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Puppet Animation Scotland are seeking an actor for a supporting role within Agrupación Señor Serrano’s production Birdie which will be staged at MANIPULATE Festival in February 2023.

There are two performances of Birdie scheduled for Thursday 2 February at 8pm and Friday 3 February at 6pm.

Read more about the production here.

The actor will be required for a 5 hour call on Thursday 2 Feb to include the first performance and a 2 hour call on the Friday 3 Feb to include the second performance. A video chat with the company will additionally be arranged prior to the performance days.

A fee for a one day call will be payable at a rate of £170 by Puppet Animation Scotland for this time.

The actor requested by the company is

  • a female actress or dancer between 1’65 m and 1’75 m tall
  • feet size between 39 and 43 (UK size 7-10)

There is no spoken dialogue and very little movement required of this performer. They will have to be comfortable being present in a space in stillness for a significant duration. This role would suit well an emerging performer and we are keen to work with someone looking to build a career in visual theatre.

The required clothing for the actor will be provided by the company.

If you are interested in this role please send a CV along with a written or video recorded expression of interest (no more than 500 words/3 mins) by email to [email protected] by 20 January 2023.

We will be in touch following this closing date to let applicants know the outcome by the 23 of January at the latest.

If you would like any additional information on the role, Birdie or the company please be in touch through our email [email protected]




We are on the look out for volunteers to support some of our pop up events during MANIPULATE Festival 2023.

Volunteers support the core team in keeping these public events available to access throughout the Festival. You’ll play an important role in the Festival Team – ensuring our audiences have a fantastic experience – and promoting the work of our international and Scottish artists. 

Please see dates, times and details below- if you’d be interested in getting involved please contact Heidi via [email protected].

Please note the volunteer opportunities at this year’s Festival will be during outdoor events taking place in low light/ hours of darkness in February – we will provide high visibility vests and hot drinks to keep you seen and warm but we’d ask that you are comfortable volunteering outdoors at night before signing up for this opportunity. 

As a MANIPULATE volunteer you’ll be invited to our opening night reception and offered a complimentary ticket to an event over the course of the Festival. 

Thursday 2 February 4.30—6pm, The Dab Hands – chaperoning the hands along with a PAS team member and handing out flyers for the Festival outside Traverse Theatre in a pedestrian area (outdoor volunteering).

Read More: The Dab Hands – MANIPULATE Festival

Saturday 11 February 3.30—5pm or 5.30pm—7pm The Dab Hands – chaperoning the hands along with a PAS team member and handing out flyers for the Festival in the Meadows (Middle Meadow Walk area) and/ or the Royal Mile (West Parliament Square).

Read More: The Dab Hands – MANIPULATE Festival

If you have any questions about the opportunities or access requirements you wish to discuss please contact [email protected].


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