Writers’ ARCADE have recently been awarded funding from Arts Council England to work towards rehearsed readings of eight new one hour plays.  From Feb – April 2015, each writer has the opportunity to workshop their script for a day and we are looking for actors and directors to take part.

There is a fee of £100 available for the day.

Below is an indication of some of the parts we are casting for.  However, we realise we may not be able to cast exactly to type and we’re keen to hear from anyone who would like to be involved.  There will also be additional roles to those listed below so please do get in touch if you are interested.

Song of the Hive by Allison Davies
• Male 20 – 40 to read three characters (Oliver – a lawyer, David Dimbleby and Appa -a grandfather)
• Male 20-40 to read 3 characters (Michael – protagonist’s lover, Minister for the Environment and Outspan – radical activist)

White Noise by Mhairi Ledgerwood
• 2 male actors and 1 female, early 30s, for a play that asks: “what happens when you don’t pay attention”?

Breakdown by Dan Perry
• Male – 50s to read Harvey Kentbridge – weathered by a lifetime in corporate sales yet with a profoundly philosophical outlook on life.
• Male – Early 20s to read James Charles – naive, wannabe businessman fresh off a Gap Yaaah.

One Cold Clear Night in November by Chrissie Petrie
• Male – early 20s, preferably with blue eyes, just come out of the army
• Male – approx. 18, army type
• Male – approx. 60
• Female – early 20s

Wasters by Nicola Cameron
• Female – 20-30 pref of Indian/Pakistani origin to read two characters (Rani – A disabled shut-in and videogame addict who is cutting off all ties with the real world and The_Rani – Her online avatar, an ambitious leader of a group of players and a legend in the gaming world).

To register your interest, please email a CV and headshot to [email protected] by 10am on Monday 16 February, indicating any periods you are not available from Sat 28 Feb – Sat 18 April.