Parts & Labour by Col Cseke, directed by Mieko Ouchi.
Produced by Field Work
About The Show
Parts & Labor is a documentary play centered around the diverse experiences of Temporary Foreign Worker’s in meat packing plants in Alberta.
Through verbatim text Parts & Labour documents the experiences of 40+ real people including workers, community organizers, community residents, researchers, politicians, and more. Through a four-person ensemble each actor will portray multiple people of various ages, genders, and ethnicities.
Parts & Labor has been in development in various iterations since 2014, including an online version centered around the Covid 19 outbreaks at meat packing plants. You can view this performance here to get a sense of the stories: youtube.com/watch?v=lmxOgNXm_W0
Althea and others: Female, 25-45 years old. New Canadian worker of color. Some singing required.
Artists will be contracted under the C.A.E.A. D.O.T. policy.
Parts & Labor will rehearse and premiere in Calgary and will travel to Brooks and High River Alberta.
June 5-25: Rehearsals (Monday-Friday)
June 26-19: Load in/tech week at the West Village Theatre
June 30-July 3rd: Opening weekend
July 5th-9th: 2nd week of performances
Southern Alberta tour:
July 14/15: Brooks
July 16th: High River
How To Submit
Interested actors should send a note of interest to Col Cseke at [email protected] along with a headshot and resume. We’ll respond to all messages, selected artists will be asked to prepare sides from the script for a self-tape.
Deadline To Submit: April 15th
About Field Work:
Field Work is dedicated to sharing true stories in meaningful ways. We’ll start each new project by choosing the right form to tell the story, whether that’s live performance, oral history, audio documentary, story-telling nights, or something else entirely. Field Work was initiated by Col Cseke and features an evolving group of amazing artists, story-tellers, writers, and performers.