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NoRopes Theatre Company call for participants for Galway Theatre Festival

Posted: 7 March, 2017

NoRopes Theatre Company will produce Flash Theatre – a 24 hour theatre event as part of Galway Theatre Festival 2017.

The event will take place over the course of  22nd and 23rd April, and consist of four twenty minute pieces that have been written, rehearsed and staged in 24 hours. One piece will be performed as Gaeilge.

Four directors, four stage managers, four playwrights and sixteen actors will be selected and divided into four groups. Each group will consist of a director, stage manager, playwright and four actors.

Participants will need to be available for the evening of the 22nd and during the day on the 23rd. Food and refreshment will be provided during the day.

Each applicant will need to submit a current acting/directing/writing CV and a personal statement (100-150 words) detailing why they should partake in this event.

Potential playwrights will also have to submit a sample scene (1-3 pages long). Actors will also need to submit a recent headshot.

All applications should be sent to noropestheatre@gmail.com by Thursday, 16th March at 5pm.

The email subject line should be in the following format: NoRopes Call 2017_position and language preference_name of applicant.

There will be a panel of external assessors present during the selection process. This is to ensure that each successful applicant will create diverse, engaging and innovative theatre of a high artistic and professional standard that is required by the festival.

Flash Theatre – a 24 hour theatre event is ideal to showcase the work of theatre-makers from Galway and around Ireland. As an actor and director of past Galway Theatre Festival 24 hours theatre pieces, NoRopes Artistic Director Mairéad Folan guarantees that this event is an amazing way to hone your skills as an actor, writer or director, and be part of Galway Theatre Festival.

It is also a great forum to bring theatre-makers with different levels of experiences together in that everyone is on a level playing field working in a pressurised event. More importantly, it also gives young people and the local and wider community a chance to get involved with the Galway theatre scene.

The Arts

24 hour theatre
Galway Theatre Festival
Mairéad Folan
NoRopes Theatre Company

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