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Dance Animals

February 20, 2016 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Dance Animals dance and monologue auditions.

There is no specific script for this two-part audition. If you pass the dance audition you will be required to write and perform a 1-2 minute monologue.

We have many  excellent resources to support this:

monologues for men
monologues for women
Canadian monologues
monologues for teen and youth
multicultural and LGBTQ monologues
monologues and scene books


DANCE ANIMAL, the world’s only comedic-dance-tribe, is looking to cast 7 leads (4
males & 3 females) and 2 understudies (1 male & 1 female) for our Toronto Fringe
Festival production (June 29th - July 10th 2016).
NO DANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO AUDITION. We are not looking for the best
dancers but rather the most sparkling personalities. Natural co-ordination, strong face
work and any kind of movement/athletics in your background will be an asset. Union
and non-union welcome. All shapes, sizes, sexual orientations and ethnicities are
encouraged to audition.

Dance Animal mixes the high camp of musical-theatre dance routines with sketch
comedy and character monologues. Accolades include winners of the Just for Laughs
“Best Comedy” Award and the Cirque du Soleil “Best Original Creation” Award.

Dance auditions will be on Wednesday, March 2nd from 2:00-5:00 in the gym at Trinity
St Paul’s United Church (427 Bloor St West). You will either be assigned to attend
between 2:00-3:30 or 3:30-5:00.
Those who make it past the dance audition will be asked to return for a monologue
audition (date/location tba). You will need to write a 1-2 minute monologue as your
Dance Animal character.
Rehearsals begin in March. To build your fitness, we will be working 2-3 times a week
until the Fringe.

For an audition slot, please send your resume and head shot to Robin Henderson at by Monday February 29th. Please bring a hard copy
of both your resume and head shot to the audition. Union and non-union welcome.
Equity members will be engaged under the Festival Policy.

More information on Dance Animal at or facebook/danceanimal.

The Love List, Bruce County Playhouse

February 20, 2016 | Bill V. | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

The Love List, by Norm Foster. Bruce County Playhouse.  

We just had an request for this play - the actor said auditions are coming up week of Feb 20th - Feb 28th.  We're keeping the play at the Arts Department information desk 5th floor Toronto Reference Library.

Contact the theatre for more information


Call for Directors (for Alumnae's 2016/2017 season)

February 9, 2016 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Call for Directors (for Alumnae's 2016/2017 season)

The Alumnae Theatre Company is inviting stage directors to submit proposals for any of the three (fabulous) Mainstage shows in our 2016/2017 season.

THIS by Melissa Jane Gibson
September 16-October 1, 2016

The Gut Girls by Sarah Daniels
(our annual retrospective choice, first presented in Alumnae's 1997/1998 season)
January 20-February 4, 2017

The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
April 7-22, 2017

Deadline: Thursday February 11, 2016 by 11:59pm. Early submission encouraged.

Interview dates: February 16-25, 2106 (dates TBA; location: Alumnae Theatre Company, 70 Berkeley St.)

Scripts: Reading copies are available at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th floor, Performing Arts Desk

Contact: Joanne Williams at

What we need: Please send your CV and a brief (max. 6 sentence) letter that summarizes both your directing experience and your interest in one of the programmed plays to no later than February 11 at 11:59pm. Early submissions encouraged. Include your name and the play title you are interested in pitching to direct in the email subject line.  
Directors selected for an interview will be asked to prepare a proposal outlining your ideas for a full production. A template detailing what the proposal should include will be provided. A written version will be due no later than February 14.

Notes: This is a non-Equity/ACTRA and non-paying engagement. 
We love our Equity/ACTRA friends, but have no budget to pay your fees. Alumnae is a volunteer-run nonprofit theatre company.
 Previous experience with Alumnae is not required.
Directors of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply, as are those from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Wait Until Dark - play found again! (Bygone Theatre)

February 3, 2016 | Bill V. | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Our copy of Wait until Dark had gone missing for a few days - but through diligent staff detective work it's been found and is now available again to be used in library.

Wait until Dark (Bygone Theatre)

Audition deadline:  February 1st (5 PM)

Company: Bygone Theatre
Production: “Wait Until Dark” written by Frederick Knott
Director: Emily Dix
Project Type: Theatre; non-union, profit share
Audition Deadline: February 1st, 5:00pm
Rehearsals Begin: February 8, 2016
Show Dates: April 14-16th, 2016 (5 performances)
How to Apply: Send a recent headshot & artistic resume to director Emily Dix at, with the subject line: "Wait Until Dark Auditions", no later than 5:00PM ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 1ST, 2016. Those selected to audition will be contacted via email to arrange a time.
A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends. (from Dramatist Play Service website).
ROAT: Lead, male, mid 30s - 50s, murderer & thief, intelligent, actor must be able to do a few distinct voices.
SUSY: Lead, female, mid 20s - early 30s, blind, a housewife (married to Sam).
MIKE: Supporting, male, mid 20s - early 30s, con artist recently released from jail. Not a totally bad guy, but very manipulative.
CARLINO: Supporting, male, mid 20s - early 30s, con artist.
SAM: Supporting, male, mid 20s - mid 30s, photographer, ex-marine, Susy's husband.
GLORIA: Supporting, young girl, around 10 (**open to casting a child or a young looking woman, children under 18 must have parental consent). Stubborn & strong-willed.
POLICE OFFICERS (2): Minor, male preferred but open to female, 25+

Bygone Theatre encourages actors of all backgrounds & ethnicities to apply.    


Of Mice and Men, Unit 102

February 3, 2016 | Bill V. | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Of Mice and Men (Unit 102 Actors Company)


*************************AUDITION NOTICE**************************

UNIT 102 ACTORS COMPANY Will be producing John Steinbeck’s critically acclaimed play

*************************OF MICE AND MEN****************************


We will be holding auditions
FEBRUARY 9TH AND 10TH — for our late April/MAY production.
This audition is open to both UNION and NON UNION Actors

Please read the breakdowns below and submit yourself for the role(s) desired. Please keep in mind that you don’t have to fall into the specified age ranges but you MUST be able to play within them.
Please do your research into the time period and the play before submitting. DO NOT watch the film, we are not looking for actors to mimc the performances that have come before them.

CROOKS - Black male between the ages 30 - 60. We are looking at a wide age range of actors for this role. Please do your research into the time period and the play itself before submitting. Crooks should have the physicality of someone who suffers from a back injury. Hunched over maybe but a definite physical disability. He is the only black man in a very white world.

SLIM - Male, caucasian, between the ages of 30 - 40s. Slim should have kindness and gravitas He should be tall and slender.

CANDY - Male, caucasian, over the age of 50, or can at least play older. He also carries with him the physical disability of losing his hand. Candy might be the oldest but still has a child like manner to him.

CURLY - Male, caucasian 20 - 25. Young and hotheaded, Curly should be stout with a chip on his shoulder, for what he lacks in size he makes up for with bravado.

CURLEY’S WIFE - 18 - 25. She wears her sexuality on her sleeve but its a cover for her loneliness in a male dominated world. Once again look at the time period.

THE BOSS - 40s - 60s The landlord/manager of the farm, he has an intimidating presence born out of necessity, not nature. He takes pride in his job and runs a tight ship.

CARLSON - 20’s - 50’s We will see a wide age range of actors for this role. He is one of the crew. Hard worker, maybe a little rambunctious. He’s been on the farm for long enough to know how things work.

WHIT - 30’s - 40’s Much like Carlson he has been on the farm for a while and knows what’s what, he’s a bit softer with his approach but takes no bullshit at the same time.


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