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Auditions (Edmonton): Civil Blood: A Treaty Story – Thou Art Here Theatre

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Auditions (Edmonton): Civil Blood: A Treaty Story – Thou Art Here Theatre

Thou Art Here Theatre is accepting applications for our upcoming premiere production of Civil Blood: A Treaty Story, a site-specific theatre production in July-August, 2024. Travel will be covered for the production for out-of-town actors, and a billet will be provided for the rehearsal and performance run.

SYNOPSIS
Tensions are high. The fur trade is collapsing, settlers are encroaching into the territories of the First Nations, and the newly founded Canadian government is attempting to define itself through law and order. Tribes are suffering from scarcity of food, destroyed hunting grounds, starvation, and the ever-burdensome whiskey. Among tension and treaties, two star-crossed lovers, two young people: a Nehiyaw huntress and a French scholar discover a passion for one another. Through the mounting unrest that surrounds them, they seek their own bountiful unity. Civil Blood weaves the texts of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Treaty #6, and Josh Languedoc’s own learnings of traditional stories into a reimagined contemporary tale. See the present truth by discovering our collective past.

ROLES TO BE CAST
Waciy – “Mountain/hill,” grand chief of the Nêhiyaw village. Ekah’s Father
Takah – A well-respected Nêhiyaw warrior. Ekah’s brother; a spirit.

CONTRACT DATES
Rehearsals: July 2 – July 22, 2024
Performances: July 23 – August 4, 2024 in the 1864 Fort Settlement at Fort Edmonton Park

COMPENSATION
Payment will be in accordance with D.O.T Equity minimum fees. Equity and non-equity performers are welcome to apply.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Please prepare one contemporary monologue. Auditioners may also be asked to read sides from the play. The script is available upon request.
Present at the auditions will be co-directors Neil Bye-Kuefler and Mark Vetsch. All auditions will take place online, on March 19-22, and March 23-34. Auditions will be scheduled based on availability.

SUBMISSIONS
To submit your interest, please submit your headshot and resume to thouartheretheatre@gmail.com with the subject line “Civil Blood Auditions”. Please indicate your role of interest, and your preference for an evening (Mar 19-22) or daytime (Mar 23-24) audition, in the body of your email. Out-of-town artists are welcome and encouraged to apply, as travel will be covered and a billet will be provided for the duration of rehearsals and performances.
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2024

Thou Art Here Theatre is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. *Please note some roles are specifically for individuals comfortable playing Nêhiyaw We welcome submissions for these roles from First Nations, Metis, or Inuit artists.

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