Auditions (Calgary): Seeking Actor/Musicians for Workshop of Queer TYA Musical – Blue Jeans Theatre

Blue Jeans Theatre is seeking actor/musicians for their development residency of Ella the Elk, a new queer theatre-for-young-audience musical. The play will be workshopped from May 10th-21st as part of Vertigo Theatre’s Foreign Relations Artistic Residency. 

About Us:

Blue Jeans Theatre is a new queer theatre collective formed in Calgary in September 2020 by Shannon Murphy and Kristy Benz. We are focused on new works and adaptations that celebrate and uplift the queer community, give opportunities to queer artists, and spread joy and acceptance.

About the Project:

Ella the Elk looks at the complications of puberty and self-identity through the eyes of an Albertan elk. Through collaboratively created music and movement, we follow a young female elk as she deals with the sudden evolutionary adaptation caused by our ever-changing environment, asking the question: What happens when a female elk develops antlers? Exploring the complimentary themes of changes in the environment and changes in our bodies, Ella the Elk hopes to encourage young people to search for their identity in relationship with the natural world, while highlighting the correlation between compassion for ourselves, our peers, and our environment.

About the Workshop:

Blue Jeans will be workshopping this show in the Playhouse at Vertigo Theatre. We’ll be running May 10-14 and 17-21 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm with a one-hour break for lunch. We will have a COVID safety plan in place. Should a COVID resurgence prohibit us from accessing the space, Vertigo has a plan in place to offer similar support in an online capacity.

Roles to be Cast:

  • Charlie: A young, hyperactive elk who desperately wants his antlers to appear. Best friend to Ella and Ryley.
  • Ryley: Son of the Head Bull, he is revered for his new antlers but is more of the quiet type and shies away from the attention.
  • Tarin/ Mama Ellen: Tarin is a young, no-nonsense, popular elk who has her eyes set on Ryley. She is the leader of EMT, a trio of female elk. Mama Ellen is the loving, clumsy mother to Ella.
  • Erin/ Aunty Caribou: Erin is the constant shadow of Tarin and proud member of EMT. A follower, not a leader. Auntie Caribou is a loving, hummus-eating caribou. “Aunty” to Ella.
  • Papa Bruce: An ex-Squirrel Scout, he will stop at nothing to keep his family and herd safe.
  • Maren: Quietest member of EMT. She questions her friends’ actions and looks to find a new place in the herd.

Payment will be by honorarium.

Please submit to [email protected] with your headshot and resume by end of day on Monday, April 5th. Auditions will be held virtually on Sunday April 11th and Monday April 12th. Please indicate with your submission if you are unavailable at any time during this period.

 

Auditions (Online): Workshop Series – IDGAF Theatre

IDGAF Theatre is hosting auditions for the workshops of Losing It at the End of the World by Emily Schoen and The Face-Off by C.G.W.

IDGAF Theatre creates and produces political theatre in Calgary, AB.

Our art encourages artists and audiences to explore how they engage in today’s society. IDGAF Theatre encourages members of society to see politics and social issues from a new perspective.

Losing It at the End of the World and The Face-Off are part of IDGAF Theatre’s Workshop Series. The workshops will be held virtually through Zoom. Losing It at the End of the World workshop will take place on April 16th, 17th, and June 11th and 12th. The Face-Off workshop will take place on June 13th and July 4th. This is a paid opportunity with a daily rate of $119 which is made possible by Calgary Arts Development.

Losing It at the End of the World by Emily Schoen is a play that explores the environment, relationships between friends in a crisis, and the things we want to do before we die. During the last hours before the world ends, due to the environmental crisis, Ethan asks his best friend Sarah for a favour: to help him not die a virgin.

Characters:
Sarah – A cynical 16 year old female
Ethan – A zany and flamboyant 16 year old male
Mother – A wholesome 40 year old female

IDGAF Theatre will be casting artists who are 18 years old and older. However, the playwright is still looking to get feedback from artists who are close in age to the characters. This will help the playwright with the experiences and perspectives that are needed to further develop the play. The priority is not artists who look like teenagers but rather artists who are able to give the perspective of a young person. Losing It at the End of the World explores subject matter such as nudity. This will not be required in the workshop. There will be an intimacy director present to facilitate conversations around intimacy in the script.

