How to Get Involved
We take two shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival who take turns to perform in our allocated slot each evening (5:20pm - 6:20pm). We are performing in TheSpace venue: Perth Theatre.
The festival is currently planning to go ahead as usual and thus this is our approach too.
Deadline for Proposals: 28th April 2021
With the ever changing nature of government restrictions and COVID-19 itself, we cannot guarantee that things will go ahead as planned. By proposing you are accepting this risk. We guarantee that you will not be negatively impacted in any financial capacity. It is unclear which restrictions we may need to follow during a real life performance. Currently the most likely option is an outside performance. The venue director will advise us on the safest way to perform and we will need to make the necessary adjustments. We ask for flexibility and adaptability in all proposing teams. We want the chosen shows to have the best chance at going ahead regardless of changing restrictions.
If you have any questions please get in touch with Caitie Pardoe, External Relations Manager
It’s not Rocket Science by Cecilia Alexander
Director: Cecilia Alexander
Producer: Ylana Gibert
Please send audition tapes to firstname.lastname@example.org
“It’s a man’s world” they say, looking around at Earth. But beyond that, in the vast expanse we call ‘space’, it’s largely unknown, unclaimed; a free for all. At least, that’s what it could be if my colleagues stopped calling me ‘sweetheart’.
Eve Jackson’s just finished her new book, It’s Not Rocket Science: A Woman’s Journey Into the World of Space, all about her experiences getting into the aerospace industry as a woman, which is, even in this day and age, not as easy as you’d hope. From being a child, to a student, to a professional whose job it is to plan the mission to Mars, she’s been pushed back in all kinds of ways, but that hasn’t stopped her one bit.
It’s Not Rocket Science is a piece of verbatim theatre inspired by interviews with women who work in the aerospace industry and tells their real but powerful stories through the perspective of Eve.
This production includes mild language and discussions and depictions of sexism and misogyny. It also includes depictions of sexual harassment.
These might change as we are still writing the script, but if they do after casting and role distributions, all those involved will be able to say if they are uncomfortable with the new ones and if so, we are more than happy to take out that content.
Madhouse by M Craig
Director: Maddie Craig
Producer: Alex Hogg
Please send audition tapes to email@example.com
Within the confines of a messy kitchen, six students grapple with modern struggles of youth. Overwhelmed by debt, perplexed by romance, and suffocated by chaos; for each student, life is an experiment, in which conflict is inevitable…Welcome to the Madhouse.
This production includes strong language, references to self-harm, questioning sexuality, sexual references, unwanted pregnancy and depiction of Marijuana.
Auditions will be carried out using self-tapes. You can do a maximum of two self-tapes for each show, any more than this will not be considered by the production team. You can audition for both shows.
All the Audition Extracts are available here.
Please read all content warnings for each show before any extracts. If you are uncomfortable with any aspect of the show you do not need to audition. If you have any questions about content warnings please contact the production team, Alice Walker, Secretary or Caitie Pardoe, External Relations Manager.
The deadline for self-tapes is Friday 7th May at 4pm, any tapes sent after this will not be considered. Please be considerate towards our production teams and do not wait until the last minute to send your videos. The videos you send will not be used for any other purpose than that of casting and will not be distributed further than each production team. In your video please clearly state your name and the part you are auditioning for. We recommend that you use a site called WeTransfer to condense your video file if it is too large to send across email.
In your email you must include:
- Your availability for callbacks on Saturday 8th May
- Your phone number and your availability to be called on Sunday 9th May. If you do not give us your phone number we will not be able to cast you as we conduct casting by calling actors throughout the day.
If you are experiencing any difficulties do not hesitate to contact Caitie Pardoe, External Relations Manager.
On Friday (07/05) night a callbacks list will be released onto the NNT Facebook page. Please consult this and note down when you have been called back and for which show. You may be called back twice for the same show but you should not be called back for different shows at the same time. If you have been double booked please get in contact with Alice Walker, Secretary or Caitie Pardoe, External Relations Manager as this would be a mistake. Callbacks will be conducted in 30 minute slots via zoom (video calling service). Please download this software prior to Saturday and ensure punctuality. You may still be cast even if you are not called back so please stay by your phone on the Sunday regardless.
On Sunday 9th May a casting meeting will take place. We cast parts by working through shows one at a time. We will flip a coin to determine which parts we start with (M, F, GN) and work through them one at a time. You can check the progression of the day on the NNT Facebook page. This is a lengthy process so please stay by your phone all day. If a team wants to cast you, you will receive a phone call. If you do not answer we will keep trying to contact you, but after 15 minutes will need to move on. You may be offered multiple parts so please take time after auditions / callbacks to consider which shows you would prefer to be in.
For each show going to Edinburgh, there are three compulsory roles: Publicity Manager, Technical Stage Manager, and Show Assistant. These individuals will travel up to Edinburgh with the cast, director and producer. The specifics of the show assistant role is dependent on the show (please see the key information packs).
Our teams are also looking for some Nottingham based roles. These individuals will not travel to Edinburgh. They will help the show get up on its feet and help prep for StuFF. This is perfect for anyone who wants to get involved but does not want to commit to the time or expense. The roles being looked for are different in each show (please see the key information packs).
Applications will open on Friday 7th May and close on Friday 21st May. If you are interested you should submit a 300-word application by email, detailing why you are suitable for the role and why you want to take it on. Please consult the relevant committee member with any questions you have about the roles.
- Publicity roles - Ace Edwards & Ella Seber-Rajan, Publicity Managers
- Technical roles - Cecilia Alexander, Technical Manager & Tara Anegada, Company Technical Director
- Show assistant - Caitie Pardoe, External Relations Manager
This pack details how the EdFringe process works and should answer any questions you have. Please contact Caitie Pardoe, External Relations Manager if there is anything else you want to know.