CASTING CALL: QUEERWAY

We are now casting for our next production supported by RCT Theatres, opening at Festival of Voice 'Llais' at WMC, Cardiff, Autumn 2022.

Queerway is a new musical, which explores the lives of Queer individuals in Wales. An original song cycle, built from a series of interviews with Queer people from, and living in the Valleys, Queerway is a swansong for identity, and a sequin-soaked celebration of community. Composed by Geraint Owen, Directed by Luke Hereford, with additional music by Branwen Munn, Queerway promises to be a soulful, feel-good view into the lives of Queer people in Wales.

 

We are looking for three individuals, with strong vocals and acting through song capabilities.

 

The project will utilise a small ensemble to embody various characters throughout the musical, who will majoratively be based on real-life individuals from community interviews with LGBTQ+ and Queer identifying individuals from RCT. It is a crucial goal for the ensemble of Queerway to represent a diverse spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community in Wales, so we encourage actors from the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

Throughout the rehearsal process, there are likely to be elements of devising, as well as the potential for actors to be interviewed in order for their words to be used as content for the musical. 

For all of the following roles we are keen to hear from actors of marginalised genders, identities and ethnicities.

Actor 1 playing age 40+, female, any ethnicity   

 

Actor 2 any age, transgender/gender non conforming/non-binary, any ethnicity

 

Actor 3 any age, any gender identity, any ethnicity

 

Rehearsals and initial production phases will be based in Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. Dates of commitment are as following:

 

Rehearsals:

w/c 3rd October 

 

Tech week:

w/c 24th October

 

Performances:

28th – 30th October at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

3rd – 4th November at Pop Factory, Porth

5th November at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

The weekly fee for actors is £550p/w. For performances outside of Cardiff, travel and accommodation will be provided.

To be considered for one of these roles, please submit a self tape of a short musical theatre song – ideally under 2 minutes – alongside a Spotlight link or CV to Luke Hereford, lwhleewayproductions@gmail.com by 5pm on Wednesday 13th July 2022.

The following phase of casting will be a short Zoom interview in the week commencing 18th July 2022. Should you have any further questions about the project, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the above email address.

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