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Auditions (Edmonton): The Maids – Independent Production

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Auditions (Edmonton): The Maids – Independent Production

We are seeking actors for the part of the Mistress in our fall 2024 production of Jean Genet’s The Maids, to be produced in Edmonton under the Canadian Actors Equity agreement “Indie 2.2.”

The production dates are as follows:
REHEARSALS BEGIN: September 23
TECH: October 18, 19, 20
TECH DRESS: October 22
DRESS REHEARSAL: October 23
PREVIEW: October 24
OPENS: October 25
CLOSES: November 3

Loosely based on the story of the Papin sisters who murdered their employer’s wife and daughter in 1930s France, The Maids explores powerful themes of shame, otherness, transformation, and surveillance.

The Mistress is an ostentatious socialite whose lover, having recently been arrested, has inspired her fantasies of leaving behind a luxurious life to follow him to a penal colony at the ends of the earth. Given to flights of self-dramatization and self-pity, the Mistress treats the world as a stage and her servants as supporting players in her grand drama. While she’s sincere–never self-aware or phoney–she can simultaneously be capable of casual cruelty, flagrant acts of generosity, and benign neglect. Her feelings are intense, she takes up a lot of oxygen, and she commits to every gesture.

If you’re interested in an audition, we ask that you please submit your headshot and resume to themaids2024@gmail.com at your earliest possible convenience, so that we can arrange a time to see you. Only those selected for an audition will be contacted.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

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