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Deadline: April 1st at 11:59 PM ET

WOKING PHOENIX chronicles a public confrontation between three estranged siblings as they determine the fate of their deceased mother's restaurant. Diving through a playlist of family memories, WOKING PHOENIX examines the evolution of small-town Chinese-Canadian restaurants and the cost of intergenerational assimilation. Audiences will act as a jury to determine the next chapter of the restaurant's life.

SILK BATH COLLECTIVE is Bessie Cheng, Aaron Jan and Gloria Mok. Since 2016, we have produced multi-lingual work centred around stories of the Chinese diaspora.

This phase of workshop is part of an artist residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, and will focus on fusing movement and physicality with text and original music composition.

Schedule: June 8-13, 2021 (6 x 4 hour days)
Location: Toronto, ON*
Compensation: Open to Union/Non Union Performers. Union actors will be engaged through CAEA. Non-union actors will be engaged using CAEA minimums.
Submission Deadline: April 1st at 11:59 PM ET

Selected applicants will be sent sides and a Zoom audition link.
Auditions will be held April 8, 11am-1pm ET & April 9, 11am-3pm ET.

Submission Requirements:
- Short blurb stating your interest, which character you'd like to read for, and preferred audition time
- Headshot & CV
Send all documents to with email subject line: WOKING PHOENIX SUBMISSION - ROLE - YOUR NAME

Actors should have some background in movement.
Ability to speak Cantonese or Mandarin an asset.
Performers will play characters through a 20 year span of time (1980s to 2000s).

CHARLIE (late 20s-early 30s) Eldest daughter. Queer. Strong-willed. Complicated relationship with Ma. Determined to sell the restaurant. (We encourage submissions from performers who self-identify as LGBTQ+)

VINCE (mid 20s) Only Son/Middle Child. Failed musician. Family disappointment. Ability to play advanced level guitar is a requirement.

IRIS (late teens) Youngest Daughter. Driven, focused, ambitious beyond her years. Loving loyalty towards Ma. Determined to save the restaurant.

MA (age 40+) Matriarch. Restaurant owner. Blunt. Loves her children but has a hard time showing it. Must be fluent in Mandarin or Cantonese.

*COVID INFO: The physical nature of this movement workshop means actors may be in close-contact. Theatre Passe Muraille has strict COVID protocols in line with current public health guidelines which will be continuously updated and available upon offer.

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