AKT Youth National Theatre New Connections
Audition now for Connections 2012
AKT Youth are very pleased to be part of New Connections again this year. The play is Journey To X by Nancy Harris and we are looking for 10 young actors and a Production Team: Sound, Lighting, Designer, Stage Manager aged 14 to 18 to be part of this exciting project. Auditions are open to both AKT members and non AKT members.
You must be available to rehearse in Brighton between the 8th of December 2011 and the 25th March 2012 - mainly on a Thursday evening but there are some weekends as well (see schedule for details).
The play will be performed in March 2012 at the Old Market Arts Centre, Hove and The Chichester Festival Theatre and possibly the Olivier Theatre, National Theatre.
Sarah Chiswell, Wired Youth Theatre Leader
What is the National Theatre Connections Festival
The National Theatre has commissioned 10 plays by British and International writers, exploring stories from around the world to inspire young theatre companies across the UK. Connections gives young actors the chance to stage a brand new play, written for actors aged 13-19, at their home venue and at a Festival at their partner theatre with other Connections companies - enabling them to showcase their production on a regional platform, and perform in professional theatres. They also receive support at every stage of the project and advice from one of the National Theatre's directors and from their partner theatre and will receive a detailed Show Report from one of the NT's Directors.
Journey To X by Nancy Harris
A group of friends have formed a new band. Now all they have to do is raise the money to get to London to audition for the world's biggest talent contest.
Costumes, songs and fundraising techniques may divide opinion but one girl has a far more important choice to make. Their journey for fame and fortune is really a
journey for something far less glamorous. Something their country doesn't approve of, something their parents wouldn't condone. In a culture of instant fame and
talent-show "stories", the importance of life and friendship come to the fore.
Nancy Harris was born and raised in Dublin. Theatre credits include; No Romance (Abbey Theatre), The Kreutzer Sonata (The Gate Theatre), Little Dolls (The Bush Theatre), Love In A Glass Jar (The Abbey Theatre). She has been a writer on attachment at the Soho Theatre and National Theatre Studio respectively and has had work produced with Mind The Gap Theatre Company New York. Her radio credits include Love In A Glass Jar and the five part woman's hour drama series Blood In The Bridal Shop co-written with Louise Ramsden, both for BBC Radio 4. Nancy has also written for television. She is currently The Pearson Playwright in Residence at The Bush Theatre.
£275 in total. Payable in advance or in 2 instalments on 19th January and 19th February. Additional travel expenses not included
The Audition process is in two parts. Firstly ,a group workshop lasting around an hour. Secondly, individual auditions and interviews - we are looking for four
female acting roles, six male acting roles and four members of the production team - Sound, Lighting, Designer and Stage Manager.