Friday, September 5, 2014

re:Connexion Casting Call

re:Connexion  COMMUNITY and ARTS

Toronto/GTA Casting Call

Piece/Play: Unknown Territory
Where: Toronto
Type: Devised Theatre

Auditions for Unknown Territory, Produced by re:Connexion Community and Arts and the Piece of Mine Festival.

Actor/co-creators needed

Looking for Non-Equity actors/co-creators of Caribbean ethnicities (Bajan accent is an asset but not necessary)
Actors must have a background or an interest in collective creation and physical theatre. A Musical (singing or instrumental) background/talent is an asset.

Unknown Territory premiers October 10th in the Piece of Mine Festival at Bathurst Theatre in Toronto.
Devised and Directed by: Amanda Nicholls
Dramaturge by: Natasha Adiyana Morris

The Story:
Unknown Territory is a Caribbean Canadian tale that unveils ones history; the facts and the hidden kinks. It is a play that follows the love story of a young Bajan couple and their migration to Canada. Now, in present time, their offspring seek to reconnect with the island roots of an unknown land...

Cast Breakdown:

3 Sisters: teenagers, Age throughout the play.
Mother/Grandmother: age 20 – a mother of 3 and works as a custodian/housekeeping in a hospital. They age throughout the play.
Father/Grandpa: age 23 Mechanic/Body shop. They age throughout the play.
Rehearsal Period: two weekend intensives September 26-28th and October 3-5th with extra rehearsals during the performance week of the festival date TBA.
The show will be a profit-share/Honorarium.
Email amanda.reconnexion@gmail.com with a headshot and resume for audition information. Please specify the part(s) you wish to audition for.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Obsidian Theatre is proud to introduce our new General Manager Tania Senewiratne.

Tania Senewiratne worked for a Broadway producer in NYC for 10 years.  In that capacity she worked on over 30 theatrical productions on Broadway, off-Broadway, on tour in North America, in London, on tour in the UK, in Canada, in Australia and throughout East Asia.  Broadway shows include The Producers, Hairspray, Young Frankenstein, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, The Norman Conquests, A Little Night Music and many more.  Off-Broadway shows include Old Jews Telling Jokes, Cookin', My Old Lady, The Fantasticks and others.  International productions include Porgy and Bess, The Kind and I, SpongeBob Squarepants, Cinderella, I Love You, You are Perfect, Now Change and others.  Tania was involved in the creation of 54 Below - a cabaret space built in the cellar of the iconic Studio 54 building in New York City.
Tania will be starting at Obsidian on February 3rd so if you happen to be around please drop in and say hello.