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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.

 

Office Hours, East Side Players

October 26, 2016 | Wendy | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Office hours, (East Side Players)

Auditions:  December 12, Wednesday 14

Call Backs:  December 17

 

Office Hours

 

By Norm Foster
Directed by Mandi Sunshine

AUDITIONS: Monday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 14 starting at 6 p.m.
Call Backs: Saturday, December 17 - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
REHEARSALS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm and Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. commencing Thursday, February 23.
PERFORMANCES: May 26, 27, 28, 31 June 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 2017

 

Synopsis: What do an overweight jockey, a desperate movie producer, a gay entertainment lawyer, a philandering agent and a Week-at-a-Glance salesman have in common? Ordinarily not a whole lot, but then again, Norm Foster's Office Hours is no ordinary play. Foster is one of Canada's most popular playwrights and Office Hours is one of his funniest plays. Filed with snappy dialogue, witty repartee, hilarious predicaments and lots and lots of laughs.

CHARACTERS
WARREN: (M) 50s, a washed up television reporter who feels the current management is not recognizing his talent.
PAM: (F) 20s-30s, news producer, feels she has earned her current position at the tv station.
GORDON (M) 30s-40s, film producer, is desperate for a hit and will do whatever it takes
FRANCINE: (F) 30s-40s, film producer that works with Gordon, more level headed
BOBBY: (M) 40s-50s, film director, alcoholic and desperate to show he's still got it
MARK: (M) 40s-50s, a slimy agent who is full of himself
ELLIE: (F) 40s-50s, wife of Mark, full of repressed anger
RICHARD: (M) 20s-30s, an up and coming lawyer, clean cut and confident
RHONDA (F) 50s-50s, overbearing and talkative, mother of Richard and Neil, wife of Lloyd
LLOYD (M) 50s-60s, quiet and nice, but kind of enjoys the attention his overbearing wife gives him so plays it up
STAN (M) 20s-30s, owner of a racetrack, confident and a take charge kind of guy
ARTIE (M) 20s-30s, a racetrack employee but clearly not qualified as he is not a small man, sometimes a little dumb
NEIL (M) 20s-30s, the second son of Rhonda and Lloyd, nervous and awkward, spends the show on a ledge
SHARON (F) 30s-40s, the hard up psychiatrist who is barely holding it together with all the crazy
MAN (M) 30s-40s, the week at a glance salesman, comes across as an infomercial host with his energy



Auditions will be by readings from the script. Sides will be provided. Please read the script before auditioning. An electronic copy is available upon request.

Please note you must be available for call backs if required. Also, ANY CONFLICTS WITH THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE SHOULD BE GIVEN AT THE TIME OF AUDITION.

To schedule an audition date and time, please contact the Producer, Shirley Alcamo either by telephone at 416-229-6389 or by email at salcamo@sympatico.ca stating preferred date and providing a contact number.

Auditions and rehearsals will be held at East Side Player's Unit: Unit 10, 746 Warden Avenue, Toronto, M1L 4A2

Map: http://mapq.st/SVRNbr

Performances will be held at the Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery Rd, Toronto, ON M4K 2B9


To download a copy of this notice click here.

PLEASE NOTE: East Side Players is a non-profit, non-Equity community theatre group. We do not pay actors for performances or cast ACTRA and Equity members. If you are cast in the show you MUST become a member of East Side Players. Membership fees are $20.00 and are due no later than the first rehearsal.

Tartuffe, Scarborough Theatre Guild

October 21, 2016 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Tartuffe, Scarborough Theatre Guild

Scarborough Theatre Guild Auditions for Tartuffe

By Moliere, prose translation by David Nicholson
Director: Julie McLaughlin
Producer: Nicholas Banks 

Produced by special arrangement with David Nicholson.

** Note: The 5th floor Arts Desk does have a copy on reserve but it is not the David Nicholson translation.

AUDITION DATES  

Monday, December 5, 2016                   7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday, December 6, 2016                  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesday, December 7, 2016              7:00 pm – 10:00 pm                   


CALLBACKS (
if required)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016      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

March 10-11                  Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

March 12                       Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

March 16-18                  Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

March 19                       Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

March 23-24                  Thursday, Friday – 8 pm

March 25                       Saturday Matinée – 2 pm

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

SYNOPSIS

It is 1669 in Paris and Tartuffe, claiming to be a religious man, is living as a guest in the home of Orgon. His true goal is to acquire his host’s fortune and to seduce his wife. Most of Orgon’s family can see through Tartuffe’s pretence at holiness. Orgon, however, is completely fooled and offers his so-called “friend” all his property and marriage to his only daughter. It is up to Orgon’s faithful wife, Elmire, to expose the evil of their hypocritical house guest.

