Casting Call: Project X Performance seeks male performer for “in / cognitō”

Submission deadline: March 10th. Auditions: March 15th and 19th.

CASTING CALL: in / cognitō

Seeking: one MALE performer for a multidisciplinary collective creation piece on mental health and silent struggle. All ethnicities are encouraged to apply. Experience in physical theatre/movement work is an asset. Please indicate, in your application, whether you have had experience creating your own work before, as well as your special skills as an artist. This will be a bilingual performance.

Deadline to submit: March 10th, 2017 by noon


in / cognitō is a bilingual multidisciplinary performance exploring the themes of mental health and the silent struggle, based on the real life experiences of those directly involved in the creation of the piece. The original version of the piece, Part I, premiered in the 2016 St-Ambroise Montreal Off-Fringe Festival. The four actors will be creating new content as well as revising selections from Part I, to further develop the performance and continue to build the conversation on mental health awareness. Paid (Honorarium).


Project X Performance is a new company, founded by Ilana Zackon and Shannon Leibinger in 2014. Every show created, by the company, will be based on a specific social issue and tied to a corresponding charity. We hope to raise awareness about stigmatized social issues through the development and presentation of original performances inspired by true stories. The material for each performance will be gathered through the collection of personal stories donated to the company by the public or the performers themselves and can be done in any performance medium or mix of mediums that best suits the piece.


One short creation piece (maximum 2 minutes) on the theme of “inner conflict” OR “healing”. There will be a group audition, as well, which will include movement work. Please dress accordingly.


Kindly submit to and provide the following in your submission:

  • Letter of intent outlining your interest in this particular piece and how you could contribute to Project X Performance and in / cognitō.
  • Headshot and resume

Auditions will be held on March 15th, 2017 and March 19th, 2017 location TBA. Only those selected for an audition will be contacted.


Content Development workshops will take place in April and May, twice a week.

Rehearsal begins in September with Performances in October.

For further questions, contact: Ilana Zackon (

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