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Auditions (Edmonton): Citadel Theatre 2018/2019 Season

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Auditions (Edmonton): Citadel Theatre 2018/2019 Season

 

 REDPATCH AUDITION CALL

  By Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver
  REDPATCH is the story of a young Metis soldier in the Western Front of Europe during WWI.
  A PRODUCTION OF THE CITADEL THEATRE
  With a revival at ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY

  In the Maclab Theatre in Edmonton and BMO Stage in Vancouver
  Directed by Sean Harris Oliver

 Rehearsal starts in Edmonton: October 16, 2018
 Opening at the Citadel: November 2, 2018
 Closing at the Citadel: November 11, 2018
 Rehearsal starts in Vancouver: February 26, 2019
 Opening at Arts Club: March 13, 2019
 Closing at Arts Club; March 31, 2019 

 AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON Thursday, March 15, with possible callbacks on Friday, March 16, 2018
 AUDITIONS in Vancouver TBD
 NOTE: Anyone auditioning in Edmonton must be available for the Edmonton dates (Oct 8 – Nov 11) and the Vancouver dates (Feb 26 to March 31, 2019)

 CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 SHE RIDES BETWEEN / RAVEN / SGT. MACGUINTY:  A trickster-like character able to move through time and space. Strong  movement, physical theatre and dance ability is essential. Must be proficient performing with Scottish dialect for the role of Sgt. MacGuinty. Seeking: Female indigenous performer, Age range 30 – 50.

 DICKIE:  An overly-keen 18 year old man from Winnipeg. Eager to fight, eager to become a hero. Very strong movement, physical theatre and/or dance ability is essential. Seeking: Male or Female indigenous performer, Age range 18 – 30

 BAM-BAM: A young, slightly pessimistic man from Quebec. A French man trying to prove himself in an English speaking world. Very strong movement, physical theatre and/or dance ability is essential. Seeking: Male or Female indigenous performer. Age range 18 – 30. Must be French fluent.

 The roles of Half-blood, Jonathon and Howard Thomas are already cast.

 To audition in Edmonton, submit your interest by emailing resume to [email protected] . Write “Redpatch” in the subject line. In an effort to reduce paper consumption, we accept online submissions only.

 The Arts Club Theatre Company and the Citadel Theatre are committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

 DEADLINE FOR AUDITIONS In EDMONTON: MARCH 8, 2018

 Only those selected for an audition will be contacted with further details.

SWEAT Audition Call

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Valerie Planche

SWEAT is set in 2000-2008. All the characters were born in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Produced by THE ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY
In Collaboration with THE CITADEL THEATRE

In the Shoctor Theatre in Edmonton and Stanley Alliance Stage in Vancouver

Rehearsal starts in Vancouver: September 25, 2018
Opening at the Arts Club: October 24, 2018
Closing at the Arts Club: November 18, 2018
Rehearsal starts in Edmonton: January 8, 2019
Opening at Citadel: January 17, 2019
Closing at Citadel: February 3, 2019

AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON MARCH 20 and 21
NOTE: Anyone auditioning must be available for the Vancouver dates (September 25 to November 18), as well as the Edmonton dates (January 8 to February 3, 2019).

To audition in Edmonton, submit your interest by emailing resume to [email protected] . Write “Sweat” in the subject line. In an effort to reduce paper consumption, we accept online submissions only.

The Arts Club Theatre Company and the Citadel Theatre are committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

DEADLINE FOR AUDITIONS In EDMONTON: MARCH 8, 2018
Only those selected for an audition will be contacted with further details.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

(Character descriptions are supplied by the Director)

Evan: is an African-American man in his forties. Evan has been working in this specific area of rehabilitation for a while. Evan displays a tough love throughout the play. While he is open to discussing these ex-convicts’ struggles, he maintains firm boundaries in the relationship. He maintains a status slightly above the working class of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Jason: is an American man of German ancestry and the son of Tracey. He is quick to act on violent impulses. At 28 years old, he sits in Evan’s office with face full of white-supremacist tattoos. Jason is a very much a product of his environment. Growing up in a working-class family, Jason had a strenuous childhood. His father died during his adolescence and his mother has proven to be emotionally neglectful. Jason’s options have always felt rather limited. His primary goal in life seems to be survival.

