MHz Scenography

PERFORMER CALL OUT

Paid Position with accommodation, travel and per diems

Understudy role for ‘Dr.Lazarus’ played by Eva Lazarus in the show KID_X by Bassline Circus and MHz in association with Feral.

PERFORMER WANTED
Black female lead role, professional singer/ actor who is comfortable singing a range of styles from sweet soul and hiphop to reggae dancehall.

Paid position.

DATES:
Candidate needs to be available for:

  • Rehearsals during our Tramway performances production week: Tues 28 May – Sat 1st June 2019, Glasgow
  • X2 1 hour Skype prep sessions with Eva Lazarus + Bex Anson (MHz director) prior to Glasgow rehearsals.

SHOW:
KID_X

50 min theatre show colliding live music, circus, street dance and visuals.

SYNOPSIS:

Would you like to live an extra 200 years? How about as a mega corporation’s experiment – on the surface a supercool, enhanced super-human? Everything’s perfect, apart from those that control you.

Meet our guide to the multifaceted expectations of a future world – Kid_X (Malick Bright aka Android_X), the flex and krump dance prodigy, fitted with a prototype bionic heart, who falls for Gabriella (Amanda Attwood), the famous rooftop acrobat. His heart is corporate property and she’s dedicated to her millions of followers.

At the centre of the story is singer/songwriter Eva Lazarus, who’s been making waves in the world of British hip-hop, reggae, and underground music. Singing brand new songs written specifically for the project, she plays Dr Lazarus, the trailblazing inventor and Kid_X’s overbearing guardian on a mission to save the world. Musically, the show draws on music of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora including reggae, dubstep, drum’n’bass  and is heavily inspired by UK sound system culture.

KID_X is a first of its kind, bringing together the creative powerhouses of Eva Lazarus, Mungo’s Hifi, Feral, Bassline Circus, MHz AND award-winning Scottish animators OnceWereFarmers  Expect hand-balancing, Flexin, Krump, BoneBreaking, hypnotic video projections, and heavy bass.

This is a get on your feet, forward-thinking, tech-edge show that defies categorisation. Somewhere between digital circus and dance, with all the energy of an all-night rave, KID_X is a vision of the future.

Supported by a Tramway Commission, Macrobert Arts Centre, Creative Scotland, PRS Foundation Open Fund, Platform, NoFitState & Arts Council England.

Trailer link: 

https://vimeo.com/308688463

KID_X premiered at Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling 5th April

Upcoming:

*Tramway, Glasgow as part of Take Me Somewhere Festival 31st May and 1st June 2019
*Edinburgh Fringe, Assembly Roxy as part of the Made In Scotland Programme Tues 20th – Sun 25th August 2019

ROLE:

Eva Lazarus is the lead musical performer but has a string of personal tour dates over the upcoming year. To avoid any date clashes for onward touring we would like to welcome onboard an understudy for Dr. Lazarus.
You will play a maverick biotech scientist who runs Lazarus industries. An authoritative figure who can seamlessly move between singing to rapping to delivering lines. The role is suited to someone who commands a sense of maturity and fierceness.
You will need to confidently and quickly learn pre devised material; from  specially written songs from the show, a handful of scripted lines and some basic choreography

“ the role is really fun and empowering and would suit someone who is comfortable performing reggae/dancehall, whilst also channelling a delightfully evil scientist persona”Eva Lazarus 

TO APPLY:
Please SEND US

First Round Audition (via Skype)

*Please email Kat ASAP at weareferal@outlook.com with the title ‘Dr.Lazarus understudy’ with a note of interest. Kat will email you 2 short video links of songs from the show. If you can learn the 2 songs, video yourself and email back to us by Sunday 28th April. Please also send us any links to socials, showreels or documentation of previous performance experience.

*We will let you know by Monday 29th April if you are successful for a Second round of auditions.

Second Round Audition (via Skype)

*You will be required to watch the full show, conduct a short interview with us, learn a small acting part and perform a song live via skype with us. During the weekend of 4th/5th May.

*Successful applicants will hear Monday 6th May latest.

Fee:

1x rehearsal week Glasgow/Tramway £550, + accommodation and travel +£23.00 per day per diem in Glasgow/Tramway week
1x another remote rehearsal week (skype with Eva) at £550.

LOCATION:
Glasgow, Scotland.
DEADLINE: 

28th April 1st round selection
3rd/4th/5th April 2nd round auditions