Don’t. Make. Tea.

Job call out – technical and actors

BOP are in the process of making a brand new production. It’s called “Don’t. Make. Tea.” and it’s being written by Rob Drummond, and will be directed by Robert Softley Gale.

A part of the development of Don’t. Make. Tea we are hosting a debate event and a read through in late April 2022. This activity will explore disabled people’s experience of the benefits system to date and wider systems and attitudes that society constructs to support disabled people. As part of the ongoing development of Don’t. Make. Tea. we are recruiting for some roles:

One Floor Manager/ Technical Stage Manager

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company are seeking Floor Manager/ Technical Stage Manager with availability for Don’t. Make. Tea. Benefit Debate 7:30pm on 29th April in Traverse 1, Edinburgh. 

We are looking for a Floor Manager/ Technical Stage Manager to support the running of our debate alongside the BOP team and filmmaker who is facilitating the hybrid element of this event. The role will mainly require technical work during the fit-up and then floor management during the event.

The event is on the evening of Friday 29th April in Traverse 1, Edinburgh and online. 

The Floor Manager/ Technical Stage Manager would need to be available for the day of the event and occasional preparatory work in the lead up to the event. 

Rate of pay: £250 plus travel expenses and related access costs

Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Experience of working on hybrid (online + in-person) events.
  • Experience of working with a small team to deliver on a quick turn around. 
  • Experience of working with access providers – Live captioning and BSL interpreter
  • Be flexible and adaptable

We are always keen to hear from applicants who traditionally have experienced barriers & identity as d/Deaf, Disabled, coming from a mixed heritage background or a person of colour, LGBTQ+ or from a low social economic background. 

If you are interested please contact Michelle, Producer on michelle@boptheatre.co.uk or 07967 181 227 by 5pm on 12th April 2022.  Please provide a CV and short letter, max 500 words, detailing your key relative experience. You can also submit a video or audio file.

If you have an access statement please include this with your CV & letter. There will be future opportunities to discuss your access requirements. 

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company are an equal opportunities employer.

Two Performers: Chris & Jude

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is seeking TWO disabled actors for a read through of its new play by Rob Drummond; Don’t. Make. Tea.  This read through will form part of the development of the show, which will be brought to the stage in autumn 2022. 

BOP are looking for TWO performers, who can fulfil these character profiles for the read through:

Chris – an older woman, a mother to an adult son. Has worked [as a police officer] her whole life but now, due to gradual sight loss, she is unable to work in that same job. A proud person – capable but has reached her limits. She has multiple caring responsibilities.

Jude – married to our benefits assessor – wheelchair user. Prides herself on being highly capable. Has a complex relationship with her impairment.

The performers will be required for ONE day’s in person work.

Date: Thurs 28th April 2022.

Location: Edinburgh City Centre

Rate of Pay: £100 plus travel expenses & related access costs

BOP will work to your access requirements and we have a specific budget set aside to overcome any barriers that may have an associated cost – we do not want an individual’s access requirements to be a barrier that prevents them from taking part in BOP activities.

We are keen to hear from applicants who traditionally have experienced barriers &  identity as Disabled and coming from a mixed heritage background or a person of colour, LGBTQ+ or from a low social economic background. 

If you are interested please contact Michelle, Producer on michelle@boptheatre.co.uk or 07967 181 227 by 5pm on 12th April 2022.  Please provide a CV and short letter, max 500 words, detailing the part you are interested in & your key relative experience. You can also submit a video or audio file.

If you have an access statement please include this with your CV & letter. There will be future opportunities to discuss your access requirements. 

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company are an equal opportunities employer.

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