Youtheatre, Quebec’s oldest professional theatre company producing new work for young audiences, is looking for two actors in its new work for teenagers The Law of Gravity (working title).
This show explores sensitive issues; gender identity, sexual orientation, and friendship. Actors should be comfortable with this subject matter. Youtheatre strives to reflect our diverse society in its productions and encourages actors of all ethnicities and cultures to apply.
Characters (actors must be convincing in the particular age ranges):
FRED: Male, age 16, emo, athletic, likes to wear makeup and nail polish, but is he gay?
DOM: 16 year-old girl who chooses to “pass” as a boy (shaved head/buzz cut?) Androgynous. Has changed Facebook status from female to male.
Please do not submit children! Youtheatre works under the CTA. Equity members and non-members may apply.
Production: The Law of Gravity is the first script for young adults by Olivier Sylvestre, a 2015 Governor General’s Literary Awards Finalist. In an English translation by Bobby Theodore, Youtheatre will produce the world premiere, directed by recent NTS graduate Frédéric Sasseville-Painchaud.
Synopsis: Following the unlikely friendship between Fred and Dom, the play asks what it means to be a male in a heteronormative society. Over the course of a school year, the two friends question their gender, sexual identity and the pressure they feel from their peers, while gazing across the river to a dream-like place called The City.
Contract: 5 weeks
Rehearsal dates: At Youtheatre’s Office (5333 ave Casgrain, #507, Montreal)
2 weeks January 9-22, 2017
Performance dates: 1 week at the Segal Centre (Montreal) January 23-27, 2017
2 weeks on school tour (Montreal-based) Jan. 30-Feb 10, 2017
Please submit photo and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org before September 16, 2016.
Read the official job posting at http://youtheatre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/LawofGravity_auditionMTL.pdf