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The Blues Circus


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Vancouver’s rising theatrical circus company is seeking performers for a theatrical live music and circus show, set in between completion of the two trans Canadian railroad lines. The show is a blend of concert, play, traditional circus and contemporary circus.

The protagonist, from a working class family left destitute when the first trans Canadian railroad was completed and workers were left unemployed. The protagonist craves attention and when they end up hopping a circus train, finds that craving becomes a desire to be in the spotlight. This desire becomes their downfall, however, as the protagonist ends up roaming from place to place ruining their own chances of success with their need to be the center of attention.

At the bottom of their luck, the protagonist sells their soul to the devil at a crossroads for time in the spotlight, only to be tricked into signing a short contract. Eventually, the protagonist comes to realize that deities and devils are psychological constructions, created subconsciously to externalize human strife.

The show is set to live blues and canadian folk music, and narrated by the lead singer of the music ensemble. As the show is set at the beginning of the 1900s, some of the circus is in traditional style (one scene is set in a three ring tent circus, another in a cabaret theatre setting), while throughout the show contemporary circus acts are used to express emotion or set scenes.


Project Type:  Theatre Status:  Non-Union Ethnicity:  Any Ethnicity
Sex:  Male Female Age:  all ages Role:  Talent City:  vancouver bc Canada

Casting for an ensemble of circus specialists, some playing multiple roles. We are looking for acrobats, aerialists and movement specialists to create dynamic group choreography and possibly perform solo acts. Performers with experience delivering short lines of comedic dialogue is a bonus, but not required.

Fees will be ACTRA Standard or profit share depending on venue.

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Company:  Cause & Effect Circus
Deadline: EXPIRED (151 days ago)

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