U.K. Casting: Rappers and Dancers Needed for Hip-Hop Puppetry Show

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Hello and welcome to one of our shoutouts for projects casting around the U.K. As always there’s a mix of opportunities for all ages, abilities, and locations but do remember to check if you fit the bill before applying. Although we make every attempt to verify castings before we hit publish, please ensure that you do your own research before firing off those headshots and Backstage links.

Theatre-Rites and 20 Stories High are holding auditions in London on Monday 11 September for rappers, MCs, spoken word artists, b-boys, b-girls, and street dancers, preferably with contemporary and modern movement vocabulary for “IN THE MIX”, a new hip-hop puppetry show to build on the success of their award-winning show, “The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective”.

The project will be an animated musical gig, featuring stories collected from children and their young parents about their experiences of life in 21st-century U.K. woven throughout the performance.

They are looking for artists who can offer a long-term commitment for:

  • Research and development week: 4-9 December 2017
  • Research and development week: June 2018 (exact dates tbc)
  • Rehearsal and tour: Jan–March 2019

To apply, send a CV, link to a short clip (if available) of you performing, and your availability on Monday 11 September and for Tuesday 12 September (recall audition in London) to casting@theatre-rites.co.uk by Friday 1 September 2017 at 10 am.

This is a paid position and will be in accordance with ITC/Equity rates & regulations.

Check out Backstage’s London audition listings!