THE AUDITION

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The Canadian premiere of James Johnson’s one-act (50-minute) dark comedy, The Audition, is every actor’s audition nightmare come to true!  AND it is also a universal and powerful statement on the responsibilities of those in positions of authority, and the consequences when the power inherent in that position is abused.  Lauren, the innocent young actor, is hoping this just might be the audition that will lead to her big break.  Her auditioner, Stella – the director from hell – holds the key to the door of opportunity.  Those “in the biz” may recognize the outrageous (and sometimes pushed to extreme) paces that Lauren is put through, while others will gain a dramatic insight into the challenges and absurdities that can take place during an audition.  How far will an actor go to get the role?  And how far can Stella push Lauren before Lauren decides to push back?

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“It is a ferocious two-hander which pushes the actors to extremes.”
The Barefoot Review, USA
 “a powerful piece of theatre.”
www.one4review.com, UK
“a powerful examination of manipulation, mind games and psychological warfare.”
Glam, Australia

Directed by Branden Sugden
Featuring:  Sophia Radford and Emily Trepanier

Produced by arrangement with Stagescripts.com (UK)
The show is 50 minutes in length.

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Content advisory:  partial nudity, strong language, simulated violence
Possible triggers:  discussion of sexual violence and pedophilia, depiction of gun violence, depiction of physical abuse/violence, depiction of psychological abuse, discussion of self-harm and suicide, depiction of drug abuse, and references to alcoholism.

Ticket purchase and Online Access for Viewing
This production will be available for online pay-per-view access from our website:
Available July 10 through August 1 (2021)

Ticket price is just $10

(for a 24-hour access period starting from the moment of purchase)
You will pay (by credit card) on the day you wish to see the show, and you will have a 24-hour window in which to view The Audition.

Please note:  This is not a live-streaming event.  It has been pre-filmed in our home venue, the Paul Phillips Hall.


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Sophia Radford as Lauren and Emily Trepanier as Stella

JARED

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Internationally acclaimed writer Rachel Wyatt has penned Jared – a new one-act (45-minute) comedy – especially for Theatre Inconnu.  The world premiere of this insightful one-actor play captures the hopes and trepidation of a young man on the verge of committing to an exciting, yet challenging, life path.  Jared is a 30-year old struggling actor currently working as a barista in a modest coffee bar.  As his regular customers enter and leave, his on-going musings – as he carries out his tasks – provide a rich and heartfelt snapshot of what it means to be human.  At times we laugh along with Jared at the eccentricities of his customers, and at others, we share his sincere concern over their respective struggles.  All the while, we are gaining an appreciation of Jared’s own struggle as he prepares to break free from a life in which he can offer – like any good “bar-tender” – a sympathetic ear and cheerful pick-me-up for others, to a life in which he can begin to realize his own dreams.  This play will leave you with a full heart and a cheerful tear in your eye. To add to the magic, the play will be “accompanied” by a series of delightful character drawings done by the performer, Rudy Smith.

Directed by Clayton Jevne
Performed by Rudy Smith

Rachel Wyatt is one of Canada’s most beloved authors, and is the recipient of the Order of Canada, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. 
Rudy Smith is a recent graduate of the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts and is also an accomplished graphic artist.
Clayton Jevne has headed Theatre Inconnu since its inception, and has functioned as director, actor, or designer for scores of production.

To view online program CLICK HERE

Ticket purchase and Online Access for Viewing from July 22 through August 15 (2021)

Ticket price is just $7
(for a 24-hour access period starting from the moment of purchase)
You will pay (by credit card) on the day you wish to see the show, and you will have a 24-hour window in which to view Jared. (But remember, you can only purchase you viewing window on the day you wish to view the show.)

Please note:  This is not a live-streaming event.  It has been pre-filmed in our home venue, the Paul Phillips Hall.

Jared at work. Graphic by Rudy Smith
Rudy Smith as Jared