The Howl @ Mead Open Farm 2021
Casting for NEW Performers

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY


OVERVIEW

The Howl is a multi award-winning Halloween Scream Park with five scare attractions, stage shows, and street theatre. This year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever and Scream Park Entertainments are at the helm. We need over 100 actors to perform in the attractions and on the street theatre team and we’re looking for the best of the best.

PERFORMING STYLES

The Shed, Toppers Twister, Squealers Yard, The Attic, & Red

There are five attractions and a Street Theatre team at The Howl, all with different styles of performance.  The Shed for instance requires very physical performers who can respond and adapt quickly to the ever changing environment within a high impact maze, whereas The Attic needs actors with great improvisation skills and can interact and engage with the up-close audience.

All attractions run in the evenings, though The Attic, Toppers & Red all have daytime sessions starting at 10.00am.  So some actors will be required earlier than others.

It’s hard work, and on some of the attractions it’s also cold and wet.  You may be working outdoors, but shelter is always nearby.

PERFORMERS WILL RECEIVE

  • Full training and guidance from Scream Park Entertainments ‘Scream Training’
  • The opportunity to work on an award winning Halloween event with some of the UK’s most experienced and well known Scare Practitioners
  • A professional acting contract
  • £50+ per night (13 Nights)
  • Paid daytime performing work also on offer (9 Days)
  • 2 free tickets to allow friends and family to come to the event

THE AUDITION

DATE: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th  September 2021
VENUE: Mead Open Farm, Stanbridge Road, Billington. LU7 9JH
TIME SLOTS: 10.00am, 12.30pm, & 3.00pm.

Each session will last 2 hours.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME

  • Completed ‘personal details & availability’ form with inserted digital photo (This will be emailed to you with confirmation of your audition on MONDAY 23RD AUGUST)
  • UNDER 18 Signed Permission form (If applicable) This will also be emailed to you.
  • Make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes and shoes that will not restrict movement.
  • A bottle of water.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE AUDITION 

The audition is in workshop style.  There will be games, exercises and activities that will help us to identify whether you are suitable for our team and also which sort of Scare Performance style suits you best.  The workshop is energetic, hard work, but most of all, fun!

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The designs of the attraction spaces mean that we only have limited scope for people with certain mobility restrictions.  However, still contact us and let us know the requirements you may have for auditions or if you were to be offered a position, and we will try our hardest to realise a solution so that you can perform if you pass the audition stage.

SCREAM TRAINING

If you are successful in your audition, you will be invited to attend one of the ‘Scream Training’ days. This is the second and final round of the audition process.

DATE: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th  September 2021
VENUE: Mead Open Farm, Stanbridge Road, Billington. LU7 9JH
TIME: 9.30am – 5.00pm (ALL DAY)

IMPORTANT: SCREAM TRAINING IS MANDATORY. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ONE OF THE SPECIFIED DAYS. IF YOU CAN NOT, DO NOT APPLY. 

There are NO circumstances that would allow a performer to be cast without attending Scream Training.  This is still an audition – please do not be complacent, the training must be taken seriously and is a requirement for our insurance and health and safety.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

4th & 5th September:              Auditions
25th & 26th September:         Scream Training

4th October:                              Rehearsals (Evening Only)
5th October:                              Rehearsals (Evening Only)
6th October:                              Rehearsals (Evening Only)
7th October:                              Rehearsals (Evening Only)
8th October:                             Event Open (Evening Only)
9th October:                             Event Open (Evening Only)

15th October:                           Event Open (Evening Only)
16th October:                           Event Open (Evening Only)
17th October:                           Event Open (Evening Only)

22nd October:                         Event Open (Evening Only)
23rd October:                          Event Open
24th October:                          Event Open
25th October:                          Event Open (Daytime Only)

26th October:                          Event Open (Daytime Only)
27th October:                          Event Open
28th October:                          Event Open
29th October:                          Event Open
30th October:                          Event Open

31st October:                          Event Open

– Daytime call time: 10.00am – Evening call time: 5.30pm –
NB: Daytime calls are only for The Attic, Toppers, & Red Actors.

WHAT DO I DO NOW

Complete the ONLINE Application Form at the bottom of this page

DEADLINE 30TH AUGUST

Complete the online application form by the 30th August to request an audition place. Applications received after this date will NOT be accepted. Please read the form carefully to ensure you provide us with all the necessary information. On successful submission, you will receive an email from thehowl@screampark.co.uk.

We will email you on MONDAY 23RD AUGUST to confirm your audition day and time slot. PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL.

UNDER 18 YEARS OLD

We do not employ performers under the age of 16.  If you are under 18, then a parent or guardian must sign the UNDER 18 Permission Form including their full name and their address. This form will be emailed to you and you must bring it completed to your audition.

They form will include the following statement:

“I hereby give full permission for [your name] to take part in The Howl Scream Park Event as a performer for Scream Park Entertainments Ltd & Mead Open Farm”

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, due to changes in the law, we are unable to employ anyone who is currently studying for their GCSE examinations.

THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES TO COMPLETE. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO GIVE US SOME PERSONAL DETAILS, YOUR AVAILABILITY, AND A RECENT PHOTOGRAPH OF YOURSELF.

These details will then be stored on our secure database. Check out our Privacy Policy for full details on how we protect and manage your submitted data.

Need help? If you have any questions or problems completing the application form, please email thehowl@screampark.co.uk

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