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Performers for Research & Development of Bossy

Fee: 5 days including holiday pay = £560.35

Application Deadline: Friday 22nd July 



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Project dates: 19th-23rd September 

  • 5 days at Stanley Arts, South Norwood, London, SE25 6AB


Performer / Deviser

We are looking for 3 performers who are skilled at devising, confident in multi-roling, love collaboration and creating bold characters with fun, highly engaging storylines to help us create Bossy.


About the show:

Bossy is a brand new children’s show aimed at 5-9 year olds. It follows Beth who is clever, confident and wants to become the best leader in the world, and is often called ‘Bossy’ for it.  We want the show to be a celebration of young, inclusive feminism, shining a light on deaf culture and Black culture.

The show will be performed primarily in BSL, and we will explore how we incorporate English through captioning and speech. 


About the R&D:

Over 5 days, we will be exploring all the ideas we currently have for the show as well as those inspired by workshops with children in Croydon. We will ask you to be comfortable multi-roling as we explore many different characters, not be afraid to bring your own ideas to the table and be ready to give anything a go. 


Who we are looking for:

Performers who are deaf, BSL users, or hearing but with a high level of BSL. 

Performers who are from a Black or mixed Black background.



Strong dancer / mover confident in hip hop / street. 

London based or have a London base.


How we will support you:

The creative team will be a mix of deaf and hearing people and BSL interpreters will be present throughout the R&D period. Both our movement directors on the show are deaf as is our Associate Director. Our resident access coordinator will be on hand before, during and after the R&D to support you and make sure all your requirements are met. 

How to apply:

Please email the following;

- A simple email/ cover letter/ video (around 500 words or 2 minutes is fine) telling us about you/ your work, 

- A CV attached to the email (or, if you prefer, a link to your website/ Spotlight if this includes a list of your credits)

To with the heading 'Bossy Performer Application'.

We are happy to receive applications in alternative formats, including video/ voice notes and in BSL.

We do not need your CV/ cover letter to look pretty/ designed!

If you have any questions before applying, please email Laura on

Access Support:

If you have access needs, we can offer some access support to help you apply. Please contact Fleur Rooth, our Access Manager on

If you are offered the role, and you have access needs, we will work with you to ensure your access needs are met.

Our team is Deaf Awareness trained, and many of us are competent BSL signers. 

Our team includes a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Our office and rehearsal spaces at Stanley Arts are wheelchair accessible, with a disabled toilet. Stanley Arts does not yet have a Changing Place, and some rooms in the building do not have wheelchair access. There is a disabled parking bay outside. 

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