Audition (Calgary): Trial by Faith – DIY Theatre


DIY Theatre is excited to announce auditions for their spring 2021 production, Trial by Faith: A Faustian Tale, directed by Shelby Reinitz.

SYNOPSIS:

Christopher Faust, an accomplished alchemist, faces his greatest challenge as he races to uncover the mysteries of the fabled Elixir of Life. Drawing inspiration from Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus and Goethe’s Faust, and featuring an original score, Trial by Faith examines the relationship between magic, science and religion in the 17th Century while confronting the consequences of our decisions.

We know that this is a difficult time for performing artists, and we acknowledge that there can be uncertainty around scheduling productions at this time. DIY Theatre will be operating in recognition and compliance with all AHS safety regulations, which means that there is the potential for the timeline of this project to shift. We are committed to working with our cast and crew to move forward in a way that is safe and comfortable for the team. Our intention is to complete work on the production by April 2021. Rehearsal schedules will be built around our ideal cast and crew availability.

For further information on Trial by Faith or to express interest in auditioning, please submit your headshot, resume and role of interest (if applicable) to director Shelby Reinitz at [email protected]. Audition scenes will be provided. We will only be accepting video submissions at this time. The deadline to express interest in the project is January 21st, 2021. Please note that a small honorarium will be offered for all roles.

Roles to be Filled:

Faust – A brilliant scholar and alchemist searching for knowledge
Mephisto – A witty devil with a sordid past
Gretchen – Bright; strong beliefs and a fierce desire to protect loved ones
Hector – A scholar, Faust’s close friend. Wealthy.
Helen – The face that launched a thousand ships…and a little bit more

**All roles require movement/choreography. Please include any relevant experience/training in your submission**

DIY Theatre is thrilled to support the 35//50 Initiative. As such, we strongly encourage submissions from traditionally marginalized artists of all backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and gender-identities.

 

Audition (Calgary): The Paper Bag Princess – StoryBook Theatre

StoryBook Theatre is looking to cast 6 incredible artists for our next production of The Paper Bag Princess a musical by Joe Slabe.⁠

This is a PAID CONTRACT starting February 2 to March 7.⁠

This will be a filmed production for streaming from April 9 to 25. This production is being developed and created for a North American Tour in 2021 once it is safe to do so.⁠

Auditions are being accepted via self-tape now until Jan.15.⁠
Callbacks will be held on January 24 from 10am to 6:00pm

Those in consideration for the show will be invited via email to the scheduled callbacks. Exact details on these callbacks will be determined by AHS restrictions in place. They could be via Zoom or in person, this is yet to be determined. You will be expected to learn music and choreo between Jan.21 to 24 so please plan accordingly in order to prepare properly.


COMMITMENT SCHEDULE

Please review the Rehearsal and Filming Schedule prior to making this commitment. Conflicts may be accommodated and considered during the rehearsal process. YOU MUST be available for all filming dates and at least 90% of scheduled rehearsals in order to be considered for a production.


REHEARSALS

February 2 to 28, 2021
Tuesday to Friday – 6 pm to 10:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays – 1 pm to 6 pm

Feb 9 & 10 – 10 am to 6 pm*
*recording studio dates – cannot be changed.

FILMING

March 2 to 7
Tuesday to Sunday – 1 pm to 11 pm

STREAMING DATES

April 9 to April 25, 2021

For more information visit storybooktheatre.org/paperbag-auditions

 

Auditions (Calgary): Mary Jane – Fire Exit Theatre

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Audition Notice

Mary Jane by Amy Herzog
Directed by Barrett Hileman

Fire Exit Theatre is accepting submissions for the 2021 production of Mary Jane by Amy Herzog. Fire Exit Theatre is a semi-professional theatre company striving to produce excellent, innovative art that unlocks the soul of its audience while building a vibrant, meaningful community engaged in a dialogue about faith. All actors receive an honorarium for their work. Artists from under-represented or marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Rehearsals:
Saturday/Sundays Jan 11-April 16, 2021 (mostly Zoom, not everyone will rehearse every weekend)
Cohort Rehearsals April 17- 24 (In-person), then:

Tech:
April 25-28, 2021

Run:
April 28-May 2, 2021 (6 performances)

Submission Details:
Please submit a self-taped audition. Self-tapes should include a slate (name, pronouns, equity status, role you are auditioning for) and 3-4ish pages of any scene from the play Mary Jane by Amy Herzog. You may also include a 60-second contemporary monologue or song if you wish. Videos should not exceed 4ish minutes in length.

