We need to cast 6 roles for some workshops, to be followed by a stage reading in a Toronto festival, for May 2012. The play is a new comedy in development.
- A retired male “waiter”, late 60s/early 70s.
- A Jewish woman, late 60s.
- A neo-conservative white woman, late 50s/early 60s.
- A British male ex-pat, late 30s/early 40s.
- A Black/Caribbean gay male, late 50s.
- A Black/Caribbean woman, late 50s.
If interested, it would be much appreciated if you could e-mail your CV and headshot (no web site links please) to email@example.com with “audition – [and the role of interest ]” in the subject: line.
This is a rare opportunity to learn skills and techniques from our International guest artists!
Space is limited, so register soon to keep your place. More information on the workshops can be found here.
Puppetry and Visual Theatre (in English & Spanish) with Federico Restrepo
5 days: Monday May 7 to Friday May 11, 10am – 3pm. $350+HST
A highly physical and visual workshop geared toward actors, dancers, puppeteers, designers, directors, and educators.
From Bogotá via New York: Federico Restrepo is the internationally acclaimed Artistic Director of Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company, and a resident artist at La MaMa ETC.
Playwriting: Getting Close to the Scene (in English & Spanish) with Carlos Satizábal
5 days: from Monday May 14 to Sunday May 20, with days off for writing. $250+HST
Curious about “writing collectively” for theatre? Experience playwriting through Colombian Collective Creation, an approach developed to create experimental and socially motivated theatre.
From Bogotá: Carlos E. Satizábal is a writer, playwright, director and actor, and member of the prestigious Corporación Colombiana de Teatro.
Performance Workshop: The Body: Territory and Border (in English and Spanish), Violeta Luna
3 days: Monday May 21 to Wednesday May 23, 1–5pm. $200+HST
For students and professionals in theatre, dance, spoken-word, performance art and the visual arts who are interested in the relationship between performance art and theatre.
From Mexico city via San Francisco: Violeta Luna is an electrifying performance artist and activist wtih Pocha Nostra, from the Conceptual Institute of Hybrid Art in San Francisco.
Our next Cafe Reading: René Marqués in Spanish!
The Aluna Cafe is a series of informal readings of great Latin American plays where anyone can be the protagonist, the audience, or the critic.
Saturday, February the 25th, 2012, at 6:00 pm (Free admission): In association with Casa Maíz, Aluna invites you to a reading of El Apartamiento (The Apartment) by Puerto Rican playwright René Marqués, in Spanish.
In El Apartamiento, Marqués invites his audience to think about Puerto Rico’s troubled identity through a couple who are confronted by their younger selves and the dreams that they have forgotten.
Casa Maíz: 1280 Finch Ave. West, 2nd floor in Toronto (East of Keele)