GENERAL AUDITIONS for Geordie Productions’ 2018-19 Season (March 20-21)

Submission/Application deadline: Monday, March 12th, 2018


General Auditions for Geordie Productions’ 2018-19 Season

Auditions to be held on March 20th and 21st, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm.
To request an audition time, send headshot and resume to auditions@geordie.ca.

Audition Information

  • Geordie is holding General Auditions for both Mainstage and 2Play Tour productions.
  • In attendance: Artistic Director, Mike Payette and Artistic Associate, Jessica Abdallah.
  • Geordie encourages all types (shapes, cultures, gender) to submit.
  • Although we encourage all submissions, only artists who receive an audition will be contacted.

Important notes:

  • Unionized artists will be seen on Tuesday, March 20th
  • Non-union artists will be seen on Wednesday, March 21st
  • The deadline to submit an audition request is Monday, March 12th at 5 PM

Audition Preparation

  • Artists are asked to prepare two pieces: one contemporary monologue AND one piece that features physicality and imagination – be creative!
  • Pieces should be 2 minutes (max) each.

Additional Information on 2Play Tour (for non-union performers)

The 2Play Tour is so named because the same group of actors (plus one tour manager) present two plays (one for elementary audiences and one for high school & CEGEP audiences) during the tour. It is not unusual to present both plays in a single day and the tour annually does up to 220 individual performances and plays to approximately 40,000 young people.

The tour will rehearse beginning in early August, with the first leg of the tour beginning in late September. The 2Play Tour performances take place over 8 months (September 2018 to April 2019).

Tour performances take place in school gyms, auditoriums, libraries, community centers, and theatres.

Tour actors are expected to load-in and strike the set, props, and costumes together with the tour manager.

The tour travels to remote regions in Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes. The tour schedule is organized into “legs” – the first leg of the tour traditionally takes the group to the Lower North Shore of Quebec; subsequent legs travel to New Brunswick, the Magdalene Islands, and the Gaspé. This can mean several days or weeks in very remote communities, and some unconventional travel (by ATV or water taxi) and accommodations.

The tour travels together with the set, props, and costumes, in a passenger/cargo van to all locations which are accessible by road, including New Brunswick. The tour presents up to 12 performances per week (occasionally 3 performances per day) often at more than one location. The tour performs up to 6 days per week. Tour performances are ordinarily scheduled in keeping with the school day. As the load-in begins 1 hour before the performance, this can mean that the pick-up time (from a designated central location) can be very early in the morning. Prompt attention to timing is expected.

Actors cannot participate in other theatrical productions during the tour due to scheduling conflicts.

The actors who enjoy the tour the most have a great sense of adventure, are easy-going and tolerant of others, can spend long stretches in close proximity with their co-workers, and can find something new in each performance of a play with which they have presented many times before. It is an unforgettable engagement for emerging professional artists.

Auditions to be held on March 20th and 21st, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm.
To request an audition time, send headshot and resume to auditions@geordie.ca.


Read the official audition notice at https://geordie.ca/auditions-and-job-opportunities/

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