10 performers needed

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Working Title: The Decameron 

Artist: Eva George Richardson McCrea 

Application Deadline: 28th January (midnight) 

Project Description: The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio is the starting point of this work. Set in 14th century Florence, the book is about ten young people who travel to a villa outside the city to escape the Black Plague. Over the course of 10 days and nights they tell 100 stories to pass the time. This new video work relocates the frame story of Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron to new developer-led housing typologies. Aimed at young, educated and affluent workers these housing models blur the distinction between leisure and work and recast the home as a space of networking opportunity and capital production. In these new housing typologies personal space is exchanged for convenience, amenities and like minded individuals. They are models which seeks to normalise housing crises’ ‘in an age of loneliness’, by redefining the concept of home and living. The ideal home was previously imagined as private, long term, secure, and a reprieve from work; these new models of living redefine the concepts of living and the home – here living becomes a service that is provided, and the concept of a stable home is replaced by home as a subscription service. In The Decameron the characters play roles, adopt different identities and continually create and recreate themselves. The work will employ Character Based Improvisation (CBI) in the development of the 10 characters, who ‘live, work and play together’ in a collective living environment. A 5-Day CBI workshop will be held by Rob Marchand (http://www.cbiactorworkshops.com/about_robert_marchand/ ) in March 2024. This is an experimental work that engages with the conventions of drama, performance, theatre, film and narrative. 

Roles: 10 Performers 

Application Details 

Application Requirements: CV + Self Tape (Please see Self Taping notes below) 

Application Deadline: 28th January (midnight) 

Send to: thedecameron2024@gmail.com 

Time Commitment: 14 Days (estimation, may vary slightly) 

5 Day Character Based Improvisation (CBI) Workshop with Rob Marchand 

5 Day Rehearsal 

4 Day Shoot 

Compensation: €100 per day for CBI workshop days, €200 per day for rehearsal and shoot days 

Dates & Location: 

Audition Dates: Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February 2024 

Location: Project Arts Centre, No.39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 

CBI Workshop Dates: March 4th – 8th 2024 

Location: TBC 

Rehearsal Dates: March 25th – 29th 

Location: TBC 

Shoot Dates: April 2024, Dates TBC 

Location: TBC