Please submit headshot, resume, and link to self-tape (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive) to [email protected].

Self-tape Submission Deadline:
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020

Callbacks:
Sunday, December 20, 2020 (in person – if a callback is requested from you, you will be contacted to schedule a time)

Covid-19 Protocols:
Callback times will be staggered and all participants (actors and team) will be required to wear face masks at all times when not socially distanced. Social distancing will also be enforced while in the waiting room, and participants will be required to sign-in and out of the building.

Synopsis:
During a rain-drenched summer in New York City, a determined single-mother navigates both the unfathomable and spiritually enlightening aspects of caring for a chronically sick child. Mary Jane is a remarkable and compassionate portrait of one woman striving for grace, and the power of the surprising communities that surround us all. It is written by Pulitzer-prize finalist Amy Herzog and won the 2017 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best play.

Roles to be cast:
The play is written for a cast of 5 female actors:

  • Mary Jane – A woman in her thirties
  • Ruthie – a building superintendent (60’s/70’s)
  • Sherry – a nurse (40’s/50’s)
  • Brianne – a facebook friend (30’s)
  • Amelia – Sherry’s niece, a college student (20’s)
  • Dr. Toros – a pediatric intensivist (40’s/50’)
  • Chaya – a Hasidic woman (30’s/40’s)
  • Kat – a music therapist (20’s)
  • Tenkei – a Buddhist nun (60’s/70’s)

 

Audition (Calgary): Ghost River Theatre is Seeking Performer Submissions

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PRODUCTION INFORMATION FOR STRUCK:
Written and Directed by Eric Rose

Blissfully ignorant, a young man at the tipping point between adolescence and adulthood is struck by lightning, shocking him into a free fall of survival, atonement and search for self knowledge. STRUCK is based on playwright Eric Rose’s true story surviving a lightning strike while camping with friends on Sudbury’s Long Lake during the summer of 1999. The show explores the lightning strike as both physical and psychic mapping: fractured friendships, leaving home, losing loved ones – looking backward and forward in time from a point of view that can only be perceived in the electrified filament of one’s mortality.

This show explores male relationships and deals with trauma and near-death experiences. The engaged performer will need to take part in discussions around trauma, personal experience, and PTSD. The workshop will be an exploration of theatre, film, and streaming hybrid performance styles, culminating in public, in-progress performances. The performer will need the ability to handle heightened text, movement, singing, and live filming.

Character Breakdown:

Eric (Male, early 20s) – A young man on the tipping point between adolescence and adulthood. Eric is a quick-witted but stubborn spirit, ready to adventure beyond his working-class roots yet unable to escape being defined by Sudbury’s harsh yet breathtaking landscape.

AUDITION DATES:

November 18th, 2020 – Auditions will be held both in-person in Calgary and over Zoom. Video submissions may also be accommodated on request.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:

November 15th, 2020 at 5:00 pm MST

PRODUCTION DATES:

January 11 – 26, 2021 – workshop at the West Village Theatre in Calgary
January 27 – 30, 2021 – workshop presentation at the West Village Theatre in Calgary

More information about the production can be found on our website at www.ghostrivertheatre.com/struck.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
To submit your interest, please email your performing resume and headshot to Andrew G. Cooper at [email protected] with the subject line “STRUCK AUDITION.” Please indicate if you’re interested in in-person or zoom auditions. If you have a preferred time or scheduling conflicts with the auditions date, please indicate this in your email.

We will provide a side to prepare for successful applicants. Please highlight on your resume any devised theatre experience. Only successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an audition.

The performer engaged for STRUCK will receive payment at CAEA workshop rates. We are seeking submissions from Calgary-based artists or artists that have secure accommodation in Calgary. Accommodations and travel will not be provided.

ABOUT GHOST RIVER THEATRE:

Led by Artistic Director Eric Rose and Executive Director Kate Stadel, GRT is an award winning devised theatre company that creates, develops and mounts original productions through a significant investment in imaginative research and development. We make our work in a rigorous, supportive collaborative-creation environment that recognizes and utilizes the unique abilities of all participants, premiering our work in Calgary and then touring it nationally and internationally. Our work embraces a hybrid of high tech visual spectacle with low-fi theatrical magic.

Ghost River Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, sex, or gender identity.

