Sulphur - Call for performers

I am looking for x3 performers who identify as female, for my new piece of work Sulphur. 

Sulphur will involve performing a text written by me, and some simple performative actions which will be devised together as a group. 

The work, as the title suggests, explores the chemical element Sulphur, metaphorically and literally, and is also a kind of love story between humans and the element.

The text is still in development, but you can expect it to be both poetic and choreographic. 

Timeline / fees

The piece will involve 2-3 weeks paid work at £550 per week between January and March 2017. Plus a performance fee of £250 each time the work is shown. x2 venues are booked thus far in March and April 2017. You will also receive travel, accommodation and per diems.

Anyone interested in being involved should let me know by emailing over a short expression of interest (100-200 words, or a short video) explaining why they’d like to be involved and a short biography, or list of experience. If you are multi-lingual or can play a musical instrument/sing details of this would also be useful to know - but this is certainly not essential to be involved. Please also include any online links to previous works too.

Please send via email to: 

Deadline for expressions of interest: Friday 18 November, 5pm


Following the call out I will invite a selection of performers (up to 7) along to a paid workshop on Tuesday 29 or Wednesday 30 November 10.00-16.00, where we will explore the text and the ideas in the work. The aim of this will be to offer something which feels useful to the process of developing Sulphur but also relevant to the group and their future practices. 

Each person attending the workshop will receive an honorarium of £75, and travel expenses to London (if based outside of London). 

The workshop will be a chance to find out which combinations of people work and sound best together, a way of testing and hopefully establishing a temporary performance collective. Also to find out if you like working with me - more chemistry!

Following the workshop I will then contract the combination of people that seems most appropriate to undertake the final process together this time, however the aim is to also build new connections more broadly and to work with those not selected for Sulphur at a future date.

Image shows on-stage video experiment for Sulphur by John Hunter at ACCA 

Image shows on-stage video experiment for Sulphur by John Hunter at ACCA