Audition Notice – Spelling 2-5-5
We invite experienced actors on the Autism Spectrum to audition for a professional production of Jennifer Overton’s play Spelling 2-5-5, directed by Samantha Wilson. In the play, 12 year old Simon wants to shine at a televised spelling bee contest but has to decide if he can share the spotlight with his brother Jake who is on the autism spectrum. Spelling 2-5-5 will premiere at Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages Festival and tour to schools in May, 2020.
The role: Jake is 10 and has ASD. The actor needs to be male and young looking! Stage experience is required. Please note, the role will require memorization of many sequences of numbers.
Production Details: Rehearsals will start May 11, 2020. They will be held full-time during the days. Pay is Equity TYA scale – approx. $600 per week for 3 weeks. Performances will run the week of May 25 – 30 during the days, some of the performances will be in a theatre and some will be in schools.
Auditions Details: Actors should prepare two contemporary contrasting monologues no longer than two minutes each. The monologues must come from a play and be memorized. Actors may be asked to read from the script during the audition and be prepared to take direction.
To apply: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and photo by January 24 to be given an audition slot. Auditions will be held in Halifax on January 31st.
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!
Halifax Theatre for Young People
Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present
Debuting spring 2020, we are thrilled to present a new original production: Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present. Created by Mi’kmaq artists (including film-maker Catherine Martin, storyteller Shalan Joudrey, theatre artist Lara Lewis and spoken-word artist Rebecca Thomas), Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present weaves stories from the past with glimpses into current realities and dreams for the future.
Mi’kmaq Stories: Past and Present will be performed in a giant tent on the grounds of the Museum of Natural History in Halifax from May 20 – 23, 2020. Stay tuned for show times.
In this heartwarming play by Jennifer Overton, 12 year old Simon wants to shine at a televised spelling bee contest, but has to decide if he can share the spotlight with his brother Jake who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With great sensitivity and educational value, Spelling 2-5-5 delivers the message that everyone’s difference makes them special.
Directed by Samantha Wilson, Spelling 2-5-5 will premiere at Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages Festival and tour to schools in May/June 2020!
See our schools page for more information, and how to bring us to your school!