Ghost River Theatre would like to recognize the following lands in which we have been able to create, work and play on: Ghost River Theatre calls Treaty 7 Territory our home base, which is the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy which includes the Kainai, Siksika and Piikani Nations, Tsuu T’ina (Dene) Nation and the Stoney/Nakoda Nation which include the Bearspaw, Chiniki, Wesley Nations and the Metis Nation Region 3.

More information about the company can be found on our website at www.ghostrivertheatre.com.

Auditions (Calgary): Image of an Unknown Young Woman – Ambrose University

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Image of an Unknown Young Woman by Elinor Cook
Directed by Eden Hildebrand

Ambrose University is accepting submissions for the 2021 production of Image of an Unknown Young Woman by Elinor Cook. This is a university production. The cast will consist of our graduating senior students and select members of the Calgary theatre community. Submissions are open to both non-equity and equity members and an honorarium will be provided. Artists from under-represented or marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply, and priority will be given to Black, Indigenous and People of Color artists.

Rehearsals:
M/T/W/Th 6:30-9:30pm beginning Jan 11, 2021

Tech:
March 21-24, 2021

Run:
March 25-27, 2021

Submission Details:

Self-tapes should include a slate (name, pronouns, equity status, role you are auditioning for) and a 60-second contemporary monologue. Videos should not exceed 1:20 in length.

Please submit headshot, resume, and link to self-tape (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, or Dropbox) to [email protected].

Self-tape Submission Deadline:
Friday, November 27, 2020 (closes at 11:59pm)

Callbacks:
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, from 6:30-10:30pm

Covid-19 Protocols:

Callback times will be staggered and all participants (actors and team) will be required to wear face masks at all times. Social distancing will also be enforced while in the callback room, and participants will be required to sign-in and out of the building.

Synopsis:

Image of an Unknown Young Woman is set in an unnamed country where the people are rising up against a brutal regime. A young woman in a yellow dress is shot by the police, and when a video of the shooting goes viral, a revolution begins to stir in a country where the authorities will do anything to suppress it.

Ali and Leyla are panicking – they uploaded the footage and now the authorities are after them. Across town, Yasmin is desperate to know if her missing mother is still alive. Halfway around the world, a wealthy woman wants to help. As a tornado of dissent and violence spreads, everyone’s life is going to change.

Roles to be cast:

  • Nia – Former political prisoner turned activist. Runs a charity which helps others escape the country’s brutal regime. (30’s-40’s)
  • Candace – Recently divorced and finds her bank account growing daily due to her ex-husband’s guilt. Looking to contribute to a greater cause. (50’s)
  • Chorus (seeking one non-binary or male-identifying artist) – will play a variety of roles throughout the play. Movement/physical theatre experience an asset. (any age)

 

Audition (Calgary): A Christmas Carol (A Radio Play) – Submissions due Nov 2nd!

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AUDITIONS FOR A Christmas Carol (A Radio Play)
By Philip Grecian
Directed by Sean Anderson
Presented Online and at the Pumphouse Theatre Dec 11 – 19, 2020

For more information (including character descriptions), or to book an audition, visit www.morpheustheatre.ca, call 403-246-2999 or e-mail [email protected].

This year’s Christmas family production is the classic story of A Christmas Carol, told as a radio drama onstage, complete with live sound effects and music cues. A cast of 11 performers will take on the role of nearly 50 characters.

Submission deadline is Monday November 2, 2020 (12:00 Noon)

Audition Requirements:

  • Auditioners are asked to prepare a Self-Tape audition from one of the sides here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?page_id=672
  • Audition tapes should highlight your ability to clearly voice multiple characters.
  • Auditioners may be requested to attend an online callback to read with other performers.
  • Please provide an acting resume and headshot with your audition form.
  • Performers will participate in the creation of the sound effects live on stage. Auditioners are encouraged to let us know if you play a musical instrument.

Callbacks will take place on Wednesday November 4th from 7:00 to 10:00pm, on Zoom. Invites will be sent out Tuesday evening.

Rehearsals will take place from November 8th through December 10th. Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Rehearsal and Performance Requirements:

  • The first two weeks of rehearsals will take place online.
  • The second two weeks will take place at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre in Parkdale.
  • Cast members, the director and stage manager will form a performance cohort.
  • Members of the cohort will be asked to commit to being part of only this cohort during the time of the rehearsals and performances, other than your family, work and/or school cohort. Specifically, there should be no other in-person extracurricular activities.
  • Production team members will remain masked when meeting in-person.
  • Performances will take place live and in-person at the Pumphouse Theatres.
  • As a Radio Play, performers will have a script on stage, and do not need to be off-book.
  • Morpheus Theatre is a volunteer theatre company.

