Faultline, a new ensemble of experimental performers and healthcare workers, is holding auditions for our new devised work about disaster and community health. This project is created in partnership with the Rosehip Medic Collective (www.rosehipmedics.org).
The performance is set during a fictional post-disaster Portland, and takes place inside a makeshift shelter where a damaged community must survive without emergency medical services. As neighbors turn to one another for support, stories are shared that question the nature of disaster response, the accessibility of our healthcare system, and our own abilities to care for one another in the face of crisis.
Jude: Gay man raised in conservative, rural Eastern Washington. Has
poorly-managed diabetes due to lack of financial access to care, low
health literacy, and fear of homophobic healthcare workers. Survivor of
domestic violence and several codependent relationships. Devoted to
Portland, his new home. Understated, quirky sense of humor.
Scott: Gay man born and raised in Portland, horrified by the
gentrification he sees taking root around him and pushing his family out.
Responsible, together, and manages much of his partner Jude’s healthcare.
First partner of Jude’s to help manage his care in a way that is
supportive rather than controlling. Not afraid to speak his mind.
Andrew: Straight man who has moved to Portland to raise his family.
Married with three children. Former paramedic who developed vicarious
trauma and the beginnings of PTSD before dropping out of the emergency
medical profession. Angry, opinionated, and vocal about it, but capable of
sudden moments of softness and understanding.
Auditions: July 13th, from 6:30-9pm at the Headwaters Theater. Email
Taiga312@gmail.com to reserve a time slot. Please prepare a memorized 1
minute monologue, and be prepared to read from the script with a short
amount of prep time.
New performers, people of color and queer/LBGT individuals strongly encouraged. Roles for a wide variety of ages, including several for middle-aged and late middle-aged performers.
Performers are expected to be comfortable working with a diverse group of new and experienced performers, in an anti-oppressive space that is queer positive, antiracist and where oppressive behavior will be recognized and addressed.
Time commitment: Rehearsals will begin the last week of August. Performers must be available for weekday evening and weekend rehearsals throughout September and October, including all evenings and weekend days October 12th-17th.
Performances will be held the weekends of October 18th & 25th.
Performers need to be available for occasional script development meetings in July, as character roles are adapted to the performers cast. There will also be space for greater creative involvement in editing and finalizing of the script, for interested performers.
Pay: This project is funded by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Roles pay a small stipend ($100-$200 depending on role and hence time commitment), and a lot of fun, discussion and growth as we explore these issues together.
Feel free to email with any questions. Thanks and please spread the word!