Call for Submissions!

We are looking for actors/theatre creators to be involved in the development of a new play about dementia.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for actors of all cultural backgrounds and ages, with a particular interest in actors who are over 60 years of age – don’t be shy about submitting if you are NOT over 60!  We are also particularly interested in actors who bring other performance abilities, such as movement/dance and music (vocal and/or instrumental). We are looking for intelligent, creative, compassionate individuals who are interested in collaboratively developing this new play.  We are interested in submissions from both CAEA members and non-members.

A bit about the project

This project is being produced by MAREP (Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program, based at the University of Waterloo) and involves a team of health researchers from MAREP, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and York University.  The play’s playwright and director is Julia Gray.

If you are interested in social change and lessening the impact of stigma and suffering surrounding Alzheimer’s disease, this project will appeal to you.

We plan to hold a short research/development session in mid-May, and further play development workshops over the summer and fall months (dates TBD), to be held in Toronto.  Auditions will be held April 10, 2012.

To submit

Please send expressions of interest, including photo and resume, to Julia Gray at:

possiblearts@gmail.com

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One comment

  1. Susan Kerr

    Sounds like a great project to be involved in. I have been an actor since age 12 – now 75 and have worked with Standardized Patient Program for sixteen years. I would be interested to learn more. However, I am going to be out of the country for the whole month of May. My husband died last year after a six year battle with Alzheimer’s, so am very aware of this horrible disease.

    Susan Kerr
    416 937 7948

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