27 Apr 2022

Auditions for Aiga, new Touch Compass production!

Auditions for Aiga against a Samoan patterned backgroundAuditions for Aiga against a Samoan patterned background

Touch Compass is holding auditions to cast our new work, Aiga ,a multi-year, devised project led by two award-winning directors,Lusi Faiva and directed by Moana Ete.

The work will have ongoing workshops and creation periods throughout 2022 and 2023, with the final rehearsal process and premiere slated for 2024. Four multi-day workshops will be scheduled for 2022 at times convenient to the collective, once casting has been completed.

We are looking to cast four Pasifika/Māori women or non-binary performers with a background in theatre, of any age within the range of 18 - 65.

Priority will be given to performers who have a lived experience of disability; however non-disabled performers are also encouraged to apply. This is a paid position.

Aiga will use a collaborative creation approach to delve into the personal stories of having an identity at odds with the status quo of New Zealand. The themes of the work are strongly rooted in identity, aiga (family) and desire.

Please submit a resume in any form that suits you (e.g. typed, video, voice recording), and an image of yourself to producer@touchcompass.org.nz to secure an audition slot. Auditions will be held virtually and in person on May 17th, 2022.

Please note: Although we will be accepting self-tapes and virtual submissions, the workshops and rehearsals will be taking place in Auckland, and performers must be Auckland based.

For further information, general questions, or help with any access requirements please contact the Creative Producer, Izzy Robinson, at producer@touchcompass.org.nz.

To learn more about Touch Compass and our work please go to www.touchcompass.org.nz.

A massive thank you for the continued support from Creative New Zealand, without which this project would not be possible.

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