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Seeking Actors for Play “Thomas Edison Turn Off The Dark” – New York, NY

Project: “Thomas Edison Turn Off The Dark”
Casting Calls Category: Non-Union Theater
Location: New York, NY

Casting Call Details:

Rescue Agreement is currently casting its next devised piece, Thomas Edison Turn Off The Dark.

The piece will be an exploration of the relationships between Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse as they fought and collaborated toward a brighter future, inventing the electric light and discovering its capacity for distribution. We want to explore these behemoths of industry and invention – the humanity at their foundations – to rediscover the extreme magicality and childlike wonder at the heart of electricity. In true Rescue Agreement fashion, this play will be developed collaboratively with the ensemble under the co-direction of Gemma Kaneko and Grant McDonald.

Rescue Agreement is made up of artists seeking to fuse our love of new technology, illusion and immersive performance with narrative structure reflecting issues in current events. We create by collaboratively writing and staging during and outside of rehearsals under the editing eye of our Co-Artistic Directors, Gemma Kaneko and Grant McDonald. More information on the company can be found at www.RescueAgreement.com


Males: 18-35, all ethnicities, for roles created by the actors, related to the story and time.

Females: 18-35, all ethnicities, for roles created by the actresses, related to the story and time.

Auditions will be held on June 14 from 6p-9p by appointment only.

Audition will consist of performing material created by the actors and attending company members.

To schedule an audition, please send headshots, resumes and questions via submission form below. You will receive a response email containing the location of the audition.


The Process:

July 2: First read-through

July 2 – August 15: Rehearsals, creating. Essentially we need to look at August 15 as our “preview” performance. We go into audience mode here, and will most likely have a stripped down performance for a group of trusted “panelists.”

August 15 – September 13: Rehearsals, crafting. From here on out, it is about specifying and crafting what we’ve got to make our creation the best that it can be.

September 14: Load-In

September 15, 16, 17: Full Day Call, Tech.

September 18: Open

September 19-20, 25-27: Performances

September 27: Closing

Casting Calls Categories: Non-union Casting Calls / Theater Casting Calls
Audition Date: June 14
Project: Seeking Actors for New Devised Piece
Location: New York, NY

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