Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for ensemble roles in THE PENELOPIAD
By Margaret Atwood
Directed by Michelle Langille
Penelope to be played by Amanda Cordner
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - early submissions are encouraged.
Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying
The ensemble will engage in a collaborative process with a focus on movement, devised staging and an opportunity to play multiple roles with featured text. See harthousetheatre.ca for a full character list.
Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week beginning September 10, with callbacks on September 16. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen.
Performance run: November 9-24, 2018
Please send headshots, resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include PENELOPIAD SUBMISSION in your email subject line.
Non-binary, female-identifying artists from all ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to submit.
Performers are asked to prepare:
• one classical monologue or piece of poetry that displays their competency with heightened text. The piece may be chosen from any age; anything from Shakespeare to spoken word is welcomed.
• one acapella song in any style (16-32 bars) to display their choral capabilities.
It is recommended that actors familiarize themselves with the material in the play.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
In The Penelopiad, award-winning storyteller, Margaret Atwood, weaves a historic saga from a new perspective. After years of loyalty through untold hardship and upon her hero-husband’s return from war, Penelope’s fidelity is rewarded with butchery and abuse. Featuring a cast of women and Atwood’s wry humour, The Penelopiad is a re-examining of an epic HIS-story, which uncovers the hypocrisy of the iconic “good wife”.
ABOUT THE THEATRE:
Established in 1919, Hart House Theatre is the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader. Since its inception, the theatre's unique mix of young professionals, alumni and students has garnered the theatre a reputation as a cultural destination for not only the community of U of T but also the city of Toronto.
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