The Face-Off by C.G.W. is a play that explores politics, voter responsibility, and what promises political parties make and keep. Four fans get together to watch the most talked about event in Canada. Experience the goals and penalties all over again. Which team will bring home the victory? The Face-Off puts a comedic spin on one of the biggest games of all, The 2019 Election. IDGAF Theatre will be looking to cast two performers in the following roles.

Characters:
NDP Fan
Green Party Fan

Submissions:
Auditions will take place virtually on March 28th 2021. Video Auditions may be requested. IDGAF Theatre encourages those who are interested to email [email protected] with the subject line “IDGAF Workshop Series Auditions”. In the email, tell us your age (optional), what show and roles you are interested in and your past experience in new work development. As well, let us know if you have any conflicts on the day of the audition. We will be in contact with sides to prepare and may request a video audition or schedule an audition time. Deadline to submit is March 25th 2021 at 9pm.

IDGAF Theatre is committed to creating an accessible, safe, inclusive, and diverse environment. We respect diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard, particularly those that are oppressed. Without acknowledging the ways politics has been used for oppression, IDGAF Theatre cannot create and facilitate meaningful commentary. IDGAF Theatre will be prioritizing IBPOC artists for these roles. Formal theatre training is not a requirement for these workshops. Artists will be invited to participate in facilitated conversations and provide feedback to support the playwrights needs.

Come get political with us!

Auditions (Calgary): Trial by Jury and So You Think You Can Sing G&S Competition!

AUDITIONS for Trial by Jury
By W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Paige Fossheim
Music Direction by Winnifred Hume
Presented OUTDOORS and ONLINE June 17 – 27, 2021

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

Can you sue someone for breaking off an engagement? In Gilbert and Sullivan’s courtroom farce Trial by Jury, it’s a very serious crime!This delightfully ludicrous one-act is a bite-sized portion of Gilbert and Sullivan’s signature witty lyrics, catchy tunes, and ridiculous plotlines. Unlike most Gilbert and Sullivan shows, there is no spoken dialogue.

Trial By Jury will be presented along with a number of Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular songs. These will be assigned to best feature all cast members.

Submission deadline is Monday March 22, 2021 (5:00pm) click HERE for more information.

SINGING COMPETITION: So You Think You Can Sing G&S

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce a fun singing competition to encourage an interest in the music of Gilbert & Sullivan, promote individual artists that have not had a leading musical theatre role (outside of school), and win a spot in our production of Trial By Jury.

  • Interested participants must meet the requirements below, and submit an audition tape of them singing a Gilbert and Sullivan Song by 5pm on Monday March 22nd.
  • Our judges will select the top ten entries, which will be announced on Friday March 26th.
  • The top 10 will then need submit a new song for Wednesday March 31st.
  • Our judges will announce the top 3 on Friday April 2nd.
  • A final song will be due by Wednesday April 7th.
  • The competition winner will be announced Friday April 9th.

Submission deadline is Monday March 22, 2021 (5:00pm) click HERE for more information.

Morpheus Theatre encourages individuals of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities to audition. All performers should be at least 18 years old and comfortable with improvisation.

Auditions (Calgary): Trickster Theatre Open Auditons

Location: AB, Canada (remote)
Type: Theatre for Young People

Trickster Theatre (Calgary, AB) will be holding ongoing general auditions for local actors in Calgary. Present at the auditions will be Artistic Director, David Chantler and Operations Manager, Nimrodel Whiting.

We are currently looking for artists to deliver our Online Theatre workshops. In this position, artists will lead online classes in the creation of either a group story using Trickster’s super fun and fast story development process or facilitating online theatre or video residencies. Artists will beam into classrooms using Google Meets and lead the sessions using Google Jamboard.