Chris: Son of Cynthia and Brucie, Chris is an African-American man, the same age as his friend Jason. Chris tries to make the most of his time after prison, and seems to consistently have his focus set on something greater. In 2000, he spoke of wanting to become a teacher. Chris has also had a difficult childhood. Chris is intelligent and has the potential to amount to something greater than a plant worker at Olstead’s.

Stan: is the lovable bartender, an American of German descent in his fifties. Stan began bartending when he was severely injured at the plant. The accident left him with a permanent limp, rendering him unable to do manual labor.  Stan proves himself to be a man of integrity, befriending those who have been outcast by others in the community.

Oscar: is a 22-year-old Colombian-American; a silent presence in the town bar. He diligently works to serve and tend to the patrons of Reading, despite their lack of acknowledgment. Despite having lived in Berks County his entire life, Oscar will never be seen as a peer to his white counterparts. Oscar makes his case for taking a job at Olstead’s; the busboy has a sound argument.  Why should he take care of people that have never given him the time of day?

Tracey: is a widow of German descent, is 45 years old in 2000, and is a major force in the community. She has a loud, commanding, and rather rough presence. She fears change.  Her grandfather helped build Reading. Tracey is disgusted with how the town has evolved since those glory days. Tracey wants to go to work at the factory, have a drink at the local bar afterwards, then go home. When this daily custom is disrupted by layoffs at Olstead’s, she has not only lost her income, but her way of life, as well.

Jessie: is a 40-something Italian-American. She is drunk for the majority of the play. The newly-divorced woman spends most of her nights drowning her sorrow at the bar. While most of the characters seem to laugh off her alcoholic tendencies, Jessie’s depression is truly tragic. It is clear that Jessie is a woman with many regrets, just trying to get through each day.

Brucie: is an African-American man in his forties, and Cynthia’s husband. Brucie has been out of work for nearly two years due to union strikes. This has led him to an incredibly dark place. His addiction has led to him stealing from Cynthia and neglecting Chris. He is constantly telling Chris not to follow in his footsteps by striking with the union. It is better to take the pay cut and stay employed, than deal with the depression Brucie currently faces.

ONCE AUDITION CALL

BOOK BY ENDA WALSH
MUSIC & LYRICS BY GLEN HANSARD & MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ
BASED ON THE MOTION PICTURE
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOHN CARNEY

A Production of the Citadel Theatre

Director: Ann Hodges
Choreographer: Julie Tomaino
Music Director: Steven Greenfield

In the Shoctor Theatre

Rehearsal starts: August 28, 2018
1st Preview: September 22, 2018
Opening: September 27, 2018
Closing: October 14, 2018

AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON March 19 and 20, 2018
AUDITIONS IN TORONTO will take place at a later date TBC

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

FOR AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON: March 12, 2018

Before submitting your interest, please note the requirements for the audition:

  • Prepare a short song in the style of the show (folk/rock etc). There will be a piano in the audition room, no pianist.
  • Actors must accompany themselves on their instrument as they sing. They may bring other instruments to demonstrate their versatility.
  • Reading a scene from the play, which will be supplied to those the director wishes to see. Appropriate accents required for all characters at the audition.
  • Bring printed copy of your resume and headshot
  • Callbacks and dance/movement call may happen towards end of audition dates
  • For callbacks, actors may be asked to sight read music.

To submit your interest, email resume and headshot to Peni Christopher, Citadel Theatre, [email protected].  Write “ONCE Edmonton” in the subject line and indicate the role you are interested in in the body of the email. In an effort to reduce paper consumption, we accept online submissions only.

We may accept video submissions. If you are not able to be seen in Edmonton on March 17/18, submit your interest with “ONCE VIDEO REQUEST” in the subject line. We ask Toronto artists to wait to submit interest in a video audition until after the Toronto audition dates are announced.

