Audition Notice: Alberta Theatre Projects
Production: The Circle by Geoffrey Simon Brown
Production Dates: September 22 – November 7, 2015
Audition Dates: in CALGARY: February 24 & 25, 2015
Casting Personnel in attendance:
Ann-Marie Kerr, Director
Geoffrey Simon Brown, Playwright
Laurel Green, Artistic Associate, Alberta Theatre Projects
Please email headshot and resume to Laurel Green, Artistic Associate at lgreen@ATPlive.com
Deadline for Submissions: February 16, 2015
Please specify which role in the subject header.
Only successful applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.
The script for The Circle is available during business hours at Alberta Theatre Projects main reception desk at 220 9 Ave SE, Calgary.
About the Play: This is a world premiere production of a new Canadian play. It’s your typical high school garage party in the suburbs of Calgary. Amanda’s a genius. Ily’s a drug dealer. Daniel’s a good kid. Will has ADHD. Kit is a runaway. Mutt is a mess. It’s an explosive combination. Youth is a dangerous time. Everyone’s just trying to fit in. Everyone’s just looking for a place to belong.
This is an ensemble production. We are seeking strong actors with previous theatre experience who work well in a collaborative environment.
DANIEL – 17
Only child, who moved to Calgary last year. In December his mom died in a car accident. He’s taken a lot of time off school and his dad rarely lets him leave the house. He writes songs, but doesn’t show them to anybody. He’s started dating Will and it scares the shit out of him.
WILL – 15
Youngest of eight siblings. He draws compulsively and wants to be a tattoo artist even though he is afraid of needles. He has ADHD and is in remedial everything. He came out when he was 13, but has never had a boyfriend. He might be in love with Daniel.
ILY – 18
Dropped out of high school and got kicked out of his house. He smokes weed every day and lives in Amanda’s garage. He sells pot and collects swords. He is a natural leader who wants to believe the best in everybody. His heart is bigger than his head.
AMANDA – 17
90% average in all AP classes, she is a maternal figure with a mean streak. Has a 4 year old brother, her dad’s gone and her mom visits her boyfriend in Kelowna. When she turns 18, she and Ily are going to get an apartment together. She thinks about that apartment all day every day.
KIT – 15
A runaway. She collects butts and rolls her own cigarettes and could live out of a backpack for years. Met Mutt at a punk squat, and she doesn’t know whether to trust him anymore.
MUTT – 18
Dropped out before high school and got kicked out of his mom’s house at 14 and every place since then. Never says no to a drink or a drug, he gets into fights often and has never had a job. Kit is the last person he has left.
Alberta Theatre Projects is an equal opportunity employer and encourages submissions from actors of all cultural backgrounds.
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.
For more information about Alberta Theatre Projects, visit our website: www.atplive.com