Theatre is a notoriously tough industry to crack, but it seems you don't have to be the next Benedict Cumberbatch to make your mark on the stage. The creators of a new show debuting at this year's Dublin Theatre Festival are looking for help… from the men of Ireland.
The show runs from October 6 – 11 in the Cube at the Temple Bar's Project Arts Centre, an intimate venue with a capacity of 70 – 80 people. Each volunteer would only be required to give up a few hours of their time, with five new participants taking to the stage each evening to play "The Game."
The best part? There are no lines to learn, no script, and whatever happens happens. Each volunteer is "doing this to be part of an event – a symbolic act – that calls us all to consider, to think and to review," THEATREclub explains. The men involved won't have to discuss their own experiences, instead they'll be playing out the stories of other men.
The subculture of prostitution in Ireland might seem like a heavy topic to base a play on, but many of THEATREclub's past works have dealt with similarly tough issues, like 2010's critically acclaimed Heroin, which examined the social history of the drug in this country, and 2013's History, telling the story of the residents of St Michael's Estate in Inchicore.
If you know someone who would be interested in getting involved or simply want to find out more, contact email@example.com ASAP.
Tickets for The Game at the Dublin Theatre Festival are available to purchase here.