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Crimes of the Heart, Village Players

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Crimes of the Heart, Village Players

Crimes of the Heart By Beth Henley
Performance Dates: Sept 7 - 29, 2018
Director: Ken Stern

(Non-Union, Non-paying)

** A reading copy pf the play is available at the information desk of the Arts Dept. on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library

(and all rehearsals) will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190E Bloor Street West (around the corner from the Runnymede Subway) on the following dates and times:

Sunday June 10 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday June 12 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Wednesday June 13 7:00pm to 10:00pm

CHARACTERS – 2 men; 4 women
(ages given are character ages, not actor’s ages)

LENNY MAGRATH, 30, oldest of the three sisters: Has remained in the family home, looking after Old Granddaddy. Feels the weight of responsibility on her shoulders.

27, the middle sister: Had a “wild” reputation in high school

24, the youngest sister: She is impulsive and can appear child-like. Has thoughts of harming herself.

29, the sisters’ first cousin and neighbour: Harsh and judgmental about the Magrath family. A social climber, embarrassed by her familial relation to the Magraths.

30, but appears slightly older. Meg’s old boyfriend

26, Meg’s lawyer

Play Synopsis: The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, on an autumn day in 1974. Babe Magrath is having a bad day. She didn't like the way her husband looked, so she shot him. Now out on bail, Babe reunites with her two sisters to make sense of their most recent misfortunes. Meg is back from a failed career in the music industry. Lenny is lamenting her forgotten 30th birthday. Their troubles, grave but somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future; the telling is true and touching and deeply, darkly funny.

PREPARATION: No monologue is required. This play is set in Mississippi and we will be using (slight) appropriate accents in the performances. However, no accents will be required for the audition dates. If you are auditioning, you must read the play. A script is available upon request from the audition coordinator.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION: Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information


Noises off; Scarborough Players

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Noises off, (Scarborough Players)

Auditions:  June 19-20 -- 7-10 pm

Callbacks:  June 24 -- 1-4 pm



Heathers The Musical, Hart House Theatre

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Heathers The Musical (Hart House Theatre)

Auditions:  Those contacted will be seen the week beginning May 27

Callbacks:  mid-June

Dear Charles, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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Dear Charles (Scarborough Theatre Guild)

Auditions:  May 28, 7-10 PM, May 30, 7-10 PM

Callbacks:  June 3, 7-10 PM





The Importance of Being Earnest, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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The Importance of Being EarnestScarborough Theatre Guild

Director: Jason Silzer
Alison Overington
Stage Manager:
Wendy Miller

Oscar Wilde’s classic is a delight right from the first cucumber sandwich! Two bachelors, Jack and Algernon, must disentangle then re-entangle their double lives in order to win the affections of two very pretty young ladies, each of whom has a soft spot for fellows named Ernest. The lads both find themselves having to behave in earnest while answering to the name of Ernest. A whole twisted tale of forged identities, deception, and above all wit and hilarity!

Please prepare a short monologue no longer than 90 seconds. A prepared (not improvised) story or narrative verse is also acceptable.
All people auditioning will receive one or more redirects of the material, so you should be comfortable enough with your material to be able to play around with it.

For information, to book an audition time, email Alison Overington at

Tuesday, April 17  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday, April 19  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CALLBACKS (if required)
Sunday, April 22    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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)

Commence: Tuesday, April 24: 7:00 pm
Continue: Tuesdays &Thursdays:   7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sundays:   12:30 pm – 5:30 pm    

July 6,7 Friday, Saturday – 8 pm
July 8 Sunday Matinée – 2 pm
July 12-14 Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 8 pm
July 15 Sunday Matinée – 2 pm
July 19-20 Thursday, Friday – 8 pm
July 21 Saturday Matinée – 2 pm

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

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. A pdf copy of the script is also available upon request from the producer. Please contact Alison Overington at

