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Dancing at Lughnasa, Toronto Irish Players

January 31, 2018 | Wendy | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

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

January 16, 2018 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

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

January 12, 2018 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

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.


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