2013-14 School Tour Auditions - Geordie Theatre
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2013-14 School Tour Auditions

  AUDITIONS to be held on March 28from 10:00am to 5:00pm

For audition details and to book an audition slot contact:

(514) 845-9810     auditions@geordie.ca

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Send CV and headshot to auditions@geordie.ca. Please note only those contacted will be given an audition time slot. Actors will be asked to read sides for the two plays. No additional monologue is required.

 

Geordie Productions is looking for emerging artists for their annual school tour.

Looking for one male actor and one female actor to play multiple roles in two productions.

 

FEMALE ROLE

Female will play multiple roles in one show and a teenage girl in the other.

 

MALE ROLE

Male will play  a boy in one show and father in the other.

 

AUDITION PREPARATION

Audition sides will be made available to actors. Please read below for tour specifications.

Plays will be available  to read in full at the Geordie office at 4001 Rue Berri BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9-5 from March 18-27.

 

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Geordie Productions “2-Play” School Tour.

We hope to give you some idea of the expectations involved in auditioning & participating in the tour.

 

Audition Information

  • Audition times are 10 minutes long.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Auditions will be seen by the artistic director of Geordie Productions, and the director of the tour plays.

 

2-Play Tour Information

  • The 2-Play Tour is so named because the same group of actors (plus one stage manager) present two plays (one for elementary audiences, and one for high school & CEGEP audiences) during the tour.  It is not unusual to present both plays in a single day, and the tour annually does up to 300 individual performances in a season.
  • The 2-Play Tour performances take place over 8 months (September 2012 to April 2013)
  • The tour will rehearse beginning in mid-August, with the first leg of the tour beginning in mid-to-late September.
  • Tour performances take place in school gyms, auditoriums, libraries, community centres, and theatres.
  • Tour actors are expected to load-in and strike the set, props, and costumes together with the stage manager.
  • The tour travels to remote regions in Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes.  The tour schedule is organized into “legs” – the first leg of the tour traditionally takes the group to the Lower North Shore of Quebec (between Trois-Rivières and Blanc-Sablon) and over the border into Labrador; subsequent legs travel to New Brunswick, the Magdalene Islands, Gaspé, and, possibly this year, into Newfoundland.  This can mean several days or weeks in very remote “fly in” communities (communities not accessible by road), and some unconventional travel (by ATV or water taxi) and accommodations (the tour is often billeted locally, as some communities do not have paid accommodations).
  • The tour travels together with the set, props, and costumes, in a passenger/cargo van to all locations which are accessible by road, including New Brunswick.
  • The tour presents up to 12 performances per week (occasionally 3 performances per day) often at more than one location.  The tour performs up to 6 days per week.
  • Tour performances are ordinarily scheduled in keeping with the school day.  As the load-in begins 1 hour before the performance, this can mean that the pick-up time (from a designated central location) can be very early in the morning.  Prompt attention to timing is expected.
  • The tour is NON-Equity.  Actors are paid weekly at the basic Equity rate.  Per-diems will be paid for over-nights spent outside of the Montreal area.  Accommodations in Montreal are not provided by Geordie.
  • It is strongly recommended that actors not participate in other theatrical productions during the tour, due to scheduling conflicts.
  • The tour will break for one-to-two (unpaid) weeks over the Christmas vacation taken by most schools, followed by up to a week of brush-up rehearsals.  The tour will break for one (unpaid) week during the March break observed by most Quebec public schools.
  • The actors who enjoy the tour the most have a great sense of adventure, are easy-going and tolerant of others, can spend long stretches in close proximity with their co-workers, and can find something new in each performance of a play with which they have presented many times before.

 

 

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