Call for online Audition:
September 15, 4pm or 8pm or September 23, 2pm or 6pm
THUNDER DOMESTIC, an interactive dancetheatre piece conceptualized by Zach Schorsch with Cooperative Performance, is auditioning for a wide range of actors willing to dance, dancers willing to act, people willing to play and performers who thrive working in a collaborative process. Actors and dancers should be prepared to learn a short movement phrase, improvise, and work from a prompt given at audition. You need only sign up for one audition slot, with a limited number of people per time slot. The meeting room will open 10 minutes early for check-in and a tech-check. Performers of all adult ages, genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Your voice matters, your choices matter, and this piece is about choosing your own path to create the narrative!
No headshot required. Thunder Domestic will be shown Spring, 2021 (April/May).
All auditions are one hour in length. Sign up for one of the listed days/times:
Tuesday, 9/15: 4pm or 8pm
Wednesday, 9/23: 2pm or 6pm
Contact Andrea Burkholder (project manager) via email with any questions, and to sign up, offering a first and second choice if possible. Please attach your resume in the email.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin online, once/week for 2 hours, in October. There will be no rehearsals 11/22/20-1/3/21. Rehearsals will resume in January on an agreed-upon schedule with the collaborators/performers. Performance dates will be determined as soon as possible, but will definitely be in April/May. Project will end by May 15.
By the start of rehearsals, all performers are required to have strong wi-fi for movement streaming, a device large enough that you can see your fellow performers in rehearsal, and a space you can easily move in (lay down, jump, fling limbs around, etc). During these pandemic times, we expect commitment to the process, but promise flexibility and understanding to the communicated needs of the performers.
The Concept: THUNDER DOMESTIC brings an interactive narrative format to a performance setting. Creating multiple timelines of material based on tropes and traumas found in the family unit, audiences and performers will choose the path that each night’s onstage family will experience. We all have made choices with loved ones that surprised us, hurt us, haunted us, and bound us; so, too, will each performance feature choices made together to create unique experiences. Inspired by real-life, video games, books, and current TV shows that won’t give us the satisfaction of just one path forward. Performances may be live streamed, or have pre-recorded elements.
About the Company: Cooperative Performance is an artist-led interdisciplinary producing company, a membership co-op, and a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We provide artists a forum to experiment, creating original works and innovative performances not otherwise attainable through traditional means of production; we achieve this by creating collaborative and cooperative networks, providing platforms for artist education and feedback, and utilizing unconventional forms that integrate many perspectives and artistic disciplines. Cooperative Performance is a non-AEA company, where all participants split the profits from the performances.