Performers for Immersive Theatre Experience

Date Posted: Mar 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 26, 2019
Start Date: Apr 23, 2019

Salary: $15/hour plus tips
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Casting Call
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Pirate Life Toronto
Pirate Life is a fully-immersive family theatre attraction. Our stage is a 50-foot pirate ship that sails Toronto's inner harbour from May to October. Each Pirate Life experience begins with 30 minutes of pirate training for our audience members where they are dressed as pirates, receive face paint tattoos, and paticipate in training activities. We then board our ship and set sail in search of sunken treasure during our hour long show and cruise.

Job Description

Pirate Life Toronto is casting dynamic and engaged performers for our 2019 Summer season. We are a fully-immersive family theatre experience that operates on our 50-foot pirate ship, The Island Rogue, as it sails Toronto's inner harbour.

This is a paid non-union performance opportunity that is compensated at a rate of $15/hour plus tips. Cast members perform up to 3 shows per work day on our ship with full and part-time positions being available throughout our season.

Pirate Life's season operates on the following schedule:
  • May and June - weekends only
  • July and August - 7 days a week
  • September and October - weekends only until Thanksgiving

 

Requirements:

  • This unique performance opportunity is well-suited to individuals with varied experience in the performing arts - theatre for young audiences, site-specific/immersive performance, improv, clown, musical theatre, etc.
  • Prior experience with children and family audience is considered an asset, though not mandatory.
  • Must be comfortable performing on a moving water vessel


How to Apply:

To apply, we ask that you kindly send the following submission materials to art@piratelife.ca by end of day Tuesday, March 26th:
  1. A brief letter of intent highlighting your interest in working with our company, as well as any experience you may have in the performing arts and/or piracy
  2.  Create your own pirate character and film a 1-2 minute video as them. This could take the form of a treasure hunt, your pirate's origin story, or something else entirely of your own devising. Upload it as an unlisted YouTube video and include the link in your submission email.
Pirate Life celebrates diversity and fights for inclusive representation on our stages and in our community. We welcome submissions from performers of all backgrounds, identities, and abilities.

After reviewing submissions, we will reach out via email with invitations to our in-person auditions happening in late March.