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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Auditions for New Work in Los Angeles

American Russian Theatre Ensemble Laboratory (ARTEL) is casting Kharmful Charms of Dani Kharms, a collaborative ensemble-devised project based on the works of Russian absurdist Daniil Kharms (1905-1942). Creation/training process will explore the styles of Eastern European clowning (Slava Polunin), vaudeville, cabaret, Viewpoints, Polish/Russian theatre practices (Grotowski, Meyerhold, Vakhtangov), and devising techniques.

Director Olya Petrakova Brown, training leader Garth Whitten.

Training/Devising March 9-April 9. Weekend Presentation April 10, 11 at Artworks Theatre. A full-production run is possible, dates/locations TBD.

Seeking character actors-creators, dancers, singers with a proclivity for comedy and absurd. Physicality, expressivity, courage to create are a must. Everyone will be required to devise solo and group work. Training in physical approaches to theatre, commedia dell'arte, clown, cabaret, sketch comedy is a plus.

Submission address: ARTEL, Attn: Kharmful Charms, c/o ArtWorks Theatre, 6567 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038, or email pix and resume to Audition Workshops will take place Sunday, February 15th 11am - 1pm and Monday February 16 7:30pm - 9:30pm at ArtWorks Theatre and Studios. Prepare to move, create and have a blast! Prepare a short monologue, preferably comedic.

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