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CASTING CALL

Safer Relationships TIE (Theatre in Education) Project

I’m Having Sex

Location: Oval, London

Salary: Paid.  Performance day= 6 hours - £80 for 1 day (3 performances in 1 day) Rehearsals (3.5 hours - 4 rehearsals)= £103.32 Total= £183.32

Production Date: TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY 2019 8:30am – 3:00pm

(3 performances in 1 day, each performance followed by Hot seating Q&A)

  1. PERFORMANCE 1 – 9:00am – 10:00am

  2. PERFORMANCE 2 – 11:00am – 12:00pm

  3. PERFORMANCE 3 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Closing Date: 4th January 2019

AUDITION DATES: 19th December 2018- 6th January 2019

REHEARSALS DATES:

  1. Monday 7th Jan 2019. 2:00pm - 6:00pm

  2. Monday 14th Jan 2019. 3:00pm – 5:00pm

  3. Monday 21st / Tuesday 22nd Jan 2019. 3:00pm-5:00pm

  4. Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019. 2:00pm – 6:00pm.


I’m Having Sex 

I’m Having Sex tells the story of an inner–city teenage schoolgirl that is having a secret relationship with her mother’s husband.

Husband, mother and daughter are brought to the jagged edges of heartbreak and forgiveness in this eye-opening tale that explores elements of Child Sexual Exploitation and Child abuse.

We use this play as a resource within schools to raise awareness on this very serious issue. The play touches on topics such as sexual abuse, underage sex, infidelity, blended families, trust, troubled homes, gang-related activity, peer pressure, promiscuity and teenage parents.

The aim is for the audience to gain insight into the damaging consequences that sexual exploitation has on a young person's life and to equip young people to recognise abuse. It also allows them to explore ways they could protect themselves from this and similar situations.

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REBECCA

GENDER: FEMALE

BACKGROUND: WHITE/BLACK/MIXED RACE

PLAYING AGE: 30 – 35

REQUIREMENTS: The desired actor will have excellent emotional range, vocal training, skill in improvisation & hot-seating and the ability to absorb lines quickly. Actor must be 18+ and CBS checked due to performing this play in a school.

CHARACTERISTICS: Rebecca had a poor start in life and had very troubled experiences, this is reflected in her character, she is "chavvy", poor parenting, stressed, loving toward her family but suspicious and easily angered.

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PROOF

GENDER: MALE

BACKGROUND: MIXED RACE

PLAYING AGE: 15 – 17

REQUIREMENTS: The desired actor will have excellent emotional range, vocal training, MC & RAPPING SKILLS skill in improvisation & hot-seating and the ability to absorb lines quickly. Actor must be 18+ and CBS checked due to performing this play in a school.

CHARACTERISTICS: Proof is from the streets, the product of a broken home, appears to be a typical "road man" but has wisdom and a cheeky character.

NB. Actors may be subject to negative reactions from the audience due to nature of role and must be prepared to handle this in hot-seating.