The Significant Other Festival

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

We currently run the festival in London and Manchester.

This year we are back with our 7th and 8th  Significant Other at The Vaults Theatre in London in March and at 53two in Manchester in April.

Applications are now open for Writers, Actors and Directors for the Manchester event. 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

THE SIGNIFICANT OTHER FESTIVAL – Object of Affection

10 x 10 minute plays, 10 writers, 10 directors, 20 actors – all in 10 days

Performances: 18th – 22nd April at 53two Manchester.

Join us for the sixth annual Significant Other Festival as 10 writers create their 10 minute masterpiece, joined by 10 directors and 30 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, Directors, and Actors

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 1st April 2017

Sunday 2nd April 2017

Inspiration Session (for all selected participants): Saturday 8th April 2017

Readthrough 14th April – Evening

Rehearsals Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April

Tech and Performances (for all selected actors):

Tech: This will most likely be prior to the first performance on Monday 17th April 2017

Performance dates: Tuesday 18th April – Saturday 22nd April 7.30PM, Saturday 22nd April 2.30PM

HOW TO APPLY:

Please ensure you read the application requirements carefully.

All applications are due by Saturday 25th March 2017

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 (8th – 12th 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 2 actors – gender and age will be determined at the Inspiration Session on 8th 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.

Directors –

If you are chosen for the project, you will be asked to direct 3 actors in a 10 minute play during the course of 5 days (13th – 17th April). The play will be handed to you on day 5 by the producers. The Pensive Federation will provide you with a 3 hour rehearsal time and place. Anything over and beyond that will be your responsibility. Please note that your tech slot will be extremely short. Tech and set requirements will be extremely limited.

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_DIRECTOR).

Tip: You have to show leadership and be able to motivate others.

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 (13th – 17th March) followed by 6 performances (Tuesday 18th -Saturday 22nd April, with a Saturday Matinee). The Pensive Federation will provide the actors and director with a 3 hour rehearsal time and place. Anything over and beyond that will be the responsibility of the director.

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 1st April or Sunday 2nd April 2017.

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.

Download the application_form 53two 2017

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