Individuals of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities are encouraged to audition. All performers should be over the age of 16 and able to play/voice multiple characters.

 

Auditions (Calgary): The Strid – A New Play Developed With Downstage – Deadline Extended

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**The deadline to submit auditions has been extended to October 27**

 

Project Summary:

The play follows a story of a town eccentric, Meena, who has to prove the existence of a mythical folklore entity; The Strid. The Strid is a river who takes what it is given, and reciprocates in an extreme form. When a child is taken, a family must uncover how to get their child back, and form a relationship with this antagonistic myth. A story of loving too tightly, generosity and seeing the value in what we have to offer each other.

This project is a part of the STAGE IT program at Downstage Theatre, where participants work in a cohort to develop new work that will premiere at the inaugural Shake Up! Festival in spring of 2021.

Rehearsals will take place late March 2021 for 3-4 weeks before the festival starts in late April.
Monetary compensation will be provided. Amount TBD and based on received funding.

Creative Team:

Written & Produced by Kiana Wu
Directed by Chantelle Han
Mentored by Jenna Rodgers, Mieko Ouchi, Ellen Close
Programmed with Downstage Theatre (Clare Preuss & Danielle Whyte)

Character Breakdown:

We will be casting Black, Indigenous and People of Colour folks in the roles listed below (view anti-racism value statement).

Rachel:
To play early to mid thirties.
Eli’s parent, Leon’s partner. Works in the nearby city, has always loved her job and is dedicated to her life, which happens to include a family. Passionate, caring, and has high spirits. Can be a little high strung and has high expectations for her child and partner.

Leon:
To play early to mid thirties.
Eli’s parent, Rachel’s partner. Works in the town as a labourer for long days, has always craved a family of his own, is reliable, sensitive and kind-hearted. Has been a stay at home parent the last few years.

Meena:
To play late twenties-late thirties.
Eli’s art teacher. Has been in town longer than Leon and Rachel, is driven by her imagination. Lives alone, and doesn’t care about her reputation. Has a relationship with the river that feels mystical and special. She has lost her partner and longs for a family.

Eli:
Open to varying gender identities and gender expression.
A very curious but cautious child. The sort that confuses the average adult. Can hear the Earth speak and is constantly watching their surroundings. Loves lessons with Meena and gets along better with Leon than with Rachel.

How to Audition:

Please view the sides for the role(s) you’d like to audition for here:

https://drive.google.com/drive

Send an email to [email protected] with “Strid/ (role) / (your name)” in the subject line. The email should include:

  • a video audition reading the side(s) of the character you’re interested in
  • a resume in pdf form
  • a headshot/picture of you

Non-Equity actors are highly encouraged to submit. If there are further access needs, please feel free to email the address above with specific needs or questions and we are happy to accommodate.

What is Stage It?

STAGE IT is focused on emerging theatre artists who want to develop themselves as creator-producers. We define a creator-producer as someone who would like to produce work that they also perform, direct, design or write/devise. STAGE IT offers staff facilitated learning, peer to peer learning and guest artist workshops to a small group of participants. It also offers participants the opportunity to stage their piece at Downstage’s new festival, The ShakeUp in 2021! More information at : http://www.downstage.ca/stage-it-1

Submissions will close Oct. 27th, 2020. All questions & concerns may be sent to [email protected].

Auditions (Calgary): THE STRID: A New Play developed with Downstage Theatre

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Project Summary:

The play follows a story of a town eccentric, Meena, who has to prove the existence of a mythical folklore entity; The Strid. The Strid is a river who takes what it is given, and reciprocates in an extreme form. When a child is taken, a family must uncover how to get their child back, and form a relationship with this antagonistic myth. A story of loving too tightly, generosity and seeing the value in what we have to offer each other.

This project is a part of the STAGE IT program at Downstage Theatre, where participants work in a cohort to develop new work that will premiere at the inaugural Shake Up! Festival in spring of 2021.

Rehearsals will take place late March 2021 for 3-4 weeks before the festival starts in late April.
Monetary compensation will be provided. Amount TBD and based on received funding.

Creative Team:

Written & Produced by Kiana Wu
Directed by Chantelle Han
Mentored by Jenna Rodgers, Mieko Ouchi, Ellen Close
Programmed with Downstage Theatre (Clare Preuss & Danielle Whyte)

Character Breakdown:

We will be casting Black, Indigenous and People of Colour folks in the roles listed below (view anti-racism value statement).

