Pine Tree Players is seeking an acting coach to join the production team for A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon, directed by Candise McMullin. The performances will take place in Canmore April 14-24, 2021 and rehearsals start January 5, 2021. Coaching sessions will be scheduled separately from regular rehearsal time (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm, adding Sunday afternoons in late March).
The acting coach will provide individual support to selected members of the cast with a particular focus on the actor playing the lead role of Christopher, a gifted genius who struggles for social acceptance and understanding. It is implied that Christopher may be on the autism spectrum.
The duties are as follows:
- Meet with the director to understand her vision for the production and determine key areas of focus;
- Collaborate with the production’s autism spectrum disorder consultant;
- Attend the first read through and selected rehearsals (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm);
- Lead one intro session with the entire cast focused on tools and techniques relevant to the production and director’s vision;
- Lead six coaching sessions with a focus on the actor playing the lead role of Christopher and other relevant selected cast members (one in January, two in February, two in March and one in April).
Pine Tree Players is offering an honorarium of $500 to qualified applicants.
All applicants should send their resume and cover letter to [email protected] no later than Nov 22, 2020.