Casting

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All castings will be displayed on the website, as well as being announced on Twitter and Facebook. Please only apply when castings are posted as we are unable to look at CVs at other times. We predominantly cast actors who live and work in the Midlands. Actors that live and work in other regions must at least have a base here.

NEXT CASTING OPPORTUNITIES

The Chinese Labour Corps

中国劳工旅 Zhōngguó láogōng lǚ

Production company: Blue Orange Arts and Ian Henery with assistance from China West Midlands

Director: Marcus Fernando

Overall Production Dates: 21st September – 26th September 2020 (6 days)

Audition date: 1st September (If you are unable to attend this date but would still like to be seen please contact us. If we can arrange an alternative we will.)

Auditions and all rehearsals will be held at the Blue Orange Theatre in Birmingham, B18 6AD

Rehearsals 21st September – 25th September

Presentation 26th September

‘They came to help. They stayed to die. One of the great untold stories of the First World War. The moving and surprising story of the Chinese Labour Corps, who volunteered to travel thousands of miles to help in a war they knew little about. Loyalty, colonialism and romance combine in this new play based on true events.’

We are looking for 4 South East Asian actors for a workshop presentation of The Chinese Labour Corps. Two presentations with a small invited audience (if we are able due to Covid) and a live stream.

Male #1  20’s. Chinese. Main character James. Ensemble. Ability to speak and write Chinese an advantage. Natural leader. Educated. Charming and popular.

Male #2 20’s. Chinese. Main character Chen. Ensemble. Ability to speak and write Chinese an advantage. Politically active and intelligent.

Male #3 20’s. Chinese. Main character Zhu. Ensemble. Ability to speak and write Chinese an advantage. Poor refugee peasant. Uneducated but enthusiastic.

Male #4 20’s. Chinese. Main character Liu. Ensemble. Ability to speak and write Chinese an advantage. More conformist than the others. Happy to be given a little power.

Payment: There is a flat fee of £600 for the project (equates to £100 per day).

If you are interested in applying for this production please send CV’s and a photo to: casting [at] blueorangetheatre.co.uk

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