TODOS Productions, Business and Arts NL, and the Resource Centre for the Arts presents
- Confronting Unconscious Bias - with A Powell, Eldin Husic, Jude Benoit, Maria Dussan, Rachel Gilbert & Tara Nanayakkara
Business and Arts NL, TODOS Productions, and the Resource Centre for the Arts have partnered to bring “Unconscious Bias Moments: Art as a Tool for Confronting Unconscious Bias”.
Through a submission call, we have commissioned (A Powell, Eldin Husic, Jude Benoit, Maria Carolina Dussan Valbuena, Rachel Gilbert and Tara Nanayakkara) to write six monologues that will become three-minute videos sharing a personal perspective on unconscious bias. Each “Unconscious Bias Moment” video will be accompanied by provocations and calls to action, in order to guide a meaningful dialogue in response to each video. These 5-10 minute activities will allow workplace teams to touch upon this important topic in the same format as familiar “safety moments” or “values moments”. Writers have been working with Santiago Guzmán and Sobia Shaikh to develop these monologues, which will later be cast and directed by Guzmán in the summer of 2023.
- Meet the Writers -
CASTING CALL UNION & NON-UNION
SHOOT LOCATION: Downtown St. John’s, NL
SHOOT DATES: June 29 & 30, 2023
REHEARSAL: Between June 26-28, 2023
RATE OF PAY: ACTRA rates may apply
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, May 19, 2023
LOOKING TO CAST THE FOLLOWING 6 CHARACTERS:
NOT WORTH CARING FOR by Jude Benoit Indigenous two-spirit person, 18-30, Plus sized and gender fluid, non-binary, trans Wearing barista or food worker work clothes, looking sick and very tired.
FAMILY DINNER by Maria Carolina Dussan NATALIA is a Latina or Latinx girl (non-binary or gender non-conforming person) in her early to mid-twenties. She has tanned or brown skin and/or dark features. Ideally, she (or they) will have a Latin American accent, either Spanish or Portuguese.
AT FIRST GLANCE by Rachel Gilbert A young woman of mixed-race descent with short black, curly hair. She’s dressed for the role of teacher, wearing a black blazer, skirt, and a soft pink shirt.
VISIBLY DEMORALIZED by Tara Nanayakkara A South Asian-born woman, Tara who has severe vision loss, is on vacation with her husband and two adult children. Her friend Elizabeth, who also happens to suffer from severe vision loss, has just called Tara on her cell phone to ask how the trip is going. Until now, it’s gone well – but that’s about to change.
YOU AND I by Eldin Husic A young punk rock musician who recently came from a war-torn country. He is angry, bitter, and disillusioned. His grief turns to anger every time he remembers his homeland. There is hope for him.
WHY DON’T YOU JUST LEAVE? by A Powell REBECCA: mid 40’s, non-binary AFAB. A passionate, determined, intense person. Independent while also defaulting to people-pleasing.
TODOS Productions operates from St. John’s, Ktaqmkuk (colonially known as Newfoundland) and Labrador. We acknowledge Ktaqmkuk as the unceded and ancestral territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq; and Labrador as the traditional homelands of the Innu of Nitassinan, Inuit of Nunatsiavut, and the Inuit of NunatuKavut. We recognize all First Peoples who were here before us, those who live with us now, and the seven generations to come. We recognize that it is our duty to learn about the caretakers of this province who have been looking after the land and water before us, and we strive to work consciously and respectfully with them to support one another in solidarity and love.
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