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Audition (Calgary): Sharon Pollock’s The Making of Warriors – Rocky Mountain College

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Audition (Calgary): Sharon Pollock’s The Making of Warriors – Rocky Mountain College

The Making of Warriors by Sharon Pollock
Directed by Barrett Hileman
Designed by Derek Paulich

AUDITIONS are JAN. 18, 2012
6:30-9:30 p.m.
at Rocky Mountain College (4039 Brentwood Rd. NW) Calgary

Production/Tech Week dates are March 25-31.
Rehearsals are Monday, Thursday, Friday evenings beginning Jan. 23. Some Saturdays may be required.

Looking to cast 4 physically able, movement-based performers to act, move, improvise, and create storyscapes and soundscapes for the production. Speaking lines will be minimal, but crucial. Applicants must have some musical experience and good sense of rhythm. Experience with percussion a big asset. Ability to play any other instrument a plus. Any age, gender, ethnicity, body-type encouraged to audition. Non-equity.

To Audition: Prepare a short monologue (1 minute or less) and a short (2 minutes or less) free-form piece that highlights your ability to move, to tell story with image and sound, and otherwise present your unique skill set (be creative, there are no rules.). You may be asked to cold read and/or improvise.

Email Val Lieske to set up your audition time: vlieske@rockymountaincollege.ca

The Making of Warriors is a powerful story of moral courage. It blends dramatized storytelling techniques with objective reporting and personal recollection. This highly theatrical telling will ask audiences to consider their own connection to the lives of historical figures Sarah Grimke and Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Grimke, the abolitionist daughter of a South Carolina judge and slave owner, was a forerunner of the women’s rights movement. Aquash was an activist in Native Rights Movements and was feared by both the male leaders of her own movement and the FBI. Written by one of Canada’s most prominent playwrights, The Making of Warriors is the spring production of theatre@rocky’s 2-year theatre arts diploma program. It is being presented in conjunction with the Sharon Pollock Celebration 2012 hosted by the University of Calgary.

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