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Auditions (Calgary): MUD – Theatre BSMT

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Auditions (Calgary): MUD – Theatre BSMT

BSMTDwellersAUDITIONS JANUARY 26, 2014 12 – 4pm
We are currently casting the following roles in our upcoming production of:

Mud
by Makambe Simamba
The winner of our second annual BSMT Dwellers Playwriting Competition

We are looking to cast the following roles:

WILSON – Dad (African)
NKECHI – Mum (African)
THANDIWE – Daughter (African/Canadian)
THOMAS – Fiancé (Canadian)

Interested applicants will be given a 10 minute audition slot which will consist of a short interview and a cold reading. Actors will be sent sides before the audition and sides will also be available at the audition. No monologue preparation needed.

The show will go directly into a dramaturgical phase consisting of 3 full day workshops on February 2, February 15 and March 2. Show will then begin rehearsals immediately. Rehearsals begin March 23, 2014. Show runs May 7 -17 at the MOTEL in the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts.

Set in a secluded home outside of Lusaka, Zambia, MUD is the story of 21 year old Thandiwe: an international student at the U of C who suddenly returns home with a Canadian fiancé. She has avoided speaking to her parents for years, and now arrives at their home with an outsider, seeking a marriage blessing. In order to attain the approval they seek, the couple immediately prepares to navigate through a traditional Zambian culture enforced by Thandiwe’s suspicious parents. What they do not expect, is for Thandiwe’s tumultuous past to surface, forcing everyone to deal with the secrets she so desperately tried to escape. MUD explores which connections truly make a family, what forgiveness can be, and ultimately, what it means to move forward from the past.

Auditions will be held at Rocky Mountain College, 4039 Brentwood Dr NW

January 26, 2014, 12 – 4 PM

To get an audition time slot please email your headshot and resume to Chelsey MacDonald, Artistic Producer at chelsey@theatrebsmt.ca

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