Open auditions for Community Chorus in The Grapes of Wrath

Open auditions for Community Chorus in The Grapes of Wrath

Open auditions for Community Chorus in The Grapes of Wrath

West Yorkshire Playhouse is holding Open Audition workshops on Saturday 25 March and Sunday 26 March for the Community Chorus of its upcoming production, The Grapes of Wrath.

The auditions are open to volunteer community performers and no previous experience of professional theatre is required.

The Community Ensemble of The Grapes of Wrath will total up to 40 people, whose role in the play is to help portray the play’s themes of poverty, community and migration whilst reflecting and representing the local community of West Yorkshire.

The Grapes of Wrath is the legendary novel by John Steinbeck critiquing America’s Great Depression. The production is directed by Abbey Wright and explores the story’s meaning in a contemporary light.

Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside world-class theatre professionals and play a vital role, both in developing and performing in the production.

The Community Chorus will rehearse once a week from 18 April and perform each night from 24 May to 10 June 2017 including matinee performances in May on Thursday 25, Saturday 27 and Tuesday 30, and in June on Thursday 1, Saturday 3, Tuesday 6, Thursday 8 and Saturday 10.

Following the run, participants will have the chance to create their own piece with a writer and director which will be performed as part of Open Season, West Yorkshire Playhouse’s annual festival of community performance.

Participants must be over 18 years of age. In order to find out more email engagement@wyp.org.uk or call West Yorkshire Playhouse on 0113 213 7700.

Additional Information: Selected participants will volunteer as a Community Chorus in the professional stage production of The Grapes of Wrath before working on a piece of their own to present at the Playhouse in the summer.

In order to take part participants must sign up for an Open Audition workshop. This informal, fun workshop will be a great way for you to get a sense of the project and to meet some new people including the team from the Playhouse. The workshop will be delivered by the award-winning Creative Engagement department. The Community chorus will be directed by West Yorkshire Playhouse’s newly appointed Director, Creative Engagement, Alex Ferris, who has previously won a national award for creating and directing large-scale community plays.

Open Audition Workshops, 25 and 26 March

Rehearsal Room 3
6 St Peter’s Building
St Peter’s Square
Leeds
LS9 8AH

Click here to book an audition slot and download an application form

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