Casting Call for Riptide

Riptide are an immersive theatre company based in Leeds. The company specialises in durational and personal experiences, which take place across cities.

Why Riptide?

Riptides are hidden, dangerous currents of water that pull you out to sea. A powerful force carries audience members along, as they journey through our secret spaces and fragmented narratives. 
Riptides are unpredictable and can pop up randomly, it is only when you are in the riptide that you know it is there.
Most of our performances occur in public spaces, passers-by may be oblivious to the fact you are caught in the riptide.

Like the tide, our structures stay roughly the same but the way we engage audiences changes from person to person, performance to performance, day to day.

What Project?

After the success of the most recent ground-breaking experience, ‘The Lucky Ones’, Riptide are back with the next iteration of the series.

The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones is a series of durational, pervasive performances which last a number of weeks, across a city.
Audience members are given the start and end dates and are told anyone they meet could be part of the performance.
From there it is up to them to engage in the piece, to make decisions, to uncover different parts of the story.
The experience is part-theatre, part-video game, part-podcast, part-escape room.

Funded by Arts Council England, Leeds BID, Leeds Inspired and Leeds City Council.

Who We Need?

We are looking for performers aged 18+ and who are based in the Leeds/West Yorkshire area. 
We will also consider applications from performers based close to West Yorkshire or in the wider North.
Riptide's performance style requires committed, versatile performers with very strong improvisation and devising skills. 
We are looking for dynamic performers who feel comfortable engaging directly with audience members and working in unconventional locations.

To apply you must have had some prior experience of site-specific/ immersive performance.
Performers must be free from Monday 24th September - Sunday 14th October. 
Fee: Equity minimum rates
N.B. Not all roles will be required for the full duration of the run. Most roles will include roughly 3 to 6 days of work, but please be aware that this will vary depending on the character.

To apply, please email your CV and headshot to:
Within the email, please state whether or not you have availability in late September/early October 2018.

Closing date for applications: Saturday 1 September at 5pm.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday 4 September, in Leeds.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, Riptide encourages applications from all sectors of the community, regardless of gender, age, race, sexuality or disability.