Smashing Times Theatre Company is looking for women actors to take part in a group beach scene for a short film the company are making. The scene involves a line of women standing on a beach, waiting in line in front of a table. They are observing the action that takes place and then will move freely in response to what is happening. There is no fee however this is an opportunity to get involved in a short film promoting incredible stories of women in World War II.

The film is directed by Mary Moynihan, Smashing Times Theatre Company and Mark Quinn of High Wire Productions with actors Fiona Bawn-Thompson, Romana Testasecca, Margaret Toomey and Raymond Keane.

Actors for the beach scene are required to come all dressed in Red /Gray dresses (no trousers) and to wear clothes as if you are travelling for examples jumpers, coats, shawls, bags etc Red / Gray and to be available from 10am to 1pm on Thursday 31 March 2016. If you have clothing that suggests the 1940’s please wear them however this is not essential as long as you come dressed in Red / Gray. Filming takes place on Sandymount Strand, Dublin. Actors are required to register with Smashing Times if you wish to take part.

For further information contact Freda Manweiler
Smashing Times Theatre Company
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 865 6613 Tel: + 353 (0) 87 221 4245
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The film is produced as part of a project called Women, War and Peace involving four European partners from Ireland, Spain, Germany and Poland. The project uses processes of theatre and film to explore the role of women in Europe from 1916 to World War II to the present and the power of the EU in promoting peace and gender equality today. The project, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Reconciliation Fund, results in a Research and Resource Booklet containing research articles and women’s stories from 1916, World War I and World War II; a Remembrance through Theatre Workshop model; and the world premiere of a new performance art installation featuring theatre performances and an original art film exploring women’s stories from across Europe up to the present day.

The Performance Art Installation featuring the theatre performances and short film will premiere at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, Dublin from the 14 to 16 September 2016, in conjunction with an International Women, War and Peace Creative Symposium presented in partnership with the Drama Department, School of Drama, Film and Music, Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin.