The world premiere of Tremolo, a 30-minute audio drama to be released as a podcast on all major podcast platforms and marketed directly to school pupils 16+ across Wales. An Illumine Theatre production, in partnership with Wales Gene Park and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, supported by the Genetics Society and the Galton Society.
It is a tender, thought-provoking drama exploring the impact of a diagnosis of early onset familial Alzheimer’s disease and the socio-ethical issues around genetic testing.
This is a one-man play. Our actor will play Harri and the various people he comes in contact with.
The podcast will be recorded in English and Welsh so you MUST BE FLUENT IN WELSH AND ENGLISH.
Dates: rehearse 10th-13th January, record 14th-15th January.
Location: must have a Cardiff base
Harri (male, playing age 18, you must be fluent in Welsh)
Harri is kind, assured, positive, empathetic and ready to take life by the horns. He’s planning to be a doctor. Then he gets news that questions that future. He falters. He’s vulnerable, loving, driven but lost.
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Closing date: Deadline for applications is midday on 5th November.
Organisation: Illumine Theatre
Looking for: Composer
With special skills/experience: previous experiencing of composing for drama desirable but not essential.
The job: Compose a recurring refrain to be used throughout the piece and through the credits for the world premiere of Tremolo, a short drama (approx. 30mins) by Lisa Parry being recorded in January and released as a podcast on all major podcast platforms and marketed directly to schools across Wales. The music should be for a harpist of approx. grade 7/8 level.
Tremolo is a tender, thought-provoking drama exploring the impact of a diagnosis of early-onset Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (eFAD) and the socio-ethical issues around genetic testing. It focuses on 18-year-old Harri, whose mother has been diagnosed, as he considers undergoing genetic testing and processes her diagnosis.
The sister in the story plays the pedal harp (to approx. grade 7), with a tremolo reflecting her closeness to Harri. This is a key central metaphor in the piece and original composition of a recurring refrain will be used throughout the drama and during the credits.
You must be Welsh or Wales-based.
This project is produced by Illumine Theatre in partnership with Gene Park and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, supported by the Genetics Society and the Galton Society.
To apply please send:
1. A CV
2. A short covering letter, or a video of up to 3minutes
3. An example of your composition work – either a recording or musical score
Please also fill in an equal opportunities form found here.
A shortlist of candidates will be invited to a short zoom call interview with Zoe Waterman (director) and Lisa Parry (playwright).
Every candidate will be notified of the outcome of their application.
Closing date: Deadline for applications is midday on 8th November.