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Auditions (Edmonton): How Not To Kill A Plant – Petrichor Productions

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Auditions (Edmonton): How Not To Kill A Plant – Petrichor Productions

Casting for HOW NOT TO KILL A PLANT, a new musical at the Edmonton Fringe
Written By Tyler McKinnon and Cassie Muise
Production Company: Petrichor Productions

Casting:
HOWARD (Male/Baritone/55+): Howard is retired, widowed and finding it difficult to keep up with the day to day demands of caring for himself and his home. Howard displays tension and love with his adult children, and a youthful spirit with Kai who helps him in the greenhouse. Diligent, hardworking, stubborn, big hearted, a plant enthusiast.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
Howard is getting old. Well, not getting – he IS old. Though he’s been a hardworking, capable man his whole life, his kids Tom and Denise know that their childhood home is too much upkeep for the elderly Howard. This is especially true of the greenhouse he and his late wife Phyllis nurtured and loved in their backyard. But Howard’s not leaving his home, so he does what all people do these days: hires someone through a facebook marketplace post to come and help him in his greenhouse. Enter Kai: a young, funny, non-binary person. Kai and Howard connect over how society views them: unnecessarily challenging, as children, as a nuisance, and how they feel misunderstood by the very people who love them. Tensions rise between Tom, Denise, and Howard, who want to care for each other and aren’t sure how. When Howard suffers from a fall, he asks Kai not to tell his children. Kai must grapple with what’s right: telling Tom and Denise, or keeping Howard’s secret. After all, how do we respect each other, and still hold each other accountable? Where is the line between care and coercion? A story of love, growth, and connection, How Not To Kill A Plant reminds us that we should do our best to give each other what we need to thrive.

Please email your CV and headshot to petrichorproductionscan@gmail.com for audition materials. Please feel free to include any questions!

Rehearsals will be approximately Aug 7-14 ,with shows Aug 15-25, with flexibility if needed. Fee to be discussed.

Thank you!

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