Tableau D’Hôte Theatre will be holding auditions for the upcoming world premiere of Blackout.
In 1969, students occupied the computer centre on the 9th floor of the Hall Building of what is now Concordia University to protest the university’s mismanagement of a racism complaint lodged by West-Indian students against their biology professor. Riot police were called in when an agreement to end the occupation fell through, resulting in widespread damage, a mysterious fire, and over a hundred arrests. Created and devised by some of Montréal’s most prolific artists, Blackout re-examines the events the led to the occupation and protests, asking how race relations have changed in Québec over the last 50 years, if at all.
Rehearsals begin: 1-week in late August/early September 2018, three weeks in January 2019
Runs at the D.B. Clarke Theatre: January 29th to February 10th, 2019
Please note that we welcome interested artists from all backgrounds, shapes and sizes to submit, however priority will be given to artists of colour and Indigenous artists. Artists with a background in dance, movement, or music are also encouraged to submit. Only those selected will be contacted for an audition.
Auditions will take place on June 26th and 27th, 2018.
Those selected for an audition will be given sides to prepare and partnered with other artists.
To submit for an audition appointment: http://tableaudhote.ca/blackout-auditions/