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SONGS FOR SCATTERED TIMES - PERFORMER CALL OUT

Updated: Apr 22

We are looking for several South West based musical theatre performers to join our cabaret night in Exeter on Monday 16th May 2022.

We are looking for performers with strong vocal ability, but any experience level. NOTE: due to the late night venue of the event, all applicants should be 18+.


You will be an open, enthusiastic person who enjoys telling stories through song.

About the project

Songs For Scattered Times is an experimental musical theatre cabaret.

Our company will respond to the climate and ecological crisis in Exeter with a setlist of musical theatre numbers.

Featuring local talent, this event fuses the worlds of musical theatre and climate activism in Devon. It presents a forum for the creative community to explore the climate crisis. This approach is new, untested, and delightfully out-of-the-ordinary.

Taking place at The Mermaid on Gandy Street, Songs For Scattered Times includes a cocktail bar open throughout the evening. This is a welcoming, inclusive and easy-reach event for all adults who enjoy music and who want to see Exeter lead climate action.

About the team

FINLAY CARROLL (he/him) is a producer who has recently worked with Exeter Phoenix and Taunton Brewhouse. He facilitated Opening Up Exeter, a movement for queer creative spaces, and coordinated marketing for Exeter Fringe Festival. He is a member of Scatter, an ecological musical theatre company in the South West.

​TOM ARNOLD (he/him) is a musical director, composer and orchestrator with links to the South of England. As an MD, Tom has particular experience working with young performers, having worked with Winchester University, National Youth Music Theatre and Big Little Theatre School.

Commitment

You will be needed for rehearsals on the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May. These will take place at the University of Exeter.

During this weekend, you will have an opportunity to work on your performance with our MD, Tom. You will also take part in a workshop with other performers exploring musical theatre and climate change.

All participants will be required on the morning of Saturday 14th May for the opening session. Saturday afternoon and Sunday will be arranged from availability for individual sessions. Please inform us of your availability on these dates.

This is an unpaid opportunity, but we hope it will be an enjoyable chance to engage with other local musical theatre performers and creatives in rehearsal and performance, and to challenge your own performing skills.

How to apply

Please send us the following by Wednesday 27th April at 5PM.

  • A video of you performing a section of a solo musical theatre song you feel comfortable singing. This should be no more than 2 minutes in total.

  • 1-2 sentences explaining why this opportunity appeals to you

  • Your availability on the 14-16 May 2022

If any of this is difficult for you, please get in touch. We are here to help.

We strongly welcome and encourage applications from those who identify as:

  • D/deaf and/or disabled

  • Neurodiverse

  • Working-class, benefit class, criminal class and/or underclass

  • Global majority*

  • Migrant

  • LGBTQ+

*This includes people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany and Irish Traveller heritage.

All applications should be directed to finlayedwardcarroll@gmail.com

Deadline to apply: 5PM, Wednesday 27th April


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