Constellations

Production Company
Independent
Producer(s)
Kate Ely
Director(s)
Ricardo Pequenino
Casting Director(s): 
Kate Ely, Ricardo Pequenino
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Theatre / Live Performance
Student Production
No
Compensation Details

$500 honorarium + profit share %

Audition Date(s)
October 19, 20, 21st - Tuesday to Thursday
Audition Location
The Presentation House, North Vancouver
Shoot / Performance Date(s)
February 8th - 20th
Shoot / Performance Location(s)
The Presentation House, North Vancouver
Submission Deadline
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Submission Instructions

Please send an email with a headshot and resume to hekateely@gmail.com

Project Synopsis
Roland and Marianne meet at a barbecue and become romantically involved. After they've moved in together, a confession of infidelity causes them to break up. After some time, they run in to each other at a ballroom dancing class, resume their relationship, and eventually marry. Marianne begins to forget words and has trouble typing. She is told by her doctor that she has a tumor in her frontal lobe and has less than a year to live. She eventually seeks assisted suicide abroad with Roland's support. The play ends with a flashback to the scene where Roland and Marianne rekindle their relationship in the dance class. The play skips though different times in their relationships and shows them in alternate universes with different outcomes.
Additional Information & Safety Protocols: 

Please prepare a 1-3 minute monologue for the audition.

Preference for actors 30+ but auditions are open to actors of all ages, genders (including trans and non-binary actors), races, sexualities, ect for both characters.

We would like to add in a performance art aspect to the piece and are interested in actors with the ability to sing and pick up dance choreography; the ability to play an instrument is a plus but not required.

We may ask actors back for callbacks to do chemistry reads.

Character 1
Marianne
Age
20-55
Gender
Open
Description
Marianne, is a cosmologist who often waxes poetic about cosmology, quantum mechanics, string theory and the belief that there are multiple universes that pull people's lives in various directions.
Character 2
Roland
Age
20-55
Gender
Open
Description
Roland is a beekeeper and while he can sometimes feel undermined by Marianne's level of eduction they love each other very much and he takes care of her later in life when her health starts failing.