"DANCE WITH ME" by Alireza Gholamishilsar
Sunday 7 May 2017
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Where: HARIKO Croix-Rouge
1, Dernier Sol - L-2543
The audition will be led by the playwright who will be assisted by
AIKL www.aiklux.com on the linguistic side and by
NWTC on the artistic and organisational sides. Due to the linguistic challenges
involved, the audition will be largely limited to a demonstration by each
auditionee of his or her reading of lines of one or several of the characters
in the play.
“Dance With Me” is an adult integration project which AIKL brought to NWTC's
attention in the course of its SHOUT OUT refugee youth theatre workshop of
last year; NWTC is facilitating the production of this play. The synopsis of
the play is:
A man who escapes the horrors
of oppression and fear of his distant homeland finds refuge in a
peaceful little country - but finds no peace of mind.
Alireza's script is based on personal experience. One of the play’s
purposes is to raise awareness of the additional plight brought on by red tape
but also of the benefits of embracing diversity.
The play will be performed in English, interspersed with some Farsi. It
consists of a male actor interacting with his different inner selves (Hope,
Love, Fear etc, each emotion being played by one other person) and with a
personified Death. The play is for 6-9 actors. It will last a little under an
hour and will have a very strong musical and dance component (which, at the
moment, falls outside the tasks of the actors).
Auditions are open to all adults, regardless of gender or linguistic accent.
Actors will be selected based on their portrayal of the different characters. A
two-page script excerpt will be sent to each candidate.
To express your interest in attending this audition, please write to email@example.com
unless you have already done so.