Any artists who successfully pass their audition will be required to go through a training course to learn how to deliver the program. This course takes approximately 10-12 hours to complete and you will be paid for your time. At the end of the course, we will assess your progress and assign you to work as appropriate.

Artists are invited to apply for an audition by sending an electronic copy of your resume and headshot to [email protected]. Please include Trickster General Auditions in the subject line.

Trickster Theatre will contact individuals selected for audition to set up an audition time. Artists who have been contracted by Trickster Theatre in the past two seasons do not need to submit, only to contact the office to express interest in working with the company again.

Technology Requirement: In order to deliver this program, artists must have a computer that is able to run google meet and a stable internet connection.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Nimrodel at [email protected]

 

Audition (Calgary): Superheroes – SideNote Theatre

Auditions for Superheroes- sidenotetheatre.com/auditions - submissions open now

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Our Spring/Summer round of auditions is officially open for submissions!

THE VIRTUAL AUDITIONS

  • Feb 15-21 Gathering Initial Submissions
    Visit our website to submit your headshot and resume for a role in SUPERHEROES.
    www.sidenotetheatre.com/auditions
  • Feb 22 Audition Requirements Sent Out
    Once our production team has reviewed your application, we will send you your audition materials.
  • Feb 22-March 5 Submissions Continue
    We will begin accepting your video auditions, and if you apply between these dates, you will hear back from us every 48 hours.
  • March 5 Auditions Close

THE SHOW

Superheroes is a collectively created physical theatre show that takes place in an alternate reality where youth with super powers are trained to completely accept the privilege of their gifts, and then to use their powers in the service of good.

THE CHARACTERS

• The Super Squad
AURA – Health!
REV – Speed!
BRICK – Strength!
STRETCH – Pliability!

• The Super Seasoned
COMMANDER WIT – Telepathy!
DOCTOR DISDAIN – Insults!

• The Super Stock
GUARDIAN – Freezing!
SIBLING – Forcefields!

THE CAST

  • Each character can be performed by actors from any gender-identification, race, ability or age. You need to be good movers but don’t have to be dance or combat trained. If you require a support device to assist with your movements, the choreography will be adapted to accommodate those requirements.
  • The cast will attend a 5-day dance and combat training course, facilitated by the team and a combat specialist.
  • Due to this creation environment, we ask that those who submit for this show are comfortable collaborating with generosity and are open to supplying their authentic voice to be embedded in the dialogue of the show.
  • Double casting- Stretch/Sibling and Wit/Disdain/Guardian
  • We are hiring two swings who are guaranteed two performances, each. Roles will determined when casting.

THE CONTRACTS

  • All contracts are profit-share
  • Please indicate if you are a member of ACTRA or EQUITY
  • Review the production schedule on our website to ensure you can make the space in your life for this commitment

SIDENOTE FOLLOWS ALL AHS GUIDELINES AND SAFE SET PRACTICES IN OUR WORK ENVIRONMENT. We welcome applicants from every race, heritage, gender-identification, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, experience and learning level, influence, and socio-economic status. Visit our website to learn about our Health and Wellness, and Inclusivity and Equality policies!
www.sidenotetheatre.com/ourhealthandwellness

Audition (Calgary): SCATTERED – SideNote Theatre

Scattered - sidenotetheatre.com/auditions - Submissions open now

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

SideNote Theatre, with the support of Calgary Arts Development and the City of Calgary, is holding open auditions for the upcoming production of SCATTERED.

THE VIRTUAL AUDITIONS

  • Feb 15-21 Gathering Initial Submissions
    Visit our website to submit your headshot and resume.
    www.sidenotetheatre.com/auditions
  • Feb 22 Audition Requirements Sent Out
    Once the team has reviewed your application, SideNote will send you your audition materials.
  • Feb 22-March 5 Submissions Continue
    We will begin accepting video submissions, and if you apply between these dates you will hear back from SideNote every 48 hours.
  • March 5 Auditions Close

THE SHOW

Scattered is a Canadian one act, pop/rock musical about sisterhood, loss, and reconnecting with the people you used to love.

