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Audition (Edmonton): Polyglot Theatre (Australia) – Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival of the Arts

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Audition (Edmonton): Polyglot Theatre (Australia) – Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival of the Arts


Call for Local Performers:
Australia’s Polyglot Theatre will be touring our work Paper Planet to Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival in May/ June 2019.

We are looking for one local artist to perform in the work as part of our team.

Paper Planet is a participatory, performative work for children and families that requires artists with very flexible improvisational performance skills. People with physical theatre experience, as well as an ability to make and create, are welcome to apply. In addition to performing, the successful applicant will work with our team to set up the performance space. Each season of Paper Planet is unique and although no specific design or constructions skills are required – a openness to assist with practical tasks is essential.
All our performers assist with bump in, bump out and daily reset.

Tour dates: 26 May – 2 June – St Albert, Alberta

If you are available and interested in performing with us please submit by email:

  • A brief outline of your performance experience and explanation of why you are interested in working with us.
  • a short video audition (2 – 3mins) to introduce yourself and tell us about your performance experience. This does not need to be professional quality – a phone video is entirely adequate.
  • Attach any links in the email to additional video of your work or your website, should you wish.
    Applications close: Friday 11 April. Please note: Artists should be locally based. Travel and accommodation will not be provided. A performance fee will be paid to the successful candidate. Please email all video auditions and links to:

Paper Planet

An impossible forest of cardboard trees inviting participants to fill the world with fantastic paper creations. Paper Planet is a beautiful, gentle, cardboard and paper installation work. Participants enter a world filled with tall, strange cardboard trees, up to 20 feet tall. Their task: to create with paper and tape and their own nimble fingers, everything that lives in the world. This constantly changing, every-growing artistic work is created live by participants and the Polyglot artists are the facilitators and characters within the space. Artists aid children with their creations and explore the intersection between play and performance in this evolving, growing world, accompanied by a live soundscape that transports everyone deeper and deeper into a fantastical shared creation.

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