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Audition (Calgary): Play Development Workshop

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Audition (Calgary): Play Development Workshop


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Alberta Theatre Projects invites Alberta based artists to audition for a 2 week Play Development Workshop of Cowgirl Up in Calgary.

Play: Cowgirl Up by Anna Chatterton
Director: Christine Brubaker
Workshop Dates: April 29 – May 12, 2019
Audition Dates:
March 16 (mid/late afternoon) and March 17 (morning/early afternoon)
Candidates should be available for both dates/times for full consideration
Audition Location: Calgary, Alberta

Casting Personnel in Attendance:
• Christine Brubaker, Director
• Darcy Evans – ATP Executive and Artistic Director
• Dianne Goodman Producer, Alberta Theatre Projects

Submit an e-mail containing the following items to with the subject
COWGIRL Workshop Auditions + the ROLE you wish to audition for in the email subject header
• a photo and résumé, outlining your previous theatre experience
• your status with Canadian Actors Equity Association

Deadline to Apply: March 12, 2019

Only those selected for an audition will be contacted to schedule an audition time. No calls, please. Canadian Actors Equity Association members will be seen first at all open audition calls.

CAEA Members: Please bring your membership number to the audition. Equity and Non-Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under a CTA contract.

Alberta Theatre Projects is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We believe in equity and inclusion and strongly encourage submissions from all artists regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, and experience.

A mythical parable, a story of the power of women and a heartfelt love letter to Rodeo Life. This world premiere play tells the story of one young Cowgirl’s journey to compete in the Calgary Stampede. Chatterton’s newest play Cowgirl Up is a magical, irreverent new work that approaches rodeo culture from a whole new perspective, examining the unique challenges faced by women.

NOTE: Actors applying for these roles should be in strong physical condition and be excellent movers. Please indicate if you have dance, circus, gymnastics or any other physical training on your submission.

CASSIDY: Female – (Late 20’s) Barrel racer. Loner, determined, got fire in her. Strong and independent but also vulnerable due to her Gran’s recent death.

STARBRIGHT: Female – (20-40) CASSIDY’s horse, has a very heightened way of speaking, almost beat poetry. Must be comfortable with speaking poetic text. Speaks with horse inflections.

JED: Male – (Late 20’s) Professional Cowboy, a tie down roper. A ladies’ man. Can do a proper two-step.
Note: This actor also plays the Rodeo Announcer and other rodeo horses.

A copy of the script is available to preview at the Alberta Theatre Projects reception area (enter through Stage Door – 220 9 Ave. SE) during regular business hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

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