THE CHARACTERS

GRACE • 40s. Future thinker. Alto E3-D5
CALLIE • Mid 30s. Lives in the moment. Mezzo G#3-F#5
ANGELA • Late 20s. Focuses on the past. Soprano A3-G5
MOM • 40s. The voice of the sister’s mother. An elemental ghost. Soprano A3-C#6

THE CAST

  • The cast can be any combination of ethnicity, but must be female-identifying
  • The role of Callie may be played by a non-binary actor who is comfortable in a world that revolves around the experiences of sisters. An alternate text with adapted pronouns will be provided for auditions and the show.
  • The performer cast as Mom will only be required to record the vocal for the character, as she does not physically appear in the production.

THE CONTRACTS

  • The performers cast as Grace, Callie and Angela will receive a $500 honorarium
  • The performer cast as Mom will receive a $100 honorarium
  • Please indicate if you are a member of Actra or Equity
  • Please review the production calendar on our website to ensure you can make the space in your life for this commitment

SIDENOTE FOLLOWS ALL AHS GUIDELINES AND SAFE SET PRACTICES IN OUR WORK ENVIRONMENT. We welcome applicants from every race, heritage, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, experience and learning level, influence, and socio-economic status.

Visit our website to learn about our Health and Wellness, and Inclusivity and Equality Policies.
www.sidenotetheatre.com/ourhealthandwellness

Audition (Calgary): Workshop for Imperfect Symmetry – Jupiter Theatre

PRODUCTION INFORMATION FOR IMPERFECT SYMMETRY WITH JUPITER THEATRE
Play: Imperfect Symmetry by Constantine X. Anastasakis
Director: Constantine X. Anastasakis
Workshop Dates: March 22 -28, 2021 – with some part-time rehearsals in March 2021.
Audition Submission Dates/Deadline: February 12, 2021
Audition Dates: February 15 – 20th, 2021 (online)

ABOUT THE PLAY:
Imperfect Symmetry is a full-length play set in mankind’s technologically cutting-edge future, where clones (Cs)—matured in growth tanks and birthed to serve as public body doubles for their socially elite originals (Os)—are at the forefront of a new kind of slavery. The Os and their respective Cs seem to coexist amicably: the clones serve their functions—attending galas, film premiers, maintaining appearances on social media, posing for the paparazzi, etc.,—while the originals provide the clones with all the comforts, vices, and distractions of modern living. But everything changes when the originals ask one clone to be a surrogate and carry a child for them. With the help of DOULA, a humanoid A.I. that serves as the clones’ caretaker and handler, the clones uncover a series of disturbing truths about the originals, the clones that preceded them, and the nature of their own existence, and will have to decide between a life of complacent privilege and the hard road to liberation.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

  • DOULA – A hyper-realistic, humanoid android programmed with an AI interface; caregiver for the Cs, and family friend to the Os. Priority will be given to non-binary/gender non-conforming actors.
  • O2 – Female, 20s-30s An A-list film actress. Priority will be given to actors of colour, bearing a resemblance to C2*
  • C2 – Female, 20s-30s. Clone of O2. Priority will be given to actors of colour, bearing a resemblance to O2*

*Given the nature of the play in that it deals with clones, this workshop will be looking to cast two actors of similar build and height bearing a loose resemblance to one another in the roles of O2 and C2. (We encourage paired submissions!)

Jupiter Theatre will be workshopping a staged reading of Imperfect Symmetry, a new play written and directed by Constantine X. Anastasakis, in the West Village Theatre from March 22-28.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
To submit your interest, please email your performing resume and headshot to Andrew G. Cooper at [email protected] with the subject line “IMPERFECT SYMMSTRY AUDITION.” Please indicate which role(s) you would like to be considered for

The workshop will be filmed in the theatre over the last three days in the space (March 26 – 28, 2021) and a limited audience MAY be permitted to attend (in accordance with provincial guidelines and restrictions surrounding COVID-19). Our plan is for the filmed workshop to be available to stream via Jupiter Theatre’s website for a limited run and will be used as archival footage for future grant applications. Rehearsals will take place primarily over Zoom beginning in March (two 4-hour slots/week.) For the week of the workshop, actors will be required to be in attendance for in-person sessions at the West Village Theatre (one 4-hour slot/day).

