Audition Workshop open call:
Your chance to join Greentop’s performance company Troupe.
Troupe is Greentop’s performance company for 15 young aspiring performers aged 11–25 years. Following Troupe’s hugely successful opening season we are delighted to be making a new audition call to join the 2020 Troupe. You don’t have to have circus experience – dancers/gymnasts/performers parkor/skaters all welcome to seize this high quality, creative performance opportunity. Here is a video of Troupe 2019 and their show High Hopes.
Tuesday 22nd October 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 29th October 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Application deadline: Sunday 13th October
Members of Troupe will benefit from weekly training for over 30 weeks, plus 3 one-day intensives, and a minimum of 3 shows and 6 show rehearsals. Troupe training sessions will focus on performance skills as well as technical skill development in a range of circus and related disciplines. We expect this to be an additional commitment to your dedicated regular Circus or related discipline class.
Members of Troupe will be part of a performing community supporting each other as the company grows. They will work with specialist technical trainers, creatively with guest artists, a show director and designer to develop towards a minimum of three outdoor shows between beginning of June and end July 2020.
Commitment will include weekly training that starts Tuesday 5th November from 5.30 – 7.15pm, three intensive training days and show rehearsals (dates tbc).
Troupe members will have the opportunity to achieve Arts Award (Bronze and silver level see artsaward.org.uk for more) and free training will be available for adult volunteers including rigging and first aid and safeguarding. The annual fee for Troupe membership is £200. Financial assistance is available and further information will be available upon being offered a place.
About the audition workshop
We will be seeking members who can demonstrate commitment and potential to achieve excellence. Selection by audition workshop will be based on attitude, aspiration and competency. The session intends to be a fun experience of warm up games and group creative activity. You will also have the opportunity to share an example of your work and specialism of no longer than 2 minutes (this does not need to be a polished piece but that showcases your creativity and performance skills.) Please bring any music needed.If you play an instrument or sing we would welcome the chance to hear your skills briefly at the end of the audition (no more than a minute).
Troupe is a big commitment and requires focus, stamina and hard work. Please only apply if you are prepared to commit to training and performance dates.
Please apply by contacting Dot Hatcher at leadteacher@greentop to request an application form.
You should bring clothing appropriate for class. You will be notified of the audition outcome no later than
30th October. If you would like further information please contact Dot Hatcher at
Troupe has been made possible with core support from Arts Council of England, Foyle Foundation, The Brelms Trust and South Yorkshire Communities Foundation.
Images: Credit: Michael Poole
Where will be the shows be?
There will be a minimum of three shows each summer in a mix of large and smaller outdoor settings locally, and across Sheffield and the region.
Are there any other financial commitments?
The fee of £200 covers all the weekly training session to week of July 20th, 3 one day intensives, min of 6 rehearsal days, all production costs. There are no other financial commitments.
Is there bursary support?
There is limited bursary support, details of which will provided post audition. It does not contribute to costs of other classes you are doing.
When will the weekly Troupe training class be?
The weekly Troupe training is on a Tuesday evening 5.30 - 7.15pm at Greentop s. This will be during Sheffield schools term dates.
What are Arts Awards?
Arts Awards are a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form. It is something we are offering, there is no obligation to do them. We see Arts Awards as a way for you to structure and gain recognition for all the learning you will undertake. See Arts Awards for more details.
How will the audition workshop work?
We seek members who can demonstrate commitment and potential to achieve excellence. Selection by audition workshop will be based on attitude, aspiration and competency. The afternoon intends to be a fun experience of warm up games and group creative activity. You will also have the opportunity to share an example of your work and specialism of no longer than 2 minutes (this does not need to be a polished piece but that showcases your creativity and performance skills.) Please bring any music on CD.
You should bring clothing appropriate for class.