Organised Chaos Productions Newsletter
June 2013
In this months newsletter:
An extra date has been added for Broken (6/6) then the double bill continues on to Buxton
The next in our Perspectives series - calls now out for cast
Insights into the professions that make theatre happen. In Manchester 
Broken & A Lot Of It About - NW Tour
Our North West tour of Broken by Ella Carmen Greenhill and A Lot Of It About by Ned Hopkins continues. Starting at The Lowry we stopped along the way at The Square Chapel in Halifax, The Oldham Colisuem in Oldham, The Lantern Theatre in Liverpool and are coming to The Kings Arms and The Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton.
Broken:"Some people get so lost, they don't find their way at all" May is desperately searching for something, Helen has everything she ever wanted and saw it all snatched away. As May searches for meaning for something to hold, she finds herself torn between two people and two agonising choices. A play looking at loss and identity.
"A thought-provoking examination of guilt loss and abuse" (Yorkshire Times)
Fantastic performances - we loved it - Audience member
A Lot Of It About: Ben's sex aversion therapy didn't work. Now on the verge of old age and trapped in a loveless marriage to Ann, he argues with his younger self and revisits key events in his life. A violent strugle with his alter ego finally brings things to a climax.
With its quick and witty script, A Lot Of It About is a thoughtful piece of theatre (What's On Stage)
A fantastic production - Audience member
These two shows were selected from our 2012 script call.
For trailers/featurettes check out our YouTube channel -
For Five Reasons to see check out What's On Stage here 
Booking is now open in all venues:
6th June 7:30pm - Kings Arms, Salford (book) (Broken only)
8 June 7:30pm - Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton (book)

More information on these productions and the people involved available here:
 We are pleased to announce our new series of Masterclasses.
These are presented as Insights into the professions that make theatre happen
Acting (4/6 7:30-9pm) – led by Ben Jewell
On the acting profession and how someone seeking work as an actor can get their career moving, including practical discussion of the opportunities available
Producing (11/6 6:15-7:45pm)– led by Gayle Hare & Daniel Thackeray
On what happens behind the scenes to bring a production together
Marketing (11/6 7:45-9:15pm) – led by Gayle Hare
On the elements that go into marketing a production
Art Direction (18/6 7:30-9pm) – led by Merial Pym & Diane Shufflebottom
 On the design elements of putting on a production
Writing (25/6 7:30-9pm) – led by Mike Heath
On the writing profession and how to get your work seen
Fringe Festivals (2/7 7:30-9pm)  – led by Brian Hook & Gayle Hare
On fringe festivals and how they work
Each Masterclass is held at The Black Lion
Each Masterclass is £5 each
Participants have had the following to say about the other sessions: "Good insight and learnt a lot", "awesome", "excellent, "really engaging", "thoroughly recommended"

Perspectives - Casting calls
We are presenting our regular new writing showcase in which writers are challenged to develop different takes on a single theme. This time the theme is "Occupation" and two plays on this theme will be performed at the King's Arms, Salford as rehearsed readings for two nights.

In "Camouflage" by Steve Timms a British army camp overseas is forced by the cost-conscious UK Government to become a pilot for a new scheme to privatise the storemasters section of the army.
And in "Facing North" by Callum Mitchell, set in an unnamed country in the process of occupation by an invading army, a farmer and his pregnant wife attempt to flee across the border into neutral territory - which brings them into direct conflict with a ruthless army captain.
The roles are:
Clive - 40-50, Male (Camouflage)
Andrew - 43-50, Male (Camouflage)
Edward - 43-50, Male (Camouflage)
Man - 24-30, Male(Facing North)
Woman - 24-30, Female (Facing North)
Captain - 30-40, Male (Facing North)
The pieces will be show for a two night run - 21-22 June at The Kings Arms.
If you are interested in any of the above roles please email (Please put the character name as the subject)
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