Toronto Public Library Homepage

« Previous | Main | Next »

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.


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                   

if required)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016      7:00 pm – 10:00 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, January 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Continue:     Sundays, Tuesdays &Thursdays: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm    


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).


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.


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.


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


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



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.


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)

Loyal   A bailiff

A Court Officer


Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library


Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

My Curved Border

Sign up for audition listing email alert

Enter your Email:
Powered by FeedBlitz