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Actors assemble!

27 Jul

Actors, performers, creators and theatre makers needed for new JOLT project in August.

What emotions lie underneath the surface of music? Lovers exchange glances and form jealousies as they are immersed in deep hypnotic tones, but is it fear or anticipation that drives the soul? One night in a theatre brings the troubles of desire to the surface for a couple lost in the void!

Immersed in the Void is an immersive theatre piece, created on a foundation of crossing art forms, where audience members will be invited to share a group experience in both theatre and non-theatre spaces.

The event will be created by an ensemble of actors and creative practitioners working with well-known local electronic duo Voids over three weeks to create an interactive piece that invites audience members to explore human nature and the innate connections between music and emotion.

What we are looking for

We are looking for actors, dancers, stage managers and creative thinkers to work as an ensemble over three weeks in conjunction with a live band to create an immersive piece of theatre on the 19th and 20th of August. Applicants should be aware that the piece will involve audience interaction and will be a movement-based project.

Requirements

All participants must be over 18 and have a background or interest in theatre.

Participants must be available for at least 6-8 hours of rehearsal between July 28 and the performances on August 19-20. Rehearsals will take place in Galway City.

If you meet the requirements above, please email 
studiotht@gmail.com and include your headshot, your CV (no more than 2 pages) and a paragraph outlining the reasons for your interest in this project.

 

Application deadline-Friday 1st of August

 

 

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Volition 2014 #5: Going Spare

13 May

From now until the Volition performance event on Saturday 17th May we will feature regular pieces about each of the works in progress you will see on the night. These are presented in no particular order so embrace the randomness.

 

‘The idea stems from a curiosity with the world of psychics and why our desire to know what the future holds is so great. What are we searching for? Maybe we’re looking for something we can never attain; guarantees. Thus my piece, devised using a combination of techniques I’ve acquired through the Volition programme over the past 9 months, centres around Maisie, a woman desperate to find the answer to one question.’

Volition artist: Siobhán Donnellan

 

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Volition 2014 #4: For Their Own Good

12 May

From now until the Volition performance event on Saturday 17th May we will feature regular pieces about each of the works in progress you will see on the night. These are presented in no particular order so embrace the randomness.

 

For Their Own Good dramatises teachings from the book To Train Up a Child in hopes of illuminating the disconnect between the intellectual rationalisation and the physical reality of corporal child training. It began nine months ago as an idea for a piece about connection, which is still at the heart of what you’ll see on Saturday. This project explores how we choose to connect with those we love and the consequences of those choices.

Volition artist: Danielle DeStefano

 

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Volition 2014 #2: Forgotten Me

11 May

From now until the Volition performance event on Saturday 17th May we will feature regular pieces about each of the works in progress you will see on the night. These are presented in no particular order so embrace the randomness.

 

I’m inspired by the Irish stories I had come across in boroughs such as Cricklewood and Tooting when I lived in London. These stories, tales of lost love or having never gone back home to Ireland for one reason or another, were often reluctantly revealed in dark corners of pubs and social clubs, the kind of places that grizzled old Irish men were used to occupying, far away from the limelight

Volition artist: Cathal Leonard

 

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Volition 2014 #1: We Make Gods

10 May

From now until the Volition performance event on Saturday 17th May we will feature regular pieces about each of the works in progress you will see on the night. These are presented in no particular order so embrace the randomness.

We Make Gods is about the world we have created, which doesn’t have time for mythology, dreaming or imagination. But without them we would never have come as far as we have and if they are lost then we won’t be going any further. We need a new mythology, a new pantheon of contemporary gods that will bless and betray us. Either way it’s okay, because we make gods.

Volition artist: Evan Lordan

Evan makes work with Conflicted Theatre. They already have plans for We Make Gods and are running a Fundit campaign to raise money for a full production this summer. You can support them by donating here.

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Information Station

6 Aug

On Wednesday 7th August at Town Hall Theatre , Galway, we will be disseminating information on our upcoming project, Volition.

You can hear more on how you can apply, why you should apply, what Volition entails and why we are doing it.

We’d love to see you there as we inform, discuss and celebrate our most ambitious project to date.

6pm, free of charge, all welcome.

JOLT: Volition is made possible by funding from the Arts Council of Ireland’s Theatre Development Fund.

JOLT receives Arts Council Theatre Development Funding

9 Jul
JOLT receives Theatre Development Funding from the Arts Council€13,000 granted to roll out a new programme of training & development
We are delighted to announce that we will receive Arts Council funding for a development project called Volition which will be rolled out this Autumn.  Volition will provide much needed support, training and opportunity for theatre makers and we are very excited about running it. Further details of the Volition programme and a call for applicants will be announced at the end of July but for now we can tell you that the programme will run over approximately nine months, will take place entirely in Galway (though participants do not have to be based here exclusively), will encourage and promote new work, and has award-winning, acclaimed theatre artists lined up to lead workshops.

The Arts Council funding is a major boost for JOLT as it enables us to produce a comprehensive, wide reaching project over a series of months, building on the events we’ve run to date. We will continue to produce other JOLT initiatives as normal throughout the year using funding from other sources. We will also be taking on and training an Arts Administrator / Producer to help us realise some elements of Volition but more on that later.

So keep your ear to the ground, your hands on the wheel, your mind on the money, your eye on the prize, your Tyrannosaur off crack cocaine, and your head . . .  when all about you people are losing theirs.

JOLT Summer Social
Unfortunately the JOLT social will not be going ahead this month. Not because we are rolling around in our yet-to-be-drawn-down funding, but because we now have a hape of plans to put in place and we know yall are very busy with festivals and shows and because it is impossible to get a venue in this culture-ridden town. In short: the elements are against us, but not for long!

We can’t wait until the next phase of JOLT activity.

Don’t forget to email us details of your shows and we will promote them online and head along when we can.

In the meantime, enjoy the Fleadh, the Arts Fest, the Fringe and – if you must – Race Week.