Call for Auditions: Geordie Productions
AUDITIONS to be held on April 5th from 1pm to 5:00pm and on April 6th from 9am to 12pm
For audition details and to book an audition time contact:
(514) 845-9810 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
- Auditions will be seen by the incoming and outgoing artistic directors of Geordie Productions.
- Actors will only be contacted if they have received an audition slot.
2. Actors (female) will be asked to prepare a song – be no more than 25 seconds long.
3. Actors (male and female) will be asked to prepare a monologue – must be prepared in a creative and physical way.
Actor 1 (Female) – Will play various characters.
Actor 2 (Male) – Will play various characters.
Actor 3 (Female) – Will play various characters.
Actor 1 (Female) – Meredith
15 years old, 10th grader, passionate about music, plays the piano, wants to be a popstar.
Actor 2 (Male) – Jay
15 years old, 10th grader, passionate about hockey, wants to get recruited to the QMJHL and eventually become a famous hockey player.
Actor 3 (Female) – Rosie
15 years old, 10th grader, trying to help her dad who has MS, quiet, shy, would love to be more popular than she is.
- The tour is NON-Equity. Actors are paid weekly at the TYA Equity rate. Per-diems will be paid for over-nights spent outside of the Montreal area.
- The 2-Play 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.
- The tour will rehearse beginning in early August, with the first leg of the tour beginning in late September. The 2-Play Tour performances take place over 8 months (September 2016 to April 2017).
- 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 stage 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 tour will break for one-to-two (unpaid) weeks over the Christmas vacation taken by most schools, followed by up to a week of brush-up rehearsals. The tour will break for one (unpaid) week during the March break observed by most Quebec public schools.
- 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.