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Deathtrap, Scarborough Players

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Deathtrap (Scarborough Players)

Auditions:  April 10, 11

Callbacks (if needed):  April 15

 

 

The Glass Menagerie, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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The Glass Menagerie (Scarborough Theatre Guild)

Auditions:  March 12-13

Callbacks:  March 15

Scarborough Theatre Guild
Auditions for
The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams


Director: Larry Westlake
Producer: Alison Overington
Stage Manager: Wendy Miller
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.

AUDITION DATES
Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Monday, March 13, 2017 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CALLBACKS (if required)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


AUDITION & REHEARSAL LOCATION
Scarborough Theatre Guild Rehearsal Unit – 2105 Midland Avenue, Unit 16, Scarborough, Ontario (the building is immediately north of the Midland LRT station on east side, south of Progress. The unit and both driveway exits face Cosentino Drive)

REHEARSALS
Commence: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Continue: Sundays, Tuesdays &Thursdays: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


PERFORMANCE DATES - 2017
June 2-3 Friday, Saturday – 8 pm
June 4 Sunday Matinée – 2 pm
June 8-10 Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 8 pm
June 11 Sunday Matinée – 2 pm
June 15-16 Thursday, Friday – 8 pm
June 17 Saturday Matinée – 2 pm


All performances at Scarborough Village Theatre (3600 Kingston Road at Markham Road, Scarborough).


SYNOPSIS
This American Classic is the story of Amanda Wingfield, who once was pretty and popular, but who now seeks happiness in her dreams and memories. And this is the story of her son, Tom, who looks to movies and alcohol for his hope for happiness, and her daughter, Laura, desperately shy and seeking happiness in her glass figurines. Into this family comes the “Gentleman Caller”, Jim O’Connor, who comes to dinner, but cannot solve any of the family’s problems. This is a story of dreams that cannot come true, told through Tom’s memories.


REQUIREMENTS
A one-to-two minute dramatic monologue is recommended, (but comedic overtones are welcome). If you do not have a monologue, selected cold readings will be provided at the audition. The audition may also involve a short interview with the Director. If called back, you will be asked to read from the script with other actors.


SCRIPT
If you would like to read the play before auditioning, the script is on reserve at the Performing Arts Desk, 5th floor, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, and at the Community Desk of the Toronto Public Library, Cedarbrae Branch, at 545 Markham Road in Scarborough.


BOOK AN AUDITION
For information, to book an audition time, or to cancel your audition time in advance, please contact Alison Overington at alison@singulardesign.ca. If you must cancel on your audition night, please call the STG unit at 416-439-5349.
This production is Non Paying/Non Equity


THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Cast Descriptions
Role
Description


Amanda Wingfield
Haughty ex-Southern Belle who must now realize her dreams by pushing her children to great things.

Tom Wingfield
Amanda’s son. Works in a warehouse despite his artistic nature and love of poetry. Uses alcohol to find happiness.

Laura Wingfield
Amanda’s daughter. Desperately shy, cannot even bring herself to attend college courses. Seeks companionship in her collection of glass animal figurines.

Jim O’Connor
A dinner guest, co-worker of Tom’s, knew Laura in high school.

The Melville Boys, Village Players

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The Melville Boys, Village Players

Auditions will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station) at the following times:
Auditons:  Feb. 4,1-5 pm   Feb. 6, 7 - 10 pm
Callbacks:  Feb. 8, 7-10 pm

NOTE: Rehearsals & Performances are at 2190 Bloor St. West.
• Rehearsals are generally Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm, and Sundays 1-5 pm, but are flexible depending on actor availability. 
• Actors MUST be available Tech Sunday (April 23) and every night of tech week (April 25 -  27)
• Actors must also be available for all performance dates:  April 28, 29, May 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (matinee), 11, 12, 13, 14 (matinee), 18, 19, 20.
 
About the play:  A poignant comedy. Lee and Owen arrive at their uncle’s lakeside cabin at cross purposes. Lee needs to have a serious conversation with  his brother but Owen just wants to party and pretend nothing is amiss. Enter Mary and Loretta – invited off their boat into the cabin by Owen – and let the fun (and a little bit of heartbreak) begin.

CHARACTERS (ages refer to characters, not actors):
Lee – Mid-thirties. The responsible one. A worrier. Has cancer. Foreman at the local plastics factory. Practically raised Owen after their father died.

