Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements. Very often our members* will be interested in auditioning for other theatre and film based shows. Whether it be a Hollywood production or a student film, a West End theatre show or a small piece of amateur street theatre, it is very possible that our members may be interested. No members are put forward for castings until they have a proven track record of excellence and reliability with our group. This is to ensure that you get the best possible performers from us.
Our members are aged from 10 to 67, male and female, mostly based in Torbay; Devon, although some of our membership ranges from Plymouth to Exeter. We have experience of working with everyone from students, to the BBC, and Disney.
We have members, both male and female, who are not only fantastic dedicated actors, but are also skilled in music (guitar playing), modelling, stage combat - unarmed combat, swordplay etc, bellydance, drama teaching, burlesque, and much more. We can supply many historical era costumes with our actors, please ask for details.
Student, amateur and professional castings are welcome. All castings will be shared on our members-only social networks. That way, we can guarantee that our respondents to you, are reliable, and Castings which are open to members of the public (outside our membership) will also be placed on our Opportunities page.
If you visit our "previous projects" page, you will find not only our projects, but those where we have collaborated with other companies and casting directors.
Just a few things to note, please. - Even if the role offered is not "paid", please make sure that you will cover the performers expenses if you take them on for a production. This means that if the project is outside the Torbay area, please consider food, travel, costume, and B&B accommodation as relevant. Please confirm these terms when you contact us.
- Please only contact us for filming/shows/ projects which have an exact confirmed date, time, and location, or that you are willing to discuss with us, and adhere to. Please remember, and respect, the fact that our cast have to arrange things around their wider lives, and, in addition, we have to make sure that any dates do not clash with our already booked show schedules.
- Details of auditions are also welcome. Please state clearly whether you will be holding auditions or directly casting from photos.
- We will not pass on auditions or castings for "adult/ pornographic" or sexual-theme projects to our members. - We will not pass on details of castings or opportunities which require applicants to pay a fee to become involved, other than any amdram group membership fees as the sole exception. - We will not pass on details of castings which do not have exact confirmed dates and locations, this is because we have been messed around a few times, and it is not fair on our members.
- If you ask us to publicly advertise an opportunity, to non-members, we can take no responsibility for their conduct or level of skills. All applicants, members and non-members alike, are responsible for their own behavior and professionalism. Any member recommended by us is known, by us, to be fully able to meet the required skills and attitude.
So when you contact us with details of an audition or casting, please include the following information: - Who you and your group/company are, and a website if possible. - What payments or expenses are offered. - A few details about the roles you are casting, and if the applicants will need to attend an audition, or if you are casting directly from photographs, etc. - Exactly when and where performances will take place. - if the actors need to bring any especial costume, props, or equipment.
What happens then Within 48 hours, the details will be passed on to our members, and it will then be up to anyone interested and eligible, to contact you.
Small print: We can very often supply costumes for performers as well, with a donation to the theatre group in return. These can include medieval, pirate, Victorian, panto, fantasy, hippie, bellydance, etc. All costumes are handmade and of high quality.
We are not an agency, instead we are simply a resource to help those members who wish to expand their performance careers with extra publicity and opportunities, and to help promote Torbay as a centre of excellence in the performing arts and as a resource for film and TV.
Please note that while many of us are freelancers, some performers may be signed to exclusive agencies, eg for acting or modelling, and that they may need to confirm bookings via their agency. This is outside the South Devon Players jurisdiction.
*Members are individuals who are either currently active with us, or have worked with us, as a performer, or backstage, within the past 12 months.