d² productions is continuing the conversation with the return of the award-winning Late Company, written by Canadian and Governor General’s Award winning Jordan Tannahill, presented at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts from December 10-15, 2019.
Inspired by the real-life case of bullied teen Jamie Hubley who took his life in Ottawa in 2011, Late Company is a poignantly relevant contemporary story of forgiveness, culpability, and reprisal. Set over the course of one evening, a family, stricken by the loss of their son, Joel, who was severely bullied in high school and online primarily for his sexuality, attempts to build a bridge instead of placing blame. In part due to the minimal involvement from the school, Joel felt he had nowhere else to turn. The play delves into a myriad of issues ranging from teenage mental health, bullying, homophobia, teen suicide, the failure in providing an appropriate support system to someone in need, to the decomposition of two families trying to survive this tragedy.
CURTIS: 16/17 years old (ACTOR MUST BE OVER 18)
The son of Bill and Tamara. Curtis is accused of playing a part in Joel’s suicide. He would rather be anywhere than at the home of Joel’s parents. He’s awkward, uncomfortable, stooped and brooding. He’s angry and miserable at the prospect of having to, once again, be questionned on the events leading to Joel’s suicide. Through the confrontations with his father, he is perhaps a victim of his uber-macho environment
Auditions will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM at the MainLine Theatre (3997 Boulevard St-Laurent). By appointment only – NO WALK-INS will be accepted.
Audition sides will be made available to you and you are expected to be off script for the audition. You may also be asked to do a cold read. It is recommended that applicants read the script or be very familiar with the story prior to auditioning. Applicants are also highly encouraged to learn about d² productions’ history and mandate at www.d2productionsmtl.com
Please forward your headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to non-union and union actors. All ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
Performances will be held December 10-15 2019 at the Segal Centre for Performance Arts.
Tech day on December 9.
Rehearsals will begin end of August and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9, with an added rehearsals on Sundays in November. Subject to change. d² productions requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance/tech schedule.
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