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UFV STUDENTS AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Pericles by William Shakespeare
Directed by Anna Griffith
March 23rd to April 2nd, 2022
* Performances will take place between: evening shows curtain at 7 pm and call time at 5:30 pm, matinee shows curtain at 2 pm and call time at 12:30 pm. The exact dates and times will be published with the production schedule.
Our adaptation of Pericles examines the ways relationships propel us—tearing us down, lifting us, or changing our course. We explore this through movement, creating a gestural language that communicates the unsaid. Motifs of choreography and song are also used to connect the characters across space and time. The sea plays a prominent role as its movements bring characters together but also rips them apart, evoking a central image of billowing sails against a cacophony of muted ocean blues. Our production will tell the story of Pericles through physical theatre but also through graphic novel projections that draw stylistic inspiration from Drew Weing’s “Set to Sea” and Andrew Donkin’s “Illegal.” Set on the shores of an ocean, the minimalist set allows for non-realistic and symbolic representations of time and location. Our version of Pericles is a story spun from the sea that highlights themes of interconnection.
Tuesday, November 2, 1 pm – 4 pm D121
Thursday, November 4, 4:30-7:30pm D121
What to Prepare:
Everyone auditioning will be required to learn two short, preselected monologues from the script. Please see Heather Robertson, Heather.Robertson@ufv.ca or stop by D113. She will provide you with copies of the monologues you can choose from.
Read the full announcement on our opportunites page