AUDITION CALL FOR THE ROLE OF “TINY TIM” in Citadel Theatre’s
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted by David van Belle – Directed by Daryl Cloran – Presented in the Maclab Theatre
Rehearsal starts: November 9, 2021
1st Preview: November 27, 2021
Opening: December 2, 2021
Closing: December 23, 2021
Auditions in Edmonton: August 31, 2021
Submission Deadline: August 23, 2021
– ABOUT THE SHOW –
Packed with our favourite classic Christmas tunes, Citadel Theatre’s 1940s adaptation of the beloved tale of an old man who is invited to change his ways by the Ghosts of Christmas will carry audiences away into the magical era of films like It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.
Citadel Theatre recognizes the importance of authentic representation of different bodies and abilities on stage and in the stories we tell. It is our priority that an actor with lived experience of disability and/or chronic illness be sought to play Tiny Tim in this production.
– ABOUT THE ROLE –
We are looking for a Greater Edmonton-area actor between the ages of 8-12 with lived experience of disability and/or chronic illness for our production of David van Belle’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The actor cannot be a member of any professional performing arts organization for the duration of the contract. The actor will receive an honorarium. Actors of all genders and all ethnicities with lived experience of disability and/or chronic illness will be considered for this role.
Tiny Tim (he/him) is the youngest child in the Cratchit family – an optimistic, kindhearted child who loves his siblings immensely. In this adaptation of Dickens’ classic story, Tim walks with a limp (utilizing crutches and leg brace) and experiences respiratory distress throughout the script; however, we are open to reflecting the actor’s own lived experience on stage. The script and staging may be adjusted if needed and, in consultation with the actor and their family, mobility aid or support device needs can be incorporated or created to ensure an individual’s autonomy, safety, and comfort within the world of the play. The actor playing Tim must be comfortable on stage in front of a large audience and will be in scenes with spoken dialogue, will sing in group numbers, and will sing one solo song.
– WORKING WITH CITADEL THEATRE –
We wish to acknowledge that the land on which we live and work is Treaty No. 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground and home of the First Nations, including both the treaty signatories – Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stony and Cree-Iroquois – as well as other Indigenous peoples, such as the Blackfoot and Métis, who occupied this land. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create and perform on this territory.
The Citadel Theatre is in the heart of amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Edmonton, AB), and we are proud to call Treaty 6 territory home. As a regional theatre, it is integral that we ensure that the stories we tell, as well as the composition of our artists, board, staff, students, and audience are reflective of the diverse lived experiences in this dynamic city. We encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. For more on Citadel Theatre’s Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity commitments, please visit: https://bit.ly/CitadelEDIDetailsAuditions
If there are any potential barriers (language, disability, or any other considerations) preventing you from applying to audition, please let us know and we will work with you to overcome them.
– SUBMITTING FOR AN AUDITION –
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– THANK YOU –
Citadel Theatre sought paid consultation from community members with lived experience of disability and/or chronic illness, a parent of a Disabled child, and an Inclusive Practice Consultant in the creation and review of our Tiny Tim audition posting materials. We thank these individuals for their time, energy, and collaboration.