CALL FOR PERFORMERS
LACE Productions is looking for women of Middle Eastern heritage of all ages to perform in their upcoming SummerWorks Festival production of The Unbelievers. No previous performance experience is required.
ABOUT THE PLAY: The Unbelievers is a play about the sex-trafficking of Yazidi women and is a partnership with Yazda, a global Yazidi organization that is leading initiatives to restore the Yazidi community and uplift survivors of the 2014 Yazidi Genocide. Find out more about the Unbelievers.
Attend a rehearsal on Tuesday, August 2 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Attend a rehearsal on Thursday, August 4 from 4:00-6:00pm (*if you are available this date but only after 6:00pm, please still apply, and let us know your availability*)
Participate in performances on the following seven dates:
Friday, August 5, 6:45pm-8:00pm
Saturday, August 6, 10:30pm-11:45pm
Sunday, August 7, 5:15pm-6:30pm
Monday, August 8, 10:30pm-11:45pm
Thursday, August 11, 4:00pm-5:15pm
Saturday, August 13, 12:00pm-1:15pm
Sunday, August 14, 4:45pm-6:00pm
All performances and rehearsal on August 2 take place in Toronto at the BMO Incubator Space at the Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St. West). August 4 rehearsal takes place in Toronto at Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw Street).
Candidates will be ideally available for all dates, but we may be able to accommodate if your schedule requires missing one or two performances. Let us know your availability in your response.
Performers will go through a series of silent tasks onstage (pouring tea, walking, hand and body gestures, etc.). Though the play is 75 minutes long, the participant involvement is very brief. Participants will be awarded a modest honorarium as thanks for their participation.
To indicate your interest, please email Laura Levin and Joanne Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, ideally by Wednesday, July 20. Please don’t hesitate to contact with questions or concerns!