CASTING NOTICE (w/m/d)
Everybody is Gone
A live, in-person immersive theater event created in collaboration with an audience (More info about the piece below)
Produced by The New Wild
Seeking 3-5 Berlin-based, English/German bilingual actors who are good at improvisation and comfortable being in an immersive theatrical experience where audiences are asked to be in role and be part of the play.
Flexibility and improvisation are a must!
July 11th - July 26th, 2022
July 27th - August 2nd, 2022
Location (rehearsals and performances):
Alte Munze (Berlin, Germany)
$900 USD per week, for 3.5 weeks (prorated for partial weeks)
Hired as a contractor
Video of a 30 second recorded dramatic monologue of your choosing, in English
Video of you doing one of the three suggestions, in English:
sell us something you found laying around the house (like a 30 second advertisement/commercial)
teach us a short song
teach us a phrase in another language
To submit, please upload headshot/photo, CV, and your two videos at this Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiN1a6Xrv_jJW1P2CivS8O4MGmphffECA_n8gZIrBRcFyjOw/viewform
If you have any issues or questions, email email@example.com
We request submissions by June 27th. Due to the urgency of the roles, we reserve the right to interview applicants prior to the submission deadline.
Candidates will be contacted for a remote interview via Google Meet
More info about the piece:
EVERYBODY IS GONE
Cameras with facial recognition blanket every street. Phones are constantly tracked. DNA is forcibly sampled and catalogued. The most sophisticated surveillance state the world has ever seen is being used right now in China to destroy the freedom of movement, speech, and thought of a group of people called the Uyghurs. Knowing they are under constant watch and living in fear, they stop gathering in one another’s homes, speaking their native language, and even praying. For any who attempt to resist, the consequence is often forcible internment in a prison, camp, or factory.
You may not have heard of this crisis. If you have, it is probably due to the work of a small cadre of exiles and journalists, telling a story the Chinese government does not want told.
Everybody Is Gone brings this vital reporting to life through an innovative, experiential event
created in collaboration with a live, in-person audience. Participants will enter a built-out, physical environment that recreates a portion of a village in the Uyghur homeland. There, they will experience a sense of the lived reality of the Chinese government’s oppression, including by
encountering a Village Meeting. During such weekly meetings, held in every area of the Uyghur
homeland, Uyghurs are compelled to recite propaganda demonizing their own culture and read
scripts denouncing themselves and their families for even the most basic displays of faith. Each
element of this immersive experience is drawn directly from verified reporting about the Chinese
government’s system of social and political control. Within this oppressive environment, the audience will bear witness to—and also become active participants in—these forced practices.
Uniting elements of journalism, live performance, and museum exhibitions, Everybody Is Gone
gives participants an emotionally resonant experience that merely reading an article or even
watching a video could never provide. Its unique format reaches audiences beyond those who
already seek out news on foreign affairs. In so doing, it not only deepens the international
conversation about this crisis, but also primes the public to respond.
Everybody Is Gone is a project of The New Wild, a multidisciplinary art lab. The team is composed of journalists, artists, and technologists and includes both Uyghur and non-Uyghur collaborators. Everybody Is Gone will premiere in Berlin in July 2022.