UFV Theatre Winter Production
Audition & Backstage Announcement
Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg
Directed by Parjad Sharifi
Performances: March 24, 25, and 26, 2021 at 7pm and March 27, 2021 at 2pm
* Performances will be live, via a virtual platform.
Seeking 2 Performers for Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg. Pariah (The Ourcast) is a thrilling Darwinian battle of survival between the minds of two criminals with contrasting moral beliefs.
An archeologist meets an American traveller in a country house. The archeologist’s secret is revealed that at a young age he murdered a man but was never caught, and tries to convince the American traveller why it was fair to avoid punishment. On the contrary, the American traveller was sent to prison for being accused of forging a document to secure a loan, and believes that his punishment was unjust.
In a Darwinian battle of survival, the American traveller threatens to share the secret, and demands for gold as a bribe from the archeologist’s box. This tense story escalates while the two characters create their own moralities in a Nietzschean conversation.
Performers with a wide-range of talents are encouraged to audition!
Casting is gender neutral.
Prepare a 2-minute piece (monologue, song, dance, spoken word, etc.) that showcases your strengths as a performer. Auditions will be held via zoom.
Please dress in comfortable clothes that will allow you to move.
If cast, the performer commits to being available for rehearsals from January 15 to March 23; and a performance run from March 24-17, 2020. Rehearsals will be on Mondays from 3-6pm, Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-8:30pm, and Saturdays from 10-3pm. The exact dates and times of tech and performance calls, will be published with the production schedule. All work on this production will be conducted virtually.
Those auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition form, outlining previous performance experience and training as well as work, school, and personal schedule between January and March. While all students of the UFV community are welcome to audition, please note that casting priority is given to those enrolled in UFV’s theatre program. UFV students participating as actors in main stage productions will receive either a THEA290 or 291 practicum credit for their participation.
To Book An Audition
Contact: email@example.com to request an audition. Please specify if you have a time preference.
Location: online, via Zoom
3-6pm Monday, November 30
3-6pm Tuesday, December 1
10-1pm Wednesday, December 2
Noon-3pm Thursday, December 3
*If you require a different audition time in the week of November 30, please let us know.
Location: online, via Zoom
3-6pm Tuesday, December 8
Callbacks will involve readings of scenes in small groups.
To Work Backstage
Students may also choose to sign up for backstage roles and receive THEA295/299/399/499 practicum credits. The department cannot mount shows without students participating backstage. Backstage positions include; stage management, digital media team, sound design, hair & makeup and / or costume design, and props. We are aiming to have all backstage positions filled by early December. To request a position, or if you have a question, please contact Leigh Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org