Designer and Props Maker needed for ‘Moth Man’ at The Old Red Lion, 8th March 2018
WORLD PREMIERE – MOTH MAN by Nicole Locke
Blackshaw’s Showcase Award Winner 2017
An industry showcase produced by Blackshaw Theatre Company
Thursday 8th March 2018, 7.30pm (1h)
The Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John Street London EC1V 4NJ
“I can see. There is the moon. Besides I’m not exactly going anywhere whilst I’m transitioning, am I?”
Lepidopterist, Dave, tries to cope with his recent breakup by transforming into a Moth. His sister, Amber, must put aside her own feelings in order to coax him from his cocoon. However, Dave and Amber will discover that not everything is as simple as Moth and Man, when a series of hidden betrayals emerge, forcing them to confront what is really happening behind the makeshift wings and all the maple syrup.
As it’s an industry showcase, and one night only, we don’t need a fully realised stage design, but aim to do a set up which is evocative of a design that one might go for if a full production was staged. We are keen to have a clear aesthetic concept, and need for the homemade moth wings to be robustly made. They should be made out of rubbish – household items – they need to stay on when for the duration of a lot of flapping, but don’t need to actually look like moth wings.
In the script the setting is described as:A dark open plan London flat. There is a kitchen on the left hand side and a living space filling the rest of the stage.
A window allows moonlight to illuminate the space. The flat is a mess with rubbish, beer bottles and syrup everywhere. There is a large cocoon made from rubbish, duct tape and syrup in the living room. Rustling and insect sounds can be heard coming from the cocoon. After a minute footsteps are heard from outside the flat, then a man’s voice. Sound of a key turning in the lock. The cocoon falls silent.
He is covered in insect like markings, wearing dirty clothes, with wings attached to his back made out of rubbish.
All cast and creatives are welcome to invite any industry folk they want, and we have a list of people we invite (producers, venues, directors, agents), so it gives everyone great exposure and networking opportunities. Due to the nature of the budget, we have a budget of £50.
We anticipate the designer being needed in person for one meeting, and the performance day itself.