Auditions (Edmonton): 2018-2019 TYA Season – Concrete Theatre

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Auditions (Edmonton): 2018-2019 TYA Season – Concrete Theatre

 

General Auditions – The Bully Project, The Antyssey, and CTRL-ALT-DEL

Artistic Director Mieko Ouchi and Artistic Associate Caroline Howarth invite actors to apply for general auditions by submitting a resume and headshot. Successful applicants will be contacted to book an audition. Please submit electronically to [email protected] or deliver it to our office (2nd Floor: 102, 10033 80 Ave NW, Edmonton) by 4pm on Friday, April 27, 2017.

Audition Requirements for Successful Applicants:

  • Two contrasting contemporary monologues, one of which is Canadian. Total time: 10 minutes.
  • If you are a singer, please prepare a musical theatre song in place of one of the monologues. Please bring your own accompaniment. A keyboard and speaker for tracks will be available or you may sing acapella.
  • Concrete Theatre will attend Emerge 2018 so if you are participating, please do not apply for an audition as we will be doing specific call backs for people we are interested in seeing.

When:

  • Thursday & Friday May 3 & 4 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • 20 minute slots
  • Priority will be given to Equity/ACTRA members and registered Apprentices.

Where:

  • The Playhouse- 102, 10033 80 Ave NW, Edmonton

2018-2019 Season:

The Bully Project by Mieko Ouchi Target audience: Grades 4-9
A participatory project that explores the complex reasons why bullying behavior happens and what young people and the adults who care about them can do about it. Extensive audience interaction and improv are key, which will be performed by 3 actors for 100 students at a time in two versions: one for Grades 4-6 and one for Grades 7-9. Improvisation, participatory experience a plus.

The Antyssey by Richard Lee Hsi and Joel Crichton Target audience: Elementary
One of our most beloved musicals returns! Oscar, a young ant, has been brought up with one goal: to dedicate his life to his black ant colony. When he discovers the truth about his parentage… that he is actually a yellow ant, questions about his identity send him away from his beloved colony on a journey of self-discovery… An Antyssey! This will be rehearsed and performed in rep with CTRL-ALT-DEL.

CTRL-ALT-DEL by Jana O’Connor Target audience: Grades 7-12
An emotionally charged new play by award winning writer and improvisor Jana O’Connor (CBC’s Irrelevant Show) exploring cyber-bullying through the eyes of three teens set in the theatrical world of a carnival side show. This will be rehearsed and performed in rep with The Antyssey.

We are also seeking actors for upcoming workshops of new plays in development.

Concrete Theatre is a 28 year old professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) company whose mandate is to produce artistically excellent, challenging and culturally diverse theatre for young people and their families. Our critically acclaimed and Dora and Sterling award winning productions have included: I Am For You, The Antyssey, The Bully Project, Under Cover, Routes, The Early Bloomer, Smokescreen, Apples and Oranges, Jeremy Fisher, Nami Namersson, The Viking Who Liked To Name Things, The Shape of a Girl, Offensive Fouls, The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito, The Plum Tree, Lig & Bittle, Are We There Yet?, Rice and Naomi’s Road. We tour productions to Elementary, Junior and Senior High schools in Edmonton and across Alberta. We occasionally do main-stage productions in Edmonton, and tour nationally. Concrete Theatre also produces Sprouts, an annual new play development festival for kids. Please visit our website in advance for additional information and history about the company. www.concretetheatre.ca

Concrete Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and engages, under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

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