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DNA by Dennis Kelly

Warts and All Theatre

About This Production

This production is open to any young people aged 12-21. Experience is useful but not essential. We are excited to work with a variety of young people from all backgrounds and levels of experience.

The project rehearses for an intensive week during the Summer Holidays and then weekly rehearsals in September before the performances from 1st October.

The production will tour Schools and Community Venues across Coventry and Warwickshire. Performances will take place in the evenings.

The Play:

We know how to cover this up.

Coventry. 2019.

A group of young people have done something bad. Really bad. And now they need to cover it up.

Phil has it all planned out. Everything. Including the DNA.

As long as everyone does their part, nothing can go wrong.

Can it?

Warts and All Theatre’s Coventry Young Actors present this fast-paced and provocative play by Dennis Kelly (Utopia Channel 4 & Orphans, Birmingham Rep). The play explores the themes of gang culture and social responsibility. Set against the Coventry skyline this new production is sure to pack a punch.

This brand new production will bring together a cast of 10 young people from across Coventry, as performers and 8 Young people as young creative team members. this application process is for the performers strand.

Please Note: The Play contains scenes and themes that some may find upsetting. (Strong Language and Violent Imagery)

Tour Information: There will be a central Coventry pick up and drop off location for each performance evening where the cast will meet and travel to that evening's venue.

Cast members can make arrangements to meet us at the venue, or be collected from there if their parent/guardian is watching the performance that evening.

There is no cost to engage in the project

The project has been funded by Arts Council England's, Project Grants and Heart of England Foundation's, Jumping Through Hoops Fund.

Auditions For DNA by Dennis Kelly

About Auditions

Thank you for expressing an interest in auditioning for Warts and All Theatre's upcoming Production of DNA by Dennis Kelly, which is taking place in Coventry and will tour venues across Coventry and Warwickshire.

The production is open to anyone aged 12-21 who would like to audition.

It is free to take part.

The auditions will consist of a workshop audition, where you will work collaboratively with other participants.

As part of the audition we will be looking for: -Best fit for the roles -Good availability across the rehearsal period -Confident and committed Young Actors who are up for a challenge.

No previous experience is required, but a willingness to learn, have fun and develop your skills.

Preparation: You won't need to prepare anything in advance, other than completing your availability for the Rehearsal/Performance period. You can do this when you sign up using this platform.

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