2017/2018 Projects Announcement

We are super excited to announce the details of Firepot's upcoming Development & Workshop of our flagship production, “The Circus Project”, as well as the details of our other upcoming projects in development.

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“The Circus Project” (working title)
created & devised by the ensemble

Development & Workshop

December 4 – 23, 2017

CircusWest, Vancouver, BC

 

In the fall of 2016, Firepot Performance began Research & Development for the creation of an original, devised physical theatre production.

Using the circus as a metaphor for the controlled, curated persona we present to the world, “The Circus Project” takes inspiration from a particular incident in the novel The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, in which a magical travelling circus loses its balance, “breaks” momentarily, and shatters the illusion of its perfection. Why do we perform perfection, masking the imperfections of our minds and bodies, hiding our brokenness, our disease, our injuries? As human beings burdened by shame, fear, and past trauma, “The Circus Project” explores our common ability to brave that which limits us, and asks the question: what does it mean to be truly heroic?

In partnership with CircusWest and its Artistic Director, Jay Nunns, the Development & Workshop of “The Circus Project” will be led by Artistic Director, Sabrina Evertt, and Artistic Associate, Julie McIsaac, featuring Sidonie Adamson, Patti Allan, Nabil Ayoub, Cameron Fraser, Lisa Metz, Sean Sonier, Lindsay Warnock and Agnes Tong.

The premiere of “The Circus Project” is slated for 2018/2019.

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“The Greek Play Project” (working title) adapted & devised by the ensemble.

Research & Development

March/April 2018 (exact dates TBA)

 

 

Firepot Performance is excited to announce the next project slated for development. In the spring of 2018, led by Artistic Director, Sabrina Evertt, and featuring Firepot’s Associate Artists – Christina Cuglietta, Alison Jenkins & Stephanie Izsak – the ensemble will begin Research & Development for “The Greek Play Project”.

Inspired by the complex female characters in Greek mythology, from Medea to Electra to Antigone, this project will feature an all-female ensemble exploring the universal theme of what it means to be a woman in a man’s world from Ancient Greece through contemporary Western society.

Development & Workshop of the project will continue through 2018/2019 and is slated to premiere in 2019/2020.

Auditions - "The Circus Project"

We are holding auditions for our upcoming workshop for “The Circus Project” an original, devised physical theatre production on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Description: Using the circus as a metaphor for perfection, “The Circus Project” will explore the inside mechanisms of the human mind & body that are imperfect and the ability to transcend that which limits us.

Contract Dates: Rehearsals for the workshop start Monday, December 4, 2017 and end December 23, 2017. Rehearsals are typically 10am - 6pm, 6 days week with one day off; however, there will be some evening rehearsals during the final week. You must be available for all rehearsals.

Audition Information:

  • We are looking to cast approximately 4 - 6 actor/performers.
  • Dance or movement experience is required. There will be a dance/movement call as part of the audition.
  • Any circus, acrobatic, tumbling, juggling, etc skills are an asset. You will be asked to demonstrate any specific skills you possess.
  • If you play a musical instrument and/or can sing please note that in your submission. You may be asked to play/sing in the audition.

Firepot Performance actively encourages submissions from actors/performers of all cultural backgrounds

How to Apply: Please submit a resume (pdf file only) & headshot (jpg under 2MB) with "The Circus Project Auditions" in the subject line to auditions[at]firepotperformance[dot]com.

You will not need to prepare any materials beforehand. All audition information will be provided to you in an email or at the audition. Due to the volume of submissions only successful applicants will be contacted for an audition.

Deadline: Sunday, September 24, 2017 6pm PST

Hello & Welcome

Hello! Welcome to our brand new identity and website!

We have been working on this transition for over a year now and are very excited to launch this next phase of the company. Twenty Something Theatre, as a name and identity, is now officially retired and Firepot Performance has begun. We want to thank Murray Paterson Marketing Group, particularly Brian Paterson & Kyra Wittkopf, for helping us find our new visual identity and bring that vision to life.

We have lots of exciting plans and projects in the works which we will announce the details of in the fall. Until then, stay tuned, and feel free to browse around.

~Sabrina & Julie