Call for Submissions: One (1) Female Actor, Soulpepper Theatre Company

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE Monday, November 25, 2013 – 10AM

Soulpepper Theatre Company is looking for one (1) female actor to play the following role in our upcoming 2014 production of Road to Mecca directed by David Storch.

Rehearsals begin March 17, 2014 with performances from April 30 to May 28, 2014 with possible extension.

Role: Elsa
Elsa is a 28 year old teacher in a Coloured School in Cape Town, South Africa in 1974. Intelligent, independent, and passionate about making the world a better place, she is, in Fugard’s words, “a very strong, very remarkable person, with a strong social conscience, a strong sense of what South Africa was about, and a strong outrage at what was wrong with it.” She has only recently begun to emerge from a dark period of heartbreak at the end of the first big romance of her life. At work she faces disciplinary action and possible dismissal after parent complaints about an assignment she has given her students. Elsa has a deep and significant friendship with Helen, an eccentric and reclusive 70 year old artist. After receiving a letter from Helen that seems to threaten suicide, Elsa drives 800 miles without a break to spend a single night with her friend.

This breakdown is also available on Casting Workbook which is the preferred method for submissions. Email submissions are also accepted however please include headshots and resumes as ATTACHMENTS – DO NOT SEND LINKS TO OTHER SOURCES.

PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT ONCE (either Casting Workbook or via email)

Lisa Li, Artistic Coordinator
Soulpepper Theatre Company

We thank you for your submission however, only those selected for an audition will be contacted.