Roles Available
• Ages provided are a guideline for how actors should read on stage, not for the actual age of the actors.
• This production will not be considering men for the role of Lady Bracknell.
• A single actor may be cast to play both Lane and Merriman.
Role Description
John Worthing   Man, 29   - In love with Gwendolen
Algernon Moncrieff Man, 29-35   - Friend of Jack, in love with Cecily
Gwendolen Fairfax Woman, 18-24   - In love with Jack
Cecily Cardew Woman, 18   - In love with Algernon
Lady Bracknell Woman 50+   - Mother of Gwendolen Fairfax
Miss Prism Woman 40+   - Governess of Cecily Cardew
Rev. Canon Chasuble Man 40+   - In love with Miss Prism
Lane Man, 35+   - Servant to John Worthing
Merriman Man, 35+   - Servant to Cecily Cardew

This production is Non Paying/Non Equity

Her Water Drum, Film Casting Call

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Her Water Drum, Film casting call

An upcoming short film, directed by Jonathan Elliott.
Produced by ImagineNative and Charles Street Video.

Auditions will take place February 24th & February 25th in Toronto.
Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged.

All roles are paid and the film will be shot on the Six Nations Reserve on April 13th-15th.

Please email or with resume,
headshot and the role you are interested in applying for. 
For the roles we have sides from the script that will be used for the auditions.



Her Water Drum is the story of Jolene, an impoverished Tuscarora woman raising
her young son David in the wake of Kira’s (her teenage daughters) disappearance.
With no answers or help from the police on the case, Jolene struggles to balance
her constant search with work, family needs and her own well-being.


JOLENE (Principal)   28-55. Indigenous Actors only. Female.

Jolene is a deeply caring, intelligent, albeit hardened woman. She has always provided for her
family through whatever means she can, sometimes to a fault. While usually hopeful, Kira’s
disappearance has left her vulnerable and angry. She finds herself torn between her
responsibilities to work and to her son David with her desire to search for Kira. As time passes,
she becomes more jaded with the justice system and begins to alienate herself from people.
While she tries to protect David from the realities of their situation, she can’t stop him from
growing up before he should. She is prone to having a hot temper. Very invested in the
well-being of those she cares about.

DAVID (Principal) 5-12. Indigenous Actors only. Male.

David is a loud, wild and aggressive child. He constantly throws himself into creating and
playing in a fantasy world of knights and dragons as a coping mechanism for the loss of his
older sister. While he outwardly is defiant, he has a greater understanding of the situation then
people give him credit for. Afraid to fully express his fears and feelings to his mother, he finds
himself frustrated and unheard. He is very sympathetic and caring about his family but has a
hard time showing it. He hates having others think for him and wants to be treated like an adult.

KIRA (Supporting)  15-25. Indigenous Actors only. Female.

In the film, we see a Kira represented as a presence, draped in a long red veil. She is watchful,
unable to speak but able to interact with objects and others. A very ethereal figure, the presence
watches over Jolene and David, viewing their plight but unable to effect it. A visual manifestation
of their grief and pain.

Dancing at Lughnasa, Toronto Irish Players

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Toronto Irish Players Executive Committee are very pleased to announce that we have secured the rights to perform


Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel


as our Fall 2018 Production, running October 18 to November 3, 2018, and we will be arranging interviews for interested directors to be held in late February. If you would like to apply to direct, please send a confirmation of interest to Geraldine Browne at by February 2. Interview candidates may be asked to provide written support for their ideas.


Further information on our website -


Perfect Wedding, The Village Players, Bloor West Village

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Perfect Wedding, The Village Players, Bloor West Village
(Non-Union, Non-paying)

Perfect Wedding  By Robin Hawdon
Director: Anne Harper

Performance Dates: April 27 - May 19, 2018

AUDITIONS (and all rehearsals) will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190E Bloor Street West (around the corner from the Runnymede Subway) on the following dates and times: 
Saturday February 3 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday February 4 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
CALLBACKS (if necessary)
Tuesday February 6 7:15 to 9:00 pm
RACHEL (20s) the Bride - always in command
BILL (20s) the Groom - rarely in command
TOM (20s) the Best Man - solid, dependable
JUDY (20s) Tom’s girlfriend-attractive
JULIE (20s) A chambermaid - kooky, volatile
DAPHNE (40s) Mother of the Bride - knows her own mind
Play Synopsis: The Groom awakes on the morning of his wedding in bed with another woman. Confusions and complications follow, but all ends happily, if not as originally planned!
 *Note: there is no actual nudity in the show but actors will be found wrapped in bedding, etc. 

