pipeline auditions

Auditions for Pipeline are out!

Black Theatre Workshop will be holding auditions for an upcoming reading/presentation and production of English and French versions of Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau, translated by Mishka Lavigne, in association with Théâtre La Licorne.

There will be a virtual reading/presentation of excerpts from the English and French versions of the script, on May 10, 2021. The full production, in both English and French, will be part of our 2021-22 season, with English performances April 19-30, 2022 and French performances May 3-14, 2022. We are seeking fully bilingual actors comfortable performing in both languages.

Submissions will be accepted till March 5th, 2021. Auditions will be held March 9-10, 2021 with callbacks on March 12, 2021

Actors are asked to prepare one contemporary monologue in their dominant language, and to be ready to cold read sides from the play in the other language.From its inception, Black Theatre Workshop fosters a diverse and inclusive approach to all its activities and projects. We encourage submissions from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, genders, identities, and abilities. If you require additional assistance during the audition process, please let us know and we will accommodate your individual needs.

Roles

NYA
Black woman, 35-45.
Public high school teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty. A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent and doing her damnedest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker. Holding together by a thread.
OMARI
Black man, late teens, 18-25.

Smart and astute. Rage without release. Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger. Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community. Nya‘s son.

JASMINE
Black or Latina woman, late teens, 18-25.

Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. In touch with the poetry of her own language.

XAVIER
Black man, 35-45

Single father, struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing executive. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. Nya’s ex-husband, Omari‘s father.

LAURIE
White woman, 50’s.

Pistol of a woman. Teaches in public high school and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment. Doesn’t bite her tongue. A don’t-fuck-with-me chick. 

DUN
Black man, 35-45

Public high school security guard. Fit and optimistic. Charismatic with women. Genuine and thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment. It’s not easy.

Submissions should be sent to: casting@theatrebtw.ca
Submission deadline

March 5, 2021

Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s longest running Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists. Black Theatre Workshop is an award-winning English-speaking theatre company based in Montreal, Quebec.