Professional Opportunities

Terra Nova Productions works in Northern Ireland and around the world.  

Currently we working to create a large-scale intercultural Shakespeare in Ards and North Down. Our Midsummer Night’s Dream will employ 35 professionals and has places for 150 emerging artists and community participants working on everything from dance to front of house.If you want to take part as a community participant go to our DREAM page to sign up.

Professional Auditions for Midsummer Night’s Dream

BAME actor male, playing age 25-45, powerful build, good singing voice, excellent verse speaking - playing Oberon, doubling with Hippolytus the Warrior (a gender switch from Hippolyta the Amazon Queen).  This later is to allow for a gender switch of King Theseus to Queen Thesea.

BAME actor male, playing age 20-30, excellent verse speaking, good comedy skills - Lysander

BAME actor female, 5’6” or taller, playing age 20-30, excellent verse speaking, excellent comedy skills – Helena

BAME actor, playing age 20-40, male or female, good singing voice, excellent movement and verse speaking - Puck

The Project

The project is funded through EU PEACE IV, with a strong anti-sectarian and anti racism underpinning.  It will see 35 professionals from around the globe joined by 150 community participants working on everything from dance, martial arts, BMX, skate boarding, choir, band, set, costume, hair, make-up and more. 

It is supported through 96 workshops reaching out to 650 people. Community prep will begin in late January 2019, running for a minimum of 8 weeks.  Professional rehearsals will begin in April 2019, running for 4 weeks, with at least one day per week to include rehearsal with the community.

Performances will take place May 2-5.  The entire engagement runs April 1st to May 5th inclusive, with one additional travel day at both the beginning and end of the engagement.

Terra Nova will provide £450 per actor per week for the five weeks of the engagement (this is a company-wide wage), plus high-quality single-room accommodation in listed theatrical digs, and one return flight from a mainland UK airport.  We will also provide a weekly supplement of £60 per actor for non-NI actors.

Please be aware that this is not an equity contract, however, we carry £10 million of public and employer’s liability insurance, and operate a comprehensive safe-guarding policy, copies of which are available on demand. Terra Nova is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

Please send CVs to, indicating the role you would like to be considered for.

This is a project supported by the European Union’s PEACE Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

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