The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women
Presented by: Tuesday Night Café (TNC) Theatre
Written by: Carolyn Gage
Directed by: Charlotte Giraudet
Performance Dates: Feb. 7-9/ 14-16, 2019
Audition Dates: Oct. 29-30, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Callback Dates: Nov 1, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Audition Venue: TNC, McGill University’s Morrice Hall (3485 McTavish Street, Montreal, H3A 0E1. Basement of Islamic studies library. Text 514-557-1007 for help).
The Emma Goldman Theatre brigade, made up of strong ideals and stronger opinions, try, with the help of a hat, to put on a dramatic feminist play called “The Anastasia Trial in the Court of Women”. With one foot in the patriarchy while the other explores the boundaries of female agency, these 8 women put each other on trial and ultimately tries to answer the question many women have, “what now?”. Women of the audience serve as our jury, reacting in real time to the arguments before them. Comedic, self-reflexive, and honest, the show reaffirms women’s power to make effective change and tell their stories.
Auditions will be held 3 at a time, with a group warm up and individual cold reads. No preparation necessary, but come in comfy clothes.
Please use the google doc to sign up for an audition: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RAQP1tLegp-l92ED42gt_yCujPs8qhu2qz-ljTbsVKM/edit#gid=0
Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/343254686437605/
Please note this is a non-union, unpaid production.
Characters: seeking female-identifying/nonbinary actors, all races and sexualities encouraged to audition.
BETTY: Butch stagehand, plays bailiff. She just wants to help the conversation by being backstage, but the other actors push her into centre stage.
DIANE: Founder and director of the Emma Goldman Theatre brigade, she naively assumes everyone else shares her vision but moves forward nonetheless.
ATHENA: The daughter of a wealthy man, she is too smart to be unaware of her privilege and suspects the others see it too.
JENNY: A lovable hypochondriac who uses her illness to gain the others’ support.
MELISSA: An actor hellbent on the critic’s opinion because it will greatly influence her own.
MARIE: A grassroots radical feminist activist who wants to see everyone in the company succeed.
AMY: Conventionally attractive, she may have outgrown the confines of Emma Goldman.
DONNA: Her fear of being overshadowed undercuts her genuine talent.
LISA: Our esteemed director who just wants to put on a piece of feminist theatre.