The Citadel Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

Only actors selected for an audition will be contacted and given an appointment and material to prepare.

CASTING BREAKDOWN

(Character descriptions are supplied by the director)

GIRL: (Mid-Late 20s)  Direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Has had to work hard at life but doesn’t think she deserves any sympathy. Czech (Eastern European) accent.
Must play the piano and sing extremely well.
DANCE: Mover (strong)
VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo-Soprano
VOCAL TECHNIQUE: Belting, Rock
INSTRUMENT: Piano

GUY (late 20’s – late 30’s) A struggling Irish musician. ‘Stuck’ in life after a broken love affair, lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum repair shop. Dublin accent.
Must sing and play guitar extremely well.
DANCE: Mover
VOCAL RANGE: Bari-Tenor
VOCAL TECHNIQUE: Falsetto, Rock
INSTRUMENT: Guitar

BILLY (mid-30s – 40’s) A large Irish man. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of Girl but also has a vulnerability. Dublin accent. Must sing and play guitar well.
DANCE: Mover
VOCAL RANGE: Baritone
INSTRUMENTS: Guitar/Ukelele/Mandolin

REZA (Female 20s-30s) A sexy, funny, smart Czech woman. Czech accent.
Must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well.
DANCE: Dancer
VOCAL RANGE: Soprano
VOCAL TECHNIQUE: Belting, Rock
INSTRUMENT: Violin/fiddle, Tambourine

BARUSHKA (Female 45+)  A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Czech accent.
Must sing and play the accordion/piano well. 
DANCE: Mover
VOCAL RANGE: Alto/Mezzo-Soprano
INSTRUMENTS: Accordion/Concertina/Piano (Melodica an asset)

BANK MANAGER (Males and Females 30-49) Seems quite straight-laced and proper but has a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar & cello well. Cork accent. Must sing and play Cello and Guitar extremely well.
DANCE: Mover
VOCAL RANGE: Tenor
INSTRUMENTS: Cello/Guitar

DA, Male 50s+  Guy’s Dad. A hard-working man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Owns a vacuum repair shop. Dublin accent. Must play mandolin extremely well.
DANCE: Mover
VOCAL RANGE: Tenor with strong lower range
INSTRUMENT: Mandolin (Ukelele an asset)

SVEC, Male (late 20s-30s)  A lively odd ball. Loves television and coffee. Czech accent. Must play guitar & drum kit extremely well. 
DANCE: Strong Mover
VOCAL RANGE: Bari-tenor
INSTRUMENTS: Guitar/Drums /Banjo/Mandolin

ANDREJ, Male, 20’s  Earnest and kind. An employee at a fast food chain, but has big dreams. Czech accent. Must play guitar & bass guitar extremely well.
DANCE: Strong Mover
VOCAL RANGE: Bari-Tenor
INSTRUMENTS: Electric bass/ Guitar /Ukelele/Percussion

EAMON, Male 30s-40s The music studio manager. Has seen many a musician come and go through his doors, but eventually recognizes the talents during this studio session. Dublin accent. Must sing and play guitar, piano, harmonica and accordion extremely well.
DANCE: Mover
VOCAL RANGE: Lyric Baritone
INSTRUMENTS: Guitar/Harmonica/Piano/Melodica/Percussion/Accordion

EMCEE Male, late 20-40s  The emcee at a bar. A good-natured ball buster. Dublin accent. Must sing and play guitar extremely well.
DANCE: Mover
VOCAL RANGE: Bari-Tenor
INSTRUMENTS: Guitar/ Mandolin/Percussion/Snare

EX-GIRLFRIEND, Female 20s-30s  GUY’S Irish ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable. Must play violin/fiddle extremely well.
DANCE: Dancer/(step dancing as asset)
VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo-Soprano
INSTRUMENTS: Violin

IVANKA (Girl) – appears 6-8 years old. Daughter of Girl. Should be comfortable on stage and have the ability to sing. Note: must be between 40 – 47 inches tall.
DANCE: moves comfortably

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