REQUIREMENTS

A one-to-two minute monologue is recommended. 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. No specific accents are required, but feel free to bring along the one you grew up with.

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. A pdf copy of the script is also available upon request from the producer. Please contact Nicholas Banks at thanksbanksrealty@yahoo.ca

BOOK AN AUDITION

For information, to book an audition time, or to cancel your audition time in advance, please contact Julie McLaughlin by phone at 416 755-5986 and be prepared to leave a contact number. If you must cancel on your audition night, please call the STG unit at 416‑439‑5349.

This production is Non Paying/Non Equity

 

TARTUFFE

Cast Descriptions 
Please note: The playwright does not specify any character ages, although all are adults. Casting will be flexible with reference to age, ethnicity and gender.

Roles 

Orgon        Rich man of Paris, well-connected in the Royal Court

Tartuffe      A guest in Orgon’s household

Elmire         Orgon’s second wife

Mariane      Orgon’s daughter, in love with Valere

Damis         Orgon’s son

Dorine        Personal maid to Mariane

Valere        In love with Mariane

Cleante      Elmire’s brother

Madame Pernelle    Orgon’s mother, a widow

Flipote   Servant to Mme. Pernelle (non-speaking)

M.
Loyal   A bailiff

A Court Officer

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Scarborough Music Theatre

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Scarborough Music Theatre


Director: Cory Doran
Musical Director: Ori Siegel
Choreographer: Sabrina Hooper
Producers: Shannon Cottrell and Pearl Ho

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of  mischief,  this  hysterical  comedy  features  a  delightfully  jazzy  score  by  David Yazbek  (The  Full  Monty)  and  was  nominated  for  a  staggering  eleven  Tony Awards.

STORY:
Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their  money.  Freddy  Benson  more  humbly  swindles  women  by  waking  their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting  on  a  train,  they  attempt  to  work  together,  only  to  find  that  this  small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement:  the  first  one  to  extract  $50,000  from  a  young  female  target,  heiress,  Christine Colgate, wins, andthe other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues
that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

INFO NIGHT:
Tuesday, October 4, 20167:30 pm to 9:00 pm

AUDITIONS:
Monday, November 7, 2016 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm    Sunday, November 13, 2016  6:30 pm to 11:00 pm     Monday, November 14, 2016  7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

CALL-BACKS:
Sunday, November 20, 2016   12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

AUDITION/CALL- BACK LOCATION:   SMT’s Unit, “The Estate” —51 Estate Drive, Scarborough, ON (Progress and Markham)

REHEARSAL DATES:
Rehearsals begin Wednesday, November 23 and then continue:  Mondays 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm   Wednesdays  7:00 pm to 10:30 pm     Sundays 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Some additional or longer rehearsals will be held once the production has moved to the theatre. Rehearsals are as follows: Sunday, January 29, 2017 (Move In Day)  9:00 am – 10:00 pm   Sunday, February 5, 2017 (Sitzprobe and Q2Q Technical Rehearsal)  10:00am –9:00pm  Monday, February 6, 2017 (Technical Dress Rehearsal)  6:30pm –11:00pm  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (Dress Rehearsal)  6:30pm –11:00pm  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (Final Dress Rehearsal)  6:30pm –11:00pm

PERFORMANCE DATES:   February 9-12, 16-19, 23-25, 2017
The two Sunday performances (February12 and 19) and the final Saturday performance (February25) are matinées at 2:00 pm; all  other  performances  are at  8:00  pm. Additional  performances  may  be  scheduled  on February  15(evening)  or February  22(evening).

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:
Scarborough Village Theatre, 3300 Kingston Road (NE corner of Kingston and Markham)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
1.Everyone auditioning should prepare a song from a musical -please NO songs from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels or rock musicals. An accompanist  will  be  provided.  Please  bring  a  clean,  clear  copy  of your  music  in  the  correct  key. No  iPads  or  recorded tracks! Keep the vocal range/style of the character you’re auditioning for in mind. No  A  Capella  (without  accompaniment) songs please.

