The University of Lethbridge Drama Department and Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society are seeking performers for the upcoming fall production of Yisstsiiyi by Drama 3850 and Caleigh Crow, Marshall Vielle, and Neil Fleming. Co-Directed by Caleigh Crow and Marshall Vielle.
Rehearsals: Begin on Monday September 25. Mondays-Thursdays 6:00 pm-10:30 pm and Sundays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Performance dates: November 6-10th @ University Theatre, University of Lethbridge
Yisstsiiyi is a theatrical collection of stories and reflections about this land and its history created by artists from Making Treaty 7 and students from the University of Lethbridge. It is a multidisciplinary theatre piece incorporating elements of dance, music, mask, and choral speech.
Yisstsiiyi was created as part of the Summer 2023 session of Drama 3850. Students were provided three weeks of experiences and encounters with Blackfoot people and sites of cultural significance. The students were asked to respond honestly and reflectively with daily writing of all kinds, under the direction of Treaty 7 artists from Lethbridge and area. We are grateful to the participants in Drama 3850 for their contributions to the script.
We are now ready to cast our production. We are looking for versatile performers and a range of skills. If you are enrolled in a performing arts program at the University, please consider auditioning for our ensemble. We are looking for actors, dancers, musicians, from all disciplines and styles. We are looking in particular for any Indigenous students, regardless of theatre or performing experience to join our ensemble. If you are an Indigenous student of another department curious at all about theatre, please be in touch, we are happy to answer any questions you have, big or small.
We are also looking for a band to join our acting ensemble onstage. We are looking especially for Indigenous musicians of any style - traditional or contemporary.
Auditions: Monday September 11th, 5:30-10:00 pm. Callbacks: September 12th, 4:30 pm-10:00 pm
CALL FOR ENSEMBLE ROLES
We are auditioning for the following roles:
TAMMY, ENSEMBLE - Female, 50s-60s, Indigenous
KIM , ENSEMBLE - Female, 20s, Indigenous
JESS, ENSEMBLE - Female, 20s, any ethnicity
ARTIE, ENSEMBLE - Any gender, any age, any ethnicity
RONNIE, ENSEMBLE - Any gender, any age, any ethnicity
MARMOT, ENSEMBLE - Female, any age, any ethnicity
BUFFALO RUNNER, ENSEMBLE - Male, 20s, Indigenous
We are looking for versatile performers who may have skills in acting, dance (any style), movement, mask, and physical theatre or other performing arts disciplines, including music.
Auditions will be 15 minutes long and will be in pairs. Sides will be available at your audition. If you have another monologue, movement piece, or piece of music prepared, we will see that, but this is optional. Call backs will be September 12th.
If you have any questions at all please email either Jackson Paquette (email@example.com), Caleigh Crow (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marshall Vielle (email@example.com).
Please sign up for your audition slot here: