Actor Call

Arizona Theatre Matters, under the co-artistic direction of Pamela Sterling and Jeanmarie (Simpson) Bishop, seeks woman actors over 40 for the We Ain’t Done Yet Festival, November 9th2019.

8 actors are needed for an ensemble performance of A Single Woman (we’re considering changing the title for this ensemble version), an award-winning play about first US Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973). The production is directed by Pamela Sterling.

The first table read will occur on a Saturday in February or March, availability depending. The reading and rehearsals will take place in Tempe at a blackbox/performance space at ASU. The festival will happen at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

WHY are we casting with an assemblage of women actors over the age of 40 dozens of characters of all genders, ages and ethnicities?

Resistance.

We are 80 percent of the artists in the theatre, and we are 20 percent of the actors cast. We will make our own work – as we always have – and we will do it together. The We Ain’t Done Yet Festival is an opportunity for us to gather, to work together, to engage each other’s creativity on and off the stage in panels, discussions and with meals together in an all-day experience that we hope will be the beginning of a collaborative movement that reaches into the far-flung future.

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