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SIRF Volunteer Performers Required!

Saturday 4th and/or Sunday 5th August, Stockton International Riverside Festival – TRINITY GREEN

Theatre Témoin are looking for up to 20 volunteer performers for the production of Routes at Stockton International Riverside Festival this weekend!

Routes is an interactive promenade show built with a team of refugee, migrant, and British-born artists that explores perspectives on “Homes” and “Others”. Originally inspired by The Caravan street theatre project in Lebanon, Routes combines true and devised stories to create a layered tale that aims to start a dialogue about what we think and feel about the people we pass by each day on the streets, in relationship to our perspectives on self and home. Using live and recorded music, as well as playful short-form games and audience participation, Routes interweaves 4 distinct British and refugee narratives together to tell a heartfelt and memorable story of division, hope, and belonging.

Volunteer performers will be a key part of the performance, working in teams to operate one of four large puppets.  You will receive full training on the day with a workshop showing you how to operate the puppets.

You’ll then take part in four 30-minute promenade performances throughout the day alongside a team of professional actors.  No prior performance experience is required to take part.

Volunteer Performer Requirements

  • Aged 18+ – If 16 yrs of 17 yrs – accompanied by an adult also they can participant.
  • Good core physical strength as you will be manipulating fairly heavy puppets over open ground
  • To be available from 11.30am on the day of the performance either Sat or Sun or both days – until 7pm on performance days (Saturday 4th and/or Sunday 5th August)
  • Lunch will be provided.

To take part

Please email Juliet.Hardy@stockton.gov.uk or sign up at Rediscover Stockton – Places are released Thursday from 4pm and are on a fist come first served basis.

Performers can take part for either or both days.  There is a workshop before the first performance on both days which will teach performers all they need to know about moving the puppets – 11.30am Trinity Green – each volunteer would need to be part of this workshop.