Love Letters for Juliet - Description and Call for Creatives!


Love Letters for Juliet is a one hour Virtual Theatre play that follows friends and family of Juliet, a young woman social distancing alone during the Covid-19 pandemic. Far away from people who care about her, electronic communication is the way she can keep in touch—only, she’s been offline for three days. Following multiple conversations, in multiple social distancing scenarios, all around the world, Juliet’s loved ones try to piece together when exactly she went offline, and if she’s safe. Exploring themes of connection, mental health, and helplessness, Love Letters for Juliet asks a modern question: can technology really replace genuine human connection?

Make sure to follow our titular character, Juliet, on Instagram! @lovelettersforjuliet

Love Letters for Juliet is an original play produced by Joie De Survivre and Red Lips Productions. The script is written specifically with the Zoom performance platform in mind, and utilises aspects of screen sharing, multiple screens, and everyday film tricks to bring a creative Virtual Theatre experience.

Joie de Survivre and Red Lips Productions have worked together before to produce a ten minute Virtual Theatre show, and host a round table on Virtual Theatre as a new art form. During this event, we discussed the advantages and struggles Virtual Theatre has. We hope to brainstorm with our artists to exemplify what makes Virtual Theatre a unique theatre experience—from the melding of theatre and film, to the roles audiences play in the show, and how to create a sense of community, immediacy, and excitement despite screens dividing audience members.


We look forward to seeing you at the show!


More details about performance dates to come soon! For now, we are putting together our cast and crew!

CALL FOR: ACTORS

Below are samples of characters that may be added, taken out, or modified based on the submissions we receive. Even if you don't fit the demographic, we encourage you to submit as we will be blind-casting all of our roles.


MOM - Trying to find Juliet, ready to hop on a plane at any moment. FaceTime-ing everyone.

QUEBEC - Juliet's friend studying in Quebec. Conducts French lessons through Zoom (will require fluency in French)

BFF - Juliet's burlesque/drag performer "best friend" from high school. They've since fallen out of touch. Does live performances through Instagram Live.

STALKER - Woman who HATES Juliet, but is the closest person to her geographically. Posts on FaceBook threatening messages targeted at Juliet, though never names Juliet specifically.

SISTER - Juliet's younger sister. Often pops into the screen with MOM.

NEIGHBOUR - A friend of Juliet's from BC. He has trouble logging into any video chatting app except FaceTime.


Rehearsals: 3 days a week, 3 hours per rehearsal via Zoom beginning in June.

As a Virtual Theatre production, we will be holding rehearsals and the performance remotely. Anyone from anywhere is welcome to apply. Strong internet connection is a necessity.


This is a Non-Union, profit-sharing production.


Please include the following with your submission

-Headshot & Resume

-Timezone

-Weekday Availability

-Preferred pronouns & genders to play, any accessibility needs we can accommodate (EG: ASL Interpretation)

-Self Tape of: introduce yourself, speak a little of your pandemic experience & a monologue of your choice


Deadline for submissions: May 20. Submit to joanne@joanner.com



CALL FOR CREATIVE TEAM

Stage Manager: Responsible to move actors in and out of the waiting room, all screen share cues, collaborating with House Technician

House Technician: Responsible for auditory and visual cues, collaborating with Stage Manager, proficient with Zoom technology and how to utilise it.

Moderator: Responsible for moderating the chat and audience member settings (ie: making sure their sound is off during the performance)


Rehearsals: 3 days a week, 3 hours per rehearsal via Zoom beginning in June. **Please send your timezone AND weekday availability with your submission.

As a Virtual Theatre production, we will be holding rehearsals and the performance remotely. Anyone from anywhere is welcome to apply. Strong internet connection is a necessity.


This is a Non-Union, profit-sharing production.


Deadline for submissions: May 20. To submit, contact joanne@joanner.com




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