Common Wealth are looking for 2 performers to work with us on our new play PEACEOPHOBIA. Peaceophobia explores Islamophobia, racial profiling and modified car culture. Conceived by teenagers from Common Wealth’s Speakers Corner, Peaceophobia is about challenging the political, social and cultural narratives surrounding young Muslim men. Part theatre show and part car rally, Peacaphobia will walk the line between political and fun and address the hostility and misunderstanding surrounding Islam. If the word Islam originates from peace, how can you have a fear of peace? Peaceophobia is co-created with Bradford Modified Car Club, Speakers Corner and a co-production with FUEL Theatre and will be performed in Bradford in Sept/Oct 2020 and then tour the UK in Spring/Summer 2021, tour dates to be confirmed.
LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS
We are looking for Muslim male performers between the ages of 18-30. You will be passionate about cars and up for talking about your views on Islamophobia on a personal, media and society level. You don’t need to have ever performed before, just be brave, curious and open to trying something new.
COMMITMENT, DATES & PAY
Research & Development: 9th & 10th March 2020
Research & Development: Monday 6th-Friday 10th April 2020
Research & Development: 13th & 15th July 2020
Rehearsals: 2nd- 30th September 2020
Shows: 30th September – 4th October 2020
Ideally you will be available for all these dates. If you have any concerns at all about these dates please let us know on the email below. Performers will be paid £550 a week
Auditions will be held on Wednesday 29th January, 6-8pm and Saturday 1st February, 2-4pm. Auditions will be at Speakers Corner, 4 Ivegate, Bradford, BD1 1PU. You only need to come to one of these auditions. Auditions will be in group workshop style.
If you have the relevant experience and are excited about this project, please send a recent photo and a short statement on why you’d like to be involved in this project (no more than 100 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org