Bad Boy Disco R&D Call Out



Thanks to Arts Council Wales, we have some money to pay some lovely people to help us shape the future of Bad Boy Disco.


DIRECTOR

We want to work with a Director!


We have some money from the Arts Council to pay a cool theatre Director type person to join us in August for a week long R&D for our new show BAD BOY DISCO.


A bit more about the show:

What do we do when someone we’ve admired turns out to be a Bad Boy? Can we still enjoy their art? Isn’t it a shame we’ll never know who wrote Father Ted? These are just some of the questions CB4 Theatre are out to answer.


Armed with verbatim interviews, digital interaction, and a wheelbarrow full of beer, Bad Boy Disco takes a deep dive into the depths of social media, celebrity and fandom. Join two friends who hope to discover how to navigate a world where your heroes aren’t who you thought they were.


CB4’s DIY approach to theatre making sees them sing, quote, and dance their way through awkward conversations and hastily deleted tweets.


We premiered a work-in-progress sharing last year at Camden People’s Theatre and since then have redeveloped the show as a two-hander. We’re doing another work-in-progress of the current stage of the develop as part of OffBeat festival in Oxford and then we’re back in Cardiff to work properly on the show – hopefully with you!


SO WHAT’S THE PROJECT NOW?:

We’d love to work with a director who is interested in autobiographical performance, who is into trying out new ways of storytelling in theatre, and who connects with the themes of the piece. Also someone who doesn’t take their work too seriously.


As a queer, disabled, working-class led company we want to work with people who have faced barriers to arts inclusion, so we are particularly interested to hear from people who currently feel underrepresented in the arts.


PROPER IMPORTANT STUFF:

FEE: £1250 inclusive (£250/day for 5 days work)

WHERE: The Other Room, Cardiff (please note we are unable to pay for travel and relocation allowance)

WHEN: Mon 8 – Fri 12 Aug

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Fri 15 Jul @ 5pm


HOW TO APPLY:

Please send us a CV and a cover letter of no more than 1 side of A4 or a maximum 2 minute video outlining why you’d be interested in joining the project. It would be great to have a bit of an idea of how you connect with the piece (e.g. is there an artist you love who is deemed ‘problematic’?), as well as any previous experience.

Contact: cb4theatre@gmail.com


DRAMATURG

We want to work with a Dramaturg!


We have some money from the Arts Council to pay a cool theatre Dramaturg type person to join us in August for a week long R&D for our new show BAD BOY DISCO.


A bit more about the show:

What do we do when someone we’ve admired turns out to be a Bad Boy? Can we still enjoy their art? Isn’t it a shame we’ll never know who wrote Father Ted? These are just some of the questions CB4 Theatre are out to answer.


Armed with verbatim interviews, digital interaction, and a wheelbarrow full of beer, Bad Boy Disco takes a deep dive into the depths of social media, celebrity and fandom. Join two friends who hope to discover how to navigate a world where your heroes aren’t who you thought they were.


CB4’s DIY approach to theatre making sees them sing, quote, and dance their way through awkward conversations and hastily deleted tweets.


We premiered a work-in-progress sharing last year at Camden People’s Theatre and since then have redeveloped the show as a two-hander. We’re doing another work-in-progress of the current stage of the develop as part of OffBeat festival in Oxford and then we’re back in Cardiff to work properly on the show – hopefully with you!


SO WHAT’S THE PROJECT NOW?:

We’d love to work with a dramaturg who is interested in autobiographical performance, who is into trying out new ways of storytelling in theatre, and who connects with the themes of the piece. Also someone who doesn’t take their work too seriously. We’ve got a new draft of a script which we’ve co-devised but really could do with someone to help us look at the overall story and through line.


As a queer, disabled, working-class led company we want to work with people who have faced barriers to arts inclusion, so we are particularly interested to hear from people who currently feel underrepresented in the arts.


PROPER IMPORTANT STUFF:

FEE: £750 inclusive (£250/day for 3 days work)

WHERE: The Other Room, Cardiff (please note we are unable to pay for travel and relocation allowance)

WHEN: 3 days within the week of Mon 8 – Fri 12 Aug

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Fri 15 Jul @ 5pm


HOW TO APPLY:

Please send us a CV and a cover letter of no more than 1 side of A4 or a maximum 2 minute video outlining why you’d be interested in joining the project. It would be great to have a bit of an idea of how you connect with the piece (e.g. is there an artist you love who is deemed ‘problematic’?), as well as any previous experience.


INTERVIEWS

We want to interview three people!


We have some money from the Arts Council to pay some people to have an informal chat with us about art. We’ll then use these interviews and recordings to help develop our show BAD BOY DISCO.


A bit more about the show:

What do we do when someone we’ve admired turns out to be a Bad Boy? Can we still enjoy their art? Isn’t it a shame we’ll never know who wrote Father Ted? These are just some of the questions CB4 Theatre are out to answer.


Armed with verbatim interviews, digital interaction, and a wheelbarrow full of beer, Bad Boy Disco takes a deep dive into the depths of social media, celebrity and fandom. Join two friends who hope to discover how to navigate a world where your heroes aren’t who you thought they were.


CB4’s DIY approach to theatre making sees them sing, quote, and dance their way through awkward conversations and hastily deleted tweets.


We premiered a work-in-progress sharing last year at Camden People’s Theatre and since then have redeveloped the show as a two-hander. We’re doing another work-in-progress of the current stage of the develop as part of OffBeat festival in Oxford and then we’re back in Cardiff to work properly on the show – hopefully with you!


A huge part of the piece is using verbatim dialogue from people we’ve interviewed to inform our live discussions in the show and areas we zone in on. We want to make sure that we give space for a plethora of voices to be represented.


We have money to interview 3 people, and we’re looking to interview at least two people in the medium of Welsh.


PROPER IMPORTANT STUFF:

FEE: £50 inclusive per person, we’re looking for 3 people (£150 budget in total)

WHERE: Anywhere – we can do it online over Zoom or in person in Cardiff, wherever is most comfortable for you.

WHEN: w/c 18 Jul

DEADLINE: Mon 11 Jul


HOW TO APPLY:

Please send us an email explaining who you are and why you’re interested in the project. You can write it down or send in video format.

CONTACT: cb4theatre@gmail.com





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