June has proven to be the best month in quarantine / lockdown as I have some very exciting things on the horizon! Finally it seems like the industry is making future plans and starting to get back on it's feet again.
A bit about me and my future projects (Feel free to skip the below list for the current line up of opportunities below this)
I've just been cast as Don Pedro for the Jorvik Rep Theatre's Much Ado About Nothing production happening in March-April 2021!
I'm also set to appear in a short film titled "Enduring Silence", to be shot in September this year. Fantastic set of women in the cast!
I'll be appearing in a short soon with Project Horror alongside a fellow actor friend, can't wait for you to find out who ;)
And as a side note, future preparations are happening with SMS (Sheffield Monologue Showcase) as I am getting my ducks in a row for this, planning the long awaited SMS: Second Premiere.
And onto the opportunities for this month...
Two Time Tuesdays Weekly Monologue Writing Scheme (FREE)
Two Time Theatre are conducting weekly monologue writing schemes on Twitter where participants are given a theme to write and perform a monologue in 1 week. The current theme is: "The World We Live In". Simply record you performing your monologue and upload to twitter with the hashtag: TwoTimeTuesdays. If you still want to go by this theme, be quick as a new one appears every Tuesday.
Green Carnation Company Script Call Out: Queer All About It (PAID)
From the company who brought you "My Night with Reg", a script call out is being proposed with the theme of HIV: 30+ YEARS OF CHANGE. This is a short film commission and the company are asking for 5-8 minutes script in line with this theme before the 25th of June. The winning commissioned fee is £500.
CAST Scratch Night (PAID)
CAST, Doncaster are still appealing for any type of performance or art form to appear on their virtual Scratch Night. The successful submissions will be given £100, advice and support. The deadline is the 23rd of June. For more information on what they are looking for, visit their website.
UPLOAD FESTIVAL 2020 BBC RADIO (FREE)
BBC Radio are offering artists to Get Seen, Get Heard for their Upload Festival happening on the 19th-21st of June, with BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds. Submissions uploaded on the BBC website.
Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival Call Out (PAID)
These guys are wanting to support 11 artists through 11 micro-commissions to share with audiences between July-Dec 2020 as part of their Arts Live programme. Artists could be working in dance, theatre, spoken word, music, live art, comedy or interdisciplinary performance. The theme it must correspond to is "LOVE". For more information, visit their Facebook Page for a video link.
Also as usual the Do or Die Studios competition is still going with more and more high profile Casting Directors judging. The last one was judged by Normal People Director Hettie Macdonald.
If you've applied for any of the opportunities I post and secure the job / role / funding, please share with me! Last time Ada applied for the HIVE Young Writer's Opportunity and got accepted to write a piece and paid for it!
Check back next month for more...
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