Fast, Fast, Slow: Call out for performers!

Posted: 28th July 2023

Call out for performers!

Would you like to be part of a fun creative project and gain experience performing?

Participants must be 18+

Common Wealth and the British Textile Biennial are making a show about fast fashion. We are looking for people from all walks of life to be part of our alternative catwalk. You do not need to be a model. We are looking for people who are interested in live performance and being part of a hands-on creative process. You will be wearing your own clothes for the show and will be supported through rehearsals and workshops with professionals.

We would love to meet people of all ages, body types and genders – this show goes beyond the shiny surface of the fashion industry and explores how buying and wearing clothes can be political and emotional. Fashion can be how we express ourselves but the industry is complex, global and unjust. The show will be interactive and incorporate voices from East Lancashire and Ghana with striking original video and sound.

Come and be part of this exciting process and perform in both Blackburn and Bradford this Autumn.

Fee: £10 per hour
Location: rehearsals and first performances at The Exchange in Blackburn. Second performances in Bradford (Accommodation provided)
Contact: uzma@superslowway.org.uk or may@commonwealththeatre.co.uk
Access: please get in touch if you have any requirements or questions
Dates: You should be available for all shows and the majority of rehearsals

Rehearsals at The Exchange Blackburn

Monday 2nd October – 6-8pm
Tuesday 3rd October – 6-8pm
Monday 9th October – 6-8pm
Tuesday 10th October – 6-8pm
Monday 16th October – 6-8pm
Tuesday 17th October – 6-8pm

Tech, Dress Rehearsal Show Week at The Exchange

Tuesday 24th October – 5-9pm
Wednesday 25th October – 5-9pm

Shows at The Exchange, Blackburn

Thursday 26th October – 6-8.30 (show at 7pm)
Friday 27th October – 6-8.30 (show at 7pm)
Saturday 28th October – 6-8.30 (show at 7pm)
Sunday 29th October – 6-8.30 (show at 7pm)

Shows, Bradford

Friday 3rd November – 12.30 – 8.30 (rehearsals and show)
Saturday 4th November – 6.30 – 8.30


“The Company who burst open our consciousness” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Common Wealth are an award-winning site-specific theatre company making theatre and performance that encompasses electronic sound, new writing, visual design and verbatim. Our work is political and contemporary. Recent shows in Bradford include Peaceophobia, Off The Curriculum and You are here as a witness. Common Wealth are based in Bradford and Cardiff and make work that tours across the UK and internationally. The Performance Collective will be based in Bradford.

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