Casting News | Penguins

Cahoots NI, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Prime Theatre seek a female dancer for the UK December Run and American Spring Tour of Penguins

Show information

Roy and Silo are two male Chinstrap penguins. Just like the other penguin pairs at Central Park Zoo, they walk, play, swim and dance together. When the duo decide to try and hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean raising a chick for real! Penguins is a unique and engaging show for children about friendship, fun, identity and the ever-changing meaning of family. This delightful theatre and dance production is inspired by a true story reported in the New York Times that touched hearts worldwide. Recommended for ages 3 +

Casting Brief – Baby Penguin

Female contemporary dancer, with former classical training preferred, but not essential. Must be able to play a very young girl (performer must be over 18 and no taller than 1.60m). 

Great acting and physical theatre skills, experience in character work. Experience in children’s theatre a bonus. 

High skills in contemporary dance, high energy dancing, good floor work, and some acrobatics a bonus. Some experience/training in classical/neoclassical work, good line, delicacy and excellent partnering. 1-3 years of professional experience, or touring experience with an independent company, will be highly valued.

We are looking for a charming female performer, with emotional depth and physical acting gravitas, to play a young, highly active, whirlwind but sweet baby penguin, that will connect with young audiences. The role requires no text work, so the candidates must have exceptional abilities to communicate story physically.

Rehearsals: (Birmingham): 18th November – 1st December 2019

Run: (Birmingham Repertory Theatre): December 2019

American Tour: Feb – April 2020F

An audition, by invitation only, will take place in Birmingham. To apply, please send your CV with photo (clearly stating your height and dimensions), link to footage of you dancing, and an expression of interest, to [email protected] by 5th June 2019.

Audition Date: 17th June 2019

Location: Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Requirements : Please wear attire suitable for dancing and socks/soft shoes

Director: Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney

Choreographer: Carlos Pons Guerra

Composer: Garth McConaghie

Costume and Set Designer: Sabine Dargent