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AUDITION NOTICE - March 31st 1pm to 4pm - 3 Men (20-50 yrs) - Théâtre BAZOOKA Theatre

posted 14 Mar 2013, 12:47 by fsr admin

Bazooka Theatre is pleased to announce open auditions for its upcoming 2013 Montréal Fringe Festival production of “CHAIRS: A Parable” by Sebastien Archibald, directed by Jen Quinn, with designers Sabrina Miller and Tanner Harvey. Please note that this is a profit share production: all collaborators will receive an equal share of any profits made by this production.

When: Sunday March 31st - 1pm to 4pm

Where: Freestanding Room - 4324 Boulevard Saint-Laurent (3rd Floor)

Rehearsal: Rehearsals will begin in early May and will take place at Freestanding Room.

Tech & Performances: Venue # 10 - La Chapelle (3700 rue St. Dominique)

Tuesday June 11 6pm-9pm, Saturday June 15 at 8:30pm, Sunday June 16 at 3:15pm, Wednesday June 19 at 10:00pm, Thursday June 20 at 8:45pm, Saturday June 22 at 4:00pm and Sunday June 23 at 6:00pm

Note: These are group auditions and you may be asked to stay for the full time. Please make every effort to arrive at the beginning of the audition. If you have time constraints, please inform the director when you first arrive. If you have a short monologue prepared, we will see them at the beginning of auditions then everyone will be asked to read from excerpts of the play. If you wish to read the script beforehand or cannot make the audition date but would still like to be considered for a role, please contact Jen Quinn at bazookatheatre@gmail.com.

Synopsis: “CHAIRS: A Parable” is a dark comedy which explores the natural and unnatural evolution of man. Beginning in a community of equal individuals with nothing they evolve into a hierarchy of assumed power with a new invention: chairs. The result is compliance, ambition, revolution and despairing hope.

Character Breakdown: Three Men aged 20 to 50 years old

Man 1: The Alpha. He is ambitious. He sees the potential for a better life; he dreams big and will happily trample his way to the top. He assumes authority and quickly begins delegation of tasks. He feels that he has earned his status and deserves luxuries.

Man 2: The Beta. He is malleable. He can be influenced by whatever appears to be appealing or advantageous in that moment. He perceives injustices, but is not willing to make self sacrifices for idealism. He is easily influenced and can won over by empty promises. He is a follower, not a leader.

Man 3: The Omega. He is complacent. He is content where he is and has no need or desire for change. When change comes, he argues for community, he challenges what he sees to be inequality but in the end he does not have the power required to overcome injustice and so he sets himself new standards.