We are looking to cast actors for our new production, Mycelial, who represent the women and people Open Clasp have collaborated with since 2020. Mycelial will be a production performed live at Northern Stage and filmed by our partners, Meerkat Films. Self-tape submissions deadline is 12 noon, 3rd May.


Written by Catrina McHugh MBE
Directed by Laura Lindow
Co-Created with sex worker activists
In association with Northern Stage

Ten people, scattered around the world and connected by the invisible threads that run between them.

A community; networks of sex worker activists rooted in their fight against injustice, illustrate how above ground, there are walls that need smashing.

From the feminist theatre company behind Key Change – New York Times Critics’ Pick and Sugar on BBC iPlayer, Open Clasp, Mycelial is an international production that advocates for global justice and equity, co-created with sex worker activists.

As this piece is rooted in the true voices of lived experience, we are looking to work with people who share an investment in seeking an authentic representation of the characters’ narratives. This will involve a degree of research, but moreover an interest in connecting with the issues underpinning the work in order to inform the performance. Our co-creators include women, trans women, intersex and non-binary people; therefore, it is important to us that we represent our co-creators and their lived experience on stage.

DOWNLOAD OUR INFORMATION PACK: Mycelial Casting Call, part 1- Information Document (2)

Key Audition Dates

Auditions will be in-person and self-tape submission.

20th April 2023 – Casting call opens

3rd May 2023 by 12 noon – Self-tape submissions close

9th May 2023 – Actors who submitted for an in-person audition will receive a day and time slot

15th and 16th May 2023 – In-person auditions at Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

The company will aim to respond to all auditionees, whatever the outcome, by the 19th May, however, due to the size of the casting process, please be patient with us as we may be delayed in communications.