Lost in the Woods

Production Company
Independent
Casting Director(s): 
Bronwen Marsden
Union Status
Union (TBC)
Project Type
Theatre / Live Performance
Student Production
No
Compensation Details

Each actor will be paid a rate of $30/hour for 35 hours of studio work over five days in January.

Audition Location
online only
Shoot / Performance Date(s)
January 9th-13th, 2023
Shoot / Performance Location(s)
Vancouver, BC
Submission Deadline
Friday, September 30, 2022
Submission Instructions

Please submit your headshot, resume, and a self-tape of a 3-5 minute contemporary, non-comedic monologue. Please submit all requested materials in one e-mail to hello@bronwenmarsden.com by Friday, October 7th, 2022.

Project Synopsis
This is a one-week workshop of a play in development. "Lost in the Woods" is a play about two hikers who get lost on a day hike, and the mountain they get lost on. The play has three characters: the two humans, and the chorus – an ensemble of contemporary dancers who embody the mountain's forest environment that interacts with the human characters, both with their bodies and with their voices. The friction between the humans is the catalyst for what follows, as their emotions and actions affect their surroundings and are projected back to them in a series of dance segments that move the story along.
Additional Information & Safety Protocols: 

This is a one-week workshop of a play in development. There will be no public performance at this time.

We are seeking two female or non-binary actors to play the roles of the humans, Jess and Sam. We are currently only casting for the workshop, but may keep the casting for future phases of development and production.

Contemporary dance experience is preferred, but not required, for both roles. At this time we are open to Union and Non-union performers.

Although both characters are written as women, we encourage anyone to audition as we will be casting whoever is best for the roles. We welcome every body type, background, race, gender, orientation, and ability, including those who are 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC, white, cisgendered, and/or disabled. We invite applicants to inform us of their pronouns and identities if they wish to do so.

Accessibility note: the rehearsal venue, though not confirmed, will likely have stairs. We will do our best to accommodate accessibility needs, wherever possible.

Character 1
Jess
Age
25-45
Gender
Open
Description
A bookish hiker who loves to learn and share knowledge about biology and the natural world. She holds herself (and everyone else) to a very high standard. A generous and caring friend, she tends to hide her soft side behind a self-deprecating and sardonic sense of humour. Contemporary dance/movement experience preferred.
Character 2
Sam
Age
25-45
Gender
Open
Description
An experienced hiker who lets her tendency to people-please overrule her own common sense and expertise. She’s full of wonder, and comes across as a bit naïve, but has a secret sharp edge. She’s willing to do just about anything for the people she loves. Contemporary dance/movement experience preferred.