Paradok Casting Call

Apr 20 2018 | By More

Open Call for EdFringe theatre production

Edinburgh-based company Theatre Paradok has put out a casting call for its EdFringe 2018 production of Like Drowning, which will run during week three of the fringe, August 20 – 25.

Although Paradok is a student-based company, this is an open call and the company are keen to audition outside the student body. It has a history of interesting productions which defy genre and have an emphasis on experimentation with form.

E and V are women, or so they think. But what is a woman anyway? Using Artificial Intelligence to create the characters, Like Drowning explores identity, abuse, and power dynamics in contemporary society.

The company say: “The play itself is a dizzying blend of narratives and discovers new ways of presenting theatre and what Avante-Garde theatre means in 2018. It is in part written by artificial intelligence that we programmed with different language models.”

Producer Sara Harvey told Æ: “We have around six to eight very non-specific parts to audition for, so anyone can come along. The play itself is quite experimental so if you feel up to try something new and be part of a really innovative and fun production come and audition for Theatre Paradok’s 2018 Fringe show!”

Auditions will be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 April. Audition venue and performance venue and times have yet to be announced.

Theatre Paradok is also looking for creatives to help create a new visual language to use in the design of the play and help inspire and create costumes/set/lighting and publicity. Anyone who would like to get involved should email to get an information pack.

The production will run Monday 20 to Saturday 25 August 2018. There is the possibility of preview nights at the Formation Festival, July 5 to 12, and rehearsal dates will vary on the availability of cast.

Listings and links

Auditions for Like Drowning
Edinburgh – venue to be announced – see event page here for details.
Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 April 2018.
Weds 25/Thurs 26: 4-8pm; Fri 27: 7-8pm.
Sign up for an audition slot here: Google docs sign-up form.
Sign up to receive update emails: Form.

For further details email:

Audition Facebook Event page:

Theatre Paradok facebook: @theatreparadok.
Twitter: @theatreparadok.

Check out reviews of Paradok’s previous productions here: tag-theatre paradok.



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