Pay Rate: Workshop: $100, Production: $500
Audition Date and Time: Tapes due Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The New Coordinates (formerly The New Colony) is accepting video submissions for their workshop and production of Last Ascent, by Kristin Idaszak and Directed by Denise Yvette Serna.

Last Ascent
When Iris, a professional alpinist, is diagnosed with a heart condition that may prevent her from ever climbing again, she reluctantly turns to a therapist who specializes in supporting elite adventure athletes. But Iris begins unpacking a whole lot more than she bargained for as her therapist pushes her to unfurl a tragic accident that changed her life forever. Simultaneously moving forward and backward in time, Last Ascent investigates grief, chronic illness, imperialism, and the ecological devastation wreaking havoc on our planet and on our bodies.

Written by Kristin Idaszak
Directed by Denise Yvette Serna

Important Dates & Locations
May 19-24

Rehearsals begin the week of Aug 23 (5 rehearsals/week. There will be weekday rehearsals)
Previews: Oct 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
Opening: Oct 24
Runs: through Nov 20
Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 3pm
Potential Industry night on Nov 7 or 14

All workshop dates, rehearsals, and performances at The Den Theatre (1331 N Milwaukee Ave)

Workshop and rehearsal schedule will be built based on availability. Please provide any conflicts.

Workshop: $100
Production: $500

Audition Information
Please complete an audition submission form at https://forms.gle/eggZG6LfgK95djJ36, and audition instructions will be sent to you. All tapes must be received by Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Character Type/Restrictions:

Angela (she/her) 60s, self-described “mountain woman,” therapist/guru, Black, US national

Luisa (she/her) 30ish, biogeographer, amateur climber, Quechua, Peruvian national

Iris UNDERSTUDY (she/her) 30ish, professional climber, non-Black POC or white, US national