Chorus members needed for “The Trojan Women”

Hellooo, any non-union female actor/singers out there!  Due to scheduling conflicts, Alumnae’s January show The Trojan Women, which was already in rehearsal (see my post of November 7) has just lost a couple of Chorus members.

Director Alexandra Seay is holding auditions to replace them this Wednesday afternoon.  Yes, that would be the day after tomorrow – December 7.  Between 1:00 – 6:00 pm.

This version of The Trojan Women is an adaptation of Euripides’ enduring Greek tragedy by Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwen.  Performance dates are January 20 – February 4, 2012.

MacEwen’s visceral and poetic adaptation is a contemporary look at the devastating effects of war and oppression on women. In the aftermath of the Trojan War the women of Troy, enslaved to the Greeks, wait to be claimed by their new masters. In their search for meaning in the destruction around them, the women of Troy find their voice.  But who is listening?

We are seeking  TWO non-union female actors, any age/any ethnicity, to be part of the Chorus (a total of 5 women of Troy who are onstage for the entire play). Must be able to sing and move well.  In the tradition of Greek tragedy the chorus will both sing and play instruments.

To prepare, you’ll need a short (2 – 3 min) classical monologue and one song to sing a cappella. You may also be asked to read from the script.  Don’t forget your photo and résumé!

To book a slot, please e-mail co-producer Tabitha Keast at or leave a message at 416-364-4170 ext 3.


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