Magnetic North Blog
Lost in Music – touring Autumn 2022
Magnetic North are looking for two performers, a music animateur and a stage manager for a short Scottish tour of our piece Lost in Music.
The deadline for applications is Monday 23 May. Auditions/interviews (in person or online) will be during the week of 6 June.
Full details (PDF):
‘Clap Your Hands’ by The Manhattan Transfer - a song familiar to no one involved with the project except me - was an essential part of the piece that I had written as a Scene for Survival. It didn’t matter that at over three minutes in length, to play any significant part of it would encroach significantly on the five minutes running time limit, nor that the cost of sampling it would be prohibitive. The song title was written into the play, including as part of a fantasy sequence central to the piece that also was the play: of a piece of music that once connected two people so that one might find a way to reach the other again - a moment of hope and denial simultaneously. It was essential.
Magnetic North’s work integrates producing and touring theatre with artist development and support. We are looking to appoint an Artist Development Administrator working on a 40% contract (average of 2 days a week, working flexibly according to programme requirements) at an annual salary of £26,500 pro rata (= £10.600).
The Artist Development Administrator post will particularly focus on the artist development and support element of our work, as well as assisting the Producer and Artistic Director across the whole of the company’s output. View the recruitment pack (PDF). Application deadline: 9am on Monday 8 November 2021.
We're looking for performers for a new project with the working title The Story of the Blues.
The Story of the Blues is being developed as both an online and a theatre performance. Its online iteration will be as a series of short episodes, which will be threaded together to create a full-length theatre performance.
We’re looking for performers who:
• have experience of working with text-based material
• are used to working physically
• have excellent musical skills – instrumental and vocal - and experience of playing with other musicians
• are comfortable working in an ensemble, working with physical and musical instructions, and devising work through exercises and tasks.
View the full call out (PDF). Application deadline 1.00pm, 5 October 2021.