Call out for guest performers

Call out for guest performers to take part in Louise Orwin’s A Girl and A Gun as part of Calm Down, Dear festival of feminism.

About the show

Last year, Louise started seeing girls and guns everywhere. She obsessed over them on YouTube, marvelled over them in music videos, felt a bit disgusted about them in video games, and tried not to see them in hardcore porn. She began to ponder what it was about that coupling that was so attractive. And she wondered whether Goddard was right.

This is a show about girls and guns. It’s a show that asks two people to take to the stage and play out a film script in front of you. It wonders what the difference might be in watching something on screen and experiencing something live. It is a show that asks what it means to be a ‘hero’, what it means to be a plot device, and what it means to watch.


About Him

As part of Calm Down, Dear festival of feminism, we will be inviting performance artist Louise Orwin to present her new show Girl & A Gun. Each show features a new male performer every night who, having never read the script before, will read his lines and stage directions live off an autocue. You can find out more about Louise and the show by visiting her website –

We’re looking for nine men who’d be interested in being featured as a guest performer for the show across all nine dates.You would need to be available one hour before show time for a briefing with Louise. If you’re interested, please send through:

• A recent photo or headshot
• A 50-word biography outlining your performance history

We’ll pass these on to Louise and her producer, who will get in touch with you directly if they feel you’re right for the part.

Please express your interest in taking part by emailing Anna ([email protected]) with the email subject “Guest Performer”. Performances will take place on Wed 16 – Fri 18 Sep (7.30pm), Thu 24 – Sat 26 Sep (9pm), Wed 20 Sep (7.30pm) and Fri 2 – Sat 3 Oct (7.30pm). Performers are invited to bring a free guest to the performance.