by ANNA CHATTERTON
Alberta Theatre Projects is seeking submissions for the role of Starbright in Cowgirl Up.
Play: Cowgirl Up by Anna Chatterton
Director: Christine Brubaker
Production Dates: March 23 – May 3, 2020
Audition Dates: July 10 and 11, 2019
Audition Location: Calgary, Alberta
Casting Personnel in Attendance:
• Tania Alvarado, Choreographer
• Darcy Evans – ATP Executive and Artistic Director
• Dianne Goodman Producer, Alberta Theatre Projects
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit an e-mail containing the following items to [email protected] with the following in the subject header: COWGIRL UP Auditions + YOUR NAME + Starbright + Equity Status
Please include in your submission:
• a photo and résumé, outlining your previous theatre/dance experience
We encourage submissions if you are not available for the Calgary audition dates, but are available and interested in being considered for the production.
Deadline to Apply: July 4, 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.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
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.
STARBRIGHT: Female: (20-40) Barrel racing horse, has a very heightened way of speaking, almost beat poetry. Must be comfortable with speaking poetic text. Speaks with horse inflections.
NOTE: Actors applying for this role 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. A background in contemporary dance and strong improvisation skills would be an asset.