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Sunday
08
APR

Actor Auditions: Ignite! Festival of Emerging Artists

10:30
21:30

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DATES:
SUNDAY, APRIL 08, 1030am – 130pm
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 630pm – 930pm

LOCATION: TBD

SIGN UP: To sign up for an audition time, please fill out this google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNvIhSMUoAakFhWePnEB5ds--e7HEKV7tGDVtL3vHOHqeyCA/viewform

WHAT TO PREPARE:
• All Actors are asked to prepare a monologue 1-3 minutes long.
• Cold-reading material will be provided during the audition.
• Actors wanting to audition for Breathe are asked to prepare to sing one modern song and to bring an accompaniment track (headphone jack will be provided).

PRODUCTIONS:
Breathe by Sienna Holden (MUSICAL)
Helen by Megan Couch
Red Hints by Damon Lawson
The Problem With Snow by Yousef Liepert

READINGS
Funny Man by Kodie Rollan

CHARACTER BREAK DOWN:

Breathe

Sean (M, age 56-58): Patient, but fierce when defending those he loves.
Molly (F, age 14): Been through a lot, but still full of hope.
Donna (F, age 60): Tenacious, full of life. Been to the bottom of the barrel and back.
Todd (M, age 31): Resilient, with a deep well of calm optimism.

Helen

Helen (F)
Cassandra (F)
Io (F)
Adoni (F)
Korrina (F)
Ourania (F)
Phaidra (F)
Menelaus (M)

Red Hints by Damon Lawson
This piece will be a devised piece in collaboration with the performers
Exact Cast TBD

The Problem With Snow
Snow - can be played by anyone no matter their race, colour, ethnicity, country of origin, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexuality, age, or outward appearance

Funny Man
BILLY (M mid-twenties)
LAURA (F mid-twenties)
JACK 35 (M mid-thirties)

MORE DETAILS ON THE PRODUCTIONS:

Breathe
Written by Sienna Holden
Directed by Conrad Belau

A musical exploring family relationships strained by Sarah’s recovery efforts from past addiction. All actors will be required to sing and bring a contemporary song and accompaniment track to the audition.

Helen
Written by Megan Couch
Directed by Madeleine Taylor-Gregg

A play that explores Helen of Troy’s agency in a reworked telling of her story; it uses greek chorus from the 5 characters of Io, Adoni, Korinna, Ourania, and Phaidra (who will also play masked characters of men). The audition will include a cold-reading of a scene from the play with a partner.

Red Hints facilitated by Damon Lawson
A modern dark comedy intertwining classic fairy tales, a game show and puppets, Red Hints will be a devised piece in collaboration with the performers.

The Problem With Snow
Written by Yousef Liepert
Directed by Kris Teo

A stark and funny exploration of sexuality, gender and whiteness through the seemingly naïve eyes of a character known as Snow. Featuring pumpkins, dirt, and…snow

Funny Man
Written by Kodie Rollan
On the eve of the taping of Billy’s Netflix stand-up comedy special, an old friendship is rekindled between college friends Billy and Laura. Funny Man is an exploration of Comedians, the so-called “clowns” of the world, and the real human beings that mask themselves within a fictionalized persona.

AUDITIONS OPEN TO ALL NON-EQUITY ACTORS

ABOUT IGNITE:
IGNITE! is a festival dedicated to supporting, mentoring and presenting emerging artists of all disciplines. IGNITE! allows artists to embrace risks in a supportive environment while providing resources, a bridge to the professional arts community, and meaningful opportunities for collaboration and community building with their peers.

The festival heartily encourages artists of colour, indigenous artists and/or artists from LGBTQ+ communities to audition.

QUESTIONS/CONCERNS
CONTACT: ignite_theatre@sagetheatre.com

Venue

Sage Theatre