We are flexible at this time as to what the auditions will look like, but they will not be taking place in person. We will be conducting auditions via video call, phone, and will also be accepting video submissions. Those who we would like to see for the auditions will be given the instructions and materials for the auditions. If you have accessibility needs that we should be aware of or if this application process is a barrier to you, please reach out to us Artistic Producer Andrew G. Cooper at 587-222-1676 or [email protected].

Performers engaged for Imperfect Symmetry will receive a guaranteed honorarium of $500 for this workshop process. Jupiter Theatre is not engaging CAEA members at this time. We are only accepting submissions from Calgary-based artists at this time.

Jupiter Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We welcome applicants to inform us of their pronouns if they wish, and to include details about how their identity informs their practice and needs as they feel comfortable.

In accordance with our Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Statement and our Response to the 35//50 Initiative, we are actively seeking submissions from IBPOC individuals. With our ongoing commitment to inclusivity and accessibility as part of our mandate, we also strongly encourage submissions from the LGBTQ2+ and disabled communities.

DISCLAIMER: The play contains course language, sexuality, partial nudity, violence, and mature themes. For the purposes of this workshop, the staging will not require.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES:
Rehearsals and workshop dates are currently pending due to provincial guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our hope that we will have meetings and some rehearsals in May via Zoom and then meet in person with a rigorous COVID-19 safety plan in place for the week of the workshop. This project will be in full compliance of Alberta Health Services in regards to the pandemic. Because of this, there is a possibility that the project may be delayed or rescheduled.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: February 13th, 2021 at 5:00 pm (MST)

COMPANY INFORMATION:
Jupiter Theatre is an independent theatre company in Calgary, AB.​ Jupiter Theatre creates original works of Canadian theatre that are visual, physical, and moving. We seek to share powerful stories that explore the human condition and challenge audiences with contemporary social issues through visceral and innovative productions.

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 (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

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

Audition (Calgary): Page To Stage Festival – Theatre Calgary

Theatre Calgary’s
PAGE TO STAGE NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
Curated by Zach Running Coyote

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM SOUTHERN ALBERTA-BASED ACTORS ONLY

Artists of all ethnicities, genders, abilities, especially members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, are encouraged to submit.

The Page To Stage Festival will consist of three new works, each of which will have their own dedicated director and group of actors. The plays will be workshopped for a week and at the end of the week each play will have a public reading. This year the new works will explore the landscape and expression of queer identity (LGBTQ2S+).

PRODUCTION DATES
Workshop dates – March 8 to March 14, 2021 (the show whose reading is on March 14 will begin workshopping on March 9)
Public readings will be March 13 at 5pm and 8pm, and March 14 at 2pm.
*The workshop will be held on Zoom and may include evening hours.

Auditions will be held virtually on February 11 & 12, 2021.

Please submit headshots and resumes to Susan McNair Reid at [email protected] with the subject line P2S Audition. Please include your availability on the audition dates in the body of your email, and in your resume be sure to indicate all new work and workshop experiences. Deadline for submissions is end of day Sunday, February 7.

Successful applicants will receive audition materials and further information on Feb 9. The audition will consist of reading a scene (provided) as the workshop will be about reading a script with continual changes. No memorization or significant preparation required.

