Organised Chaos Productions Newsletter
May 2012
In this months newsletter:
Our upcoming production - 16-19/5
Actors, Producer, Assistant Producer, Fundraiser, Sponsorship Manager
Elysion are looking for short films
Calls for writers and directors
Shows and events coming up from Elysion
Links to more information on Organised Chaos
AfterWords by Michael Hart
'AfterWords' charts the journey of Julie, a recent arrival in the afterlife, as she attempts to be reacquainted with her husband Derek who passed away many years before. The controlling dynamic throughout is that in the afterlife your physical appearance is determined by the age at which you were happiest in life. This simple conceit has significant effects on the relationships between husband and wife, father and daughter and past and present. Julie took her own life to be with Derek. This afterlife will keep them apart forever.

supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

The show debuts at Joshua Brooks
106 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6NG 
(the junction of Charles Street and Princess Street at the side of the old BBC)

Wed 16th May, 7:30pm
Thurs 17th May, 7:30pm
Fri 18th May, 7:30pm
Sat 19th May, 7:30pm

Tickets £7, £5 concession - 

available from ( iBookedITApp/ whatsOnPerformanceU.action? productionRef=1154)
Script Call
We had a record response to our script call this year- we're really looking forward to reading them all.
Thank you to all those who submitted script and helped us get the message out.
We will be announcing the successful scripts in the coming months.
Casting/Creative Calls
We are currently casting the following roles
Bottled Wasps - Female - 25-35
Bottled Wasps - Male - 25-35
Bottled Wasps - Male - 45-65
For more informaiton on these roles please check out this link  -
We are currently looking to fill the following creative roles
Assistant Producer
Sponsorship Manager
For more information on any of these roles please check out this link -
Writer/Director Production
Later in the year we will be running a Writer/Director programme for performance in September. It will involve collaborating to create a completely new piece of approximately 15 minutes.
If you are interested in taking part email us at
Film call - Elysion Productions
Elysion Productions are looking for short films up to 30 minutes in length in any genre to screen at our short film night at the Lass O'Gowrie in Manchester on Sunday 20th May.

Entries are welcome from across the UK.

Upcoming programme - Elysion Productions
Elysion Short Film Corner - 7pm-9pm - The Lass O'Gowrie (36 Charles St, M1 7DB) - 20/5
An evening of short films from some of the up and coming talent in the film industry. Set to become a regular evening featuring new and professional films. (Entrance by donation)

Eyes Are The Window To The Soul - 1pm-6pm - Creative Corner Cafe - Chorlton Arts Festival - 25-27/5
A bold art installation of self reflection - designed by our designer Cristina Soru. We invite you to a private rendezvous with Iris. Will you leave her or stay with her? We'll see that, in a moment of helplessness, the eyes truly are the window to your soul.

Dev's Army - UK Tour (May-July)
A rich, dark comedy in the grand Irish tradition - instantly recognisable characters and oozing charm. Nothing is as balck and white as we think when it's coloured green! Winner 'Best New Writing' Buxton Fringe, ***** FringeGuru, "Imagine Dad's Army on a sortie into Father Ted territory" Manchester Theatre Awards.

Studio Salford/The Kings Arms - 30th May to 2nd June 7:30pm
Oxford Fringe Festival/Underground Venues - 8th June 8:30pm & 9th June 7pm
Etcetera Theatre/Camden - 19th - 24th June 9:30pm
Lantern Theatre/Liverpool - 7th July 7:30pm
Buxton Fringe Festival/Underground Venues - 11 & 13 July 4:30pm, 12 July 6pm
Greater Manchester Fringe Festival - 21 July 7:30pm
For more information check out

Casting Call - Talking Props Theatre
'My Arms' 
A New Play from Talking Props Theatre

2 actors wanted, 1 m, 1 f, age range 30-45 for both parts, for a new play which will be featuring in this year's LOST theatre festival in London, followed by the 24:7 festival in Manchester. 

Dates will be 29th May for London performance, 20th-27th July for Manchester performances, with the possibility of further tour dates to follow. Rehearsals will take place in Manchester, predominantly on evenings and weekends. 

My Arms: "Helen is desperate to stand by her husband Colin, after he is sent to prison. In a story told in reverse order, this proves much harder than Helen could ever imagine" 

Character breakdowns. 

Colin: softly spoken, but has difficulty expressing his emotions. He masks a fierce temper 

Helen: devoted, hard-working, takes great pride in everything she does, fragile, but is also capable of great strength. 

Please contact James on or Gayle on for audition pieces, a copy of the script, and any further questions. 

Casting will take place w/c 7th May
Organised Chaos on the net
We have set up a page on facebook so that we can keep you all better informed about all things Organised Chaos.
We also have a blog - come and follow us at
With this we are hoping to bring our audiences an insight to what we get up to behind the scenes and to the teams of people we work with.
On Twitter we're @orgchaosprods, on YouTube we're OrganisedChaosProd and our website is
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