Auditions (Calgary): Murder in the Studio – Vertigo Theatre

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Auditions (Calgary): Murder in the Studio – Vertigo Theatre

CASTING CALL

Murder in the Studio (Equity and Non-Equity)
Written by Agatha Christie
Director: TBA

ENGAGEMENT COMPANY AND OUTSIDE DATES

Vertigo Theatre (Calgary) – rehearsals begin October 26, 2021; opens November 18, 2021; closes December 19, 2021.
*Dates are subject to change.

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

The Mistress of Mystery returns! Thrilling and chilling tales of ghosts, murder and mayhem! A collection of three original Agatha Christie radio plays are performed live on the Vertigo stage for the first time. Featuring an appearance from the indomitable Hercule Poirot.

ROLES TO BE CAST

  • ACTOR 1 Woman 20s to 40s, Latinx
    Can switch between characters, wide vocal range, RP British dialect, Spanish dialect (Optional; will be discussed with performer and directors based on performer’s comfort).
  • ACTOR 3 Woman 20s to 30s
    Ability to switch between multiple characters fluidly, wide vocal range, RP British dialect.
  • ACTOR 4 Man or Non-Binary 30s to 50s
    Ability to switch between multiple characters fluidly, wide vocal range, RP British dialect.

AUDITION DATES

September 16th & 17th, 2021.

CASTING PROCESS

Vertigo Theatre has a responsibility to create work spaces where people are comfortable in a creation process, and can be themselves in every capacity. With this in mind, we encourage submissions from those who identify as Indigenous, Black, or POC as well as 2SLGBTQIA+, Disabled/People with Disabilities and/or Neuro-Divergent people.

*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.

COVID PROTOCOLS

Masks will be required of all artists and physical distancing will be maintained throughout the audition. There will not be any shared equipment or objects.

HOW TO SUBMIT

We would like to request a submission package consisting of:
• headshot
• resume

Please submit packages through the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/DGH5QJP
*We will not be collecting hard copies of headshots and resumes at the audition. The audition panel will receive them all electronically.
*Headshots do not need to be from a professional photographer but must be a clear photo of you.

DEADLINE for submission packages is September 12th, 2021.
LOCAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY FOR THIS CASTING CALL.

*If you are unable to submit for an in-person audition, please say so in your submission. We may be able to accommodate a virtual audition.

Laura Couch
Company Manager, Vertigo Theatre
[email protected]

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