Image: UofT’s Luella Massey Studio Theatre

Casting Subjects

Pure Research 29 – Rachel Kauder-Nalebuff, Daimaah Mubashshir
and Evan Webber

Research focus

Casting processes in theatre are fraught sites of complex, performative competition, governed by unstated, unsystematic and unaccountable systems. To model a possible alternative, three experiments in casting process were tested to reduce the overall degree of uncertainty operative in the casting situation, and attempt to provide the actors with more agency. 

Collaborators and credits

Georgina Beaty, Sascha Cole, Ishan Davé, Philip McKee, Philip Nozuka and Norah Sadava with Nightswimming’s Brian Quirt and Brittany Ryan.

October 21-23, 2019 at the Luella Massey Studio Theatre, University of Toronto Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.