2.Everyone auditioning should prepare for a redirect of their chosen song. This will replace any monologues. If auditioning for a lead you MAY be asked for a comedic monologue, although it is not mandatory.

3.Everyone auditioning must participate in a group movement/dance audition. Please bring comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear (no barefeet, sock feet, or stilettos) and plan to take some time to stretch.

CALL- BACK AUDITIONS: Sunday, November 20, 2016  12:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Although call-back auditions are scheduled for 6hours on November 20, individuals called back will be given a schedule specific to  the  characters  for  which  they  are  being  considered; this  schedule  will  be  communicated  to  each  performer  by  e-mail  by Wednesday, November 16. People auditioning should inform the producers, at the time of their first audition, if there is any time on that day during which they are unavailable.  

If called back for a role (or roles), actors will be asked to prepare specific scenes and musical selections from the show. These will be sent via email along with callback notifications.

CASTING INFORMATION:
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be utilizing the ensemble in almost every scene/number and will have many opportunities for ensemble members to be showcased in song and/or dance. Ensemble will not be window dressing. All secondary roles will come from the ensemble.

ROLES AVAILABLE:
Please  note  that  age  ranges  given  in  the  descriptions  indicate  appearance  onstage  as  opposed  to  actor’s
chronological age.

These are  just  a  guideline. Best suited for the role will be offered regardless of age.If there is an accent/speech style requirement it is noted below.

Approx. 20 men and women, including:
Lawrence Jameson-An experienced con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant.  Must be a strong actor and capable of handling a lead role. Comedic background a plus.
Gender: Male  Age: 40 to 65 Vocal range top: Bb4  Vocal range bottom: G2

Freddy Benson-A young, clever, aspiring American con artist. He is a sloppy, yet attractive womanizer, and is eventually conned by Christine.Comedic chops and strong vocals are a must. Looking for a sense of play and mischievousness.  Gender: Male  Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: B4Vocal range bottom:A2

Christine Colgate-A seemingly good-natured American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera, who is revealed to be a notorious con artist. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous. Very strong singer, actor, and dancer required.  Gender: Female Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Andre Thibault (French Accent)-Lawrence's loyal assistant. Official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and a quirky sense of humor. While playing wing-man,he falls in love with Muriel. Great showcase role. Looking for a strong comedic actor who can sing and speak with an accent.  Gender: Male  Age: 45 to 55 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: F2

Muriel Eubanks-A wealthy and attractive American socialite from Nebraska, she one of Lawrence's victims and Andre's subsequent love interest.Carries the secondary love story and gets a wonderful duet as a showcase along with several strong numbers. Strong actor needed who can sing. Gender: Female  Age: 40 to 60 Vocal range top: C5  Vocal range bottom: E3

Jolene(Oklahoma accent)-An American heiress from Oklahoma and the "Princess of Petroleum," she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic.Very strong Comedic role. Will also be required to be used in ensemble. Great comedic solo number. Gender: Female  Age: 20 to 45 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Rene, Sophia and Lenore -All former/current marks of Lawrence’s con. They all believe he is a foreign Prince. Very funny roles. Will be cast from ensemble.

Nun, Maid, Bell Hop, Sailors, Croupier, Conductor -Will all be cast from ensemble.

BOOKING AN AUDITION:
To book an audition, contact:     smt_auditions@theatrescarborough.com    or contact Pearl Ho at (647) 986-8336 between 6:00  pm  and  10:00  pm.
Please  indicate  your  preference  of  audition  date/time  and  any  role(s)  you  are  interested  in auditioning for.
                                                                                                               NON - PAYING                   NON -EQUITY

Hamlet, Haymaker Theatre

October 1, 2016 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

HamletHaymaker Theatre


HAYMAKER is seeking 

FEMALE ACTORS - NON-UNION 

ages (18 - 65) of all ethnicities for an exciting and unconventional theatre production of:

HAMLET by William Shakespeare


Auditions will be held on October 11 from 12PM – 6PM at Arcadia Co-operative - 680 Queens Quay W


Please prepare TWO pieces – one Shakespeare and one contemporary – these should be well studied (off-book is not mandatory).


Rehearsals will begin late October Saturdays 10AM-4PM, Sundays 4PM – 8PM and Tuesdays 6PM -10PM


Performances scheduled for 2 weeks March 2017


This is a profit sharing venture.


Interested? Please send us your details to register at haymakertheatre@gmail.com

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

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