Performer/Musician Call out for Pif-Paf’s TOAST

Pif-Paf are auditioning for two roles for creation & touring of our new outdoor show TOAST – see also Lead Musician/Performer

TOAST will be a big hearted and highly interactive show celebrating food and the ancient art of hosting a really interesting party where strangers become friends. It will be set around our all weather off-road electric kitchen cart with full PA and after dusk fire sculpture. We’ll share songs, recipes, dances and stories from around the world and our audiences lives, and this will all be communally “Toasted” with fresh made food and drink. Songs will be a mixture of tunes learned in rehearsals from global musicians in Sheffield (so far Yemeni, Slovak, French & Kurd), reimagined in our instrumentation alongside traditional UK songs – focussed on food.

This role is centred around interacting with audience, telling and gathering tales, leading singing and dances that we will learn and that we create with audience. You will be part of the music and cooking ensemble.

Pif-Paf is a highly respected cross genre theatre company working exclusively in Outdoors Arts with work spanning from playful flying Rickshaws to cutting edge interactive digital installations, via a Giant Slug show – check out & @pifpaftheatre for more.

Person Spec:
Essential :
– strong player in at least one portable instrument but preferably one melody and one chord instrument
– a real ease with people and ability & confidence to lead an audience in our rehearsed dances and songs and to share their personal stories
– strong confident speaking and singing voice, skill in harmony singing

– strength in a theatre and music devising creation process
– willing to learn elements of and sing in other languages
– enjoy cooking and want to perfect new recipes
– enjoy mucking in to all aspects of touring a complex show, keen to learn technical jobs

– a catalogue of songs and dances
– ability to lead harmony singing
– experience in touring outdoors work
– multiple languages
– Surprise skills

APPLICATION: Please email a cover letter and CV and any links to by Monday 4th November 5pm
any queries please don’t hesitate to email or ring Pete on 07931 339 161

Audition will be 23rd November in Sheffield 10-4pm. If you are interested but cannot make this date we are open to making other arrangements – so apply anyway.

exact dates tbc, mostly week days, within:
Feb 03 to Mar 05 2020 – 12 days
May 4 to 7th & 11th to 14th
4 further days over summer

We currently need near full availability for weekends from late May to Late September as the tour fixes. We realistically expect 20 days touring across England.

Fee : Rehearsals : £140/day , Performance day @£190/day
accomodation & travel for rehearsals and performances will be covered

Other Info:
We do not tour with technicians, the 3 strong performing team will carry out all duties. The third member of the team will be Pete Gunson, Pif-Paf co-director
We are based in Sheffield,