Casting Call for new play “Ineffable”, premiering at the 2019 Revolution They Wrote Festival

Auditions: Jan 17-20 | Performances: March 21-24

A new play, ineffable will be performed at MainLine Theatre as part of Revolution They Wrote Festival from March 21-24, 2019. The production is currently building its production team and looking for actors! Auditions will be happening between the 17th-20th of January.

The script is currently in development through the Concordia Fine Arts Reading Room Research Residency. As such, actors will also be invited to participate in two readings and feedback sessions there before and after the festival.

Description of the play:

ineffable is a play about silence as it informs the lives of two African and Caribbean queer people. Years after the end of their relationship, Jany and Mars reminisce about their youth together in Tiohtia:ke/Montreal. To them, this was an island of sexuality and creativity, an island insulated from their families overseas, an island encased in their own silence. As they relive the tangles of their personal histories, old desires are voiced. Desire for each other, for belonging in their families, for connection to the lands they come from.

*The production team is happy to see auditions from actors of all ages and identities.
*Auditions from actors with any level of experience are encouraged.

Character breakdown:

To be played by a Black actor. Throughout the play Jany shifts between reliving experiences from her early twenties and remembering them many years later. She is Haitian. She is a cis-woman. She wants nothing more than to be accepted and loved. She is under Mars’ spell wholeheartedly in her youth but as she gets older she comes to have tricks of her own.

To be played by a Black actor. Throughout the play Mars shifts between reliving experiences from their early twenties and remembering them many years later. They are Ghanaian. They are a non-binary person. They want to understand who they are in the world in order to understand how they can be most useful. They are enchanting, always.

To be played by an actor of colour of any age and any gender. This actor will also play Father and Mother. He can be as many different men as the director likes.

To be played by the same actor as Man and Mother. He is Jany’s dad and subsequently Mars’ dad.

To be played by the same actor as Man and Father. She is Jany’s ma.

If this project interests you, send an email to If available, include your artistic CV and a headshot. Please specify in the email which role(s) you’re interested in. The production team get back to you with a possible audition time.

These are paid positions, if you are chosen to take part of this project you will be receiving an honorarium.


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