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Artwork by Zoya Taylor

Osia a new play by Jijo Quayson
Produced by Kukua Productions for the 2016 SummerWorks Festival
Directed by Brad Fraser

Osia is the story of a Ghanaian family who struggles to find a better future. The youngest of the family, Harmosia, straddles two worlds- real and fantasy- as she tries to understand her surroundings. The play uses Ghanaian language, traditional music, storytelling and imagined folklore to weave together the story of "Osia" and the eccentric neighbours that surround her family.

We are looking for black male and female actors 30 + years of age for the following roles (Union and Non-union actors are welcome):

Mama: Adult woman. Mother to Harmosia and works as house-help for a wealthy family.
Uncle: Adult male. Traveler and businessman. Uncle to Harmosia.

Audition Date: Monday, May 30th, 6-8pm

Rehearsals: 60-80 hours of rehearsal.
June 10 and 24, and July 8: Workshop rehearsals (four hours each)
July 11-15: 12 hours of rehearsal total (evening hours)
July 18-29: 20 hours of rehearsal per week (four hours/night, Monday-Friday)
July 31: Full day of rehearsal
August 1-5: TBA

Show Dates: August 5 - 14

More information about rehearsal schedule and compensation available upon request.
Please e-mail Rebecca Ballarin ( to book an audition slot. Please make the subject line of your email "Osia Audition", and in your email indicate which character you would like to audition for. Slots will be ten minutes in length, and you will be sent a side from the piece to prepare.

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