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Hydrocracker invites you to get into a new film and audio project

Amanda Howson tells how a local ensemble is looking for actors and a photographer for their new production

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Members of the local community have the opportunity to be involved in a new film and audio project Who Cares? created by Hydrocracker, Royal & Derngate’s resident ensemble company. Recruitment workshops will be taking place on Saturday 16 October.

Who Cares? is an exciting new digital co-production between Royal & Derngate and Hydrocracker which asks what would our world be like if we remade it with care at the very centre of life rather than ‘carelessness’? 

The company is looking for a diverse ensemble of 8-10 people and a photographer, over the age of 18 years, to develop character monologues with Hydrocracker’s creative team of Nathan Crossan-Smith and Jem Wall alongside writers Rebecca Saffir and Thea Gajic and artist Chris Lowe. The audio monologues will be recorded at Royal & Derngate, directed by Hydrocracker and accompanied by additional photography and filmed material shot by a professional team in Northampton. 

Anyone interested is invited to attend one of two recruitment workshops on Saturday 16 October, either at DeafConnect (Tintern Avenue, Northampton) from 10am to 1pm or at Royal & Derngate from 2pm to 5pm. Those requiring a sign language interpreter are encouraged to attend the 10-1pm session.

Rehearsals will take place on Monday 1 November 6pm to 9pm (photographer only), Tuesday 2 November 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 13 November 10am to 4pm and Tuesday 16 November 6pm to 9pm. The audio recording will be on Saturday 4 December, 10am to 6pm. Filming will take place between 15 and 18 December, with participants required for two full days. 

Participants do not need to have any experience, just an interest in acting or photography and a willingness to have a go. Royal & Derngate and Hydrocracker are particularly interested in working with a diverse group, including hearing and D/deaf performers and creatives. 
Anyone interested in taking part can find out more information and request an application form by emailing Erica Martin, the theatre’s Creative Learning Associate, via erica.martin@royalandderngate.co.uk, stating their preferred audition venue.

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