Rachel:
To play early to mid thirties.
Eli’s parent, Leon’s partner. Works in the nearby city, has always loved her job and is dedicated to her life, which happens to include a family. Passionate, caring, and has high spirits. Can be a little high strung and has high expectations for her child and partner.

Leon:
To play early to mid thirties.
Eli’s parent, Rachel’s partner. Works in the town as a labourer for long days, has always craved a family of his own, is reliable, sensitive and kind-hearted. Has been a stay at home parent the last few years.

Meena:
To play late twenties-late thirties.
Eli’s art teacher. Has been in town longer than Leon and Rachel, is driven by her imagination. Lives alone, and doesn’t care about her reputation. Has a relationship with the river that feels mystical and special. She has lost her partner and longs for a family.

Eli:
Open to varying gender identities and gender expression.
A very curious but cautious child. The sort that confuses the average adult. Can hear the Earth speak and is constantly watching their surroundings. Loves lessons with Meena and gets along better with Leon than with Rachel.

How to Audition:

Please view the sides for the role(s) you’d like to audition for here:

https://drive.google.com/drive

Send an email to [email protected] with “Strid/ (role) / (your name)” in the subject line. The email should include:

  • a video audition reading the side(s) of the character you’re interested in
  • a resume in pdf form
  • a headshot/picture of you

Non-Equity actors are highly encouraged to submit. If there are further access needs, please feel free to email the address above with specific needs or questions and we are happy to accommodate.

What is Stage It?

STAGE IT is focused on emerging theatre artists who want to develop themselves as creator-producers. We define a creator-producer as someone who would like to produce work that they also perform, direct, design or write/devise. STAGE IT offers staff facilitated learning, peer to peer learning and guest artist workshops to a small group of participants. It also offers participants the opportunity to stage their piece at Downstage’s new festival, The ShakeUp in 2021! More information at : http://www.downstage.ca/stage-it-1

Submissions will close Oct. 20th, 2020. All questions & concerns may be sent to [email protected].

Audition (Calgary): A Christmas Carol Drag Story – Blue Jeans Theatre

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL DRAG STORY
Adapted and directed by: Shannon Murphy
Production dates: December 16th-23rd

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 7!

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Blue Jeans Theatre is seeking submissions for their drag adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Think Queer Eye makeover with drag performer ghosts of Christmas Past, Future, and Present who help Scrooge embrace his inner self. All your favourite characters come with a modern-day twist, while keeping Dickens’ time-honoured elements of magic and joy.

  • Given the rising Covid cases and ongoing uncertainty about public gatherings this show will have a virtual run.
  • Rehearsals start beginning of November.
  • Payment will be by honorarium.

ABOUT US:

Blue Jeans Theatre is a queer theatre collective founded by Shannon Murphy and Kristy Benz. Our aim is to make theatre accessible to the public, to unite Calgarians through art, and to spread joy and acceptance.

ROLES TO BE CAST:

  • Scrooge (M) – Young capitalist
  • Marley (M) – Dead, to begin with. Scrooge’s past partner
  • Fred – Scrooge’s nephew. A community activist and host of at-risk youth.
  • Bob – Employee of Scrooge
  • Tiny Tim – Young, at-risk teen
  • Spirit of Christmas Past – Drag performer
  • Spirit of Christmas Future – Drag performer

The role of Christmas Present has already been cast.

For the characters of Scrooge and Marley we are seeking male-identifying actors. All other roles are open to any gender representation.

Blue Jean Theatre seeks to meet the 35//50 Initiative. We encourage submissions from IBPOC artists, as well as all gender identities and sexual orientations.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To audition, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with the subject line “CHRISTMAS
CAROL SUBMISSION + YOUR NAME + ROLE.”

Your submission should include:

  • A pdf file of your headshot and resume
  • An audition video of no longer than 3 minutes.

For the Spirits: We would like to see your drag persona. Please tell one holiday story, real or fictional, and also perform a lip sync to a song of your choice.

For all other roles: Please perform one contemporary monologue and tell one holiday story, real or fictional.

Submissions deadline has been extended to Wednesday, October 7!

