AUDITION NOTICE – ACTOR – FACTORY THEATRE – TORONTO, ON
Production name: Twisted
Date production rehearsal/job starts: 01/05/2015
Audition date: 09/10/2014
Deadline to submit: 09/03/2014
Email applications to: [email protected]
Contact name: Jonathan Heppner
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 416-504-4473 x221
Engager Website: www.factorytheatre.ca
A world premiere by two of Toronto’s hottest young playwrights. In this
modern day re-imagining of Dickens’ classic, Oliver Twist, Ollie and
Nance struggle to survive on the unforgiving streets of Toronto. This
two-hander is told boldly and beautifully, by Ollie, an urban poet with
an electric street voice, and Nancy, Syke’s “bottom bitch.” In this
brutal yet touching story, the streets of Toronto’s underbelly belong to
Sykes and Dodger, and human trafficking is their only currency.
OLIVER (Male) 17 years old
Oliver (or Ollie) is of mixed race (black/white), tough and in shape
without being physically imposing. Using elements of hip hop culture and
spoken word in the play’s language, Ollie comes face to face with the
hardships, fears, and hopes of today’s youth. He is both lost and
present; navigating a fierce reality of drugs, violence, and survival
set against an urban landscape.
We are seeking actors who can believably portray a 17-year old, who have
a strong handle on text, and dexterity with verse.
Please submit CV and headshot by Wednesday, September 3, 2014, by email
to: [email protected]
We thank all applicants for their submissions, however only successful
applicants will be contacted to arrange an audition.
Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Artists
cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of
contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the