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Theatre of the Beat is inviting submissions of interest for five roles in the upcoming audio drama production of “Forgiven/Forgotten”. We are interested in receiving submissions from both EQUITY and NON-UNION talent. Please find the character breakdowns below. “Forgiven/Forgotten” is a fast paced, heart-wrenching drama that examines how our culture responds to those affected by crime. When a family finds out that an offender will be serving his parole in their community, they are forced to choose between closing their doors or reaching out to those in need. 

Theatre of the Beat is built on artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. As such, we encourage submissions from all artists, including those who self-identify as culturally diverse. We champion artists who represent the entire spectrum of identities and abilities. Our audition and production process will be accessible to people with limited mobility and we will strive to make additional accommodations to ensure all performers can participate. We seek to make the casting process the best it can be for both the creative team and performer, so that everyone has the opportunity to perform at their best and participate in the creation of art and telling stories!

Rehearsals and recording will take place in September and the show is set to premier in November during International Restorative Justice Week (Nov. 21, 2021). This project is currently scheduled to rehearse and record in person following COVID-19 safety guidelines as outlined by the Ontario Public Health. Selected artist will be paid $19/hour plus buy out for 10 rehearsals/recording sessions.

Character Breakdown:

Richard – Character Age 30-50. Leader in the community. Direct, funny, business person.

Mary Anne – Character Age Age 30-50. Managing PTSD from a recent intruder in their home. Supportive, kind, caring. 

Robyn – Character Age 30. New member of the community. Quiet, anxious, polite. 

Phil/Pastor – Character Age 30. Released from prison after being incarcerated for 6 years. Honest, thoughtful, emotional.

Darren – Character Age 40+. Direct, honest, unattached.

Submission Requirements: Please include a resume, a letter of interest describing your work (please add which character you are interested in auditioning for), and demo reel (if available). We do not require a headshot as we will be casting for voice only. Please submit with the subject line “FF SUBMISSION – Performers Name”. Please include all files as one PDF titled: “FirstnameLastname_Submission.pdf”. If submitting a demo reel, please send it as a Google Drive Link and ensure that permissions are unlocked or please share a youtube/vimeo link. Please include any conflicts in September that you may have and your current city. Email applications to casting@theatreofthebeat.ca

Submissions are due August 6th at 10:00PM.

Selected applicants will be asked to send in a self tape reading selected sides from the show. Final casting decisions will be made by the end of August.

For more information about the company and this production please visit our website at www.theatreofthebeat.ca/forgivenforgotten

Thank you to all who submit!

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