About the play:
ORGASM is a brand new show from emerging theatre company About Wolves, which aims to explore the world of orgasms and sexual pleasure through a non cis-male lens. By that we mean exploring what orgasms are to self-identifying women, non-binary or gender queer folk and trans men from a whole spectrum of different sexualities.
Using verbatim text gathered in interviews to inspire physical movement sequences the show will be a brave, bold and funny performance, a surprisingly joyous act of dissent against all those who think it is a taboo subject, against all those who have sought to silence discussions on it.
ORGASM will be presented as a 30 minute work-in-progress performance at Camden People’s Theatre on Sunday 30th April as part of their Hotbed Festival: a festival of sex guaranteed to expand your carnal knowledge! It is our hope to develop the work-in-progress performance into a full-length show and so there is the (hopefully high) possibility this will lead to a longer, funded run of the show.
We are looking for five performers from a variety of different backgrounds to reflect the diversity of the interview participants and for that reason we strongly encourage applications from LGBTQIA+ and BAME artists.
- Experience of or training in physical theatre and/or movement-based work
- Experience working with verbatim text
- Experience working as part of an ensemble devising physical work in response to text
- An enthusiasm for the project and the subject matter
- A willingness to experiment and try things in the rehearsal room without fear of failure
Rehearsals and Performance dates:
Rehearsals will take place on the 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 28th and 29th April from 10am-4pm. Please only apply if you are able to make these rehearsal dates as the piece is going to rely heavily on devising and working as an ensemble.
The performance will take place on Sunday 30th April at 7pm with a tech rehearsal scheduled during the daytime.
Whilst we really hate to perpetuate the culture of not paying actors for their work, as an emerging company we are limited in our financial capacity. This project is being entirely self-funded and therefore we can only offer a flat fee of £60 to each performer.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further details about the fee or rehearsal commitment.
Auditions will take place on Wednesday 5th April in three different groups: 10:30am-12pm, 12:30-2pm and 2:30-4pm. This will be a group audition and will involve devising some movement based work as well as preparing a short monologue from the script, which we will send to you should we wish to offer you an audition.
How to apply:
To apply for an audition please send a short cover letter and your Spotlight link (or a CV and headsho) to email@example.com with the subject line AUDITION & YOUR NAME by 12PM on Thursday 30th March . Please state in your cover letter if you have a preferred audition time slot.
We look forward to hearing from you!