Audition Call for Castlereigh Theatre Project’s production of
God's Lake by Francesca Albright & Kevin Lee Burton Director: Britt Small Rehearsal Dates (in Victoria): December 11-23 and 26-30, 2017 and 2-3 January, 2018 Victoria Run Dates: January 4-6, 2018 About God's Lake Inspired by the mysterious death of a young Cree woman, God’s Lake is an original work of documentary theatre that addresses the issue of safety for young Indigenous women and girls living on isolated First Nation reserves. This production will stage the lived experiences of people from the fly-in community of God’s Lake Narrows, Manitoba. The play uses the words of real people, verbatim from interviews conducted over six months in 2017 in the community. God’s Lake is a collaboration between playwright Francesca Albright and award-winning filmmaker Kevin Lee Burton. Directed by Atomic Vaudeville's Britt Small. Casting breakdown: • 6 Indigenous actors - 3M and 3F • 2 youth, 2 adults, 2 elders • Actors will be playing multiple roles Victoria Auditions: September 25, 2017, Atomic Vaudeville Studio, 1618 ½ Government St. Vancouver Auditions: September 24, 2017, Vancouver, TBD Deadline for Submissions: September 20, 2017 Please submit: • A headshot/photo, resume, and short statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org • Include the city you’re interested in auditioning in, and any times you are unavailable on the audition day. If selected for an audition, you will be asked to read a scene from the play which will be emailed to you. Taped auditions will be accepted also. All background and experience will be considered. CAEA members will be engaged under an Equity form of contract.
Castlereigh Theatre Project is a documentary theatre company based in Victoria, BC. Founded in 2007 by playwrights Francesca Albright and Jude Thaddeus Allen, the company creates verbatim-style plays that explore the relationship between artistic expression and the nature of true events: fact-based plays built on real-life accounts and storytelling that explore both current and universal themes. Castlereigh has produced works Castle in the Sky, The Dublin Play (workshop production) and Ocean Fox. Click here for more information about God’s Lake or Castlereigh Theatre Project’s past productions. Kevin Lee Burton (Swampy Cree) is an award-winning director. In 2007 his experimental film Nikamowin (Song) received the Best Experimental and Best Indigenous Language Production awards at the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto and went on to be named as part of the Toronto International Film Festival Group’s Top 10 list in 2008. Kevin has worked with the National Film Board of Canada; creating his short film Writing the Land, and co-creating Gods Lake Narrows Interactive which won a Webby award. Kevin was listed as Canada’s Top 20 to watch by the Victoria Film Festival in 2008. Kevin has worked as program assistant for the Native and Indigenous Initiative at the Sundance Institute in Beverly Hills, California and is an associate programmer for Out On Screen’s IndigeQUEER program in Vancouver. He is also a founding member of the ITWĒ and Mamaweyas Collectives. Trained at an allAboriginal training Program (Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Program) in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Kevin has been carving a niche in working with his ancestral language, Cree. Kevin is originally from God's Lake Narrows First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. Click here to view Gods Lake Narrows Interactive for the National Film Board of Canada.