AUDITION DATE: Sunday, 11th December 2011
TIME: 12 pm- 6 pm
WHERE: Building 14, room no-14.113, Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley
Cast Consists of 5 performers.
3 male and 2 female
The character description is not given intentionally. The character will be created from and by the actor. The actors do not necessarily be bilingual.
UNKNOWN is a play about the struggle of 5 different identities who strive to live through the abominable social politics, disturbed global economy, complexities of religion and malleability of human relationships. In a life of toil, they question their existence only to find out that without these struggles they will have nothing to do in this world.
Major dance theatre performance by Ankoku Buyo Collective in 2012, UNKOWN is a story about 5 different lives, written with 3 different languages and performed by 6 different performers.
Directed by Jay Emmanuel
Playwright- Jay Emmanuel
ACTORS/PERFORMERS- Please send your CV’s to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your auditions.
Prepare a short(1-2 min) movement and spoken piece(no prohibition on use of text from plays). The auditioneers need to show the best of their physical and vocal abilities. Experience in physical theatre is appreciated but not necessary. Performers of ages 17+ only. Rehearsals will start on 15th December.
The shows are on the following dates: 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th of February at the Perth Fringe Festival 2012.
Vacancies for producer, lighting and sound designer, stage manager. Please send your expression of interest to Jay at email@example.com
For any inquiries please call Jay at 0411398542
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A play rehearsal is interrupted by the arrival of a divided family who have been abandoned by their creator and are seeking an author, ‘any author’, to give them a ‘definitive artistic form’ so their stories may be staged. While the first performance of Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author to a Rome audience in May 1921 was almost booed off the stage it has gone on to have many successful seasons and is still a major part of the theatrical repertoire. The play, in part, is Pirandello’s attack on the Italian theatre of the time, with its actor-managers and star-systems, its stock characterisations, and its standard repertoire of romantic melodramas. However, it is a play on many levels. It raises questions about the nature of reality, of what constitutes identity, and how we can gauge what is truth. On another level it is a hysterical romantic melodrama about a warring family who live out their emotions on the skin. And, it is also a deeply tragic revenge narrative – a tale of betrayal, adultery, suicide and death. Students enrolled in theatre studies at UWA present this very physical, at times comedic, and often provocatively philosophical play, virtually uncut and unlike many productions we choose not to attempt to modernise it into the contemporary world of electronic media.