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Audition (Calgary): The Art Of Disappearing – Theatre Disponibilité

Audition (Calgary): The Art Of Disappearing – Theatre Disponibilité




The Art of Disappearing by Stephanie Walker explores an area of mental health known as early-onset Alzheimer’s. This disease strikes the middle-aged and has a devastating effect on both the victim and their families. In this heartbreaking story, Walker captures the struggles and upheavals of a family attempting to heal old wounds, while their lives are being torn apart by the new intruder in the house.


Charlotte (45-55): Successful career woman thrown into realy retirement due to early on-set Alzheimer’s. In denial and fighting to avoid confronting her disease.
Henry (45-55): Husband of Charlotte, also in denial. A loving father desperate to build bridges between Charlotte and his daughter MelissaWife of Shamrayev and mother of Masha. Has a long running love affair with Dorn. Unhappy in life and love, wishes to run away and start life anew with Dorn.

Melissa (20’s): A struggling artist, addictive personality and compulsive liar. Has been enstranged from her mother for the last two years.

Jack (20-30): Melissa’s boyfriend. Supportive of her art.


Equity members will be seen first at auditions, and all cast members will be engaged under an Equity contract.
Audition dates: Saturday 6th January 2018 from 1-5 pm (video submissions possible for those out of town over the holiday period).
Rehearsal dates: to be confirmed.
Production dates: Late July-early August
Production location: The Motel, Arts Commons
Please combine headshot and resume in one pdf file by $th January and email to by the 4th of January 2018 with the name of the character you wish to submit for in the subject line. Sides will be emailed in advance.

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