Artistic Co-Directors Caroline Howarth and Mieko Ouchi invite actors to apply for general auditions by submitting a resume and headshot. Successful applicants will be contacted to book an audition. Please submit your resume electronically to [email protected] or deliver it to our office (6-17 Stanley Milner Library Building, 7 Winston Churchill Square, T5J 2V5) before Thursday, June 19.
Audition Requirements for Successful Applicants:
- Two contrasting contemporary monologues, one of which is Canadian. Total time: 10 minutes.
- If you are a singer, you may replace one of the monologues with a song of your choosing. A CD player will be available.
- Monday, June 23 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, 4une 24 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
- You will be contacted by Irene our booking coordinator to book a 20 minute slot.
- Priority will be given to Equity/ACTRA members and registered Apprentices on the 1st day.
- Stanley A. Milner Library Building, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton.
- The Bully Project by Mieko Ouchi with Caroline Howarth
Target audience: grades 4 to 8
A brand new participatory project that explores the complex reasons why bullying behavior happens and what young people and the adults who care about them can do about it. Extensive audience interaction and improv are key, which will be performed by 3 actors for 100 students at a time. Last season we piloted the junior high version and this season we are developing a new version of the show for grades 4, 5 & 6. Improvisation, participatory experience a plus.
- The Antyssey by Richard Lee and Joel Crichton
Target audience: grades K to 6
A brand new musical by two of Edmonton’s hottest upcoming talents… Oscar, a young ant, has been brought up with one goal: to dedicate his life to his black ant colony. When he discovers the truth about his parentage… that he is actually a yellow ant, questions about his identity send him away from his beloved colony on a journey of self –discovery. An Antyssey! A song-filled look at identity and expectation that celebrates the uniqueness of every individual, which reveals lots of information about ants.
- Routes by Collin Doyle
Target audience: grades 7 to 12
Routes is a riveting one man play that delves into the impact of violence through the eyes of Tom, a fifteen year old boy living in Millwoods. Tom escapes violence at home by riding his local bus until closing. As he journeys along the routes of his nine previous homes, we discover the ties that connect the violence at home to acts of bullying between students at his school and the killing of a man by four youth on this very route. This award winning production is powerful theatrical experience for teens.
About the Company
Concrete Theatre is a 24 year old professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) company whose mandate is to produce artistically excellent, challenging and culturally diverse theatre for young people and their families. Our critically acclaimed and Dora and Sterling award winning productions have included: Under Cover, Routes, The Early Bloomer, Smokescreen, Apples and Oranges, Jeremy Fisher, Nami Namersson, The Viking Who Liked To Name Things, The Shape of a Girl, Offensive Fouls, The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito, The Plum Tree, Lig & Bittle, Are We There Yet?, Rice and Naomi’s Road. We tour productions to Elementary, Junior and Senior High schools in Edmonton and across Alberta. We occasionally do main-stage productions in Edmonton, and tour nationally. Concrete Theatre also produces Sprouts, an annual new play development festival for kids. Please visit our website in advance for additional information and history about the company. www.concretetheatre.ca
Concrete Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and engages, under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.