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(WINDSOR, ON) –Korda Artistic Productions’ is holding auditions for
the company’s 2019 production of MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN.
Auditions will take place Wednesday, January 16 and Thursday, January
17 at 7:30 PM each night, at The KordaZone Theatre, 2520 Seminole
Street. Those interested in auditioning are not required to book a
time, but are asked to arrive promptly at 7:30 PM and to be prepared
to stay for at least one hour. Auditions will be cold reads from the
script, with sides provided onsite.
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN AND OUR PRODUCTION:
Written by Bertolt Brecht | Translated by Tony Kushner
Directed by Tracey B. Atin | Co-directed by Tova Perlmutter
Brecht’s greatest work and a powerful indictment of war and social
injustice, MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN is a drama set in the
17thcentury during the Thirty Years’ War. The plot follows the
resilient Mother Courage who survives by running a commissary business
that profits from all sides. The play’s theme is that no one can
profit from war without being subject to its terrible cost.
This is a play with music, and Korda’s production will feature an
original score and a live band. The characters Eilif, Swiss Cheese,
Yvette, the Chaplain and the Cook and some of the soldiers sing, so if
you are auditioning for these parts you will be asked to sing “Oh
Canada” at the audition. All parts are available except the role of
Mother Courage. Some actors will play more than one role.
Rehearsals will take place Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and either
in the afternoon or evening on Sundays, February through May. We can
cast performers who are available regularly for at least two of these
three rehearsal dates (an occasional conflict is ok); please do not
audition if you cannot work with this schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: Performances will now be May 17-19, 23-25, 30-31 and
June 1, 2019.
The play’s events take place over twelve years (sometimes with a gap
of several years between consecutive scenes). Ages listed below
reflect the length of time covered by each character.
MOTHER COURAGE has been cast (Tracey B. Atin)
KATTRIN, Mother Courage’s daughter. Female, late teens – late
twenties. Mute; performers with dance or other experience silently
conveying character are especially encouraged. Has been through
trauma; has strong feelings and concern for others.
EILIF, Mother Courage’s older son. Male, late teens – mid-twenties.
Brash, aggressive, full of energy.
SWISS CHEESE, Mother Courage’s younger son. Male, late teens – early
twenties. Simple, honest, not too bright.
THE COOK, a charming and cynical man who always has his eye on the
main chance. Males, mid-thirties to late forties.
THE CHAPLAIN, a hypocrite who represents Brecht’s view of religion as
exploitative. Nevertheless, seeks and maintains human connection.
Male, mid-thirties to late forties.
YVETTE, a woman who gets by through selling sex to soldiers.
Pragmatic, attractive, cooperates with Mother Courage when she can.
Female, mid-thirties to late forties.
OLD COLONEL, an officer who is besotted with Yvette and wants to buy a
business for her. Male, fifties or older.
Ages designated for Cook, Chaplain and Yvette may be flexible for the
right combination of actors.
ENSEMBLE – multiple speaking parts for peasants, soldiers and
officers. We will cast seven or eight people to play 14-16 roles.
Seeking at least two women, five men; age range from 20-70. The play’s
power comes from the vignettes of the named characters against an epic
canvas of war, poverty and ordinary people’s practical hopes and
fears. Members of the ensemble will be on stage for most or all of the
play, creating a sense of the tapestry of human life and need.
NOTE: the directors are eager to cast a diverse group of performers by
race, age, ethnicity and other characteristics. As such, genders above
are for convenience and reflect how the play’s characters are written.
The directors are open to considering actors who may not identify with
the gender labeled.
2019 SEASON ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Korda Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/15726790159/.
KordaZone Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kordazone/.
Kordazone Flickr Albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127347470@N04/albums.
For media inquiries or to arrange an interview/photo, please contact
Tracey B. Atin at 519-562-3394or firstname.lastname@example.org. Korda’s 2019
Season is brought to you by Allegra Print + Mail on Erie St., Nancy
Johns Gallery & Framing, and Juniper Used & Rare Books.
January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
THE KORDAZONE THEATRE
2520 Seminole Street
Windsor, Ontario ON N8Y 1X4 Canada
Phone: (519) 562-3394