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Audition (Calgary): Stupid F***ing Bird – Theatre Disponibilité

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Audition (Calgary): Stupid F***ing Bird – Theatre Disponibilité

ABOUT THE PLAY:

An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. STUPID F***ING BIRD will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:

Audition Dates: Saturday 24th February 2018 from 1-5 pm.
Audition Venue: Morhpeus Rehearsal Studio’s 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary.
Rehearsal dates: Mon 16th April- Fri 4th May.
Every effort will be made to accommodate existing work schedules, but all cast members must be available Mon – Fri 30th April to the 4th May 2.30-5.00 pm
Production Dates: May 7th until May 12th.
Production Location: The Motel, Arts Commons
Equity members and non -equity members will be engaged under an Actor’s Collective Policy. All Equity professionals will be acknowledged in the programme. Auditions will be run in workshop format and pdf’s of the sides are available for download at https://www.theatredisponibilite.org/submissions-1. Please combine headshot and resume in one pdf file by the 21st February to Erin Noble [email protected] with the name of the character you wish to submit for in the subject line.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

Nina (18-25): A naïve local girl with romantized ideas about the life of artists. Abandons Konstantin to begin an affair with Arkadina’s lover. Independent, strongwilled, passionate and unafraid to take risks (scene 2 and monologue 4).

Masha (20-30): Daughter of Paulina and Shamrayev. Unrequited love for Konstantin has drained her of purpose and direction. Depressive and additive personality (Scene 20).

Konstantin (18-25): Arkadina’s son and love interest of Nina. An aspiring writier struggling to find his voice. Impatient, churlish and impetuous with a constant need of love and approval (scene 2 and monologue 7).

Trigorin (35-50): Highly successful writer and lover of Arkadina. Though well regarded lacks self-worth and constantly seeks affirmation and adoration. Compulsive writer and utterly self-centered (scene 24, 20).

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