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Described by Lorca as “a drama of women in the villages of Spain,” The House of Bernarda Alba features an entirely female cast. It focuses on a house in Andalusia during a period of eight years of mourning imposed by the powerful matriarch, Bernarda Alba, who dominates the life of her five daughters, aged twenty to thirty-nine. The play explores themes of authority, grief, the oppression of women, social status, and the influence of beauty and reputation on the women’s lives. The major characters of the play can be classified into two groups: those that are led by reason and those that are led by emotion.

Director: Soheil Parsa
Playwright: Federico García Lorca, English trans. David Johnston

Workshop dates: 2 PT weeks, Winter 2021 (timing TBC)
Production dates: 7 – 8 FT weeks, Spring 2022 (timing TBC)

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2020 at 11:59pm

Open to Union / Non-Union performers. CAEA contract.

Audition requirements:
• 300 word statement of interest
• CV / resume
• Headshot
• Self-tape: 3 – 5 mins. dramatic monologue

Please visit website for full details: https://www.alunatheatre.ca/programming/auditions-the-house-of-bernarda-alba/

This production will be performed in English. We particularly encourage applications from self-identifying Equity-seeking candidates representing our performance community’s multiplicity of ethnicities, cultures, languages, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, classes, and training backgrounds.

We acknowledge that auditioning during these necessary times of physical distancing may present barriers. If access or comfort around an online submission process presents a challenge, please feel free to reach out directly to Producer Sue Balint (sue@alunatheatre.ca or text 647.216.3974) to make alternate arrangements.

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