DEADLINE: 16th July 2021

SUPERFAN are looking for four performers to collaborate with on the development of Raised by Wolves, a new performance for young audiences. 

We are looking for people who we haven’t previously worked with to spend two weeks (6th – 17th September) in Glasgow, playing with ideas and researching the future production.

BSL Callout video

BSL video of the callout made by EJ Raymond/Turtléar.

The project

A close up photograph of a plastic toy wolf that appears to be looking into the camera, lit from below with a green light.

Raised by Wolves will be a new site-responsive performance for forests, aimed at young audiences and inspired by stories (fictional and real) about feral children. We want to explore the complex social rules we encounter as we grow up and the wildness within us all. 

We’ll spend time playing and making in response to various tasks and ideas we bring, and exploring potential performance ideas.

We have some ideas of where we’ll start but are more interested to see what happens with the combination of people in the room than working towards a final product. There might be a sharing for a small number of invited guests towards the end of the development. 

We will be working within current Covid guidelines for this project, which by September 2021 should allow performers to work together physically while in the rehearsal room. The safety and wellbeing of the team is paramount to us and we’ll be working within the government and National Theatre of Scotland’s guidelines, and will communicate any changes to these ahead of the project starting.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking to work with four performers. This definition is intentionally broad, as we aren’t looking to fill specific roles in the production at this stage, but are interested in working with playful performers and collaborators from a range of backgrounds with experience or interest in creating work for young audiences. You might be a theatre-maker, circus artist, musician, dancer or something else – you might think of yourself as a specialist or your practice might not fit into one easily-defined role. You’ll need to be comfortable with devising material and working physically with others. The process will be led by SUPERFAN with a focus on devising and playing with new material collaboratively.

One of our aims for this development is to meet and work with people who we haven’t already worked with. We are particularly keen to work with people from backgrounds that are under-represented in Scottish performance in general, and in our work so far. This includes (but isn’t limited to) global majority artists, disabled artists and queer, trans and gender non-conforming artists. 

We have an access budget for the development that will be spent depending on the needs of our collaborators – it could be hiring someone to provide interpretation or communication support, a personal assistant, or something else.

Fee and dates

The development will happen in Glasgow at the National Theatre of Scotland Rockvilla (with some outdoor trips depending on the weather) in the weeks beginning 6th and 13th September 2021. 

The fee for this development is £1,500, based on a weekly rate of £750. We will also cover reasonable travel costs, and have an accommodation budget for some of the team to be coming from outside Glasgow (this includes per diems for people staying away from home). 

We’re committed to paying everyone who we work with fairly, especially after a period when lots of people in our industry haven’t been able to work at all. We’ve set our rate for this project to reflect this, and everyone across the whole project will be paid the same rate (including the lead artists). 

About us

SUPERFAN is a performance company based in Glasgow and the Highlands. We make original performances for adult and young audiences. Our work blends theatre, performance art, circus and choreography. We’re 2021/22 Company in Residence with the National Theatre of Scotland, and recent work includes Like Animals, Little Top, and Nosedive.

All three company directors – Ellie Dubois, Kim Donohoe and Pete Lannon – will be working on this project alongside our associate producer Nicola Lawton. 

Applications and Interview dates

Interviews will take place on the 3rd and 4th of August in Glasgow. We hope these interviews will be in-person, but can also offer online interviews.

We won’t be able to interview everyone who applies, but for the people we do meet we’ll offer an £80 fee for their time, plus any reasonable travel costs. 

How to apply in writing:

If you would like to apply in writing, please send us a Word or PDF document (not more than 500 words) telling us:

  • About you and your practice
  • Why you’re interested in this project
  • Your experience or interest in making work for young audiences
  • If you’re available for the interview dates and the development weeks
  • If you have any access requirements for attending either in person or online

You can also include links or images of your previous work. 

Please send your application to applications@superfanperformance.co.uk’ by 23:59 16th July 2021 with ‘Raised by Wolves performer application’ in the subject line. 

How to apply by video or audio:

If you would like to apply by video or audio please send us a link to your recording (not more than 4 minutes) telling us:

  • About you and your practice
  • Why you’re interested in this project
  • Your experience or interest in making work for young audiences
  • If you’re available for the interview dates and the development weeks
  • If you have any access requirements for attending either in person or online

You can also include links or images of your previous work. 

Please send your application to applications@superfanperformance.co.uk’ by 23:59 16th July 2021 with ‘Raised by Wolves performer application’ in the subject line. 

If you have any questions about the project before you apply, email us at: contact@superfanperformance.co.uk