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Audition (National): Performers – Re:Construct – RISER Edmonton

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Audition (National): Performers – Re:Construct – RISER Edmonton

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Written and produced by Even Gilchrist (he/him)
Directed by Sarah J Culkin (she/her)
Premiering as part of RISER Edmonton
in partnership with Common Ground Arts Society and Why Not Theatre

Rehearsals are being held January and February 2022 (exact dates TBA) in Edmonton, AB
2 week run currently scheduled early February 2022 in Edmonton, AB

About the Show:

A trans man and his idealized cis self enter the room, inviting onlookers to a very brave thing on the best, most perfect day ever. A guided meditation, a group retreat, a paint night, whatever it takes — together, if they just erase the image there, remove a memory here, edit the names, refine the story, refine the story…maybe perfection will be attainable in the end after all.

About the Playwright:

Even Gilchrist (he/him) is a queer and trans theatre artist based in amiskwaciywâskahikan (Edmonton), whose primary practice centres the creation and development of new work and full production design for the stage.

Roles to be cast:
“A”: a trans man
“B”: a cis man

Artists of any gender identity are encouraged to submit for this audition.

Interested actors should send a note of interest to Sarah ( with the subject line “Re:Construct – audition” along with a headshot and resume.

At this time we are seeking only headshots and resumes. Selected artists will be notified and asked to prepare sides from the script for a self-tape. Full script is available upon request.

Deadline to submit:
November 14, 2021

Selected artists will be notified by November 17. Self-tapes to be submitted by November 21.

This production is hoping to prioritize and highlight queer, Alberta-based talent, but auditions from out-of-town actors will be accepted and enthusiastically reviewed!

Performers are to be engaged at Equity Indie 2.2 rates for three weeks of rehearsal and two weeks of performances. Out-of-town actors will be offered compensation for travel and per diem during their time in Edmonton.

You can learn more about RISER Edmonton at

Any questions about the show or deadlines for submissions? Please get in touch with Sarah (director) ( and Even (producer) (

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