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Audition (Edmonton): Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Actor Needed – Studio Theatre

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Audition (Edmonton): Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Actor Needed – Studio Theatre

tribesStudio Theatre at The Timm’s Centre for the Arts Thesis Production of
Tribes by Nina Raine
directed by Amanda Bergen
Rehearsals from April 13 – May 13, Run dates May 14 – 23, 2015

Billy has returned home after a year away at university to find his family just as dysfunctional as ever. Language and communication are what they focus on the most, and understand the least it seems. Billy was born deaf and taught to speak and lip-read. What his family doesn’t understand is this doesn’t allow him full access to the way they communicate. They forget to face him when speaking, and summarize events instead of explaining them fully, leaving Billy isolated in his own home. His life changes when he meets Sylvia, she teaches him ASL, and introduces him to the Deaf Community where he finds a “tribe” in which he feels accepted.

To audition please contact Amanda Bergen at amanda.bergen@ualberta.ca – Auditions will be arranged (and script excerpts sent out) once applications are received. Video auditions will be accepted if the actor cannot be in Edmonton and prepared monologues will be accepted as well. Actor must be able to play early 20s.

Deadline to submit: August 22, 2014.

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.

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