Auditions (Calgary): Digital Audio Theatre Experience – Jupiter Theatre

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

(EXP)LORE is the first installment in Jupiter Theatre’s new Digital Audio Theatre Experience, a podcast to be enjoyed in the community while social distancing. This anthology of site-specific stories will take an imaginative dive into the past and future of chosen locations across Calgary’s inner city.

We are seeking performers to voice the characters in first episodes of this new audio theatre project. Jupiter Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are seeking performers of various ages, genders, and voice types for this project. We are also specifically seeking non-binary performers and female-identifying, femme, and/or female-presenting Filipinx and Chinese performers for this project. No previous voice acting experience is needed to submit.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Rehearsal and recording for this first call out will take place between August 3rd and September 12th, 2020.
  • You do not need to be available for the entire period to be cast, each episode of the series will be cast, rehearsed, and recorded on independent schedules. Given current public health guidelines, we anticipate rehearsals will be done online, but this is subject to change.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To submit, please email the following to Andrew G. Cooper at [email protected] with the subject line “AUDITION SUBMISSION”.
1. Your performing/voice resume
2. A current head shot
3. A voice-over demo/reel OR two contrasting monologues as an audio file (.mp3 preferred) 1 – 2 minutes in length each.

Please attach the resume and head shot as separate .pdf files. If these submission guidelines are a barrier to you for any reason, please reach out to us to discuss. Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange a callback with the episode directors.

We are accepting submissions from members of ACTRA. All performers engaged will receive a guaranteed fee for rehearsal and recording. We are only accepting submissions from Calgary-based artists at this time.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FOR THIS ROUND: Friday, July 10th, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

COMPANY INFORMATION

Jupiter Theatre is an independent theatre company in Calgary, AB. We create original works of Canadian theatre that are visual, physical, and musical. We share powerful stories that explore the human condition and challenge audiences with contemporary social issues through visceral and innovative productions. (EXP)LORE is produced by Jupiter Theatre with funding from the Calgary Arts Development through the Rozsa Foundation’s Online Programming Grant. The project is led by Andrew G. Cooper (co-creator and Jupiter Theatre Artistic Producer), Mehgan Smith (co-creator, co-producer), and Skylar Desjardins (Production and Technical Manager).

Jupiter Theatre would like to recognize the lands on which we work, explore, and create. Jupiter Theatre calls Treaty 7 Territory our home, which is the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy which includes the Kainai, Siksika and Piikani Nations, Tsuu T’ina (Dene) Nation and the Stony/Nakoda Nation which include the Bearspaw, Chiniki, Wesley Nations and the Metis Nation Region 3.

More information about the company can be found on our website at www.theatrejupiter.com.

Audition (Calgary): Casting Call For Independent Short Film

 

Title: Soon All Your Memories Will Be With Me
Writer/Director/Producer: Lisa Lipton
Genre: Science Fiction

Type: Short Film (Independent)
Length: 20 mins. / Non-union (PAID – honorarium-based)
Location: EMMEDIA, West Village Theatre, Calgary, AB
Shoot Dates: TBA – (August/September/October) dependent on Alberta Health regulations
Contact: [email protected]

Synopsis: Almost 500 years into the far future, The Ship Ultimo, carrying descendants of the dead planet Earth, is drifting in deep space. Heading toward destruction, three young passengers set out to save what remains of human life in Soon All Your Memories Will Be With Me.

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CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

VON: Lead Role, Age 40s-60s, Antagonist, Leader of SORAA; They are obsessed with their spiritual belief system and an implant procedure that attempts to convert the minds of innocent visitors. Character traits: manipulative, possessive, arrogant, sly, insensitive to other people’s emotions.

NIL: Lead Role, Age 20s-40s, Protagonist; They are from the biosphere Lem, looking for SORAA to learn about the art of light. They are faced with the challenge of VON’s conversion. Character traits: careful, protective, perseverant, perceptive.

DOR: Supportive Lead, Age 30s-50s; They are from SORAA and have been exposed to the implant. They want freedom from VON and SORAA. Character traits: submissive, cautious, shy, sincere, protective, anxious, right-minded, benevolent.

PAL: Minor Role (Contemporary Dancer), Age 20s-40s; They are a figurative vision in NIL’s mind. Character traits: confident, sly, knowledgeable.

NT-SC: Minor Role (Contemporary Dancer), Age 20s-40s; They are a figurative vision in NIL’s mind. Character traits: whimsical, curious, informed.

FATHER: Minor Role (Contemporary, Ballroom or Latin Dancer), Age 20s-40s; They are a represent of NIL’s Father. They dance with MOTHER. Character traits: dominant, learned, irritable.

