Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Audition Information - please pass it on!

Actors wanted for new playwright’s world premiere

Grinder Productions is working in collaboration with up-and-coming local playwright Vince Masson to bring his plays to the stage for the very first time. Masson, along with Grinder’s Creative and Executive Director Eric Goudie will be holding open auditions on Sunday, January 16th at 7pm at the Elora Centre for the Arts.

The show being cast is called Crime and Passion, and is actually a collection of five 1-act plays, three by Masson and two by Goudie. It will be performed March 26th at 2pm and 8pm at the Ennotville Library.

Masson’s plays form the first half of the show, and all revolve around illicit activities.

“I enjoy the idea of regular people getting caught up in extraordinary circumstances, especially when it pertains to crime,” says Masson. “Stories where straight-laced, regular people can become entangled in criminal activity is something I’ve explored heavily in these plays, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the final product come to life.”

Goudie takes over for the second half of the show, with a pair of plays about passion.

“I’m a lover, not a fighter,” Goudie says, “and I’m very excited to be collaborating with Vince to bring these shows to the stage. It’s not every day you get to introduce a new playwright’s works to the world.”

This is a cold read audition, so no preparation is necessary, nor is any previous acting experience. Some of the plays contain coarse language, stage violence and mildly suggestive humour, so all potential actors should be comfortable with this, and should be at least 16 years of age or older.

In addition to actors there is also a need for people to help out behind the scenes – once again no previous experience is necessary.

For more information about these auditions or to get tickets to the show please call 519-780-7593 or e-mail grinder@grinderproductions.org.