Gwaandak Theatre is currently casting for performers for our production and tour of The Unplugging, Yvette Nolan’s award-winning play, directed by Reneltta Arluk, in early May 2018, in the Yukon.
Auditions will take place in Toronto, Whitehorse and Vancouver. Video submissions also will be accepted (preferred form is mp4).
TORONTO – July 24, 11 am – 2 pm, Native Earth Performing Arts’ Aki Studio
585 Dundas St. E.
Bern, 50s or older, Indigenous woman
Elena, 50s or older, Indigenous woman
WHITEHORSE – September 20, 3 – 6pm, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre’s Classroom B
1171 Front Street
Seamus, 20s, Indigenous man
VANCOUVER – October 1, 1 – 4 pm, Playwrights Theatre Centre’s Test Kitchen
202-739 Gore Avenue
Bern: A free spirit before The Unplugging. Sensual, trusting and clever.
Elena: An Eeyore before The Unplugging. A knowledge-holder on the land. Bitter, heartbroken and wary.
Seamus: “Not much more than a boy.” Handsome, a bit hungry looking, “kinda dumb” but a quick learner.
· Rehearsals April 3 – 30 Whitehorse
· Preview May 1, Run May 2 – 5, The Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse
· Yukon Tour May 7 – 18
Gwaandak Theatre welcomes submissions from all artists, particularly those who self- identify as Indigenous, or culturally diverse. Those selected for an audition will be provided with scenes to prepare.
Gwaandak welcomes submissions from members of CAEA and ACTRA as well as other artists.
This is a 7 week engagement with a guaranteed weekly fee. It includes transportation to and from Whitehorse, single-occupancy accommodations throughout – with kitchen or kitchenette in Whitehorse, and per diem during Yukon tour.
HOW TO APPLY
Email headshot/resume to: email@example.com. Include UNPLUGGING AUDITIONS on the subject line.
ABOUT THE PLAY
In an instant, electricity all over the world stops flowing, and humanity is left in the dark. Bern and Elena, exiled from their village for being too old to bear children, trudge across the desolate, post-apocalyptic ruin. Relying upon traditional wisdom for their survival, they retreat from the remains of civilization to a frozen wooded landscape where they attempt to carry on after the end of the world. When a charismatic stranger from the village arrives seeking their aid, Bern and Elena must decide whether they will use their knowledge of the past to give the society that rejected them a chance at a future. Inspired by an Athapascan legend.
– Winner of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Script –
PERFORMERS/ACTORS ENQUIRIES & OPPORTUNITIES
Gwaandak Theatre usually produces one play per season while having others in development.
Gwaandak Theatre welcomes expressions of interest from theatre artists wanting to work in all areas on future productions, and/or who ideas for a specific theatre project. Please send e-mail queries before sending full proposals.
All Gwaandak Theatre staff work part-time. Between Managing Artistic Director and Artistic Associates we will do our best to respond to your queries in a timely fashion.