As part of the Open Call program we are inviting expressions of interest for singers to take part in a new R&D project and vocal ensemble. Led by theatre and music maker Freya Wynn-Jones, we are looking to establish a new vocal company, telling stories using the power of the voice. Working predominantly in a participatory and operatic setting, Freya works with opera houses and theatre companies to devise new music theatre fuelled by story, narrative, character and the presence of the actor.
On this occasion, we are actively seeking a diverse company of women from different musical and performance backgrounds to explore composing within the ensemble. As part of the R&D we will be using text gathered from a range of women to explore the theme of MotherDaughter and femalehood. Using your own musical practices we will be working collaboratively to create text, sound and movement. At the end of the five-day period we hope to have a work-in-progress collection of scenes that can be performed in various spaces. This project has a community element and it is hoped the company will reengage with those communities as part of the sharing of this work. This R&D will be a paid position. Fees will be inline with ITC rates.
8 or 9 December – Audition Workshops (half day)
12 December – Company Workshop 1 (half day)
16-20 January – R&D Intensive Week (full days)
9 February – Public Sharing Day (full day)
*You need to be available for all the dates outlined above. Please do not apply unless you have 100% availability.*
How to apply
The deadline for applications is 1 December, and auditions will take place in a series of workshops across 8 and 9 December. When you apply, please do state which audition date you are available for.
To apply, please send your CV and answers to the questions in the document from the Download Bar to firstname.lastname@example.org.