Auditions for UFV Theatre's production of Euripides' Bakkhai are coming up very soon!
General Audition One - Tues Oct 25 - 6 - 9 pm
General Audition Two - Wed Oct 26 - 5 - 8 pm
Callbacks - Tues Nov 1 - 6:30 - 9:30
Each student will audition in a 10 minute slot.
Students need to bring:
1) Head shotxw - the traditional and unceded lands of the St2) Resume
Students need to prepare:
1) TWO SONGS (1 - 2 minutes each) that show their vocal range
2) ONE CLASSICAL MONOLOGUE (1 - 2 minutes)
Students may also be asked to do a cold reading of one or two sides from the play.
Actors can sign up for an audition time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "auditions" or by calling 604 795 2814. Auditions will take place at the UFV Performance Theatre, located on Yale Road in Chilliwack.
The fine print: Bakkhai runs March 9 - 19, 2017. No acting experience is necessary and actors do not need to be theatre students. Only current UFV students will be cast in productions. All cast members will be required to enrol in a practicum section.
Grand Theft Terra Firma: Stories of (Re)conciliation
Grand Theft Terra Firma: Stories of (Re) conciliation is a performance project that will explore how S'ólh Téméxw - the traditional and unceded lands of the Stó:lö (People of the River) - began being colonized in the mid-1800s and ask how that history is lived today, by people of both Indigenous and settler ancestry. The performance will be devised (created by the performers involved) and will ask challenging questions about the ongoing legacies of colonialism in Canada and how healing and harmony between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people might be achieved. This project is a co-production between UFV Theatre, the Stó:lö Research and Resource Management Centre, and the Reach Gallery.
We are seeking individuals to collaborate in creating and performing this project. No acting experience or training is required, just an interest in performing and in exploring the questions the project seeks to address.
We are hosting two events in November to provide more information about the project and a sample performance workshop. These are open to anyone - community members, UFV students, Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Following each workshop, people can fill out an application to participate in the project.
Information sessions/workshops are:
Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Aboriginal Gathering Space at UFV (Room 1457, Canada Education Park Campus, 45190 Caen Ave, Chilliwack)
Saturday, November 19, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Stó:lö Research and Resource Management Centre (Building 10, 7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack)
No preparation is necessary, although we do recommend interested participants wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement. If you have questions or are interested in the project but cannot attend either one of the workshops, please email email@example.com
Performances take place April 6 - 9 and April 20 - 23, 2017. Rehearsals will begin in January and will likely be scheduled on Saturdays and one weeknight/week.