Paper Balloon Theatre are seeking a female performer and puppeteer for our Christmas show ‘Once Upon a Snowflake’.
Paper Balloon create original, innovative theatre for young people and their families. Our work fuses physical theatre, movement, live music and puppetry to tell new stories.
‘Once Upon a Snowflake’ was first developed in 2014, touring England and later on to Moscow where it received sell out performances. Created by the company, in collaboration with Trikster Theatre’s Maria Litvinova it has since played Christmas residencies at Pegasus Theatre Oxford, and Chelsea Theatre.
This year we are seeking a new cast for this production, playing in Folkestone through December.
Rehearsals (London): Monday 2nd December – Friday 6th December
Production Week (Folkestone): Tuesday 10th December – Thursday 12th December
Performances (Folkestone): Friday 13th December – Tuesday 24th December
(All dates are inclusive and non negotiable, 15th and 18th December are days off)
Darya is a Spriteologist. She is the top of the class; an expert scientist, a stickler for the rules and a dedicated mystery-uncoverer. She has been called in, alongside her somewhat unorthodox Royal Spriteological Society partner Alexei, to solve the Mystery of the Vanished Girl.
Playing age 25-35
This is a physically demanding role so performers should be physically fit and in good health.
Please note that as a small touring company all performers are required to assist with the get in and get out for the show.
Fixed fee of £1,880, inclusive of rehearsals & performances.
The fee is also inclusive of PDs.
Accommodation will be provided in Folkestone in a shared house with private room.
Travel to Folkestone will be in company van.
Please note we are unable to offer travel or accommodation to rehearsals in London.
Friday 27th September,
10am – 1.30pm
This will be a workshop audition followed by informal interview. Unfortunately we are unable to cover travel expenses for the audition.
To apply, please send an up to date CV and a covering letter that explains your suitability and experience for the role and why you would like to work with Paper Balloon. Please include a headshot.
Applications by 23rd September to firstname.lastname@example.org
Agents we’d really like to hear why your clients would like to work with us so do please ensure that you include a covering letter written by the performer.
Links to Spotlight page with no covering letter will not be considered.
We are committed to diverse representation on stage and strongly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic artists.
All applications will receive a simple acknowledgement but only those we would like to call for auditions will receive further information.
We look forward to receiving your applications.