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Auditions (Calgary): The Extractionist – Vertigo Theatre

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Auditions (Calgary): The Extractionist – Vertigo Theatre

CASTING CALL
The Extractionist (Equity and Non-Equity)
By Michaela Jeffery
Directed by Craig Hall

ENGAGEMENT COMPANY AND OUTSIDE DATES
Vertigo Theatre (Calgary) – rehearsals begin January 3rd 2023; opens February 2nd, 2023; closes February 26th, 2023.

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION
Asha Ray is the last option for desperate people who have reached the limits of what law enforcement can do for them. With no business card and no mailing address, she’s an expert deprogrammer who specializes in getting people’s family members out of cults. When a vulnerable woman disappears, Asha is asked to investigate the top suspect: a politic young man who is a rising member of the powerful and secretive organization called Lumina. With the help of retired detective Rueben Medina, Asha slips into this dangerous world, making new enemies and exposing old secrets – including a few of her own. Can Asha find the answers she needs in time, or will history repeat itself?

ROLES TO BE CAST

ASHA RAY woman 35-45
A hardened woman with a mysterious past. Asha lets few people in, but is fiercely loyal.

REUBEN MEDINA man 40-55
Reuben Medina is a former detective who has left his career in law enforcement after becoming disillusioned with the force. Medina sees himself as a protector, exuding stability and strength.

KATE woman 20s
Seemingly quiet and timid, while being watchful and full of secrets. Kate works at the diner that Asha frequents. Doubles with Officer Lena Romero: Romero is a rising young police officer. Smart. Observant. Ambitious. She knows to keep her head down.

DETECTIVE BEECHUM 30s – 40s
A pro detective working on the case that Asha is involved in. Doubles with Luminia Receptionist.
*Pronouns and first name in the script can be adjusted for the gender of the actor playing Beechum. We encourage women, non-binary performers, and trans performers to apply.

AUDITION DATES
May 8th and 9th, 2022

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 find a suitable application process.

COVID PROTOCOLS
Masks will be required of all artists but may be removed depending on comfort and as long as physical distancing is maintained throughout the audition. There will not be any shared equipment or objects, and there will be no intimacy. Vertigo Theatre requires all individuals working in our season to be fully vaccinated.

HOW TO SUBMIT
We would like to request a submission package consisting of:

  • headshot
  • resume

Please submit packages through the following link: surveymonkey.com/r/HSX9MGV

*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 May 1st at 11:59pm, 2022.
LOCAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY FOR THIS CASTING CALL.
CAEA Members will be given first priority.
*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 or a self tape.

Laura Couch
Company Manager, Vertigo Theatre
[email protected]

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