By Collin Doyle
Directed by Lindsey Zess-Funk
Routes follows fifteen-year-old Tom as he rides his bus in Edmonton. Struggling with problems at home and bullying at school, he has become an expert at being invisible. During this sixty-minute, one-person production, Tom draws connections between the neighbourhood, his family, his school and the recent tragedy of a murder on his bus route.
TOM-15. Shy, chubby and a social outcast. Tom describes stories from his life, reenacting select moments and people. The actor that plays Tom also plays several other characters of varying ages.
New West Theatre is seeking an adult male or female actor to play the role of Tom for Routes. Please note: the performer must be able to play age fifteen convincingly.
Rehearsals run September 16 – October 3, 2013
Performance dates are October 3 – 12, 2013
New West Theatre engages non-CAEA performers, as well as CAEA performers under the Guest Artist Policy. As the Guest Artist policy has strict guidelines regarding Theatre for Young Audiences performances, CAEA artists are asked to identify their affiliation within their application.
Interested candidates should submit an electronic application consisting of a headshot (.jpg no more than 2MB), as well as a performance resume (.doc, .docx, .pdf).
Attention: Artistic Director Jeremy Mason – [email protected]
Submission deadline: Tuesday July 30th, 2013
The theatre will contact successful applicants for an audition – to be held on Tuesday August 6th, 2013. Please do not contact the theatre regarding the status of your application.