Sister Warriors Residency

Paid Mentorship Opportunities with Affair of Honor

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INTO WORKING WITH STAGE COMBAT AND MOVEMENT

We are looking for submissions from artists who are interested in developing new works in physical theatre.

Affair of Honor is producing a new work by playwright Roselyn Kelada-Sedra in Residency with Suitcase in Point. In January 2021 they will engage in phase one workshop to work on character development and creation of movement and stage combat. This work will be featured in an online performance of the whole play showcasing some movement and fight choreography.

Two mentorships available one in stage combat and one in movement. Selected mentees will be provided with a small honorarium as they shadow and learn from the choreographers of Affair of Honor.

To learn more about the company: www.affairofhonor.ca

The Project: Sister Warriors by Roselyn Kelada-Sedra

When young Rhania is bride-napped, and her half-sister rescues her, both women confront who they are in crisis and what they really believe about who God is. Eyaliya and Rhania are half-sisters in the fictional land of Rjopistan. Eyaliya’s ambition is to live sustainably in a monastic community, but her dream is derailed when 16-year-old Rhania is abducted. Eyaliya goes after her and finds herself confronting her doubts about God and what human life is worth to her. A quick-paced drama with comic elements, SISTER WARRIORS is about sisterhood, bride-napping and crisis of faith. Bridenapping is the practice of abducting and forcing girls and young women into marriage. It is practiced in close to 20 countries TODAY.

Content Warning: Violence, Sexual Violence and Mature Themes

Details:

STAGE COMBAT

  • Learn how to develop stage combat choreography
  • An in-depth look into the systems of Fight Directors Canada
  • Learn how to notate stage combat choreography
  • Learn how to adjust to the needs to the room and the artist
  • Learn our conditioning and safety practices to prepare the artists for a 2 hour text and movement heavy show

MOVEMENT

  • Learn how to prepare artists for a movement heavy show
  • Learn how we build movement transitions to help propel the story forward
  • Learn how we do ensemble movement creation
  • Learn our conditioning and safety practices to prepare the artists for a 2 hour text and movement heavy show

ENGAGEMENT DATES

Text Work – Jan 10,17, 24, 31 & Feb 7 2pm – 8 pm EST

Choreography – 5 – 2 Hr Sessions January Dates TBA

Live Zoom Performance – Feb 12 & 13 7PM EST

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS

December 6, 2020 11:59 PST

HOW TO SUBMIT

Email your headshot, resume and cover letter to affairofhonor@gmail.com

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Willingness to try and explore different practices
Has an interest in physical theatre
Movement experience is an asset but not a must
Stage combat skills are an asset but not a must

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