Company Auditions – Physical Theater


Articine is accepting pre-screen videos through March 1, 2023. 

Seeking company members for their 1-act touring productions and workshops of Shadows and The Anxiety Piece. Articine is also casting for their upcoming film on dementia, Dottie. These 45-minute performances are coupled with an educational workshop for medical providers. These programs will be performed regionally, nationally, and internationally to healthcare audiences.

 

Casting Overview

  • Physical theater actors and dancers with a strong acting background
  • All genders, All ethnicities
  • Performers of Color and ages 40+ encouraged
  • Performers with experience in education are preferred
  • Performers in northern New England
  • Ages 21+

 

Pre-screen Audition Requirements:

Please prepare a self-recorded video of the following:

  • Physical investigation of emotion about a tense moment in someone’s life (devised or existing)
    • Text should be minimal but present
    • Up to 2 minutes
  • 2-minute monologue of choice (devised or existing)
    • Incorporates a physical investigation of emotion
  • Performance Resume
  • Headshot

Articine is interested in actors who can demonstrate the ability to tell a story with more than words. Physical expressions of the joys and hardships of life through techniques in physical theatre, dance, clowning and beyond are welcome.

Submit pre-screen package to: info@articine.org by March 1, 2023

In-person callbacks will take place in Concord, NH & Boston, MA on or before March 12, 2023.

 

Rehearsal/Performance Dates and Locations:

The Anxiety Piece

  • Rehearsals March and April 2023 (Concord or Newfields NH)
  • Upcoming performance in Palm Springs, CA – April 27 – 29, 2023

Shadows

  • Rehearsals June-August 2023 (Concord NH or Newfields NH)

Dottie

  • Rehearsals April-July 2023 (Concord NH or Newfields NH)
  • Film shooting July-August 2023 (TBD)

Compensation

  • $15 p/h rehearsal 
  • $400+ performance, plus travel & per diem
  • Film Shooting: $175+ p/day
  • Non-union

The Anxiety Piece – (Live performance)

The Anxiety Piece melds physical theater, dance, and comedy, to explore the universality of generalized anxiety in American culture. This one-act production follows the hilarious and moving journey of Body and Mind as each experiences and responds to daily life together and apart. Characters grapple with challenging emotions, sensations and thoughts in highly physical and often whimsical ways. Articine’s internationally award-winning artists, in collaborative partnerships with mental health professionals, have infused the work with strategies to support positive mental health and offer touching and healing moments for audiences to discover. Subject matter: generalized anxiety 

 

Characters:

Mind is the task oriented, uptight, rule-following manifestation of anxiety. Linear thinker who sometimes forgets to check in with Body. Can be played by actors of any age and gender expression. Clowning, dance and somatic engagement experience is a plus.

Body is the honest, precocious and wild manifestation of anxiety. Lives in the moment and reacts in reptilian ways to situations. Feels best when in sync with Mind. Can be played by actors of any age and gender expression. Clowning, dance and somatic engagement experience is a plus.  

 

Shadows – (Live performance)

Inspired by Neil Bousfield’s wordless novel of woodcut images, Shadows is a portrayal of a poor couple, working opposite shifts in the same factory, as they struggle through addiction and family crisis to find hope.  They see that every decision is a choice, but finding the strength to break the cycle is the hardest choice of all.  With its visceral, acrobatic movement and compelling story of strength, desire and loss, this one-act straddles the worlds of dance and theater. Subject matter: addiction & depression

 

Characters:

Her (she/her/hers) is a 30 +/- year old, cis female in a heteronormative marriage who uses alcohol as a coping mechanism during tough times. While she has a tough exterior, she tries to be tender. Sometimes it’s hard for her to get out of her own head. Actors who can portray this character are welcome to apply. The piece requires the ability to manipulate a 75+ lb table, execute contemporary dance technique and perform 2-person acrobatics.

Him (he/him/his) is a 30+/- year old, cis male in a heteronormative marriage who is trying hard to keep his head above water. He is a hard worker but can’t figure out how to console his wife. He desires to be better, to build a better life–but struggles to find the right path. Actors who can portray this character are welcome to apply. The piece requires the ability to manipulate a 75+ lb table, execute contemporary dance technique and perform 2-person acrobatics.

Dottie – (Film casting)

This film examines a mind overwhelmed by dementia. Looking into the layers of her different realities, we are moved by Dottie’s resilience, touched by her perseverance and inspired by her determination to make sense of it all. While imaginary friends discovered in mirrors appear to her, she struggles to keep herself grounded in reality. A shy and timid woman transformed by her mental condition, she chases her memories through interviews with her best friend, a storm of flower petals, and into a mirror that reflects her past. Subject matter: dementia  

 

Characters:

Dottie (she/her/hers) is a 67 year old cis female.  She’s a wife, parent, and grandparent who grew up  with Southern values.  She is kind, quiet, with an edge of silliness. She radiates love and compassion. She struggles with dementia.

Dutchie (she/her/hers) is a 65 year old cis female. Dottie’s best friend/sidekick. She uses humor as her way through the pain of seeing her dearest friend slip away.