Theatre

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Volunteers Needed - Interpret Festival

 

Earn CCR for Volenteering at the Interpret Festival!

The volunteer will help with the production of Interpret: Festival of the Creative & Performing Arts at UFV. The Festival which celebrates the emerging talent in Theatre, Creative Writing, and Visual Arts will take place on April 26th. Preparations for the event will begin on April 17 with April 26th being the central focus. Volunteers will be assisting with the set-up of outdoor and indoor spaces for exhibits and performances. Preparations will also need to be made for catering, guiding visitors, and clean-up. Volunteers will be working collaboratively with students, staff, and faculty for this year-end cultural event that is open to the community.

 

Those that complete 20hrs or more of volunteer time towards the event will qualify for CCR. Please contact Grace.Tsurumaru@ufv.ca for further details.

 

 

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Art by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton

 

Directed by Parjad Sharifi

November 13-23, 2019

* Performances will take place between November 13 and 23, 2019. The exact dates and times will be published with the production schedule.

 

Art is an award-winning comedy written by Yasmina Reza. It’s the recipient of 1998 Tony Award for best play and 1996 Olivier Award for best comedy. The play includes three male characters, Marc, Serge, and Yvan who are close friends. Serge has bought an expensive painting about 5x4 ft., all white with white diagonal lines. Marc thinks that the painting isn't worth a penny. However, Serge insists that Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Yvan, has been pulled into this disagreement. Unlike Marc, Yvan is eager to please telling Serge that he likes the painting. The friends square off over the canvas, using the painting as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. Their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, and border on destroying their friendships. Finally, at the breaking point Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: “Go on.” This is the time where their friendship is tested and the aftermath of the actions and reactions affirms the power of those bonds.  

 

Auditions

6-9pm Monday April, 1

6-9pm Tuesday April, 2

PrepareA monologue of at least 1-2 minutes in length. Please consider the style of the show in choosing your monologue. Monologues from the script are welcome and encouraged.  

 

Call Backs

6-9pm, Monday, April 8

Callbacks will involve readings of scenes and some small group/pair work.

 

To Book An Audition

Contact: leigh.kerr@ufv.ca to request an audition. Please specify if you have a time preference.

Location: Abbotsford Campus, room number d105.

Please dress in comfortable clothes that will allow you to move. Those auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition form on the day of the audition, outlining previous performance experience and training as well as work, school, and personal schedule between September and November. While all members of the community are welcome to audition, please note that casting priority is given to those enrolled in UFV’s theatre program. UFV students participating as actors in main stage productions will receive either a 290 or 291 practicum credit for their participation.

Please note: Art has a cast of three men and gender-bending is not permitted by the playwright.

 

To Work Backstage

Students may also choose to sign up for backstage or front of house roles and receive 295/299/399/499 practicum credits. The department cannot mount shows without students participating backstage. Backstage positions include; designing (lights, sound, projections, set, hair & makeup and / or costume), stage managing, lighting and sound operators, costume dressers, running crew, and make-up and hair assistants. We are aiming to have all backstage positions filled by mid-April. To request a position, or if you have a question, please contact Leigh Kerr at leigh.kerr@ufv.ca

 

Character Descriptions  

Marc: +30 male, a close friend of Serge and Yvan

Serge: +30 male, a close friend of Marc and Yvan

Yvan: +30 male, a close friend of Marc and Serge

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