WHAT'S THE PROJECT?
A young woman journeys alone through a strange, unfamiliar landscape. She struggles against being too large and taking up too much space, and being so small she is completely overlooked; almost drowns in a sea of tears she is not supposed to cry; and is made to question her own perception as things change colour before her eyes.
This is the story of Alice in Wonderland, but not as you know it.
In this production, Lewis Carroll’s classic tale is abstracted into a dark theatrical phantasmagoria. Fractured through a contemporary lense, Alice’s disorienting journey down the rabbit hole is reimagined as a modern coming-of-age tale. Drawing on the striking symbols at the heart of the tale, this modern fable conjures the disorientating experience of young womanhood in the 21st century, and the absurdity and menace of a world where nothing is quite as it seems.
WHO'S ON BOARD?
DIRECTOR Carissa Licciardello
DRAMATURG Emme Hoy
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Tyler Ray Hawkins
LIGHTING DESIGNER Martin Kinnane
COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER Clemence Williams
WHAT ARE THE ROLES?
We’re currently casting for:
MALE 2 roles – 20s, and 40s-60s
FEMALE 1 role – 40s-60s
Otherwise it's an open brief, because what’s important to us is finding actors who are open to and relish the challenge of a devised process, will be part of the process of creating characters, and are confident in working with a non text-based approach.
GIVE ME THE DETAILS
Sunday 4th Feb (TBC), Sunday 11th Feb, Sunday 18th Feb, Wed/Thurs 28-29 Mar TBC
Part time Apr 3rd-May 11th (specific times to be negotiated with cast)
Production week: 9am-6pm 7th-10th May
Thurs 10-Sat 12 May
A short three-show season is a great way to test a new work and a very limited opportunity to make our money back. We’re planning on using all our resources to do a full staging of this work, allowing us to really test it out and give it the best chance to lead to a proper season down the line, resulting in continued (and paid) work for cast and creatives. This means that unfortunately for now, we are unable to pay anyone in our team (including ourselves). We understand if this makes it difficult or impossible to commit.
WHEN ARE AUDITIONS?
Wed 24th Jan 6pm onwards, NIDA
Mon 29th Jan 6pm onwards, NIDA
Sat 3rd Feb, NIDA (TBC)