Deaf Performer for The Acts 2024

We’re looking for a Deaf performer for an upcoming show called The Acts, which will be at The Pit Theatre at the Barbican Centre in November 2024.

Fee: £2,100, plus hotels, transport, per diems and access support as required.

Contract: Freelance/self-employed

Location: Translation, remote; rehearsals & performances, London

Key Dates

Translation: 2 days

Rehearsals: 6 days, London

  • 28 October – 2 November, 10am – 6pm

Show week: 6 days, The Pit Theatre, Barbican Centre

  • Monday 4 – Thursday 7 November, 10am – 6pm
  • Friday 8 & Saturday 9 November, 10am – 6pm, 7pm – 10pm

Number of shows: 2

The show will be filmed so it can be shown online for a limited time. It is likely this will be a free-to-view recording.

The Production

The Acts is a meta-theatrical piece which brings together individual works (each 15-20 mins long) from five of the UK’s most exciting disabled theatre makers & companies.

Join us inside the walls of a bustling but dysfunctional theatre, where four acts are hard at work on their latest productions: a solo show about love, joy, and cancer; a comedy about the ways neurodivergent people are expected to sell their stories for the stage; a theatrical adaptation of a short film entangling Greek mythology and the seaside pier; and a multisensory meditation on isolation and moon landings. 

In a landscape of intense time pressures, and shoestring budgets, the performers are overstretched and undersupported. But can the fifth act – an absurdly inappropriate workplace wellness seminar solve all of their problems? Or do we just need an artistic revolution?

The Role


Deaf BSL signer – fluent/native. Any age, gender, ethnicity. Playing the role of a Director in a theatre. Must be good at devising and improvisation of scripts and performance within an active rehearsal space. 

We anticipate the director being on stage between acts, having approx. 5-10 mins of performance material. 

To Apply

Please send the below to, including the name of the job you are applying for in the subject line:

  1. A self-tape of this script [LINK]
  2. A CV: up to 2 pages in written English or a 4 min video in BSL or spoken English
  3. A link to your Spotlight, if you have one

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 1 July.