New York, NY
FAYE DRISCOLL :: CALL FOR PERFORMERS
Faye Driscoll is seeking an ensemble of experienced, curious and grounded performers for her newest project,
scheduled to premiere at New York Live Arts in late 2022 / early 2023 and tour into 2023/24.
— DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 —
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Driscoll’s newest performance work, she draws upon two prolific choreographies: the act of battle and the act of sex. We fight and we have sex and we love to watch others do these things, at an increasing remove.
She notes, “I’m curious about the messy flesh-under-the-fingernails fluid-sharing kind of physical impact, in contrast to, say, the impact of drone strikes or streaming porn.” Who or what do we allow to touch us now? Lovers, parents, friends, grocery store clerks, data miners, surveillance systems, facial recognition software? How are we altered? Where is our body, and how far does it extend?
Touch—the need for it, and our fear of it—the conflict in it, and complications of consent, are inquiries for this work. From there, we will build an uncanny physical language, along with live sound and guttural singing, costumes, objects, and more, all aimed at riling up the passive, numb, screened-out body.
We will uses heightened modes of performativity, reformulations of proximity, and at times direct physical connection with the audience, to call us back to the complex ecosystem that is our skin. In doing so, we will invite audiences to abandon our sell-sell-sell, image-obsessed culture and reclaim our undefinable, emergent, unmarketable strangeness.
SEEKING PERFORMERS WITH THE FOLLOWING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES:
Other desirable qualities include:
Performers of all races, ages, genders and bodies are encouraged to apply. Performers must be fully vaccinated by the time of the call back auditions.*
SCHEDULE / FEES
Must be available for call backs on November 8–12, 2021
Must be available for rehearsal process:
Compensation during development and rehearsal will be a minimum of $18 per hour, with rehearsal weeks at 20–35 hours per week.
In a two-step process, applicants will first complete a virtual submission, which will be followed by an in-person audition.To be considered, please submit the following via this Google Form:
All videos must be submitted as a viewable link such as Vimeo or Youtube and not as a downloadable file.
A limited number of applicants will be invited to an in-person audition process at New York Live Arts.
IN PERSON AUDITIONS AND CALLBACKS
Applicants should hold November 8-12 for workshop-style auditions and callbacks in-person at New York Live Arts in the 3rd Floor Studios. Attendance at the callbacks will require everyone to follow the below covid safety protocols and guidelines.
All applicants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination and government issued ID before entry to New York Live Arts. Applicants will be asked to wear a mask when in any part of the building. Accepted proofs of vaccination are Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe App, or valid vaccine card. “Fully vaccinated” means the event date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose covid vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
* For applicants who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical accommodations, applicants may email email@example.com with the subject line “exemptions” for consideration and specific protocols.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 8, 2021 - June 30, 2023
$18 per hour