Theatre Aurora Presents Down Dangerous Passes Road, by Michel Marc Bouchard
Director: Jason Silzer
Producer: Barbara Jones
From the pen of the writer of Lilies:
15 years to the day after the death of their father, three brothers get together and drive out to the place where it happened: an old fishing spot on the river down Dangerous Passes Road. They have not spoken in three years; they all have their secrets to hide. As they wait by the wreck of their truck at the side of the road, their voices weave, and their relationships, their secrets, are revealed and laid bare.
INFO DAY Saturday, January 3 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Sunday, January 11 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Monday, January 12 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- Tuesday, January 13 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- CALL-BACKS: Sunday, January 18 from 1:00 pm 4:00 pm
- Theatre Aurora — 150 Henderson Drive, Aurora, Ontario
Regular rehearsals will begin Monday, January 19 at 7:30PM and will then continue generally:
- Mondays 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
- Wednesdays 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
- Sundays 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
- Some additional or longer rehearsals will be held in the two weeks leading up to opening night.
- March 26-29
- April 2-4
- The performance of March 29 is a Matinee at 2:00pm. All other performances begin at 8:00pm
- The cast is also expected to help with the set take-down during the day of April 5.
Theatre Aurora — 150 Henderson Drive, Aurora, Ontario
Down Dangerous Passes Road takes place in rural Quebec circa 1994. The characters are Quebecois, however, accents will not be asked for or required. The characters in this piece are brothers, but chemistry and skill of the actors will be given precedence over familial resemblance. Note that ages provided are a guideline for how actors should read on stage, not for the actual age of the actors.
- CARL, the youngest brother (27) A suburban guy, manager at a Price Club. On occasion of his marriage, CARL calls his brothers together after three years of estrangement.
- AMBROSE, the second brother (29) The gay urbanite. Ambrose is an art dealer in Montreal where he lives the “social life” and where his boyfriend lies dying of AIDS.
- VICTOR, the oldest brother (31) A tough rural guy with a lyric soul. Surprisingly gentle at times. Victor sets the action into motion when he invites his brothers to see his fishing camp, but runs the truck off the road while on the way.
Please prepare a short monologue no longer than 90 seconds. A prepared (not improvised) story or narrative verse is also acceptable.
All people auditioning will receive one or more redirects of the material, so you should be comfortable enough with your material to be able to play around with it.
ABOUT CALL BACKS
Call backs are scheduled for three hours, but will likely not run the full time. Actors receiving a call back will receive specific scenes with their notification. Lines do not need to be memorized for the callback, but you should be familiar enough with the material to take redirection and “play” with the scenes.
People auditioning should inform the producer, at the time of their audition, if there is any time on the callback day during which they are unavailable.
Booking Your Audition
To book an audition, contact Barbara Jones at 905-716-6241 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org