Audition Call: After the Trojan Women


By Amena Shehab and Joanna Blundell
Directed by Liz Hobbs
Presented by Common Ground Arts Society

Deadline to submit: May 17, 2024
Auditions: May 26 and 27, 2024
at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue NW)

From the company:

  • We are casting for a number of female roles ranging in age from mid 20s to late 50s. Some roles are already cast.
  • The production goes into rehearsal January 2 and opens January 30, running until February 8, 2025.
  • Rehearsals will be 2:00-10:00 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. As this is a large ensemble show featuring a cast of nine women, all actors are expected to have full availability during this time frame.
  • This is a paid contract. All actors will be paid at least CAEA CTA minimums for G-house, although this is a non-Equity contract.
  • We are not able to engage Equity members at this time.
  • Only local-to-Edmonton actors will be considered.

This new play, inspired by Euripides’ The Trojan Women, reaches across time to allow women escaping the war in Syria now to confront the women of Troy 3000 years ago as their city falls. Since 2012, Syrians have been fleeing the war in their country, going to neighbouring Turkey to try and cross the Mediterranean to seek safety in Europe. The Syrian women gather on the same shore as ancient Troy – modern-day Turkey – to seek safety in Greece via rubber dinghies; the women of Troy are being handed out as slaves to be taken away on Greek ships. How can we view war and human suffering through fresh eyes thousands of years on?

To submit:
Please send a headshot and resumé to Successful applicants will be sent audition sides and an audition time. Please indicate in your submission email if you prefer Sunday, May 26 or Monday, May 27.
Submission deadline May 17, 2024.