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Auditions (Edmonton): WROL (Without Rule of Law) – Light in the Dark Theatre

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Auditions (Edmonton): WROL (Without Rule of Law) – Light in the Dark Theatre

Light in the Dark Theatre is holding auditions for our upcoming production of WROL (Without Rule of Law) by Michaela Jeffery.

This production will be performed at the 2024 Edmonton Fringe Festival in one of the assigned lottery venues.

About the Show:

Synopsis: While preparing for survival in the post-collapse society they anticipate inheriting, a rogue troupe of Girl Guides sneaks out to investigate an ominous hidden lair they believe belonged to a mysterious local cult that vanished over a decade ago. They search for vital clues and signs of life, but what they actually discover changes everything — eighth grade will never be the same! Part Judy Blume, part Rambo, this darkly comic coming-of-age story is for the young woman inside of us who has been told that she is ‘too much,’ that what she fears is illegitimate, or that what she has to say is less important than keeping the peace.

The rehearsal schedule for this production will be as follows:

July 9-11: 6pm-10pm
July 15-18: 6pm-10pm
July 22-26: 6pm-10pm
July 29-August 2: 6pm-10pm
August 5-9: 6pm-10pm
August 12-14: 6pm-10pm
August 15-25: Performances (Times will vary due to Fringe performance scheduling.)

Rehearsal Location: TBD but within Edmonton city limits

Compensation: As an independent company, we believe in compensating artists as much as we can for their work. For this production, we will be operating as a profit share, with a minimum guaranteed payment amount. For each acting position, we offer a minimum payment of $100 plus one profit share. (The profit from this production will be divided equally among all the creative/artistic/performer/administrative positions.)

About The Audition:

Audition Dates & Times:
Monday, April 29th from 5:30pm-10pm
Tuesday, April 30th from 5:30pm-10pm

Audition Location:
University of Alberta – Fine Arts Building (FAB)

For the audition, please prepare the following:
One monologue – (2 minutes max)
Reading of sides. (Sides will be provided by email before the audition.)

Character Descriptions:
(All roles will be played by adults. You must be 18+ to audition)

Maureen: Twelve, female-presenting, any ethnicity. Resilient. Ferocious. Empathetic. Maureen can pass as “well-adjusted” when she needs to, despite a continuous fire seething within her. She has abundant energy and drive — so much so that it is sometimes beyond her control. She is trying her best to help the people in her life and help them help themselves. She’s got “big sister” energy, despite being one of the youngest in the group.

Jo: Twelve, female-presenting, any ethnicity. For Jo, it has always been a fight—nothing comes easily. Her relationships are hard won and her trust is not easily earned. She is messy, vital, wild and afraid. Unlike Maureen, she generally cannot pass as well-adjusted (even when she needs to). She struggles to understand what grown-ups expect from her and has become reconciled to probably disappointing them. Under the skin, she is a determined force, a uniquely charismatic leader, and a deeply vulnerable soul.

Robbie: Thirteen, male presenting, white. Without being a bully, Robbie has a voice in any room. While he is not the most popular boy in school, he has never questioned whether or not he belongs. He can casually and easily fit into the system as it exists. He genuinely cares about the well-being of these girls and what happens to them. He is concerned with right and wrong. Note: We believe in colour-conscious casting. Due to conversations regarding Robbie wanting to call the police on someone “just in case” and discussions around how societal systems are built to his advantage, we believe having a white male portraying this role will best highlight certain damaging problems within our current society.

Vic: Thirteen, female-presenting, any ethnicity. Vic is an open book . . . except for her multitude of secrets. She is at ease with who she is, resistant to reinvention, even though she has changed schools a lot. She is perceptive and curious — a born listener, problem-solver, and not-so-secret badass.

Sarah: Thirteen, female presenting, any ethnicity. Rigorous, thoughtful, obsessive, and intensely imaginative. Sarah has a naturally introverted energy but glows like a beacon that can be seen for miles when she lets others in on the workings of her terrific brain.

If you are interested in auditioning, please email your resume & headshot to Emily Marisabel at lightinthedarktheatre@gmail.com by Monday, April 22 2024 with the subject line: Audition – (your name). Please indicate in the email which character(s) you would like to audition for and if you have an audition date/time preference.

Mandate & Hiring Statement:
Light in the Dark Theatre believes that light shines the brightest in the darkest of places. Therefore, we choose to share stories which illuminate hope, stories which make the glimmer of the world brighter, and stories which inspire an infectious flicker that continues to spread even after the curtain goes down.

Light in the Dark Theatre believes in the healing power of storytelling, and we view theatre as a spark that can ignite a more caring, understanding, compassionate and empathetic humanity. Therefore, we choose to share stories that exemplify and inspire personal as well as community and societal healing, and we endeavour to provide creative environments where both artists and audiences are cared for physically, mentally, and emotionally.

We highly 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, ability, or any other considerations) preventing you from applying for this position, please let us know, and we will work with you to find a suitable application process.

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