Actors and Theatre Makers wanted

Paid posts available

The GAP is proud to announce its spring production of a new play for and based in Birmingham funded by the Arts Council of England – Suspect Community (working title).

Based partly in 1970’s Birmingham - when mass blame of the Irish community followed the Birmingham Pub Bombings - and partly in contemporary times, this bold and unflinching piece of writing by playwright Chris Cooper, draws forward one Irish girl’s experience of a shameful, largely hidden period in the city’s history, into an exploration of the impact of contemporary terrorist atrocities on young Muslims - today’s ‘suspect community’.

The production is at the heart of an exciting, new phase in The GAP’s development - its experimental approach to creating a new, radical theatre for young audiences, informed by local stories and experiences, shaped by a dynamic ensemble of young, emerging theatre makers, and resident in The GAP’s newly developed Basement Theatre.


We are presently looking to appoint members of an ensemble of actors and theatre makers of all kinds, who will explore and experiment with both form and content in the pre-production phase, and from which the eventual cast will be drawn.

Audition workshops/informal interviews will be held at The GAP on Tuesday 4 December 2018.

Playing profiles:

  • young Irish girl 16-22, young Muslim boy 14-24.

NB: these will be demanding roles and experience will be necessary.


  • older Irish woman, older Muslim man.

Fees will be in line with ITC/Equity approved rates of pay.

Please send your expression of interest to ceri@thegapartsproject.co.uk no later than Friday 23 November, outlining your interest in/ideas about radical theatre for young audiences.

Community Audience Development - Paid Post(s)


As part of the Suspect Community (working title) drama project. 

We are presently looking to appoint 1 or 2 creatives for COMMUNITY AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT work to build young audiences from within the immediate neighbourhood of Balsall Heath and from the wider Birmingham area, with a view to engaging young people with the city's history of 'suspect communities' from 1974 to present day. Experience of audience or community or youth development work is highly desirable, as is knowledge of Balsall Heath, Birmingham's Irish and Muslim communities and the wider Birmingham area. The successful candidate/s will be invited to join the pre-production phase as members of the ensemble, and to participate in the exploration of the research material, script and theatre form.

For more information on this specfic opportunity click here