Preparation:  Please prepare a 2 minute comedic piece and be prepared for a cold read from the play.  If you are auditioning, you must read the play. A script is available upon request from the audition coordinator.

A reading copy of the play is available at the information desk of the Arts Dept. 5th floor, Toronto Reference Library.
Deadline for Submission: Sunday January 28, 2018
TO BOOK AN AUDITION: Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact

The God of Carnage, East Side Players

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The God of Carnage, East Side Players

Auditions for God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza
Translatd by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Mario D'Alimonte and Produced by Linda Ramsay

** A reading copy of the play is available at the Information Desk of the Arts Dept. 5th floor -  Toronto Reference Library. **

Synopsis: A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses - and the alcohol flows - tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Audition Information
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Callbacks: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: East Side Players' Rehearsal Space
746 Warden Avenue, Unit 10 (north of St. Clair Avenue, free parking)

To book an audition, please email Linda Ramsay at
Audition requirements: Please prepare a short (1-2 minutes) contemporary monologue
Please bring a resume and a headshot

Rehearsals and Performances
Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
& Sundays from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. beginning March 18, 2018
Technical Rehearsals are May 21 - 24, 2018 inclusive
Perfomance dates are May 25 - June 9, 2018
Wednesday - Saturday 8:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Performances are at The Papermill Theatre at Todmorden Mills (67 Pottery Road)

Veronica Novak
(40's/50's) A writer. She pictures herself as the queen of social conscience and common courtesy – but she can be judgemental and domineering. As the situation disintegrates, she fails to maintain her crumbling façade of civility.

Michael Novak (40's/50's) Initially, he appears to be a very gentle man who is eager to create peace. Another side of him is slowly revealed as the evening progresses. He makes racial comments, justifies the children’s violence, and progresses from a seemingly good-natured hardware-store supplier to the bully he was during his own days in school.

Annette Raleigh (40's/50's) She is a woman who is constantly on the brink of a panic attack. In fact, she vomits twice during the course of the play...on stage! Her self confidence has been eroded by the pressures of motherhood and by living with a husband who is eternally preoccupied with work and pays her little attention.

Alan Raleigh (40's/50's) An openly rude corporate lawyer who frequently interrupts the discussion by taking work-related cell phone calls. He has very little interest in being at the meeting, claiming that all little boys are savages and he doesn’t see any point in trying to change them.

Please note: this is a community theatre, non-paying, non-Equity production.


Audition for New Ideas Festival, Alumnae Theatre Company

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Audition for New Ideas Festival, Alumnae Theatre Company

Actors (non-union) of all ages (18+) and ethnicities are needed for New Ideas Festival 2018, a three-week juried festivalof 15 new works. A program of 4 different plays will be presented each week, running from Wednesday to Sunday,
with a staged reading at noon on each Saturday. Learn more about the 30th annual New Ideas Festival.

NIF encourages actors from diverse communities to audition; this year NIF has roles calling for non-binary actors.

  • Performances run March 7–25, 2018 
  • General Festival Auditions will be held during the day on January 6 & 7 and during the evenings on January 8, 9 & 10.
  • Callbacks the second/third week of January. 
  • Auditions will be in the Studio Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street.
  • Actors must be available for rehearsals beginning January 30.
  • Auditions will be booked according to age and gender, so actors should keep all the audition dates free until they receive an audition time.
  • Actors will perform a two-minute monologue of their choice and a side from one of the plays. (Alumnae members have the choice of reading two sides rather than presenting a prepared monologue.) View sides here. 
  • Please print an appropriate side and bring it to the audition along with your résumé and headshot. 
  • All directors and many playwrights attend the general auditions, so be prepared for a full house.
  • NOTE: NIF does festival casting, so you are not auditioning for a specific play or role.

To book an audition, email: with your name, gender, acting age range, email address, phone number, and state whether you are an Alumnae member.

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library


Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

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