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Omission, Alumnae Theatre Company

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Omission, Alumnae Theatre Company


World Premiere
By Alice Abracen
Directed by Anne Harper
PERFORMANCE DATES:  January 19 to February 3, 2018

On the eve of a papal conclave, a young Canadian journalist travels to a fictional Latin American country to interview a papal candidate about his activities during a period of disappearances under a former military junta. The playwright, Alice Abracen, is in the National Theatre School playwrights program.
MEGAN GUTIERREZ (27) - Canadian journalist, passionate, not always as on top of things as she thinks
LAURA BALKAN-KOHN (40s) - Political science professor, outspoken, witty, born Jewish
MATIAS IGLESIAS (72 but could pass for 55) - Cardinal and papal candidate: charming, articulate, clever, first language is Spanish
ANGELO FLORES (42) – General in the military junta, charming when he wants to be, but essentially manipulative
GABRIEL MEJIA (25) - Priest with pure intentions, from a simple country background
Rehearsal tentatively planned to be Tuesdays and Thursdays (7-10 pm) and Sundays (11-4 pm), starting October 31. Actors must be fully available for all tech rehearsals.
The Alumnae Theatre Company is a non-paying (NON-UNION) theatre company which encourages diversity in its membership and casting.
Please prepare a 2-minute dramatic monologue. You will also be asked to read from the script.
Please read the play before auditioning.  A reading copy is available at the 5th floor Arts desk of the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street.
To request an audition, email Be sure to include your RESUME, HEADSHOT and PHONE NUMBER.  Please also mention whether you are an Alumnae MEMBER, and if you are a member of a union (Equity or ACTRA).
Monday October 16, Tuesday 17, or Wednesday 18 (7-10 pm)
Callbacks: Sunday October 22 (11 am - 4 pm)

The Liar, Village Players

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The Liar, The Village Players
 (Non-Union, Non-paying)
THE LIAR by David Ives, adapted from a play by Pierre Corneille

Performance dates: January 12, to February 3, 2018

Director: Katherine Bignell-Jones

AUDITIONS will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station) at the following times:
Saturday October 14 – 10am – 6pm
Monday October 16– 8pm – 10 pm

: Wednesday Oct 18– 8 pm – 10 pm
NOTE: Rehearsals & Performances are at 2190 Bloor St. West.
Rehearsals are planned to commence on October 22nd, and are generally Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm-10 pm, and Sundays 1-6 pm, but are flexible depending on actor availability.
Actors MUST be available Tech Weekend (Jan 6, 7) and every night of tech week (Jan 8-11)
Actors must also be available for all performance dates: January 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 (matinée), 25, 26, 27, 28 (matinée), February 1, 2 and 3.

The play:   Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: he cannot tell the truth. Which creates compounding woes for him, which even his manservant, Cliton, who cannot lie, might not be able to get him out of.

CHARACTERS (no accent required) (ages refer to characters, not actors – and are approximate):
 1. Dorante:  (20-39) Apparently a wide-eyed energetic young man just in from the country, he turns out to be an eloquent and articulate pathological liar.
 2. Cliton: (25-40) Dorante's manservant, he is guilible, endearing, very much put-upon.
 3. Clarice: (20-39) A young woman who is flirty and smart, with plenty of experience with men.
 4. Lucrece: (20-39) Clarice's best friend, both her feet are firmly on the ground.
 5. Alcippe: (20-39) Dorante’s best friend and Clarice's fiancee. Hot- tempered, sheepish, given to sulking, not the brightest guy but   good hearted.
 6. Geronte: (50-69) Dorante’s father. Indulgent towards his son, blind to his son's faults.
 7. Philiste: (30-45)  He is Alcippe’s good friend, snobbish, polished and well-educated.
 8. Isabelle/Sabine: (30-45) These are the twin sister maidservants to Lucrece and Clarice. Isabelle is sexy, kittenish and sweet. Sabine is tart, stern and moralizing.

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 may be asked to do cold readings from the script. A script is available upon request.

A copy of the play is also on reserve at the Information desk of the Arts Dept.(5th floor) at the Toronto Reference Library.

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.

The Pirandello Theatre Society, The Imbecile; The License; Sicilian Limes

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The Pirandello Theatre Society, Imbecile; License; Scicilian Limes

A copy of the plays is available at the Arts Dept. Information Desk - 5th floor Toronto Reference Library
The Society is auditioning for Actors, Stage Manager and Director.

Download Pirandello Society Auditions


Tuesday September 19th
6:30PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday September 20th
4PM – 6PM

at Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Streeet (One block north of Bloor)
Rooms -Study I & Study II on the main floor.

Download Additional audition dates and place

To book your appointment call:
Mr. Spezzano 416.451.7737

Audition Requirements:
One piece of 2-3 minutes memorized and reading from the script.
Bring Photo & Resume.

Non-equity/ Honorarium only.
Please be on time for your audition.

The Classical Theatre Project, Twelfth Night and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

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The Classical Theatre Project, Twelfth Night and the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Auditions for Twelfth Night and the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Classical Theatre Project is one of Canada's leading producers of classical theatre for youth. Since its founding in 2001 as a teen-focused company, this multi Dora Award nominated organization as expended its reach to engage, inspire, and entertain close to one million people across North America.  The Classical Theatre Project performs every year to over 50,000 students in Toronto. 

Audition date: Sept 21, 2017
Casting person in attendance: Jeremy Hutton
Deadline to submit: Sept 19, 2017 PLEASE NOTE – auditions will be booked as qualified applications are received, and space is limited. 
Email applications to:
Please include a headshot and resume in PDF format.
Engager website:

All roles are non-Equity, paid positions.

Those asked to audition will be required to prepare a short comedic monologue by William Shakespeare, and a short comedic song (a capella).  No rock and roll, please.

We thank everyone for their application, however, only those asked to audition will be contacted. 

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: We believe that students of all backgrounds can recognize themselves and their world in Shakespeare's plays, and that the diversity among students in the Greater Toronto Area should be reflected in our acting company.

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare

Five actors who must be able to sing and dance

VIOLA / SEBASTIAN A young woman and her twin brother.

OLIVIA / MARIA a beautiful countess and her vivacious gentlewoman

ORSINO / FEST the romantically inclined Duke of Illyria and the fool.  MUST BE ABLE TO PLAY PIANO WELL.  This role doubles with Complete Works of William Shakespeare (see posting below).

SIR ANDREW / MALVOLIO:  A foppish knight and the up-tight steward of Olivia’s household.  This role doubles with Complete Works of William Shakespeare (see posting below).

SIR TOBY / SEA CAPTAIN / ANTONIO: Olivia’s drunken uncle, a sea captain, and sailor who dedicates himself to Sebastian’s care.  This role doubles with Complete Works of William Shakespeare (see posting below).

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.

Three versatile comedic actors.  These actors will double with the three male parts in Twelfth Night.

Copies of both titles are available at the Arts Dept. Information Desk - 5th floor Toronto Reference Library

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library


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