MOTHER: Minor Role (Contemporary, Ballroom or Latin Dancer), Age 20s-40s; They are a represent of NIL’s Mother. They dance with FATHER. Character traits: modest, caring, depressive.

N: Minor Role (Contemporary Dancer), Age 20s-40s; They are a represent of NIL’s Sister. Character traits: unwavering, caring, honest.

A, B, C & D: Supporting Roles (Group of 4 Contemporary Dancers), Age 20s-40s; They are a figurative representation of celestial movement. They shift between extreme rigidity and fluidity.

FACESWAP GROUP: Minor Roles; They are a complex figurative version of NIL. They relay important information to DOR. Character traits: Stoic, informed. Minimum of 10 individuals.

 

Audition (Calgary): Celestial Being – Quest Theatre

 

Please Note: Celestial Being is a play about a 9-year-old girl with Aspergers. Quest would like to give preference to casting an adult performer who is on the Autism Spectrum for this 6-week Calgary/Alberta School Tour. To this end, Quest Theatre will consider auditioning people with varying degrees of theatre experience, and anyone interested should apply. Please feel free to share with us, to whatever degree you would like, or are comfortable with, if you identify as having Autism or you identify as being on the Autism spectrum. Please do not hesitate to contact Nikki if you need to know more about this opportunity.

Particulars:

  • Rehearsals take place during the day 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday, and performances take place typically during the school hours with a few weekend performances.
  • Rehearsal dates: October 26 – November 7, 2020 Subject to change.
  • Tour dates: November 9 – Dec 6, 2020 Subject to change.
  • Deadline for audition submissions is Friday March 20, 2020.
  • Audition Date Monday, March 30, 2020 in Calgary.
  • Actors will be asked to prepare one monologue, no longer than 2 minutes, and to prepare a reading from the play provided by Quest.
  • If you would like to be considered please send a resume, and photo to
    Nikki Loach, Artistic Director at Quest Theatre at [email protected]
    Please make the subject heading: Celestial Being Audition Submission.
  • Please note we do not accept video auditions.

Roles played by adults:

• Celeste Female. 9-year old, a hugely imaginative kid with awkward social interactions – has Aspergers.
• Martin Male. 9-year old, a new kid at school who loves space and with whom Celeste develops a friendship.

Other Information:

  • Quest Theatre is dedicated to advancing and supporting Albertan emerging and established artists. Quest Theatre is in the position to consider artists outside the province who have the means to travel to Calgary and find accommodation for themselves while on contract.
  • Quest Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and operates within the jurisdiction of the Canadian Theatre Agreement. Artists cast in any production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. Which means this is a paid contract, and there are certain rules as a company we agree to in order to ensure artists are treated fairly.
  • Equity and Non-Equity artists may apply and will have the same protections and similar contracts as professional artists.
  • We thank all artists in advance for their interest however only those selected for an audition will be contacted.
  • Full scripts are available to read at the Quest Theatre offices. 9:30 – 4:30 weekdays. Please call Nikki at Quest Theatre at 403-264-8575 to ensure access.
  • Quest Office Address:
    cSPACE King Edward
    Suite 325 (3rd floor)
    1721 29th Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, AB

Quest believes all artists should explore theatre for young audiences as part of their ongoing practice. We encourage and want to work with any artist who is passionate about sharing their love of theatre with young people. In order to create meaningful and relevant work, it is important that we expose young people to diverse artists, cultural viewpoints, and a myriad of human perspectives. We want you just the way you are, because somewhere out there, is a young person just like you. You are an important piece in our job to share theatrical stories that promote a happy, healthy and inclusive society for everyone.

Quest Theatre is a professional theatre company that uses adult performers in plays to nurture young people through exceptional adventures in theatre. For more information on Quest Theatre and our other programming for young people visit www.questtheatre.org

Auditions (Calgary): Psalms For Springs – Ambrose Arts

 

Ambrose Arts is casting for its spring fusion show Psalms for Spring. The show is an interdisciplinary work featuring acting, dance, live orchestra, and choir, and is anchored in a presentation of Leonard Berstein’s Chichester Psalms. The performance takes place on Friday, April 17th, and explores the themes of orientation, disorientation, and re-orientation.

Currently casting for:
KAYA: South African teenager, 14-18. Female. Kaya is precocious, adventurous, and not afraid to pursue her passions or express her deepest griefs. Kaya narrates the performance through a series of three short monologues detailing her pursuit of becoming a pilot and navigating a devastating tragedy. Movement or dance experience a plus. Performer may be integrated into choreography depending on performer’s experience and rehearsal availability.

