The Significant Other Festival

Significant Main LOGOThe Significant Other Festival is our annual festival of 10, 10 minute plays created in just 10 days.

This year we are back with our 9th  Significant Other at The Vaults Theatre in London in April.

Applications are now open for Writers, Actors and  Assistant Directors. Please download an application form and send it to info@pensivefederation.com with a covering letter detailing why you’d like to apply for the festival.

The Pensive Federation proudly presents

Significant Other Inc.

10 x 10 minute plays conceived, created and crafted in just 10 days.

Performances: 17th – 21st April at the Vaults Theatre.

Join us for the ninth  Significant Other Festival as 10 writers create their 10 minute masterpiece, joined by 10 directors and 40 actors – all in 10 days. 10 original works will be created around the theme “significant other”. The festival will provide each participant with an opportunity to challenge themselves and creates immediate, current and exciting theatre.

There is no age limit and the festival is open to anyone and everyone who wants to apply. We are very keen to attract a diverse company as possible reflective of modern Britain. Details of application are below. This is a chance to be a part of something exciting, inclusive and challenging.

APPLICATION PROCESS

PLEASE READ ALL THE BELOW INFORMATION BEFORE APPLYING.

The Pensive Federation is seeking applications for the following roles:

Writers, Actors and Assistant Directors.

As we are a non profit company, we are seeking volunteers.

Applications from all ages, abilities and experience are welcome. Before applying you must be available on the following dates:

Audition/interview weekend (for shortlisted actors):

Saturday 24th March 2018

Sunday 25th March 2018

Inspiration Session (for all selected participants): Saturday 7th April 2018

Readthrough Thursday 12th April – Evening

Rehearsals Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April

Tech and Performances (for all selected actors):

Tech and Dress  Monday 16th April 2017

Performance dates: Tuesday 17th April – Saturday 21st April 7.30PM, Saturday 21st April 2.30PM

HOW TO APPLY:

Please ensure you read the application requirements carefully.

All applications are due by 10pm Friday 16th March 2018

Writers –

If you are chosen for the project, you will be asked to write a 10 minute play for 3 actors in the course of 5 days (7th – 11th April ). The theme is the “significant other” however there will be other elements and limitations which will be allocated at the Inspiration Session. The play must be written for 3 actors – gender and age will be determined at the Inspiration Session on 7th April. During the 5 days of writing, you will be asked to submit your writing as you proceed. Please note that there will be some feedback and dramaturgy required during your process with the producers.

To apply, please download an application form at the bottom of this page. Save your application form as a Doc with your full name as the file name (ie Surname_First Name).

You must also supply an excerpt of a piece of your writing (plays are preferred, maximum 4 pages) as well as a cover letter/statement (maximum 1 page) with details as to why you would like to be involved and if you have any previous theatrical experience. Please email this to info@pensivefederation.com with your name and the post you’re applying for in the subject line. (eg: John Smith_WRITER).

Tip: We are interested in character based writing that reflects our mission statement.

 

Actors –

If you are chosen for the project, you will be asked to perform with 2 other actors in a 10 minute play. You will have 5 days to rehearse (12th – 16th March) followed by 6 performances (Tuesday 17th -Saturday 21st April, with a Saturday Matinee). Rehearsals will take place in a 3 hour slot on the weekend of the 14th and 15th April.

To apply, please download an application form at the bottom of this page. Save your application form as a Doc with your full name as the file name (ie Surname_First Name). You must also supply a photo/headshot and statement (maximum 1 page) with details as to why you would like to be involved and if you have any previous theatrical experience. A CV and/or spotlight link is also welcome. Please email this to info@pensivefederation.com with your name and the post you’re applying for in the subject line. (eg: John Smith_ACTOR).

Please note that if you are shortlisted, you will be asked to take part in a group workshop audition as well as perform a 1 minute monologue and a cold reading of a short piece along with other actors during an audition on either Saturday 24th March or Sunday 25th March 2018.

Tip: Only do a piece that you completely believe in and that is in your age range. We also advised that it should not be a piece written by yourself.

Assistant Directors –

If you are chosen for the project, you will be asked to work with the Director on multiple plays within the project. You will be part of a directing team, working with the actors on dialogue and staging, bringing elements together to help create a cohesive evening of theatre.

To apply, please download an application form at the bottom of this page. Save your application form as a Doc with your full name as the file name (ie Surname_First Name).

You must also send a statement (maximum 1 page) with details as to why you would like to be involved and if you have any previous theatrical experience. A CV is also welcome. Please email this to info@pensivefederation.com with your name and the post you’re applying for in the subject line. (eg: John Smith_AD).

Tip: You have to be a multitasker and have an ability to work within a team.

Download the application_form The vaults 2018

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