Owen – Late twenties. Immature. Cocky and overconfident. Coasting through life. Not as smart as he thinks he is. Works with Owen at the factory.

Mary – Early thirties. Smart. The original nice girl. A bit uptight. Life has thrown her some curves. Runs the local corner store.

Loretta – Mid-twenties. Blonde. Also smart. A bit dainty. Flirty. Carefree. Aspiring actress.

 
 PREPARATION:  Please prepare a short (under 2 minutes) comedic monologue. Please also be familiar with the play as you may be asked to do a cold reading from the script. A hardcopy of the script will be available at the desk of the 5th floor of The Toronto Reference Library. A script is available upon request.
 
TO BOOK AN AUDITION:  Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to: villageplayersauditions@gmail.com with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information. Please also bring a hardcopy of your resume and headshot to your audition (photocopies are acceptable).

The Lady in the Van, Theatre at Eastminster

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The Lady in the Van, Theatre at Eastminster

Theatre at Eastminster is a newly established company on the Danforth. Following our successful production of Agnes of God in 2016, we are pleased to announce our upcoming production of The Lady in the Van, to be performed June 27-29, including a matinee. This is a non-unionized and unpaid community theatre production.   

Theatre at Eastminster’s creative team brings over twenty years experience in professional and community theatre. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with a developing theatre company committed to fostering creativity in our communities. As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusivity, Theatre at Eastminster welcomes participation from artists from diverse backgrounds including LGBTQIA communities.

About the play
Lady in the Van tells the true story of Mary Shepard, an elderly woman who lived for fifteen years in a rundown van on playwright Alan Bennett’s driveway. The play offers a thoughtful and amusing take on the virtue of charity, and the way in which this can benefit both giver and receiver.

To be performed June 27, 28, 29, with the possibility of additional dates. 

Auditions:
To audition, click here to sign up. Please bring a one-minute monologue as part of your audition. Text from the play will also be provided.

Call backs to be scheduled as needed.

Cast
Lady in the Van is a play with thirteen cast members. We are seeking non-union actors  who reflect the diversity of Toronto. The list of characters is as follows: 
Miss Shepherd - age 63. Strong Catholic, lives in a van.

Alan Bennett 1 - The public Alan. Age 40-60. Well-educated academic. Introvert. Closeted homosexual.

Alan Bennett 2 - Alan the writer. Age 40-60. Alan Bennett 1’s inner voice

Mam - Alan's mother. 60 - 75.  

Rufus & Pauline - well-meaning, nosy neighbours. 30+ 

Social worker – Female, 22+

Underwood – Male, 55+.

Leo Fairchild - Male, 55+. 

Lout/Ambulance driver – Male 20+

Miss Shepherd's Doctor - Male. Any age.

Interviewer - Female. Any age.

Various - Council workmen, undertakers, etc. 

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will be held weekly, starting in early February, on Saturday afternoons from 3:30-6:30. A call schedule for all parts will be provided. Additional rehearsals on Tuesday and Friday evenings will be scheduled, beginning Friday April 28.

Auditions will be held:
Tuesday, January 24, (6pm - 8pm in Auditorium)
Eastminster Church, 310 Danforth Av, Toronto, ON

Saturday, January 28, (3pm - 5pm in the Hurndale room)
Eastminster Church , 310 Danforth Av, Toronto, ON

Volunteers interested in other aspects of theatre, including stage management, set painting, props, costuming, publicity, and front of house are also invited to email jenn.thomson@gmail.com for more information.

The Clean House, Alumnae Theatre

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The Clean House (Alumnae Theatre)

Auditions: January 14, 15, 16  2017

Callbacks:  January 22nd, 2017

The production team is now accepting submissions for the final show in The Alumnae Theatre’s 2016/2017 season.

This runner-up for the Pulitzer prize takes place inside the home of married doctors whose young Brazilian cleaning lady is fixated on creating the perfect joke. Their strict household unravels when the husband falls in love with one of his patients.

This is Sarah Ruhl at her best; The Clean House is a fast-paced, fearlessly honest, and wildly funny look at class, comedy and the nature of love.

Production details

The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl Director: Ali Joy Richardson Producers: Laura Jabalee Johnston & Tabitha Keast

Performance dates: April 7-22, 2017 Rehearsals: begin late February, part-time schedule Venue: Alumnae Theatre (70 Berkeley St, Toronto) *** This is a non-union, non-paying production.

