AutinDT is Looking for Queer Artists in Dance Theatre and Spoken word


AutinDT is looking for queer artists in dance theatre and spoken word to join the company for rehearsals and touring of its production ‘Queer Words’ from May 2018.

Autin Dance Theatre (Birmingham) is looking for exceptional performers in dance theatre and spoken word for the creation of ‘Queer Words’, a bold, provocative, and multi-disciplinary performance around the themes of toxic ideals and the crisis of masculinity.
We are particularly interested in hearing from experienced performers based in Birmingham/West Midlands, who identify as LGBTQ, and have an interest/experience in Queer Art.

We are looking for highly creative, versatile, skilled and strong individual performers interested in embarking on a new creative journey with the company.

Applicants should demonstrate strong dance theatre technique, partner work, improvisational, and devising skills. Team players with a sense of humour welcome!

“Brutally honest, darkly funny and at times controversial – Autin Dance Theatre is tackling a culture of violence and insecurities with sketches inspired by personal stories around the male perspective, feminism, gender inequalities, and homophobia.”

The R&D and creation period will take place in Birmingham (UK) and ‘Queer Words’ will be presented at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018. This is a paid opportunity. This project is supported by Arts Council England and is one of Dance Hub Birmingham’s first Artistic Commissions.

Spoken word initial R&D: w/c 28 May
Creation period: June 2018
Edinburgh Fringe Festival dates: 5 to 19 August 2018.

Audition dates: 30 & 31 March (Birmingham) | call back: 2 & 3 April

How to Apply: Please email a statement of interest outlining your practice and why you are interested in being a part of this project, along with a CV, headshot, and a short video to Please mention if you have any additional live performance skills/talents in your cover letter (singing, martial arts, percussions, circus, etc.).

Applicants need to be able to attend the audition in order to be considered for the position. Attendance to the audition is by invitation only.

Deadline for applications: Monday 26 March (6pm)

For more information about the company, please visit