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Little Angel Theatre announces professional development scheme for Black female identifying actors

Little Angel Theatre, in association with The Albany and Arts Bridge Charity, is delighted to announce a professional development scheme for six Black female identifying actors.

We are offering a week’s intensive training in puppetry skills and facilitation. This is a free opportunity and each participant will receive a week’s wage in line with Equity rates.

Little Angel Theatre will cast two actors from the intensive training in the November tour of our new production Reach for the Stars. All other participants are guaranteed work with Little Angel Theatre as a puppeteer or facilitator within one year.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a Black female identifying actor
  • Be a confident singer
  • Have a strong interest in puppetry and working with children
  • Ideally have devising experience
  • Be available on Tuesday 22 September, the week commencing 5 October and 12 October – 6 December. There is the potential that The Albany will continue to tour the production into December.

About the puppetry and facilitation intensive

Puppetry and facilitation are both excellent skills to add to any actor’s repertoire. Little Angel Theatre has an unrivalled reputation for producing innovative, captivating and popular puppetry productions and working with the cream of puppetry talent, and our Professional Development courses open our doors to share our skills and expertise.

The intensive will be delivered by designer, maker and puppet director Oliver Hymans, and actor/facilitator Amanda Wright, who will also direct Reach for the Stars.

About the tour

Little Angel Theatre will tour Reach for the Stars to bubbles of KS2 children (aged 7 – 11) at primary schools in London, as well as a run at The Albany and performances at Little Angel Studios.

Working in a Covid-19 compliant way

All rehearsals and touring will be done in a Covid-19 compliant way. Little Angel Theatre works in partnership with Health and Safety Logistics who advise us on all of our procedures. We have recently delivered a Covid-19 compliant puppet festival and we have experience of touring to hospitals with high-risk patients. We will take this knowledge to inform our practice and deliver safe rehearsals and performances.

How to apply

To take part in this unique opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to Little Angel Theatre’s Tour Producer Hattie Callery at hattie@littleangeltheatre.com by Thursday 17 September.

If successful, we will invite you to audition on Tuesday 22 September.

We are expecting this to be a popular opportunity so please send your CV as soon as possible.