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Audition Notice: Meet Chloe by Cameron Grant
Submission Deadline: August 6, 2021
Call-back Dates: August 24 and 25, 2021
Written by Cameron Grant
Director Marcel Stewart
Submission Deadline: August 6th, 2021
Callbacks: August 24th and 25th, 2021
Workshop – September 27th, 2021
Production Dates – October 12th – 22nd, 2021
This will be a virtual production, recorded in October to be shown in schools starting in November. All rehearsals will take place virtually.
It’s another day of online history class. Chloe is working with her group on a research project about John Graves Simcoe, but she discovers another historical figure that she is much more interested in learning about, someone who even shares the same first name: Chloe Cooley, an enslaved woman who lived in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the 1760’s. Captivated by Cooley’s story, can young Chloe convince her teacher, and her project partners, to switch their topic, weeks before the project is due? Meet Chloe explores the challenges black students face in the education system and the lack of Black curriculum content in the study of Canadian History.
Roles to be Cast
Mr. Lee – a Social Studies teacher at Clarksdale Secondary School in the District School Board of Niagara. He is young, tech savvy and relatable. He is also Asian. The students like him because he is pretty chill. But he is also totally overwhelmed. Teaching online has demanded a lot more of his time and creativity as he tries to keep his students engaged with a dense subject. He has never taught Canadian History before so he really relies on the curriculum provided by the ministry of Ontario.
Chloe – a grade 10 student at Clarksdale Secondary. She is black. Chloe is a good student. She works hard for her grades but she has a genuine interest in learning. She is well liked by her peers.
Daniel – a grade 10 student at Clarksdale Secondary. He is black. He is smart but doesn’t benefit from traditional learning styles. He likes to work at his own pace, which means he rarely gets things handed in on time. He likes to play up the care free, bad mon vibe; especially when he is around Chloe.
Larissa – a grade 10 student at Clarksdale Secondary. She is white. Larissa is a type A straight A student. She likes getting her work done well in advance and always with the proper considerations. She can sometimes come off as overbearing but she cares deeply about her grades and her future. She hates group assignments.
Since Meet Chloe explores themes of colonization, white supremacy and slavery it is of the utmost importance to us that our creation and performance environments are safe, brave, and welcoming spaces for everyone.
Carousel Players is committed to telling stories that are inclusive, reflecting the multitude of diverse voices that make up our community in Niagara. We strongly encourage submissions from artists of equity-seeking communities without regard to age, disability, gender, or any other basis.
As we are unable to hold in-person auditions at this time, we invite all interested performers to submit a video audition. All audition submissions will be reviewed by the Director Marcel Stewart, and potentially other members of the creative team. Those selected for a callback will be contacted.
Please prepare a video audition using selected sides from the script
Sides are available here:
Chloe (note: this excerpt is a dialogue, so we encourage you to work with an off-camera scene partner when recording)
Please include MEET CHLOE in the subject line and the role you are auditioning for in the email body.
Submission deadline: August 6, 2021
2021 General Auditions
Submission Date: August 29, 2021
Call-backs: late September
Performers who are passionate about Theatre for Young Audiences are enthusiastically encouraged to apply to Carousel Players for our 2021 General Auditions.
Carousel Players is committed to telling stories that are inclusive, reflecting the multitude of diverse voices that make up our community and we welcome applications from artists of all backgrounds.
As we are unable to hold in-person auditions at this time, we invite all interested performers to submit a video audition. All audition submissions will be reviewed by the Artistic Director Monica Dufault, and will be considered for casting in future projects, including Carousel Players’ ongoing new play development work. Those selected for a callback will be contacted.
- a resume, headshot and a short letter of interest telling us why you want to work with Carousel Players
Please also submit a self video audition including:
- one contemporary Canadian monologue
- a short song or a single verse of a song AND/OR any special skill you would like to share, such as: puppeteering, acrobatics, dance, a joke, a physical comedy bit, or something else that you’re awesome at
Note: Maximum length for entire video audition (including all elements above): 3 minutes
Deadline to submit: Sunday, August 29, 2021
No agent packages please.
Carousel Players is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and engages professional artists under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement. CAEA members will be seen first at all open audition calls. CAEA members: please identify yourself as a member in your letter of interest or on your resume.
Carousel Players works with CAEA Stage Managers on all our productions. Our Stage Managers drive the company truck and participate in the load-in, strike, and pack of the set. If you are interested in working with us, please send a cover letter and resume to Artistic Director Monica Dufault.
Carousel Players works with professional set, costume, and sound designers on all our productions. If you are interested in working with us, please send a cover letter, CV, and portfolio to Artistic Director Monica Dufault.