"thank you (for) sharing that presentation with us because it will probably change most of our lives forever, including mine."
- Grade 6 student, Smokey Drive Elementary
"I think it was the most powerful performance I have seen in delivering a message that students are able to relate to as well as the performers ability to hold the audience's attention.
- Brian Ellenberger, Principal, Southdale-North Woodside Elementary
project ARC CASTING CALL
The multi-award winning human rights show, project ARC, is looking for some new volunteer actors, aged 12-20, to join us for our 2018-2019 touring season!
project ARC is committed to creating a diverse cast,
so we need YOU!
Sunday, September 23rd
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Grace United Church
70 King St., Dartmouth
Monday, September 24th
4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
The Sawmill Playhouse
33 Crichton Ave., Dartmouth
Auditions MUST be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For the audition, you will be asked to:
- deliver a memorized excerpt from the show.
(Sides will be sent to you upon booking an audition.)
- learn some simple stomp choreography
(taught during the audition)
- sing one a cappella verse and one chorus from
a musical theatre song (prepared by you in advance)
- tell us why you would like to be a part of project ARC.
With over 160 performances at elementary and junior high schools across Nova Scotia, project ARC has increased human rights awareness while raising $27,000 for organizations like Doctors Without Borders, Free the Children, Hope for Wildlife, Phoenix Youth, and Right To Play.
project ARC rehearses or performs at schools on Thursday mornings. (Cast members may choose to perform every second week.) Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings and/or Thursday mornings and will start in late-September with performances scheduled to begin in mid-November. Cast members are usually responsible for their own transportation to and from shows, with the exception of possible road trips.
Participation in project ARC is a great way to build skills and get volunteer experience. Experience with this show has helped cast members fulfill the requirements of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, receive awards (including the Nova Scotia Human Rights Award), gain acceptance into university programs, apply for scholarships and build their resumes. Students have used their work with project ARC as a high school co-op credit.