Blue-S- Cat by Koffi Kwahulé
Presented by Hurrah Hurrah
Directed by Alicia Gonzalez
A man and a woman are trapped in an elevator. Alone in an unnamed city, confined and isolated by their own thoughts. Blue-S- Cat is an absurdist dramedy. Using the improvisational rhythms of jazz; the characters’ inner monologues propel the story and music of the play across a complex landscape of the mind.
Hurrah Hurrah is seeking a male lead to audition in Blue S Cat by Koffi Kwahulé. We encourage performers from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and diverse cultural backgrounds who are interested in collaboration and experimenting with new theatrical languages and movement-based theatre.
Old 505 Theatre, Newtown
23 August – 28 August
Tues - Sat, 8:00pm
Rehearsals will run: 25 June – 22 August
A rehearsal schedule will be confirmed once casting has been finalized. Rehearsals are tentatively lined up for both 1 x weekday and 1 x weekend (eg. Friday and Saturday), during daylight hours.
The Man | Male | 30+
There is nothing prescriptive about this play; we’re open to all shapes and sizes. The only
requirements are maturity, a sense of wonder and comic timing. Although not essential, please highlight any musical and/or jazz expertise that you may have such as instrument, vocal, composition, dance and if you are French speaking.
Auditions will be held in 15-20 min slots. Some applicants may be asked for a call back audition.
Audition: Wednesday 15 June, 11am to 6pm and Thursday 16 June, 3pm to 8pm.
Call back: Sunday 19 June
BOOK AN AUDITION
Please email your expression of interest to: email@example.com by 13 June and
- A current CV and headshot
- We will send you the full script along with audition date and time and other details for
your audition preparation.
- Your preferred audition day and time.
Blue-S- Cat is an unwaged production and creatives will be working under an MEAA Approved Standard Co-op Agreement.
ABOUT HURRAH HURRAH
About the Playwright
Koffi Kwahulé is an Ivorian writer and playwright. In 2006 he won the Prix Ahmadous Kourouma for his novel Babyface, and the Grand Prix Ivoirien des Lettres.
A native of Abengrourou, Kwahulé began his artistic studies at the National Arts Institute in
Abidjan. Upon receiving a state scholarship, he continued his studies in France, working at
the École Nationale Supérieure des arts et des techniques du Théâtre de Paris. He received a doctorate in theatrical studies at the Sorbonne. Since 1977, he has written over twenty plays, some of which have been published by Lansman and Théâtrales. His language has been described as musical, influenced by the rhythms of jazz. Today Kwahulé is among the most popular African playwrights in the world; his work has been translated into numerous languages, and his plays have been shown in Europe, the United States, and Canada.
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