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Audition (Edmonton): Hold These Truths – UofA Department of Drama

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Audition (Edmonton): Hold These Truths – UofA Department of Drama

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Deadline: Sept 15

Production Description: Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata
Directed by: Melanie Dreyer-Lude

Solo show (with onstage “kurogo” a silent stagehand)

During World War II, Gordon Hirabayashi, a student at the University of Washington in Seattle, fights the U.S government’s order to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he struggles to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S Constitution, Gordon begins a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs and a confrontation with its failures.

We seek to fill the following roles:

Gordon Hirabayashi: character is male-identifying, Japanese American, 30-50s. The actor in this role will play a variety of other characters.

Kurogo: a silent role whose main duties are to assist on stage, possibly representing other characters or figures. (non-equity) September 18th group audition. Skills in movement are an asset.

This production of Hold These Truths is an anti-racism initiative in partnership with the Edmonton Japanese Cultural Association, the University of Alberta Drama and Sociology departments, and the Prince Takamodo Japan Centre. We are committed to community representation in this production.

Submissions: Please send your resume and headshot to with the subject: “[YOUR NAME] Audition Hold These Truths” by Sept 15

Auditions will take place via Zoom on Sept 16 between 9 am – 12 pm, Sept 17 between 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. You will be asked to prepare a monologue as well as an aside from the play (provided to you upon scheduling).

Production Dates: rehearsals April 18-May 4, performance dates May 5-7, 2022. Additionally, a tour is tentatively scheduled for May through Alberta and BC. Possible remount in Toronto in November 2022.

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