We are extremely pleased to announce auditions for the second show of CTC's 2018 season, Taylor Mac’s ‘HIR’.
“You may think you’ve seen just about every variation on the dysfunctional family play. Adultery? Check. Sexual abuse? Check. Drug addiction, incest, alcoholism. Check, check and — yawn — check. I’m here to tell you that unless you’ve seen “Hir,” the sensational new play by Taylor Mac you cannot consider yourself an authority on this ever-enduring genre of American theatre…..an audacious and uproarious black comedy.”
~ The New York Times, Charles Isherwood
November 8, 2015
AUDITIONS by appointment at Unit 201 -150 Dufferin Street, London, ON | Saturday, February 17th 10 AM - 6 PM
Please be available for CALLBACKS on Sunday, February 18, 2 PM - 4PM which will include a cold read from the script.
Please email your resume to email@example.com to arrange an audition appointment.
Prepare a 1 or 2 minute monologue which showcases your strengths as an actor.
CAST BREAKDOWN : 1 F / 3 M
Arnold Connor, 58.
Cisgender father to Isaac and Max. Husband to Paige. Main actions are that of an old dog: eat, sleep, and get comfortable. Arnold was an angry man but has had a stroke that has left him in a quasi-vegetative state. When he feels something, he expresses it….uncensored.
Isaac Connor, 24.
Cisgender son of Paige and Arnold. Brother to Max. A Marine now home after spending three years overseas in the Afghanistan War working in the Mortuary Affairs Department (a Unit that retrieves body parts).
Max Connor, 17.
Transgender son of Paige and Arnold. Sibling to Isaac. Main actions are to excite (with new information ze’s discovered), ward off attacks, showboat, raise hir status on the family totem pole, and stake hir intellectual territory.
Ideally, the actor playing Max should be someone who was a biological female and now identifies as a transgender or gender-queer.
The role of Paige Connor has been cast.
The play takes place in the present and the action is centred in the kitchen and family room of a prairie-style house in the California Central Valley.
(Poster photo by Jackie Noble)