Audition Deadline: February 12th, 2021
Audition city: DIGITAL ONLY
Producer: Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia
Production name: TBA - Audiobook series
Contract ACTRA Audiocode
Submission deadline: Feb 8, 2021
Audition Tape deadline: Feb 12, 2021 (for artists selected)
Planned Recording dates (subject to change): Feb 18-28 (approx)
*each artist will be booked for a portion of these dates
Neptune Theatre will be recording four audiobooks for The Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia (producer.)
We are inviting voice artists to submit their resume and voice demo (if they have one) through the Neptune submissions portal:
The Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia is seeking four strong voices to read their selected Nova Scotian works.
Selected artists will be asked to send a short self-tape (audio) of a section of one of the four works (sides will be provided)
We Keep a Light, by Evelyn M. Richardson
Producer’s Note: This is an award-winning memoir, published in 1954. Richardson's narrative voice is warm, maternal, unaffected, intelligent, poetic.
Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of A Mi’kmaq Poet, by Rita Joe
Producer’s Note: Rita Joe published her acclaimed autobiography in 1996, when she was in her sixties. The voice is honest, forthright, down-to-earth when describing her life and its many challenges. The text is interspersed with Rita Joe's powerful poetry. An ability to speak Mi'kmaq would be an asset.
"The Door of My Heart" and Other Poems, by Maxine Tynes
Producer’s Note: In her poetry, Maxine Tynes unflinchingly, boldly addresses her life as a disabled Black woman.
The Leaving, by Budge Wilson
Producer’s Note: This collection of coming-of-age stories contains many first-person narrations by middle-aged women looking back on their childhood or teen years; some of the narrators are young teens. This work requires a mature actor who can also convincingly speak as a child or teen. Ideally, the reader should be able to adopt various rural Nova Scotia accents.
Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement:
Neptune Theatre seeks to promote equity, inclusion and access by amplifying voices and stories that have been historically marginalize or underrepresented, and we factor this into every decision we make. We encourage submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities, abilities and identities, and will give scheduling priority to those who self-identify as IBPOC, LGBTQ2S+, d/Deaf, living with disabilities, and/or facing other systemic challenges in our industry.
Applying artists should be aware that Neptune does not tolerate any form of harassment of its employees, clients, volunteers, or any persons visiting or spending time on its premises.
Neptune Theatre is located on sacred land that has been the site of human activity for over 12,000 years. We are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, and we acknowledge them as the past, present and future caretakers of this land.
As artists, we are grateful to work and build community here. As stewards of culture, we commit to continuing to improve our relations with Indigenous People and upholding values of collaboration and inclusivity in all that we do.