Parts & Labour

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Parts & Labour

Audition for Parts & Labour, new verbatim text play by Col Cseke

Directed by Mieko Ouchi
Produced by Field Work

About The Show

Parts & Labor is a documentary play centered around the diverse experiences of temporary foreign workers in meat packing plants in Alberta.

Through verbatim text, Parts & Labour documents the experiences of 40+ real people including workers, community organizers, community residents, researchers, politicians, and more. Through a four-person ensemble each actor will portray multiple people of various ages, genders, and ethnicities.

Parts & Labor has been in development in various iterations since 2014, including an online version centered around the COVID-19 outbreaks at meat packing plants.

You can view this performance here to get a sense of the stories at

The Role

Althea & Others: Female, 25-45 years old. New Canadian worker of color. Some singing required.

Artists will be contracted under the C.A.E.A. D.O.T. policy.

Production Dates

Parts & Labor will rehearse and premiere in Calgary and will travel to Brooks and High River, Alberta.

Calgary Dates:

  • June 5 – 25, 2022: Rehearsals (Monday-Friday)
  • June 26 – 19, 2022: Load in/tech week at the West Village Theatre
  • June 30 – July 3, 2022: Opening weekend
  • July 5 – 9, 2022: 2nd week of performances

Southern Alberta Tour:

  • July 14 & 15, 2022: Brooks
  • July 16, 2022: High River

How To Submit

Interested actors should send a note of interest to Col Cseke at, along with a headshot and resume. We’ll respond to all messages, selected artists will be asked to prepare sides from the script for a self-tape.

Deadline to Submit: April 15, 2022

About Field Work

Field Work is dedicated to sharing true stories in meaningful ways. We’ll start each new project by choosing the right form to tell the story, whether that’s live performance, oral history, audio documentary, storytelling nights, or something else entirely. Field Work was initiated by Col Cseke and features an evolving group of amazing artists, storytellers, writers, and performers.

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