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Actors

Quick Bright Things Auditions - Local Only

THE PLAY:
An authentic and heart-warming comedy about a family coping with a teenager recently diagnosed with schizophrenia. 

THE ROLE:
MICHAEL (13): Younger cousin of the lead (the aforementioned teen).  A bright, smart-mouthed pre-teen in a boisterous family environment that sees everyone speaking what’s on their minds, to both comic and compassionate results.

TIME COMMITMENTS:
Every effort is made to not call actors to rehearsal unnecessarily, however this character does participate in a lot of scenes. In scheduling rehearsals, we balance the priorities of minimizing school absences and protecting the child actor’s health, while also providing the necessary amount of rehearsal time.

Rehearsal period:
Sept 22-Oct 13, 10am-6pm Tuesday to Sunday
Oct 14-20, afternoons and evenings 12:00pm-11:00pm

Production run:
Oct 20-Nov 1, Tuesday to Sunday evenings, plus matinees on Wednesdays and Sundays
(possible holdover to Nov 5; actors must be available for all dates)
Mondays are ‘dark’ (off entirely)

PLEASE NOTE:
This world premiere will be directed by Persephone’s Artistic Director, Del Surjik.
The actor will be engaged and paid under a professional contract.
It will be a definite asset if the actor can do a backflip.
This play uses adult language.
Persephone Theatre provides a ‘minder’ to supervise child actors therefore parental presence is not required at rehearsals or performances.

HOW TO SUBMIT:
Please send a current photo and brief bio of any relevant experience.  Include height and weight. Send to (along with any questions you may have): Carol Affleck, Artist Services, carol.a@persephonetheatre.org by AUGUST 11TH.

Butcher Auditions - Local Only

THE PLAY:
A hard-hitting, contemporary adult play about the revenge cycle generated by war. 

THE ROLE:
THE YOUNG GIRL (12): At the very end of the play – and purposefully as a surprise moment – she is revealed, briefly, to exchange a glance with the actress.

TIME COMMITMENTS:
As this is essentially an ‘EXTRA’ role, there will be a very small demand on the successful candidate’s time in the rehearsal process.
January 5, 2018:  voluntary attendance at the ‘First Read’
January 27-February 2:  some rehearsals (including evenings)
February 2-14 (with a possible holdover to Feb 18):  evening performances Tuesday-Sunday, plus matinees on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Mondays are ‘dark’ (off entirely). 

PLEASE NOTE:
We will be matching this role to be a younger version of an actress already cast.
The successful candidate will be directed by the Artistic Director Del Surjik.
The actor will be engaged and paid under a professional Extra contract.
While the content of this play is very adult, the successful candidate need not be in the rehearsal hall or backstage during performances until her appearance.
Persephone Theatre provides a ‘minder’ to supervise child actors therefore parental presence is not required at rehearsals or performances.

HOW TO SUBMIT:
Please send a current photo and brief bio of any relevant experience.  Include height and weight. Send to (along with any questions you may have): Carol Affleck, Artist Services, carol.a@persephonetheatre.org by AUGUST 11TH.  

Audition Inquiries

To be contacted about the next round of general auditions (2018), OR to express interest in show-specific auditions, after the annual season announcement, OR to express interest and capacity to work in Saskatoon, please email Persephone Theatre's Artist Liaison, Carol Affleck.

Show auditions and callbacks are arranged on a case-by-case basis.  

For information about workshops for professional artists at Persephone Theatre, please email our Education Director, Dillon Person.

Writers

New Play Submissions

Persephone Theatre’s mandate and practice has a wide range of production that includes new work.  We are interested in receiving submissions from emerging and established writers of plays that fit within our producing spectrum.  

Submissions are reviewed by Literary Manager Johnna Wright and are kept on file. Due to staff work load, we are unable to provide dramaturgical feedback unless a script is being considered for production.  We will acknowledge receipt of your submission, and will get in touch after that if we need more information.

With your submission, please include the following:

Playwright's name and contact info
A brief bio of relevant experience/training
A brief (100 words or less) synopsis of the play
Casting breakdown
Development history (if any) for this script

This information, and the script, can be emailed to scripts@persephonetheatre.org.
Hard copy submissions may be sent to Persephone's mailing address, ATT'N:  LITERARY MANAGER.

Playwrights' Unit

With Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre, Persephone Theatre runs a year-long Playwrights Unit.  To be notified about the next Call for Submissions for this program, please email the Literary Manager, Johnna Wright.

Co-Production and Presentation Pitches

Persephone Theatre engages in co-productions and presentations on a regular basis.  This includes both of our stages (large proscenium and intimate black box) as well as other venue stakeholders in our community.  

Co-productions are based on artistic criteria, followed by a consensus on combining artistic teams from the communities involved (and sometimes the greater nation).  Presentations and co-presentations are part of the mix of both our adult and youth programming.  

For adult programming, please email initial inquiries to Artistic Director Del Surjik.

For youth material, please email initial inquiries to Artistic Associate Daniel Macdonald

We will reply with our level of interest and whether we are ready to receive further information.  

Directors

To inquire about directing and assistant-directing opportunities at Persephone, please contact the Artistic Director, Del Surjik.

Designers

To inquire about design and design-assist opportunities at Persephone, please contact the Artistic Director, Del Surjik.

Stage Management & Technicians

To inquire about technical or stage management opportunities, please contact our Production Manager, Roger Lantz.

Teaching

To express interest in teaching at our theatre school, please contact our Education Director, Dillon Person.

Assistant & Mentorship Opportunities

Persephone Theatre provides assistant opportunities annually on a case-by-case basis according to our organizational capacity and the suitability of the proposal.  These include, but are not limited to, Assistant Director, Assistant Designer and Apprentice Assistant Stage Manager.  

For general inquiries about assisting, please contact Artistic Associate Daniel Macdonald.

For inquiries regarding apprenticing in stage management, please contact Production Manager Roger Lantz.

Box Office

To inquire about part-time work in Persephone's Box Office, please contact Box Office Manager Laura Helgert.