Performers and makers, come and play with us!!

Hey there you! We’re looking for fun people to collaborate with us this year. We’re touring MASSIVE BATTLESHIPS and L_ve Hangman and making new games too (TOP SECRET, or course) so we want inventors, designers and makers to apply via this link:

http://theatrebristol.net/opportunities/simon-day-mufti-games-wltm-designers-makers-inventors-for-fun-times

And performers can apply via this link right here:

http://theatrebristol.net/member/jobs/simon-day-performers-for-mufti-games

So what are you waiting for?

Look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Work with us….

Mufti Games WLTM designers/makers/inventors for fun times

We are a Bristol based team of theatre-makers who love to work with performers, musicians and designers to make and to play games.

Our flagship games, MASSIVE BATTLESHIPS and L_VE HANGMAN, have been played at a range of festivals, street events and theatres including Festival Number 6, Bristol Festival of Puppetry, Bristol Old Vic and partners on the Northern Touring Network, and we have created original commissions for Bristol 2015 Green Capital and the Barbican Centre.

We’ve been lucky enough to work with some brilliant designers and makers to date (including Corina Bona, Kid Carpet, Will Datson and Priormade). Each project and game is a bit different, calling for different skills, disciplines and ways of working, so we’re looking to broaden our knowledge of who’s out there who might want to get involved, and join our multi-talented squad of associates.

This isn’t a job offer, but there are tasks and projects in the pipeline and new ideas to be cooked up together. So if you design and/or make brilliant, ingenious, playful ‘things’ (costumes, sets, contraptions, sounds etc) and you like to play games, we’d love to hear from you.

We’ll invite a number of artists/makers along to meet in Bristol on Thu 21 Janto have tea and talk about their work (may be even play a game). If you’re interested in getting to know each other, please send a short covering email (150-250 words is fine), subject heading “Designer/maker WLTMU”, to play@muftidoesgames.com stating:

  • Why you’d like us to meet
  • What’s your ‘thing’
  • Your favourite game and why

Please also include/attach at least one of the following:

  • CV or short biog
  • A link to your website or portfolio

Make sure your email reaches us no later than 5pm, Mon 4 Jan. Please don’t attach image files, any other docs, or movies etc.

If we’d like to meet we’ll let you know by Mon 11 Jan. If you can’t make the date or we’ve already met and you just want to check-in again, please do feel free to drop a line anyway to say hello. We’re happy to hear from people outside of Bristol, but regret that we can’t pay expenses.

www.muftidoesgames.com

PS. We’ll be putting out a similar call for performers soon, so hold fire, and watch this space!TBinhouses1

Flytip Funfair

We really enjoyed our Game Inventing Workshops at Baggator.

Out on a litter pick

Out on a litter pick

Flytip faces and a sad faced young person

Flytip faces and a sad faced young person

 

 

 

 

 

 

We made lots of fun games and then took them to Make Sunday Special on Stapleton Rd where we made a Flytip Funfair’

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We’ll bring the games back out for our Fun Palace at Baggator on 4th October where we’ll also be launching the Transformabin itself.

 

You can watch a video of the Game Inventing Workshops here

 

 

First day of Game Inventing Workshops

We had a great time making up new games yesterday at Baggator. We transformed amusement pier games using a flytipping asthetic to get kids thinking, and more importantly seeing the rubbish thrown out on our streets.

Highlights of the day were Mattress Hunt, a live moving shooting gallery (with balls and rubbish grabber throwers)

Mattress Hunt in action

Mattress Hunt in action

Mattress hunt costumes ready!

Mattress hunt costumes ready!

A skittles game using fridges and a wrecking ball

Wrecking ball Fridge Skittles

Wrecking ball Fridge Skittles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also played Flytip Face and cheered up some unwanted houshold items

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Flytip face fridge

Flytip face fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound like fun? Come and join us from 12-4 today @ Baggator, All Hallow Rd, Easton

 

 

Redcliffe Play on the Green

Malcolm visited Redcliffe Childrens Centre’s Play on the Green event yesterday.

He took along Mufti’s ‘Trash-buchet’ a catapult which fires rubbish into miniture commmunal bins.

The Trash-buchet and mini communal bin targets

The Trash-buchet and mini communal bin targets

 

Trash-buchet has been made for the Transforma-bin project by our designer, Bec Prior

He invited a group of children to play with the game and they took to it like ducks to water!

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They started off firing beanbags labeled with various waste items (food waste, newspapers, bottles) and clearly knew which rubbish went where! Thanks to Keir for supplying the materials for the bins and the beanbags. They then went on to fire a variety of items from around  the green, experimenting with weight, distance and power. It was a really fun afternoon and I look forward to playing Trash-buchet with more young people soon.

On my way home, I bumped into a group of neighbours in Easton and they also got a go on Trash-buchet, They played for a long time on our street and made up new point systems based on skill and distance. They also interviewed each other with our audio recorder and we talked how the game could be improved and about recycling. I’ll post an except soon.

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