Audition details

Sides from the script will be provided to those selected to audition. We would also ask that those auditioning prepare a short joke, in any language.

Equity and diversity are factored into every casting decision at the Alumnae Theatre. We encourage and welcome submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities and abilities. We would like to thank all applicants for their submissions. We will only contact those applicants to whom we are able to offer an audition.

Please submit your headshot and resume, with a cover note detailing which audition slots you are available for. In the subject line of your email, please include the character you’d like to audition for.

And please read the play before auditioning. Reading copies are available at the 5th floor Performing Arts desk of the Toronto Reference Library.

Thank you!

Audition Slot 1: Saturday January 14th, 2017 from 7pm - 10pm

Audition Slot 2: Sunday January 15th, 2017 from 10am – 1pm

Audition Slot 3: Sunday January 15th, 2017 from 2pm – 5pm

Audition Slot 4: Monday January 16th, 2017 from 7pm-10pm

Callbacks: Sunday January 22nd, 2017

Deadline to submit: Sunday January 8th, 2017 at 5pm.

Email applications to: alum.cleanhouse@gmail.com Contact name: Laura Jabalee Johnston

 

New Ideas Festival 2017 call for stage managers

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New Ideas Festival 2017 call for stage managers, Alumnae Theatre

New Ideas Festival is Alumnae Theatre Company’s annual three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress, and experimental theatre, with a different program each week and a workshopped reading on Saturdays at noon. The 2017 festival will run from March 8 to 26, 2017. Click here for more information on the festival.

Would you like to get involved in New Ideas Festival and join the fun this year? NIF needs stage managers for the 15 short plays. We will provide training if you don’t have experience. Rehearsals start January 30.
Each show runs one week (6 performances), and the readings have one performance each at noon on the three festival Saturdays.
 
Important dates:
• Jan. 4 – 8:  Festival auditions
• Jan. 24: Production meeting 7–9 pm (to be confirmed)
• Jan. 30: Rehearsals begin
• Feb. 15: Production meeting and lighting demo 7–9 pm (to be confirmed)
• Feb. 23 – March 4: Tech days by week
• March 8 – 26: New Ideas Festival performances.

If you are interested in stage managing a play in the New Ideas Festival, please email newideasfestival@gmail.com and put Stage Manager in the subject line.

Tons of money, Scarborough Players

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Tons of money (Scarborough Players)

Auditions:  January 3, 4, 5, 7-10 PM

Callbacks:  January 8, 7-10 PM

**Non-Paying, Non-Equity**

Tons of Money

by Evans and Valentine (adapted by Alan Ayckbourn
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
Directed by Jeremy Henson
Produced by Linda Brent

SHOW DATES:
April 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 2017
All shows at 8 p.m. except April 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.

The Play:
Tons of Money | A Farce in 3 Acts
First written and produced in 1922 this play was a great success in London’s West End and provided the thrust of a whole series of subsequent later series of productions called the Aldwych farces! The version produced by Scarborough Players is an adaptation penned by master farceur and award-winning playwright Allan Ayckbourn. When it was produced in 1986 at Britain’s National Theatre it garnered great commercial success. It is the story of an unsuccessful and almost bankrupt,aristocratic inventor Aubrey Allington who inherits the life interest in a fortune which is to revert on his death to his cousin George Maitland. As Cousin George is thought to have died abroad, the inventor’s wife has the brilliant idea of "dying" so that he can resurrect himself as his cousin and avoid paying his enormous debts. Complications arise in the form of George's wife, another Maitland imposter (the butler's brother) and finally the real George Maitland himself! In a series of plot twists, outrageous and hilarious fake deaths, mistaken identities and shenanigans the audience is treated to a high octane and hilarious romp. The action takes place in a 1920’s English manor house which is both inhabited and visited by a large and diverse group of conniving characters. Great fun for the whole family and a great  night of comedy for all to enjoy.

Characters:  
Ages listed are a guide for how the character should appear onstage, not necessarily the age of the actor

Male
Aubrey Allington -the husband and hereditary home owner. Mid to late 30s to mid 40s. Aloof, spoiled, aristocratic but in an ineffectual and naive way, inherited wealth which has now been spent. Few life skills, a dreamer but not in control. The adjective clueless comes to mind!

