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Call for Submissions (Calgary): Artists – Financial Literacy Pop-Up Theatre – Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

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Call for Submissions (Calgary): Artists – Financial Literacy Pop-Up Theatre – Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

1150386_407695596003735_1626480254_nCall for Artists – Financial Literacy Pop-Up Theatre

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre has been engaged by Financial Futures Calgary to create a series of pop-up theatre experiences at post-secondary institutions, around the theme of financial literacy. The project aims to spark conversations about money, and increase awareness of the resources available to help grow a healthy relationship with money.

The performances will take place in such institutions as the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, SAIT and others, dealing with topics like budgeting, debt and emotional connection to money. There will be approximately five scenes, performed in “pop-up” style in food courts and other post-secondary gathering places, with performances throughout November 2014.

Performers (4-5)

We are seeking performers who are…

– available for 5-10 performances in November 2014 (exact schedule TBA, but most are likely to take place during weekday work hours).
– experienced and comfortable with performances in public locations.
– outgoing, confident and willing to engage passers-by.

Experience with puppetry, clown and/or improvisation is considered an asset, as is some experience with post-secondary institutions and the financial challenges faced by students. The successful candidates will need to be available for approximately 30 hours of rehearsal between October 24-31, 2014.

Set, Prop & Costume Designer

We are seeking a designer to create or source the set, prop and costume elements for the pop-up performances. The exact elements are yet to be determined, but will likely include:

– a portable display/booth, with a table to display materials and interactive elements (such as magnetic poetry or a chalkboard); and
– puppet-sized costumes, props and set pieces.

The bulk of the creation will need to be completed between October 18-24, with the possibility to tweak and finalize by October 31.

Each participating artist will be paid an artist fee.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to info@swallowabicycle.com. Applications accepted until the positions are filled.

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