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"Beauty Will Save the World" Play Needs Young Talent

Ottawa, ON, Canada
ID: 561720Exp: 11/30/2023
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ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Upcoming radio theatre production "Beauty Will Save the World" is looking for singers and voice actors ages 8+. See the details below. About the project: The play is a challenging work that provokes and asks questions about the values of our society. It’s a fantasy piece and spiritual allegory about our individual and collective postures toward liberty, fear, safety, and Control, as well as where lies our salvation. It portrays a world of absurd rules and irrational regulations where all things sacred and beautiful are forbidden, even singing, dancing, and laughing. For in the words of Control, “beauty is dangerous, lest we remember”. Beauty Will Save the World is packed with humour and music, full of verbatim text from public officials and media pundits, complete with complex relationships, emotionally charged moments, and high-stake action sequences. This fictional story is inspired by actual events and observations over the past few years. It presents an alternative way of living in community, love, and respect, instead of conflict, fear, and division. It echoes Dostoyevsky and other philosophers and spiritual leaders in stating that only ‘beauty can save the world’. Rate: Those cast will be engaged under an agreement with 9th Hour Theatre Company and paid a fee for involvement in the production, upon completion of all recording dates. The company will not be engaging artists under CAEA agreements for this production. Additional information: Rehearsals will be held in Ottawa, Mondays and Wednesdays (6pm-10pm) from January 8th to February 19th, 2024. Recording will take place at a studio in Ottawa from Tuesday to Friday, February 20-23 (2pm-10pm), Saturday February 24th (9am-5pm), and Sunday February 25th (1pm-5pm). NOTE: Some weekday afternoons may be required as outlined above. Those auditioning should come with full knowledge of their schedule and the ability to commit to the production schedule as stated. Some flexibility to the schedule is available for weekday afternoons in February. Whether you're a skilled Voice Actor, a Vocal Virtuoso, or a bit of both, directors invite you to audition for this unique production. You can choose to audition for one or both aspects of this captivating play. Auditions are by appointment only and will take place in downtown Ottawa. Submision deadline: November 30th, 2023. ACTING AUDITION: Voice acting auditions are conducted in a group format as a dramatic reading of scenes from the radio play to determine suitability of voice types for casting. Voice acting auditions will be held Saturday, December 2 (10am-1pm) and, if needed on Sunday, December 3 (10am-1pm). SINGING AUDITION: Singing auditions are conducted both in a group format and on an individual basis. The group portion involves artists learning and singing some of the music from the show. The individual portion involves the artist singing a 60-90 second portion of a prepared song that features their voice, with a backing track or without music entirely. Singing auditions will be held on Saturday, December 2 (2pm-5pm) and, if needed on Sunday, December 3 (2pm-5pm). If you're interested, please apply.

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“innocent” character.