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Audition (Calgary): Medea – Chromatic Theatre

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Audition (Calgary): Medea – Chromatic Theatre

Chromatic Theatre presents Medea by Euripides

Translation by Robin Robertson
Directed by Alyssa Bradac
Rehearsals: August 24 – September 23, 2015
Run: September 24 – October 3, 2015

Chromatic Theatre is producing a highly contemporary and anti-colonial production of Euripides’ classic tragedy, Medea. After Jason captures the Golden Fleece, in large part because of Medea, her magic, and her betrayal against her family, Jason takes Medea as a wife. A few years pass, their sons grow and prosper, when Jason decides to take another bride from his Grecian homeland for political reasons, offering to keep Medea as a mistress, illegitimating their children in the process. To keep her agency, self-respect, and cultural identity, she pays the ultimate price and kills her children.

• Medea (F): 30’s, Woman of Colour. Princess of Colchis, sorceress, wife to Jason and mother of two boys.
• Jason (M): 30’s-40’s, Caucasian. Prince of Iolchus, leader of the Argonauts, husband to Medea, later engaged to Glauce, Princess of Corinth.
• Chorus (F): Any age. Women from all backgrounds. A body of four transformable actors who become various roles throughout the play, including Creon, Aegeus, messengers – as well as the chorus of women who speak throughout the play.

Auditions will take place
Sunday, July 12th, 10:00pm – 6:00pm
Monday, July 13th, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 14th, 10:00am – 6:00pm

To arrange an audition, please send your headshot and resume to Jenna Rodgers (jenna@chromatictheatre.ca). Please indicate if you have any preference for your audition date. Submission deadline: July 11th, 2015

We would like for you to prepare one classic monologue. Script excerpts and cold reads may occur at the audition. Selected actors will be asked to come in for auditions.

This is a paid role. We will contracting under the Indie 2.1 agreement and welcome both equity and non-equity actors to apply.

Chromatic Theatre is dedicated to producing work that reflects the spectrum of diversity we see across our city. For more information, visit www.chromatictheatre.ca

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