© El Conde de Torrefiel

Ruhrtriennale is looking for local performers for the play Una imagen interior

»The lack of imagination is the beginning of all violence« was said in their internationally renowned performance La Plaza. In their new piece Una imagen interior, El Conde de Torrefiel invest in fundamental research. 15.000 years ago, people manifested images in the cave of Altmira. The people in Altmira were homo sapiens- just like you. Their desire for abstraction, poetry and arts is often described as conditio humana, but what if being human was more than the desire for deception and destruction?

El Conde de Torrefiel is a spanish performance group. Their new work just premiered at the Wiener Festwochen and is now going on to confound audiences at a series of European festivals.

Further information about the production under following link: ruhr3.com/imagen

We are looking for five local performers to work as extras in some specific scenes. First stage experiences as well as knowledge of the rhythm and dynamics of rehearsal in the preparation of a show are essential. English skills are also necessary.

We are looking for

1. Elderly woman with appearance of 80 years of age or older in good health and physical shape
2. 8 years old looking child
3. Two people between 18-40 years old
4. One person between 50-60 years old

Anticipated dates

Rehearsals: 13th and 14th of September 2022 in the late afternoon (4pm-8pm)

Shows: 14th (final rehearsal), 15th, 16th & 17th of September, each time at 8pm


All rehearsals and shows will take place at PACT Zollverein in Essen.


Participants will receive a flat rate in the amount of 270 EUR.

We value diversity and all applications are welcome. Please send us a video of yourself (mobile phone quality is fully enough), preferable via link to the file hosting service WeTransfer until the 15th of June in which you appear full-length doing the following actions:

- slow walking
- recorded profile image of the body standing and waiving slowly like a reed
- self-presentation on camera for about one minute

The link should be sent on following e-mail address: statisterie@ruhrtriennale.de with the subject »Una imagen interior«.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions regarding the open call and the production itself. Contact person: Karina Wozniak from the production office | tel. 0234 97483343 | e-mail: statisterie@ruhrtriennale.de