2 male, 2 female actors for 2017 Edmonton Fringe production of CRAZY TRAIN
Crazy Train by David Haas is a gritty drama on the reality of PTSD. The question in the play is who beat little Bobby so savagely? Police and child protection workers are quickly convinced it was either his soldier father or his nurse mother. But are the investigators going off the rails by too readily dismissing another real possibility?
The play is an expanded version of a play by the same name which was one of the winners in the St. Albert Festival of the Arts One-Act Play competition in 2009.
- TRAFFORD WILLIAMS: Mid 30s – 40s. A domineering infantry Sergeant-Major. But has he brought dangerous psychological baggage back from his three combat tours?
- RUPERT CONRAD: Early to mid 20s. Still new to child protection work. Dedicated, eager and aggressive – but without any personal experience in raising children.
- SHERRI WILLIAMS: Late 20s – mid 30s. Now a stay at home mother. Abrasive and sarcastic; not easily intimidated. What is she hiding from her nursing days, and in her daily routine?
- SERGEANT KOSTIUK: 40s. A tough, skilled RCMP detective. But is her professional objectivity hampered by current problems with her own soldier son, and from her earlier bruising divorce?
Auditions will be held in March.
To apply for an audition, submit a theatrical bio and up to date colour headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants will receive a response. Successful applicants will be advised of audition format, possible timings, and location.
For more information about the play, visit www.daibach.ca.
About David Haas: The playwright was born and raised in a military family, has about 31 years regular and reserve service in the Canadian Army, and in his civilian career worked as a criminal defence lawyer for about a quarter century.