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Set Assistant Vacancies on Princess Mononoke Stage Play

posted on 2013-01-29 04:08 EST
Deadline for applications is Friday February 1.

The Whole Hog Theatre company has announced that it is looking for set assistants to construct and dress the set for its its upcoming stage adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke. The deadline for applications is Friday February 1.

The company said in October 2012 that all its positions were unpaid and voluntary.

From the site:

The set for Whole Hog Theatre's Princess Mononoke is being built, and we're looking for set assistants to help construct and dress it.

Anyone with experience in model making, carpentry, sculpture, painting, or with related skills, is welcome to apply. We need people to help with creating Princess Mononoke's forests from recycled materials; an understanding of the original film, a good imagination, and an ability to think creatively about how to use the materials we've got rather than running to a timber yard are the main things we're looking for.

Successful applicants will be invited to come along to our workshop in Leamington Spa for however much time they can spare– if you've got between one morning and four days a week, we'll be able to make use of you. Work will begin in early February and will continue until we whisk the set off to London for our get-in on March 31st.

Whole Hog Theatre aims to support emerging artists by offering a chance of involvement regardless of previous experience. We look for talent, commitment and determination in our applicants.

Please send a CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be involved in the project to our set designer, Polly Boon, at [email protected]

As we're not necessarily looking for a long list of work experience, feel free to add in personal projects; if you're not sure whether something's relevant, send us a picture anyway. Anything to help us gauge your creative style and skills is welcome!

Application deadline is midnight on Friday 1st February.

The play sold out within 72 hours of its announcement. It is due to be performed at London's New Diorama Theatre from April 2 to April 6, 2013.

In November 2012, Whole Hog Theatre ran a successful Kickstarter campaign. Its purpose was, in the words of the play's producers, to take the play further and "perform it to as many people, and in as many places, as possible."


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