FireWorks focuses on the development and production of new works giving the audience a peek at the inner workings of the development process as well as pushing the limits of performance design through inventive set and directorial choices.
As this is a collaborative process Playwrights and Directors will work in partnership through the design, audition and early rehearsal stage.
Auditions will be conducted in August and the festival will run from November 4th through 22nd. The program is composed of the following plays:
Divine Wrecks by Chloë Whitehorn
A high school god falls for the wrong girl, his teacher. A dark tale of heart break and revelations, Divine Wrecks explores the nature of love without boundaries.
Radical by Charles Hayter
The story of a forgotten Canadian hero, Dr. Vera Peters, and her fight to alter breast cancer treatment. Spurred on by patient outrage, memories of her mother’s suffering, and her own diagnosis of breast cancer, peters embarks on a quest to find a gentler alternative to the mutilating radical mastectomy - and in the process sets the surgical world against her.
Cottage Radio by Taylor Marie Graham
Inspired by the true events of the Goderich, Ontario 2011 F3 class tornado, Cottage Radio explores the effect of the horrific storm on the fictional, yet very recognizable Marley clan. The family is forced to deal with the horrific events of the storm that are currently bringing them together, while confronting all the past events that kept them apart for so long. The play includes gorgeous original indie rock songs performed by members of the collective live on stage, while the play gently and graciously combining humour and drama in surrounding scenes.
The deadline to express interest is May 10th, 2015 and interviews will be conducted May 20, 21 and 22. Email your resume to FireWorksATC@gmail.com with subject line ‘FireWorks Director Call’ and indicate which play or plays you’d be interested in pitching for. Those selected for interviews will be notified and provided the link to the scripts.
Posted by: Alumnae Theatre
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