Sprules - the Butler. Late 40s -60s. Long-time in service with the Allington family. A romantic, inquisitive, and calculating, measured man with ideas above his station. A snob but in a subservient way to others in service. A reluctant servant but severe and precise in public.

Giles-the Gardener, anywhere from late 40s -80! Slow, ponderous and unfazed by anything he sees or hears. Lives in a parallel universe of gardening, shrubbery. Moves
at a slower pace than all other characters. A life-long bachelor with romantic or lecherous tendencies. Comes from a different age and is out of touch with the modern era.

James Chesterman -A solicitor, Late 20s -40.Smart, organized, ambitious, precise, mannered and a catch although he doesn't know it. Not upper class but educated. Too focused on work and career to be anything other than single.

Henery - a Plumber turned imposter. Early to mid 30s or older.A relative of Sprules. Of lower-class, but a not unattractive bachelor. An opportunist and part-time actor. Handsome in a rough sort of way. A ladies' man but a gold - digger who lacks any real talent or hard work ethic. Easily-manipulated. Authentic not artificial.

George Maitland -the traveller and cousin of Aubrey. Late 30's -45. A dreamer and philanthropist. A rumpled ex-patriate. Has great travel experience but lacks basic knowledge of family life
and commitment. Easily-manipulated and confused.

Female
Louise Allington -the wife and homemaker, Mid 30s to early 40s
Shrewd and devoted spouse. Well-bred but not a snob, direct, a take-control attitude, fashion-conscious,A pragmatist and good schemer. A lady of the age and all for women's rights. Formerly a gold-digger, now a schemer. Simpson-the parlourmaid, late 20s-40. Attractive and easily manipulated, fun-loving but somewhat irreverent. A gold-digger who has eyes on advancement through romance!

Benita Mullett -the Allingtons' aunt, late 50s -70s. A straight-
talking and impatient woman. Upper- class, and late Victorian in attitude and sensibility. Naturally suspicious and opinionated about everything and bigoted about most things outside of her consciousness and control. Slightly deaf but unaccepting of her condition.Not to be trifled with.

Jean Everard -Louise's best friend. Mid 30's -40.Stylish and upper-middle class, but vapid debutante who has married into money. Lacks intellect but uses her sexuality to advance through life. Has had multiple lovers before and will in the future. Self-absorbed.

AUDITION DATES:
Auditions will be held on: Tuesday January 3; Wednesday, January 4; and Thursday, January 5  from 7 to 10 p. m.

Requirements: Please prepare a one - minute comedic monologue -something you love.  You may be re-directed. You may be asked to do a cold reading from the play. Please read the play. A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Audio Desk, Toronto Reference Library. Please bring your photo (photocopy will do) and resume to the audition.

CALLBACKS:
Callbacks will be held on Sunday, January 8    Time: 7-10 p. m.(CALLBACKS ONLY: PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FULL 3 HOURS)

Booking Your Audition
Auditions must be booked in advance. TO REQUEST AN AUDITION, SEND AN E-MAIL TO audition4sp@gmail.com OR by phone (416) 439-1104 (Option #2) -Please leave your name & number VERY clearly. By email or telephone please indicate your preferred audition date and time(s). Please note: Email is the most efficient way to book an audition. We will be booking individual auditions in 15 minute slots. Please indicate the roles in which you are interested. Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at 780 Birchmount, Unit 5 (West side of Birchmount, south of Eglinton, beside the Low Carb Food Outlet. TTC accessible by #17 Bus from Warden Station or any Eglinton West bus from Kennedy Station) Some rehearsals and all performances are at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road (at Markham Road).

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:15 -10:30 p.m. and Sundays-TBD

First read - through will be on Tuesday, January, 10 at 7:30 p.m. with rehearsals beginning on Sunday, January 15 at 7:15 p.m. for a warn - up and rehearsals starting at 7:30 p.m.

Additional rehearsals may be added as we move closer to the production opening.

Please note:
The April 14, 2017 performance is on Good Friday and April 16, 2017 is the Easter Sunday matinee.

Scarborough Players is an inclusive community theatre company and encourages all interested individuals from all back grounds to audition. Those auditioning must be Non-Equity performers and understand that this is a non-paying production.


