Think you’d be a good fit and want to participate in Speak About It? Great! We’ll be having an audition in Portland, ME on Saturday, May 11th. Please contact us at SpeakAboutItOnline [at] gmail [dot] com if you have any questions or you’re interested in participating.
[CASTING CALL – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 22, 2013]
Production Title: Speak About It
Production Type: Traveling educational theater
Program Length: One hour, plus an optional facilitation with student leaders
Program Season: August – September with additional performances possible throughout the fall and winter
Posted on: Monday, April 22, 2013
Program Location: Rehearsals and production based in Portland, ME. Included travel throughout New England.
Company website: www.speakaboutitonline.com
Director: David Surkin
Producer: Shana Natelson
Casting Director: David Surkin
Audition Location: Think Tank, 533 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Email: SpeakAboutItOnline [at] gmail [dot] com
Compensation: $275 per week, plus possible food and housing stipend (if non-Portland resident). Additional performances outside of the tour schedule will be compensated on a by-show basis.
Auditions: Saturday, May 11th from 12pm – 7pm.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin Monday, August 12th and include sexual assault advocacy training mandatory for all actors.
Travel and performance (subject to change): Performances to begin Saturday, August 24th and run though Monday, September 2nd. An additional performance is scheduled for Monday, September 16th
Speak About It is an educational performance about consent, boundaries and healthy relationships specifically for a high school and college audience. The 50-60 performance is a combination of humorous yet provocative skits, interactive dialogue, and powerful monologues. Speak About It is the wisdom of an array of mistakes, misfortunes, successes, and perspectives; a compilation of true stories that captures what health sex can and should look like, and how to spark dialogues about it. The program also specifically addresses a number of issues including consent, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. In combination with a post-performance facilitation, we hope to leave students feeling educated, entertained and empowered to change their campus culture.
Up to 4 Males and up to 5 Females ages 22-30 who will play characters largely based on themselves. Must be comfortable talking about sex in front of large audiences, and facilitate conversations afterward. Interest in educational theater preferred though not required.