The “Winter Tale” Project
Leda Serene Films, Producers of the award-winning feature film “A Winter Tale”, is beginning work on a new dramatic project that will explore the inner lives and experiences of young people in Toronto’s high schools.
Director Frances-Anne Solomon and her team are seeking 10 young actors to participate in this exciting new collaborative project. The group will work together over the next six months to develop a script through community research, discussion, improvisation and personal storytelling. The final product will be mounted as a theatre play in the Winter of 2008/2009.
We are seeking the following 10 talented young performers drawn from Toronto’s multicultural realities:
– 5 females and 5 males between the ages of 12-19 years old.
– Must have a keen interest in the performing arts, and some experience acting/performing, as well as a desire to pursue a career in the field.
– Improvisational and research skills a strong asset.
– Must be open, generous, and willing to participate fully in a collaborative creative process.
– Must be reliable, punctual and possess a strong work ethic.
1. Please carefully review the websites http://awintertale.ca and http://ledaserene.ca for information about the feature film A Winter Tale, and Leda Serene Films’/Frances-Anne Solomon’s previous work.
2. Send a photo and resume as well as a covering letter stating why you are interested in participating in the new project, and how you feel that you can contribute to it.
3. If you are selected for an audition, you will be required :
– to present a 3-minute first person story about a) your best day at high school and b) your worst day at high school.
– to deliver a 3-minute contemporary monologue of your choice; it can be either comedic or dramatic.
– to participate in a group improvisation with other young people.
4. Please forward headshots and resume along with covering letter by email to the attention of: Babs Jona, Casting Director at Leda_Serene_films@yahoo.ca
5. Deadline for submissions: Sunday April 6th, 2008 by 5pm
Audition Date: Sunday April 13th , 2008. 10-5pm
Location: Toronto, ON
*No phone calls please