a Company of Fools is holding General Auditions in Ottawa in preparation for our 2018 Torchlight Shakespeare production of Twelfth Night directed by Bronwyn Steinberg. Actors who audition will also be in consideration for workshops and roving animation opportunities as they arise in 2018.
The successful candidates will have a strong handle of Shakespearean text, be skilled in physical theatre, versatile and be able to persevere in extreme heat, humidty, rain and other summer-like weather conditions. Puppetry skills, improv and the ability to confidently play hand held acoustic instruments will be considered an asset. A strong sense of humour and supportive team spirit are essential.
Contrary to previous Torchlight seasons, artists will NOT be required to participate in set up of the stage before the show.
Auditions will be held in Ottawa November 25-26th.
Please send a letter of interest, headshot and resume in one PDF addressed to Artistic Director Catriona Leger at email@example.com by 5pm on Wednesday November 15th, 2017. Please indicate your Equity status at the time of submission. ** Please title your document using your first initial and last name, following this example:
‘E. Thompson – General Audition’ **
Established artists who have been working regularly in Ottawa and whose work is known to the company are invited to send a letter of interest and updated cv and headshot for our files.
Only those selected to audition will be contacted.
Two contrasting Shakespearean monologues
16 bars of an acappella song (please no longer than 30 seconds)
Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. CAEA members please bring your membership card to the audition.
a Company of Fools encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds regardless of culture, race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.