 

Auditions (Calgary): Frankenstein Workshop – Jupiter Theatre

Jupiter Theatre is Holding Auditions for a Workshop of Frankenstein

PRODUCTION INFORMATION FOR FRANKENSTEIN WITH JUPITER THEATRE:
Play: Frankenstein by Andrew G. Cooper, based on the book by Mary Shelley
Director: Andrew G. Cooper
Workshop Dates: March 29 – April 4, 2021 – with some part-time rehearsals in March 2021.
Audition Submission Dates/Deadline: February 12, 2021
Audition Dates: February 15 – 20th, 2021 (online)

ABOUT THE PLAY:
Frankenstein presents the tragedy of an outcast creature who was brought to life by the young Victor Frankenstein. In this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s spine-chilling Gothic classic, Victor is obsessed with discovering the secrets of science and nature, but nothing can prepare him for what he brings to life one dark night in the heart of winter. So begins a life-or-death adventure the creature struggles to find his place in the world while battling the demons inside himself.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

  • The Creature — Male. 20s – 30s. Physically disabled. The creation of Victor Frankenstein. Intelligent and sensitive. Consideration for the role is open to any actor who lives with a physical disability of any kind.
  • Victor Frankenstein — Male. 20s. A student in Ingolstadt who discovers the secret of life. Hungry for knowledge and glory.
  • Elizabeth Lavenza — Female, late teens/early 20s. An orphan, two years younger than Victor, whom the Frankenstein family adopted as a child. Now a passionate and inquisitive young woman.
  • Henry Clerval — Male. Early 20s. A student who dreams of chivalric adventures and romance. Victor’s cheerful boyhood friend.
  • Alphonse Frankenstein — Male. 40s +. A well-esteemed gentleman and Victor’s father. A war veteran and magistrate of the Genevan government.
  • William Frankenstein — Male. 10 years old. Victor’s precocious younger brother and the darling of the Frankenstein family. Seeking submissions from youth actors of any genders who can pass for about ten years old.
  • Justine Moritz — Female, late teens/early 20s. A pious young servant in the Frankenstein household.
  • Monsieur de Lacey — Male. 40s +. A blind man whose family has fallen on hard times. A beautiful singer and storyteller. Consideration for the role is open to any actor who live with blindness, low vision, or partial sight.
  • Felix de Lacey — Male. 20s/30s. De Lacey’s son, hardworking and helpful.
  • Agatha de Lacey — Female. 20s/30s. Felix’s wife. Optimistic and soft-hearted. The rock of the family.
  • Some roles may be double cast in the production. In regards to the age ranges and genders listed, these are for the characters and do not need to dictate the performers who submit for these roles.

IMPORTANT DATES
Rehearsals: Part-time rehearsals start March 1st, 2021 on weekends and possible weekday evenings with schedule to be confirmed.

Technical rehearsals and workshop dates: March 29 to April 4, 2021. Daytime and evening rehearsals.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
To submit your interest, please email your performing resume and headshot to Andrew G. Cooper at [email protected] with the subject line “FRANKENSTEIN AUDITION.” Please indicate which role(s) you would like to be considered for and include any experience you have with movement/dance, mask, and stage combat. If you have a preferred date and time or scheduling conflicts with the auditions, please let us know.

We are flexible at this time as to what the auditions will look like, but they will not be taking place in person. We will be conducting auditions via video call, phone, and will also be accepting video submissions. Those who we would like to see for the auditions will be given the instructions and materials for the auditions. If you have accessibility needs that we should be aware of or if this application process is a barrier to you, please reach out to us Artistic Producer Andrew G. Cooper at 587-222-1676 or [email protected].

Performers engaged for Frankenstein will receive a guaranteed honorarium of $250 for this workshop process. Jupiter Theatre is not engaging CAEA members at this time. We are only accepting submissions from Calgary-based artists at this time.

Jupiter Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We welcome applicants to inform us of their pronouns if they wish, and to include details about how their identity informs their practice and needs as they feel comfortable.

In accordance with our Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Statement and our Response to the 35//50 Initiative, we are actively seeking submissions from IBPOC individuals. With our ongoing commitment to inclusivity and accessibility as part of our mandate, we also strongly encourage submissions from the LGBTQ2+ and disabled communities.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES:
Rehearsals and workshop dates are currently pending due to provincial guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our hope that we will have meetings and some rehearsals in May via Zoom and then meet in person with a rigorous COVID-19 safety plan in place for the week of the workshop. This project will be in full compliance of Alberta Health Services in regards to the pandemic. Because of this, there is a possibility that the project may be delayed or rescheduled.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: February 13th, 2021 at 5:00 pm (MST)

COMPANY INFORMATION:
Jupiter Theatre is an independent theatre company in Calgary, AB.​ Jupiter Theatre creates original works of Canadian theatre that are visual, physical, and moving. We seek to share powerful stories that explore the human condition and challenge audiences with contemporary social issues through visceral and innovative productions.

