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Audition date: July 3, 2019

In 1964 a queer contemporary dancer named Fred Herko jetéd out the window of his ex-lover’s apartment – naked and high on speed at the age of 28.

The Life and Death of Fred Herko is an interdisciplinary and site-specific performance that sheds light on a footnoted figure in queer history. The show re-imagines Herko’s tragic ‘suicide performance’ in order to find the utopian potential in his story.

This production is co-presented by Workman Arts as part of the RendezVous with Madness Festival’s programming.

Auditions will be held Wednesday July 3rd between 12PM-5PM at Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6K 2B2). Materials will be sent separately once your time slot has been confirmed.

Dates and Schedule: Rehearsals will be held throughout September (mainly the last two weeks - max 20 hours/week); additional contract requirements include 2-3 days of technical rehearsals and dress; 10 evening performances from October 10th - October 20th 2019.

Fees: Performers will be paid a fee of $800.00.

Roles: All roles being cast are open age/diversity/gender

  • THE ARTIST (ANDY WARHOL): Witty, dry, and manipulative. Notes: Casting is meant to be porous; we are looking for performers that suggest aspects of the character rather than an impression.
  • THE POET (DIANE DI PRIMA): Femme-presenting. They have a caring but solid presence. A friend/maternal figure to Fred.
  • THE LOVER (JOHNNY DODD): Masculine-presenting. Fred’s ex-lover. A lighting designer.

Please email with your headshot and resumé/brief bio.

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