Open Call for Featured Actors
PROJECT ZED – A radio play by artist Ruth Beale.

In Spring/Summer 2020 Mansions of the Future is presenting a new radio play by London based artist, Ruth Beale. Project Zed was co-written with prisoners at HMP Lincoln in Autumn 2020.

Through discussions surrounding civic engagement and responsibility, a self-selected group worked together, alongside Sonia Rossington to devise the characters and plot. The play was further developed by Ruth Beale and writer/dramaturg Anita Sullivan.

You can find more info about the project here.

Mansions of the Future is now looking for local actors to feature in this exciting radio play, ahead of the finalised project being aired nationally through press partners and the National Prison Radio network.

Ruth Beale and Mansions of the Future are recruiting actors for three of the five parts. These are a paid opportunities open to both students, amateurs and professionals.

Before considering an application, please see Character Profiles, Plot Teaser and Scene Extracts below for full details. 

The fees are £300 inclusive for the lead role (Part 1) and £200 inclusive for each of the supporting roles (Part 2 & 3).

Key Dates:
Application Deadline:
Midnight Sunday 8 March

Applicants must be available for the following dates:
Casting: Monday 16 March, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday 8 April, afternoon/evening tbc
Recording: Thursday 9 April,full day for lead role, half day for supporting roles

How to Apply:

Please refer to character profiles to consider the role you’d be most appropriate for and send one or both of the following:

  • A link to a show reel or video or audio examples of work.
  • A short audio recording of one of the characters, using the example scene attached (max 10MB)

Send your application to info@mansionsofthefuture.org.
The email’s subject line should read Project Zed – [character you are applying for] (Your Name)

You may apply for more than one character.

Please indicate if you have any preferences regarding the casting session time on Monday 16 March (e.g. before 5:00pm or after 6:00pm).

Candidates who face cultural, social, physical or economic barriers to applying for opportunities in the arts and those who have lived experience of incarceration or detention are particularly encouraged to apply – with our assessors understanding our commitment to equality and diversity.

For enquiries about Ruth’s commission or the application process please contact info@mansionsofthefuture.org or 07494 344352. We look forward to hearing from you.

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