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Actors/Dancers for Shakespeare Globe Theatre 60 sec Short Competition

Actors/Dancers for Shakespeare Globe Theatre 60 sec Short Competition

Cambridge, UK. Apply from all UK.
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This is a 60 second short that was picked at a competition held by the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. It focuses on the impact that we have over the environment and how it can lead to the destruction of our culture.
It is a post-apocalyptic experimental piece about a scientist that has secluded himself inside of a bunker after the coming of a new Ice Age. He longs for both the nature and culture that have been lost due to humanity's negligence, so he constructs realistic looking human "robots" to act out Shakespeare plays for him.
I am a student filmmaker and I earned the great opportunity of having my project funded and screened by the Shakespeare Globe. I already have a crew behind me and we are currently looking for two actors for the main roles: the human "robot" and the scientist. Dancing or theatre experience for the role of the robot would be a big advantage, but it is not completely necessary.

Original dates (subject to change due to COVID-19)

Shooting - 1st-7th April
Auditions - 24th-29th Feb / 1st - 7th March

Job payment

Payment TBC

Expenses paid - Food/Travel expenses will be paid.


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Scientist

The scientist, having faced seclusion for years inside of his bunker, is a bit drained and depressed, but kept alive by his passion to somehow restore a piece of lost culture. They have a gaunt, almost starved appearance. The role requires a good ability to portray emotion without dialogue, merely through demeanor and expressions, as the scientist regains hope after finalising his creation. Their age is not very important, but an older, tired looking actor would work best.

Anyone, aged 27 and over

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
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Robot

Since the story is set in the future, the robot will be human looking, with little make-up or costume work. They were constructed by the scientist as a replacement for actors, but since they are inhuman, the robot is unable to properly perform the Shakespeare excerpt. They would recite it apathetically and gesture mechanically. Appearance is not very important. What will be taken into consideration is the ability to properly replicate robotic movement, so dancing or theatre experience is a plus.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

  • Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles, Previous paid speaking roles
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Listing created: 7 February 2020
Applications close: 1 May 2020
Casting #1059518
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