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Auditions (Calgary): 2019/2020 Season Auditions – Jupiter Theatre

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Auditions (Calgary): 2019/2020 Season Auditions – Jupiter Theatre


Jupiter Theatre is holding auditions for its 2019/2020 Season.

September 19th, 2019 – 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
September 21st, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
September 22nd, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Actors may be asked to be available for callbacks and/or a movement call during the following times:
September 28th, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
September 29th, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: September 15th, 2019 at 6:00 pm

FOUR, a devised theatre creation
Co-directed by Andrew G. Cooper, Rebecca Fauser, Madeleine Taylor-Gregg, and Cassandra Watson

Pestilence. War. Famine. Death. FOUR is a devised theatre piece that blends mythology and contemporary societal issues through movement and text. The Horsemen are here and they are the harbingers of one thing: the social, and literal, apocalypse. We are excited to have a chance to work with emerging artists in Calgary and to explore what issues are important to them today and how they want to lead and inspire change in our city, our province, and our nation.

We are looking for devisors, performers and theatre creators to aid in the creation of the characters for this piece.

Important Dates
Rehearsals: Part-time rehearsals start at the end of September, with dates and times to be determined based on artists’ availability.

Technical rehearsals and Performance Dates: November 1st and 2nd, 2019.

Mockus by George M. Johnson
Directed by Andrew G. Cooper

Mockus is a thrilling tale based on true events of a mayor desperate to save his city and the clown who inspires him through a world of imagination. The clown’s antics, and his success, provoke fear and jealousy. Will they survive, armed only with laughter and love? Featuring spectacular acrobatics and exhilarating music and dance, Mockus will transport you to the sublime world of the three-ring circus.

Character Breakdown:

  • Juan Antonio (Male, 30s – 50s) – The newly elected Mayor of Gobota. Can be jealous and possessive.
  • Faustina Antonio (Female, 30s – 50s) – Insightful and sultry. Married to Juan.
  • Sofia Antonio (Female, teens – 20s) – Precocious eleven year-old daughter of Juan and Faustina
  • Will Garipissimo (Male, 30s – 50s) – Chief of Securité. Wants what is best for the city of Gobota.
  • Paredes (Male, 20s – 40s) – Part of Will’s Securité team. A large man.
  • Mockus Aurelius (Female, 20s – 30s) – A spirited and caring clown. Often talks in riddles and aphorisms.
  • Chorus of 3 (Any gender, any age) – At times citizens of Gobota, at other times Messengers of
  • Doom or Hope. Dance, circus arts and/or acrobatics experience is preferred.

Important Dates
Rehearsals: Part-time rehearsals start February 1st, 2020 on weekends and weekday evenings with schedule to be confirmed.

Technical rehearsals and Performance Dates: March 23rd to April 5th, 2020

To submit your interest, please email your performing resume and headshot to Andrew G. Cooper at with the subject line “SEASON AUDITION.” Please indicate which production(s) you are submitting for and, if applicable, which role you would like to be considered for. If you have a preferred date and time or scheduling conflicts with the auditions, please let us know.

If submitting for Mockus, please include any experience with circus arts including but not limited to juggling, aerial hoop, poi, acrobatics, dance/movement, and ribbons. If submitting for FOUR, please also include experience/skills in devising, puppetry, mask, movement, and stage combat. Only successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an audition. We will ask all those chosen to prepare one monologue of no more than two minutes in length.

Performers engaged for Mockus will receive a guaranteed honorarium and those engaged for FOUR will be paid by profit share. Jupiter Theatre is not engaging CAEA members at this time. We are only accepting submissions from Calgary-based artists at this time.

Jupiter Theatre is an independent theatre company in Calgary, AB. Jupiter Theatre creates original works of Canadian theatre that are visual, physical, and musical. We seek to share powerful stories that explore the human condition and challenge audiences with contemporary social issues through visceral and innovative productions.

Jupiter Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Jupiter Theatre would like to acknowledge that it operates on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

More information about the company can be found on our website at

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