EdFringe Audition (Paid)

Mar 5 2022 | By More

Paid acting opportunities for EdFringe 2022

American producer, director and writer Gabriella Giocomo is seeking three actors for an original comedy, Locked In, which is scheduled for a full three week run at EdFringe 2022.

Giocomo says that this is a paid opportunity with an approved Equity Fringe contract which is open to both Equity and non-Equity members. Initial Zoom meetings will start in April and rehearsals in June, with in-person rehearsals in August. Run is at theSpace on the Mile from Fri 5 to Sat 27 August.

Locked In Publicity

Gabriella Giocomo is writing and directing the show. She says that this Fringe run is intended as a launchpad for further opportunities for the material. The comedy will be preceded by a sketch: Dave Shakespeare – “a decidedly silly swipe at pseudo-intellectuals.”

Auditions will be by video, with auditionees required to introduce themselves and read from the appropriate sides which are available to download from Google Drive. Deadline for applications is March 20.

LOCKED IN EdFringe Auditions

“A ticking clock. A dodgy nursing home. Step in from the bustle of the Mile for a bundle of laughter with Locked In, a joyful comedy premiere. Also featured: Dave Shakespeare, a decidedly silly swipe at pseudo-intellectuals.”
Mini trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbMMkzIs2Zg

All three roles require strong comedic instincts.

RICK – Playing age mid-20s to 30s
Excellent comic timing, high energy – he will put you through your paces!

GRANDDAD (RICHARD) – Playing age senior/character
Excellent comic timing and pathos. He’s a porcupine – spiky outside, fuzzy inside.

MR. BENTLEY (JOE, Granddad’s roommate) – Playing age senior/character
Excellent comic timing. He’s a sweet old fellow, but a bit lost now and again.

Two actors TBD will also have roles in the sketch preceding the primary piece.

Production Information

theSpace on the Mile (Venue 39) within the Radisson Blu Hotel (80 High Street)

DAILY (afternoon) from Friday 5 to Saturday 27 August (except for Sunday the 14th)

70-minute time slot. Times change from week to week as follows:
Fri 5 through Sat 13: Call time 1.40pm
Mon 15 through Sun 21: Call time 1.10pm
Mon 22 through Sat 27: Call time 2:40pm

A few meetings beginning in April, regular rehearsals beginning at the end of June.
Because Gabriella is based in the US, many rehearsals will utilize video chat such as Zoom for one or more company members.
The first week of August, rehearsals are daily and together in person (location TBD). 4th August there will be an afternoon technical/dress. All rehearsals except for dress will be arranged for mutually convenient dates, times, and locations.

~£210 weekly in August, plus hourly for prior rehearsals. See breakdown:
Pay comes to £30 per performance/rehearsal/etc based on £10 hourly with 3-hour minimum. (Our performance window is 70 minutes, and most days during the festival those 70 minutes each afternoon will be our only working time.)

If you are an Equity member and the commute from your August residence to the performance space is 35 miles or greater, there will be an additional transportation stipend.

Cast will each have passes for free entry to Fringe shows at theSpaceUK properties.

Cast will, as able, assist with get-in and get-out for each performance.

Appropriate health and safety precautions will always be taken.

Audition Details

Please record a video introducing yourself and reading the appropriate sides, then share that video (unlisted YouTube link preferred) along with your headshot, resume/experience/Spotlight link, and any other supporting materials to gabriellagiocomo@gmail.com by 20 March.

Sides are two pages each. For Granddad/Joe, please read both sections.

Links to download the audition sides and peruse the Equity Fringe Payscale Document are available via Google Drive, here: https://gabriella-giocomo.webflow.io/locked-in-audition-sides
Please email Gabriella with any questions or if you encounter technical issues.

All Edinburgh Theatre is not connected with the production. We provide all information, links and details here in good faith. Please ensure that you are happy with all the details yourself before proceeding.


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