Street
- SE27 9NS
- United Kingdom
Devised and directed by Bryon Fear
Performances: October 27-31, 2020
First rehearsal: 1 December, 2019
A creature invented in folklore, given credence by religion and celebrated in the arts, emerges from the twisted shadows of a world struck with a fear as primal and as ancient as the myth itself. Vampir explores the enduring appeal of the vampire and the true meaning of monster.
Vampir is a physical theatre dance piece which explores the vampire myth as an allegory for homophobia. The piece was first performed in 1994 and is being resurrected and reinvented for 2020.
Please come to the audition in comfortable clothes and shoes for movement. The audition will begin with a physical warm-up and some fun movement workshops. There will also be a short one-on-one interview where auditionees will get the chance to ask questions about the production and rehearsal process.
We are looking for an evenly split cast of men and women regardless of age or ethnicity. The piece can be performed with as little as 8 actors or as many as 20. Actors will need a high level of fitness to perform in the play.
Homosexuality is a core element of the piece and those auditioning are expected to be comfortable with this subject matter.
We will be putting together an ensemble cast of uninhibited actors who are willing to be part of an organic workshop process. The very nature of physical theatre is intimate and requires actors who are comfortable, confident and willing to take risks.
We are looking for actors who want the challenge of performing in a different way. We are not looking for trained dancers, though dancers are welcome to audition.
We will be rehearsing once a week (Sunday mornings) from the beginning of December this year, right round to October next year. Rehearsals will become more frequent (3 times a week) in the 2 months leading up to the performance.
The reason for the longer rehearsal process is so that as a company we have the time to train, to get fit, to workshop and explore how a narrative can be expressed through the way our bodies move. It has also been structured this way so that members of the company can partake in other productions during the year should they so wish.
It is important that if you intend to audition to let the director Bryon know which audition you can make. Many thanks.