We do not enter into any contracts or agreements with CAEA or ACTRA

Powers and Gloria, Village Players

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Powers and Gloria (Village Players Theatre)  

by Keith Roulston
Directed by Anne Harper

Performance Dates: March 3 – 25, 2017

AUDITIONS will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station) at the following times:
Saturday, November 19, 2016 / 11-4:30 pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 / 7 – 10 pm
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 / 7 – 10 pm

CALL BACKS: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / 7-10 pm

NOTE: Rehearsals & Performances are at 2190 Bloor St. West.
Rehearsals are generally Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm, and Sundays 1-5 pm, but are flexible depending on actor availability.
Actors MUST be available Tech Weekend (Feb 25-26) and every night of tech week Feb 27-March 2.
Actors must also be available for all performance dates: March 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (matinee), 16, 17, 18, 19 (matinee), 23, 24, 25.

The play in a nutshell:  When Edward Connell Powers suffers a stroke, he must turn over the running of his furniture factory, the town’s largest employer, to his son James. When he comes home from hospital, James hires the only caregiver he can find, Gloria Delaney, a single-mom, high school drop-out whose hair is bigger than her sense of worth. It seems a doomed relationship but little by little over Edward’s long convalescence, she wins his respect for her humour, spirit and intelligence while she sees beyond his intimidating, crusty exterior. Gloria helps him as he seeks to rebuild his strength so he can return to work, even though it will thwart his son’s global ambitions for the family business. Each boosts the other in their times of doubt and need, crossing barriers that would normally divide people from the opposite ends of the social spectrum.
 

CHARACTERS (ages refer to characters, not actors – and are approximate):

POWERS – About 70. Owner of the largest business in town.  A conservative business man.  Spends most of the play in a wheelchair.  Actor must be able to move as though walking  is difficult.

GLORIA – Early 20’s. A very inappropriate caregiver, unsophisticated but has a generous heart.

JAMES – About 45. Conventional, modern, money-first businessman.  Powers’ son.

DARRYL – 20’s. Very relaxed attitude to life.  Never wants to miss out on opportunities for sex. Gloria’s boyfriend.


PREPARATION:   Please prepare a short (2-3 minute) monologue if the Director is not familiar with your work. Please also be familiar with the play as you will be asked to do cold readings from the script. A hardcopy of the script will be available at the desk of the 5th floor of The Toronto Reference Library. A script is also available upon request – contact the address below for details.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION:  Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to villageplayersauditions@gmail.com with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information. Please also bring a hardcopy of your resume and headshot to your audition. (photocopies are acceptable).

 

 

7 Stories, Hart House Theatre

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7 Stories, Hart House Theatre

Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for:
 
7 STORIES 
By Morris Panych
Directed by Rebecca Ballarin
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
November 23 - early submissions are encouraged.
Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying
 
Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week of November 28, with callbacks on December 3. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen. Performance run: March 3-11, 2017
 
Please send headshots and resumes to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca. 
 
Artists of all ethnic/cultural/sexual/gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit. 
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Actors are asked to prepare two contrasting contemporary comedic monologues (no longer than 2 minutes each). It is strongly recommended that actors read the play and familiarize themselves with the characters. 
 
ABOUT THE PLAY:
A man stands on a seventh-storey building ledge and contemplates suicide. Before he can get too far, he is confronted by the self-absorbed (and oftentimes absurd) people who live inside the building. In 7 Stories, multi award winning Canadian playwright, Morris Panych, creates a meta-theatrical gem of a black comedy; full of fanciful characters with a wistfully existential conclusion.
 
ABOUT THE THEATRE:
Established in 1919, Hart House Theatre is the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader.  Since its inception, the theatre's unique mix of young professionals, alumni and students has garnered the theatre a reputation as a cultural destination for not only the community of U of T but also the city of Toronto. 

Vagina Monologues, TVM Project

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Vagina Monologues (TVM Project -- no website as of yet)

To qualify for an audition email head shot and resume to caslanidis2.0@gmail.com

 

The TVM Project presents a bold, new production of Eve
Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.


This is a non-professional, V-Day production.


Production dates are February 2, 3 and 4. Rehearsals will take place weekday
evenings and Sundays in November, December and January.


We are looking for women and those who identify as women, ages 20 to 70 to read
for this exciting and innovative show. Women of colour and of a non-European
background are encouraged to audition.


Please send your head shot and theatrical resume to caslanidis2.0@gmail.com.
A short list of candidates will be contacted by email to schedule an audition.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 4.


Inquiries to Christos Aslanidis at caslanidis2.0@gmail.com or at 416 575 2359.

 

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

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