Curious Legends is looking for experienced performers to join our crew of artists! We can offer a range of exciting gigs and opportunities to suitable candidates, and are looking for artists who are keen to be involved in ongoing work.
We will be holding auditions at our warehouse space in Hamilton on Saturday, May 14th from 10am to 2pm. Successful candidates will undergo paid rehearsals the following week and will have their first gig on May 21st in Singleton. Please note: Candidates must be available for this gig in order to audition.
What We’re Looking For:
– Experienced and reliable artists who are eager to perform, run workshops, and be a part of ongoing work and productions.
– Availability to work (our work mostly occurs on evenings, weekends, and during school holiday periods)
– Physical capability to animate our large puppets and wear our bush clown heads for up to 50 minute periods (see photos for examples of this work!).
– People willing to pitch-in to setup and pack-down gigs, festivals, and projects
– Please note that you don’t need prior experience in puppetry; general performance experience and a willingness to learn is all we’re after, we will teach you the rest!
– Working with Children’s Check, or willingness to get one
– License (and vehicle) a plus, though not essential
– 18+ only (we have junior crew, however this call-out is specifically for adult artists)
What We Offer:
– A variety of fun and exciting physical theatre and puppetry gigs, including (but not limited to) roving, workshops, festivals, and large scale productions.
– Consistent and well paid work, including paid rehearsals, travel subsidies, and superannuation.
– Our rates include: $90/hr for performance time, $50/hr for rehearsal time, $30/hr base rate (for set up and preparation prior to gigs), with additional pay for travel for gigs outside of Newcastle.
– Work alongside a fantastic, fun group of people.
How To Get Involved:
– We will be holding a group workshop audition from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, May 14th at our warehouse space (1 Swan St, Hamilton, NSW)
– To register for this audition, send us an email at email@example.com including who you are, your prior experience, and why you’re keen to be involved. Include your artist CV if you have one!
– Successful candidates will take part in paid rehearsals the week after the audition, with their first gig taking place on May 21st! From there, gigs will be offered to artists as they arise.
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Animal Head costumes created by Fingers Crossed Creative
Giant puppets created by Conor Fox and Curious Legends