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Auditions (Calgary) – Just Acts Play Festival: Examining Trust – Urban Stories Theatre

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Auditions (Calgary) – Just Acts Play Festival: Examining Trust – Urban Stories Theatre

UST-logoUST Audition Notice: Just Acts Play Festival: Examining Trust

Tues Nov 12 & Thur Nov 14, 7-9 pm.
Call backs Thur Nov 21 7-9 pm
Prepare one monologue no longer that 3 minutes

We have five plays this year so there are lots of roles! The plays are listed below with a short synopsis and character breakdown.

Mishaps and Misfits by Zahra Damji and Salima Wali

Deceptive measures ripple through this tale of love, friendship, trust, and revenge. In this case, the old adage “keep your friends close but your enemies closer” may need to be reversed.

Kirsten (Wife) – a nurse (Late 20’s)
Seth (Husband) – a game tester (Late 20’s)
Gwen (Sister-in-law) – fashionista, student at NYU (Late 20’s)
Nicole (Mutual friend) – works in marketing (Late 20’s)

The Good and Faithful Servant by Maria Crooks

Bigotry comes in many forms, and it is driven by fear. The Good and Faithful Servant shows us the lightening speed with which good, decent and caring people can give in to their fear, prejudge another and descend into the depths of racial hatred.

Margaret, Canadian. Late 30’s early 40’s
Richard, Canadian. Margaret’s husband. Mid-40’s
Juanita: Jamaican maid. Mid-30’s to mid-50’s
Johanna: English. Mid 30’s

Best Interests by Wendy Froberg

Teen mother Amber is struggling to care for an unplanned baby and an abusive partner. But what Amber trusts will be an arrangement that cares for her baby while supporting her as she tries to become a better parent turns into a nightmare of carelessness, biases, miscommunications and hidden agendas.

Amber –late teens, mother of Baby Kayla
Drew – early 20’s, father of Baby Kayla
*Bethany – 20’s, social worker for Children’s Protective Services
*Lana – a female voice, not seen
Sandra – 30’s-50’s, adoptions worker for Child Protective Services
*John – a male voice, not seen
Judith – 40’s- 50’s, foster mother
*Police Officer- male, 30’s- 40’s
*Reporter – female, any age
*Cameraman- male, non-speaking, any age
*Judge –male or female, 50’s (possible voice only/not seen)
(* can be double-cast as necessary)

Destroying Mt. St. Helen’s by Rebecca Wohlgemuth

A mother and daughter struggle with a strained relationship which has left them both afraid and unable to trust love.

Anne: 23. The daughter
Helen: 46. The mother
Tom: 25. Anne’s boyfriend

But It’s Art by George Freek

An insecure artist believes her straight-laced husband is having an affair. Hilarity ensues when she investigates, causing many miscommunications and misunderstandings among her circle of friends.

Joyce Bigelow, 30, A ‘Jack’ of all arts: painting, pottery, etc
James Bigelow, 32, Her husband, an accountant
Nora Buttram, 20s, Joyce’s friend, a grade school teacher
Ralph Cronk, 35, a roly-poly good-natured Stock Broker James friend

The Festival performance dates are:
February 4th – 9th/2014 @7:30 pm
Lower Theatre@ Knox United Church 506 fourth Street SW

TO REQUEST AN AUDITION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO- info@urbanstoriestheatre.org – WITH YOUR CONTACT DETAILS AND WHICH ROLES YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR HEAD SHOT AND RESUME IN THE EMAIL. DEADLINE IS – FRIDAY NOV 8th

Thank you
Helen Young
Artistic Director

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