Seeking Percussionist/ Performer

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Seeking Percussionist/ Performer

Mudfoot Theatre is seeking a collaborator/percussionist/performer for an upcoming development process of a new work. The development dates are June 14 to June 30, 2021. No official performance dates are confirmed, but the ideal candidate will be able to continue with the show when it presents in either 2021 or 2022.

A Bit About the Show

Yabber: a Folk Opera is an outdoor theatre/music performance, which incorporates mask and puppetry. The show is designed for everyone, made for adults, but should also activate children’s curiosity. The tale is still in the process of being uncovered, but it takes place in a surreal universe that mirrors our own, and considers the origin of all that is no good. All of the masks, puppets, and instruments in the show are being made out of found and reclaimed materials.

This development process will be working with a flexible show outline and most of the building of puppets and instruments should already have been completed in May. That said, there is always more building to be done, which everyone will likely be involved in.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is a competent percussionist: has a good sense of rhythm, experience on a drum kit is an asset, has experience in music/playing as an ensemble or band.

Other assets include:

  • A background in theatre.
  • Comfortable in a collaborative, non-hierarchical, creation process.
  • Some familiarity with mask and puppetry.
  • Happy to tinker, build and solve problems along the way.
  • Comfortable working outdoors for extended hours in varied weather.

The artist will be paid a flat rate of $1,200 to $1,700 for the 14 days, dependent on experience.

Interested candidates can send a resume which highlights music and/or theatre experience to with a letter which outlines any other commitments they have from June 14 to 30, 2021, and an approx. 200 word description of their inner child.

Deadline to apply is May 10, 2021.

All candidates will be contacted whether successful or not, and some may be contacted for a brief interview.

All identities are encouraged and welcome to apply!

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