The­atre Baddeck hold­ing gen­eral au­di­tions for 2018 sum­mer sea­son

Au­di­tions in­clude stop in Baddeck (Nov. 28), Syd­ney (Nov. 27)

The Victoria Standard - - Arts - BADDECK

The cur­tain low­ered on the third sea­son of The­atre Baddeck barely a month ago, and al­ready the com­pany is look­ing ahead to next sea­son. Co-artistic Direc­tor Han­nah Ziss says the com­pany is hold­ing gen­eral au­di­tions this month in Hal­i­fax, Syd­ney, and Baddeck in the hopes of in­creas­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion of lo­cal ta­lent. Ziss and fel­low Co-artistic Direc­tor Christy Macrae-ziss are ex­cited to see the ta­lent avail­able in Nova Sco­tia, par­tic­u­larly on Cape Bre­ton Is­land.

“High qual­ity, pro­fes­sional en­ter­tain­ment with a Cape Bre­ton flavour is our mis­sion, which means hir­ing lo­cal is im­por­tant to us,” says Ziss. “We had the plea­sure of en­gag­ing lo­cal ac­tor Mary Austin in her first pro­fes­sional con­tract this past sea­son and it was a great suc­cess. We want to do even more of this in 2018.”

All hired artists are en­gaged by the com­pany in a pro­fes­sional form of con­tract, but Ziss and Macrae-ziss want to hear from all in­ter­ested ac­tors - even if they do not have any pro­fes­sional cred­its.

“We know there is lots of great ta­lent on the is­land – we en­cour­age any­one who is in­ter­ested to give it a shot,” says Ziss.

The­atre Baddeck is a pro­fes­sional, non-profit the­atre com­pany that es­tab­lished in

Baddeck in 2015. The com­pany has per­formed their orig­i­nal

Young Ladies of Baddeck Club,

Ken Cameron’s Har­vest and the clas­sic romp Mur­der at the In­ver­ary Inn (orig­i­nal set at the Howard John­son) to highly re­cep­tive au­di­ences.

In­ter­ested par­ties should di­rect their ques­tions to Han­nah Ziss at hziss@the­atre­bad­ Send cover let­ter, head­shot, re­sume, and pre­ferred lo­ca­tion/time to info@the­atre­bad­ by Fri­day, Novem­ber 17. More in­for­ma­tion can be found at the­atre­bad­deck. com/em­ploy­ment. Au­di­tions will be held Fri­day, Nov. 24 (Hal­i­fax), Mon­day, Nov. 27 (Syd­ney) and Tues­day, Nov. 28 (Baddeck).

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