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Auditions (Edmonton): Workshop for Broken Home: A New Play – Annika Schultz

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Auditions (Edmonton): Workshop for Broken Home: A New Play – Annika Schultz

Broken Home: A New Play by Annika Schultz.
Workshop held at the Playhouse (10033 80 Ave NW) on November 12th from 9am-5pm.
Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Seeking volunteer actors to participate in a workshop for a new play by Annika Schultz.

Interested directors/playwrights/theatre enthusiasts are invited to collaborate — email to discuss further.

(CW: explicit descriptions and depictions of eating disorders, descriptions and depictions of emotional and physical abuse, mentions of sexual assault, mentions of self-harm).
Through the packing up of her childhood home, Broken Home explores the deteriorating condition of Laura, a teenage girl struggling with anorexia, her relationship with her religious mother, and the role of her mother and her religious upbringing in the development of her eating disorder. This play is an interdisciplinary treatise detailing the importance of understanding trauma and includes traditional drama, spoken word poetry, dance, and physical theatre.

As Broken Home is still early in its development, the aim of this workshop is not to work through the entire script, rather to experiment and further develop complex scenes within the script. We enthusiastically welcome big ideas and collaboration in this process.


  • LAURA (F, 16): young, stuck in her own head, controlled by guilt
  • HER MOTHER (F, 40s-50s): well-meaning, misguided, religious
  • A CHORUS OF MOVERS AND PACKERS (NB, all ages): Trauma, Perfectionism, Anxiety, Dysmorphia; an abstract body of physical theatre artists

To represent the many groups affected by eating disorders, it is our strong desire to prioritize diversity in our casting. Performers of all backgrounds and experience levels are encouraged to apply.

Fill out the following google form to apply for an audition by September 25th.

Selected applicants will be contacted by October 3rd and asked to submit self-tapes of provided sides by October 16th.

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