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Audition (Calgary): The Vibrator Play – Artists’ Collective Theatre

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Audition (Calgary): The Vibrator Play – Artists’ Collective Theatre

vibrator.adArtists’ Collective Theatre Audition Notice for The Vibrator Play, Wednesday the 11th of February, 2015

Please email [email protected] attaching headshot and resume to request a time. Auditions will be in Calgary, location will be sent with time. Deadline to apply is February 10th.
Thanks,
-Eric

Eric Pettifor
Artistic Dramaturg
Artists’ Collective Theatre
http://ActTheatre.ca
587 224 4408

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play (April 9th to 18th, 2015 at the West Village Theatre in Calgary)

Setting: A town in New York State, 1884 or thereabouts.  Dr. Givings cures women of hysteria through the use of a new invention, the electric vibrator.  This is believed to release a surfeit of fluids accumulated in the uterus, though similar prostate stimulation cures men of hysteria as well (hysteria is diagnosed much less commonly in men).
The upper middle classes are portrayed as being somewhat out of touch with the physical, relating to it mostly in scientific terms. And though orgasm (or ‘paroxysm’) appears to have beneficial effects medically speaking, it is not as important as that which is much more difficult for them, namely, relationship.  Ultimately, this is a romance.

ROLES

  • Dr. Givings – Doctor specializing in treatment of hysteria
  • Mrs. Givings – His wife, an intelligent woman whose lively curiosity her husband initially resists.
  • Mrs. Daldry – Dr. Givings patient.
  • Mr. Daldry – Husband of Mrs. Daldry.
  • Annie – Dr. Givings’ assistant. Getting to be beyond marriageable age, but appears not to be overly concerned about that.
  • Elizabeth – African American house maid, pressed into duty as a wet nurse for the Givings baby.

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