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 (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

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

Auditions (Calgary): Resort to Murder – Morpheus Theatre – Smoking Gun Entertainment

   

AUDITIONS FOR RESORT TO MURDER (an Online, Interactive Murder Mystery)
Written and Directed by Janet St. Germain
A Co-production with Smoking Gun Entertainment
Presented Online Mar 10 – 20, 2021

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

What was once a hot spot for celebrities, politicians & oil and gas tycoons is now a DYING business…On the eve of her one-year wedding anniversary, Wanda, co-owner of Awakenings Spa is found dead. With the local police force in quarantine, you are being called in to put your detective skills to the test and solve the murder.

Submission deadline is Saturday February 6, 2021 (5:00pm)

Audition Requirements:

  • Auditioners are asked to submit an Audition Form, with an acting resume and headshot.
  • Auditioners do NOT need to prepare or submit a Self-Tape audition.
  • Selected auditioners will be requested to attend an online callback to read with other performers on Monday February 8th from 7:00 to 10:00pm, on Zoom.  Invites will be sent out on Sunday Feb 7th.
  • Audition materials will be provided in advance of the callbacks.

Rehearsal and Performance Requirements:

  • Rehearsals will take place ONLINE from February 14th through March 9th.  Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.
  • All rehearsals and performances will take place online.
  • Performers will need a stable internet connection, web cam and microphone, along with a quiet place to rehearse/perform without interruptions.
  • Performances will take place “live” on Zoom.  Performers will need to be available for all performances between March 10th and 20th (evenings and weekends).
  • Note: Morpheus Theatre is a volunteer theatre company.

Morpheus Theatre encourages individuals of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities to audition. All performers should be at least 18 years old and comfortable with improvisation.

 

Audition (Calgary): Men Express Their Feelings AUDIO PLAY by Sunny Drake – Downstage

Audition Call – Men Express Their Feelings AUDIO PLAY by Sunny Drake

PRODUCTION NAME:

Men Express Their Feelings (AUDIO PLAY) by Sunny Drake

ROLE TO BE CAST:

BRAD – 17 years old. White Canadian-born*. The Captain of the Hockey Team

* Downstage is committed to inclusive casting. Even though the character is an able-bodied White Canadian-born, this is an audio play and therefore could be played by performers who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. If there are any accessibility obstacles preventing you from applying to audition please let us know and we will work with you to overcome them.

Men Express Their Feelings is a comedy about culture, hockey, relationships and sex. Two dads and their sons are sequestered to a hockey rink dressing room to sort out a misunderstanding. In 90 hilarious minutes, these guys get to know each other and themselves a whole lot better, while redefining what it means to WIN.

WORKSHOP DATES:

TBD – We aim to book 2-3 days/half days workshops in February and March, 2021

RECORDING DATE:

TBD – We aim to record the audio play in 1-2 days in late April or early May, 2021.

SELF TAPE AUDITION DUE DATE:

January 29, 2021

CALL BACKS (by appointment only):

February 8 & 9, 2021

COMPANY WEBSITE:

downstage.ca

Email Community Relations Coordinator, Elsha Yeyesuswork for information about the project and for self tape details: [email protected].

Downstage works within Canadian Actors’ Equity ITA Agreement for live theatre productions. Due to the nature of the audio play requirements, we will consult with the appropriate professional performance associations and contracts will adhere to the norms being created for this kind of COVID-19 response programming.

Downstage is committed to a healthy working environment for all team members. We will follow COVID-19 guidelines to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety. Downstage is working with contingency plans that allow for various high quality recording scenarios as needed.

 

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.