Specific rehearsal schedule will be determined with the performer. Small honorarium provided.

To schedule an audition time, please send arts resume (acting, singing, dance) and current photo to:

Val Lieske, Ambrose Arts
[email protected]

Auditions take place at Ambrose University on Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23 (callbacks). Auditionees will be provided with sides to prepare in advance of the audition.

Audition (Calgary): BANG BANG – Alberta Theatre Projects

 

Play: Bang Bang by Kat Sandler
Director: Haysam Kadri
Production Dates: January 14 – February 20, 2021
Audition Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Audition Location: Calgary, Alberta

Casting Personnel in Attendance:
Haysam Kadri – Director
Dianne Goodman – Producer, Alberta Theatre Projects

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Submit an e-mail containing the following items to [email protected] with the following in the subject header: BANG BANG Auditions + YOUR NAME + Character + Equity Status
  • Please include in your submission: Your headshot and theatre résumé
  • We encourage submissions if you are not available for the Calgary audition dates, but are available and interested in being considered for the production.
  • Deadline to Apply: February 26, 2020
  • Only those selected for an audition will be contacted to schedule an audition time. No calls, please.
  • Canadian Actors Equity Association members will be seen first at all open audition calls.
  • CAEA Members: please bring your membership number to the audition. Equity and Non-Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under a CTA contract.

Alberta Theatre Projects is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We believe in equity and inclusion and strongly encourage submissions from all artists regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, and experience.

ABOUT THE PLAY:

A young, black cop shoots an unarmed black kid. The story becomes a hit play, and the hit play is about to become a big-budget film, and Lila – the cop at the heart of it all – doesn’t want anything to do with it. When the white playwright comes knocking at her door, followed by a washed-up child star slated to play the film’s lead, the unusual collection of characters try to bridge their differences by staging a farcical reading of the play in the middle of Lila’s living room. With irreverence and razor-sharp wit, Kat Sandler’s ripped-from-the-headlines social satire explores art, identity and how we engage with experiences that aren’t our own.

ROLES:

Lila (late 20’s): a young Black ex-cop, has been on leave from the police force ever since she shot an unarmed Black youth. She’s back living with her mother Karen and is reclusive and depressed. Contributing greatly to her misery is a play based on her story, by white writer Tim, which made the shooting even more of a sensation and led to Lila being publicly vilified.

Karen (50s-60s – Black): Lila’s protective mother and professional therapist, has a balance of skillful social arguments and warmth and generosity that comes from her life experience.

Auditions (Calgary): Heritage Park – Summer Street Theatre Program

 

The Curse of the Lost Lemon Mine Musical 2019

Heritage Park is looking for Character Interpreters to play a wide range of roles for the 2020 spring/summer street theatre program. Become a member of the acting troupe presenting historically based vignettes through a variety of theatrical forms portraying pre-1914 Western Canada. Dressed in authentic turn-of-the-century costumes, the Character Interpreters will perform a variety of different scripts in the heart of the historical village. The living history environment facilitates the opportunity for improvised interactions which completes the Park’s immersive guest experience.

Scene stories this year feature a Jewel Robbery, a Coal Mining Musical in the Opera House and a theatrical Scavenger Hunt in The Will to be Found.

Job Requirements:

  • Post-secondary drama training and some previous acting experience (equivalences will be considered);
  • Proven performance skills in acting, excellent verbal communication and public relations skills, and the ability to imaginatively develop and physically project a character; and
  • Familiarity with historical interpretation is considered an asset.

Audition Details:

  • Auditions will be held on February 29, 2020 and selected candidates will have to perform a prepared monologue and complete a cold read; and
  • Full details will be sent to candidates selected to audition.
    Spring/Summer Schedule:
  • Rehearsals are mandatory for all Character Interpreters from April 14th, 2020 to May 15th, 2020;
  • Performances run from May 16, 2020 to September 7, 2020 (9:30am to 5:00pm); and
  • The work week is 35 hours with two consecutive weekdays off.

Candidates meeting the above criteria who wish to apply for this exciting opportunity should email their cover letter, resume, and headshot in confidence, to: [email protected]. Deadline to apply is February 27, 2020.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an audition will be contacted directly. No phone calls, please.

For more information about the Park, visit www.HeritagePark.ca