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Production Overview / Vue d`ensemble de la Production
Production Name / Nom de la Production: Theory
Union Status / Statut Union: NON-UNION
Media / Média: Theatre
Director(s) / Directeur(s): Joanne Williams
Casting Director / Directeur de Casting: Alumnae Theatre
Accepting Submissions From / Acceptons les Soumissions venant: Toronto
Open Call Details / Détails de l`Audition Générale
Open Call Date(s) / Date(s) de L`Audition Générale: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 & TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
Open Call Time(s) / Heure de L`Audition Générale: 6 - 10 pm
Open Call Address / Adresse de l`Audition Générale: 70 Berkeley Street
Open Call City/Cities / Ville(s) ou se tiendra l`Audition Générale: Toronto
Production/Show Date(s) / Date de présentation de la Production: November 13 - December 1, 2013
Production Venue / Lieu de la Production: Alumnae Theatre
Production City/Cities / Ville(s) de la Production: Toronto
Pay Rate / Salaire: Non Union, Non Paying.
Casting Notes / Notes du Casting: HOW TO SUBMIT
E-mail your headshot and résumé to theoryfireworks@gmail.com no later than Monday, September 16, 2013 at 5 PM.

Please be sure to include the ROLE for which you wish to be considered, as well as your PHONE NUMBER.

Only actors who are not members of CAEA or ACTRA will be selected to audition.

If selected to audition, you will be asked to prepare sides from the play that we will provide via email. We are only able to respond to actors selected to audition.

Alumnae Theatre is a non-professional company that encourages diversity in its membership and casting. All participants are volunteers.
Synopsis: THEORY
By Norman Yeung
Directed by Joanne Williams

Performance dates: Plays in repertory with Measure of the World by Shirley Barrie and Gloria's Guy by Joan Burrows from November 13 - December 1, 2013.
(Specific performance times TBA).
Part of Alumnae Theatre’s new FireWorks Event


How can you remain progressive when progress becomes dangerous? A mysterious student posts questionably offensive material on the class discussion board, testing the liberalism of a young professor of film theory. She is obsessed with reading meaning into films and into the behaviour of her tormentor as the attacks become vicious and bizarre. Theatre, cinema, and new media combine to investigate the dangers of how we communicate today.

THEORY will rehearse approximately 15 hours per week beginning in early October, 2013 during evenings and weekends at the Alumnae Theatre, with more frequent rehearsals scheduled leading up to opening night.

About Alumnae Theatre Company's FireWorks event:

A series of 3 new full-length plays developed at Alumnae, plus associated workshops, panel discussions and other events, offering a rare opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes issues and aspects of the productions.


ISABELLE: 30. Woman. A young professor of film theory. She is progressive, liberal-minded, and encourages freedom of speech. She is ambitious, analytical and tends to "take her work home" with her. When a mysterious student posts offensive material on the class online discussion board, Isabelle's liberal values are challenged.

LEE: Mid-30s. Woman. Isabelle’s wife and professor of English and creative writing who is comfortable in her career. She tries to support Isabelle when she is harassed by the mysterious student, but her ego gets in the way. She tends to pass judgment quickly.

OMAR: 40-something. Man. Head of the Film department. He is comfortable within the educational institution. Very matter-of-fact. He downplays the seriousness of Isabelle's harassment claim for two reasons: he wants to keep the student in the university because he has a high G.P.A., and he wants to prevent the problem from escalating.

RICHARD: 19. Man. A university student. He is charming, sweet, and sincere. He may or may not be the student who is harassing Isabelle. He is manipulative and highly intelligent.

SAFINA: 19. Woman. A university student. Intelligent and engaged student who is keen to do well in film theory. She initially presents more conservative opinions than some of her classmates, but grows to appreciate Isabelle's efforts to be progressive and encourage critical thinking.

DAVINDER: 19. Man. A university student. Interested in maintaining order.

JORGE: 19. Man. A university student. Outspoken, contrary, and likes to provoke his classmates. Intrigued by the controversy sparked by the online discussion board.
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