GDIF Greenwich & Docklands International

a live, outdoor exploration of joy tumbling over through the commemoration of blackness 

WHAT?  

After the many, many unprecedented (yuck) changes COVID-19 presented us with, our LUDALA project became the "LUDALA Collection" - 3 short films, made earlier this year that will be debuting at this year's digital Edinburgh Fringe Festival

(everybodi say yeh yeh!) AND NOW we are bringing one of these short films to life through a LIVE outdoor theatre performance. 

IS DAT U YH?

on a trip down that memory lane from Elephant to Peckham

 we honour this mixture,

marriage fusion of our tongues. 

 

The mandem, the galdem and the nonsense in between!

 

IDUY is the joyous ode to waaaaayyy back when; a surreal celebration of our love of food, expressive mannerisms, and Black Brit millennial identities still glistening with diaspora roots.

Closed Audition

Seeking 5 Actor/Movement Performers

for devising in motion

Selected performers will be invited to a zoom audition (date negotiable) and the first pre session on 11th AUG. Performers who fit the brief, and who work well with the existing cast will be selected.

DATES

Must be able to make all dates:

Pre-Sessions (AUG)

Wednesdays 11th,18th, 25th (6.30-9pm)

Rehearsal Dates (SEP)

Wed 1st, Thu 2nd, Fri 3rd (10am - 5pm)

Mon 6th, Tue 7th, Wed 8th, Thu 9th, Fri 10th (9am - 5pm)

GDIF Performance (x2)

SAT 11TH SEP '21 (Woolwich)

Albany Theatre (x2)

SUN 19th SEP (time tbc)

show/performance duration will be 15 - 30min, and spread at different times across the day.

PAY £950

£920 flat fee (rehearsals + performances)

£30 Expenses towards Pre-Sessions

Requirements:

  • London based

  • Black* (Actor/Dancer)

  • Imaginative, confident & open

  • Experience with devising/improvisational work

  • Knowledge of inner city London - specifically Black Culture

  • Interest in non-traditional/inter-disciplinary work

  • Experience/Interest in movement/physical dance theatre

  • Good endurance/physical fitness 

*We define 'Black' as of Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African American heritage, including those of bi-racial Black heritage

Note: Should be happy with and/or have an interest in outdoor theatre

CREATIVE TEAM ROLES NEEDED

DSM - closed

SOUND DESIGNER - closed

We are hoping to fill these roles ASAP. Please email project@Initiativedkf.com - Subject (Ludala *insert role* - to register your interest. Please include your CV and a bit about yourself and why you'd like to work with us. (300 words max)

THE PROCESS

8 Rehearsal days, and 1 show day with 2 performances at GDIFest 2021 and 1 show day at Albany Theatre with 2 performances.

 

Led/directed by Initiative.dkf, performers will be devising the live show. Utilising the "Is Dat U Yh" poetic film script as the stimuli, we will be bringing this film to life. 

 

The show will include, theatre, direct address, physical theatre, improv, quick paced text, free-styling, movement/dance.

Performance:

Will be 15 - 30min in duration. 2 performance across the day, the festival will release the exact schedule closer to the time.

Audition Text:

Familiarise yourself with the text below.

We will be utilising parts of text during the workshop. Will also give you an incite into the style of the show.

NOT TO BE SHARED

COVID SAFETY

We will be working in accordance with the most up-to-date government guidance regarding the covid-19 virus. Including bi-weekly testing, covid health declarations, daily non-contact thermometer checks, social distancing, antiviral sanitiser, and mask/visor use etc. Likewise Albany have strict covid prevention procedures in place with hand sanitiser provided at various points in the buildings.

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Supported by Albany & Tamasha Theatre

A MYTH. A STEREOTYPE. 
A SELF-PERPETUATING CONDITIONING

POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS & IMAGERY

BLACK LOVE = "THE

I M P O S S I B L E"