Youth Auditions

Date posted: March 1, 2017

AUDITION NOTICE
Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17
Callbacks Saturday, March 18

-The Belfry Theatre is holding AUDITIONS for the roles of two young people.
-Casting Personnel in Attendance:  Michael Shamata (Artistic Director, Belfry Theatre), Erin Macklem (Artistic Associate & Outreach Coordinator), Christian Barry (Director).
-This is a paid position, fee to be negotiated.

PRODUCTION DETAILS  (Detailed performance schedule available upon request.)
-First Day of Rehearsal: August 15th, 2017
-Production Dates: Opens September 12, 2017 – Closes October 10, 2017

ABOUT THE PLAY
This play tells the true and inspirational tale of Dr. Janusz Korczak’s selfless journey to bring safety to Polish-Jewish orphans within the Warsaw Ghetto.  His struggle to advocate children’s rights and shelter his orphans from the horrors of the war ended with his death in 1942.  A powerful and true story of beauty, heroism, and legacy in a world devoid of freedom and even the necessities of life.

ROLES
Israel (age 12-14) is described as an anti-hero, traumatized, violent, hard to read, but with depths of warmth underneath.
Sara (age 10-13) is described as quiet and watchful, the character can play violin well but the actor may not need to.  Please tell us if you are able to play the violin.

HOW TO APPLY
-A reading copy of the script is available at the Belfry Box Office during business hours if you’d like to read the script before submitting.
-Please email Erin (contact info below) with a recent photo, current age, height, school you will be attending in September, and previous performance experience (if any).  Please include “CHILDREN’S AUDITION” in the subject line.
-We would prefer someone with some stage experience if possible.  People older than the stated age range but not too tall would be fine!
-Due to the specific requirements of the roles, not everyone who submits will be seen.  We will be in touch either way.
-The Belfry encourages performers from all cultures, races, ethnicities, and gender identities, mental and physical abilities to apply for an audition.

For more information please contact:
Erin Macklem, Artistic Associate & Outreach Coordinator
associate@belfry.bc.ca   250-385-6835 ext 243