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An O.Henry Christmas, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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An O. Henry Christmas (Scarborough Theatre Guild)

Audition Dates:  Wednesday, September 19, 7-10 pm; Thursday, September 20, 7-10 pm

Callbacks:  Sunday, September 23, 7-10 pm


Att performances at Scarborough Village Theatre (3600 Kngston Road at Markham Road,
Scarborough).  


SYNOPSIS
On Christmas Eve in the 1890's, a group of hobos on the outskirts of New York have an unwelcome visitor drop
in on them, They agree to let him have some of their food and share their fire in exchange for some stories
about acts of kindness from unlikely sources. The visitor even has the members of the group act out the stories.
It turns out the visitor is an escaped convict, but before he runs off to avoid the police, he manages to touch the
hearts of his "hosts" and to show them that Christmas is about more than the usual superficial things.


REQUIREMENTS
Please prepare a two-minute monologue. Cold readings from the script will also be required. lf called back, you will be
asked to read from the script with other actors. Please bring a resume and recent head-shot.


SCRIPT
lf 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 Ybnge Street, and at the Community Desk of the Toronto Public Library Cedarbrae
Branch, at 545 Markham Road in Scarborough.


BOOK AN AUDITION
For information, or to book an audition time, email Len Henderson at lenderson57@gmail.com
lf you must cancel on your audition night, please call the STG unit at 416439-5349.
This production is Non Paying/Non Equity


Roles Available


Fran Hobo. An accomplished pick-pocket. Also a bit of a sarcastic
wise-ass.


Grover Hobo. Used to be a doctor until he lost his license

Agnes Hobo, A  farm girl who couldn't make it in the big city


Marguerite Hobo. Very ill and on her last legs. Used to be a high-class
"society girl"


Dinty Hobo. Secretly adores Marguerite.


Hal Hobo. Reduced to poverty after being disowned by his father.


O.P. A prisoner on the lam. Also a great story-teller


Guido Policeman with a heart of gold waaay underneath the tough
exterior.


We are also looking for an actor who can play the guitar. This percon can be one of the hoboes
noted above, or an additional cast member

An O. Henry Christmas, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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An O. Henry Christmas, Scarborough Theatre Guild
By Howard Burman

Director: Larry Westlake
Producer: Allison Overington
Stage Manager: TBD

AUDITIONS:

Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday, September 20, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CALLBACKS:
(if required)
Sunday, September, 23 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

AUDITION & REHEARSAL LOCATIONS
carborough 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, September 25: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm    
Continue: Tuesdays &Thursdays: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sundays: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm     

PERFORMANCE DATES - 2018
November 30December 1      Friday, Saturday – 8 pm
December 2                          Sunday Matinée – 2 pm
December 6 – 8                     Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 8 pm
December 9                          Sunday Matinée – 2 pm
December 14-16                   Thursday, Friday – 8 pm
December 17                        Saturday Matinée – 2 pm

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

SYNOPSIS
On Christmas Eve in the 1890’s, a group of hobos on the outskirts of New York have an unwelcome visitor drop in on them. They agree to let him have some of their food and share their fire in exchange for some stories about acts of kindness from unlikely sources. The visitor even has the members of the group act out the stories. It turns out the visitor is an escaped convict, but before he runs off  to avoid the police, he manages to touch the hearts of his “hosts” and to show them that Christmas is about more than the usual superficial things.

REQUIREMENTS
Please prepare a two-minute monologue. Cold readings from the script will also be required. If called back, you will be asked to read from the script with other actors. Please bring a resume and recent head-shot.

SCRIPT
If you would like to read the play before auditioning, the script is on reserve at the 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. 

BOOK AN AUDITION
For information, or to book an audition time, email Len Henderson at lenderson57@gmail.com
If you must cancel on your audition night, please call the STG unit at 416 439 5349.

This production is Non Paying/Non Equity

ROLES

Fran: Hobo. An accomplished pick-pocket. Also a bit of a sarcastic wise-ass.
Grover:  Hobo. Used to be a doctor until he lost his license.
Agnes: Hobo.  A farm girl who couldn’t make it in the big city
Marguerite: Hobo. Very ill and on her last legs. Used to be a high-class “society girl”
Dinty: Hobo. Secretly adores Marguerite.
Hal: Hobo. Reduced to poverty after being disowned by his father.
O.P.: A prisoner on the lam. Also a great story-teller
Guido: Policeman with a heart of gold waaay underneath the tough exterior.

We are also looking for an actor who can play the guitar. This person can be one of the hoboes noted above, or an additional cast member 

Alumnae Theatre - New Ideas Festival Script Submission

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Alumnae Theatre  --  New Ideas Festival Script Submission

Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) is an annual, three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress and experimental theatre. Each week a different program of up to four plays, as well as a workshopped reading on Saturday at noon, is presented. The 2019 festival, NIF’s 31th season, will run from March 6 to 24, 2019.

NIF offers dramaturgical support, rehearsal and production space, technical support, access to Alumnae Theatre’s costume and props collections, publicity and sold-out houses.

When to submit
We are now accepting scripts and proposals for the 2019 festival. The deadline for submissions is September 5, 2018; September 10 for Alumnae members. Preference will be given to Canadian scripts and scripts with challenging roles for women of all ages. NIF welcomes voices from diverse communities. We invite you to submit your own play or pass this information along to a playwright you think may be interested.

Submission guidelines
Scripts or proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF format to NIFscripts@gmail.com. Scripts must be original works that have not been previously performed outside of a workshop. They may be in any genre or style, with a running time of 10 to 40 minutes; one act of a full-length play may also be accepted for production. Submissions longer than 40 minutes will be considered for a reading, which will showcase the script development accomplished during the rehearsal period. Each playwright may submit a maximum of two scripts.

No identifying information should be on the script/proposal; please include a cover page providing: • play title; • list and description of characters (including age); • short play synopsis (max 50 words).

Send a separate contact page with the play title, playwright’s name and contact information, and a short bio (75 words or less). NIF does not provide feedback on submissions.

NIF will confirm receipt of submissions within two weeks, and scripts/proposals will be sent to the NIF reading committee. The 2019 festival lineup will be announced in early November, followed by a creative exchange on November 3 to meet and choose directors, and cold reads of all chosen plays on December 3 to 6. Playwrights must be available for the creative exchange and for at least one of the December cold reads dates.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dream Theatre Productions

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sheet music and book  (Dream Theatre Productions)

Auditions:  September 6, 10, 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm

Callbacks:  September 13, 7 pm -- 10 pm

dreamtheatreproductions.com
Dreamtheatre Productions is a not for profit Toronto based community theatre company supported and promoted by St. Michael's College School Alumni. The company stages its productions at 1515 Bathurst Street.
 
 
LOCATION:  ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE SCHOOL ALUMNI LOUNGE (ST. CLAIR AND BATHURST BEHIND THE SCHOOL ON FIRST FLOOR OF ARENA).  FREE PARKING AND SUBWAY ACCESSIBLE.
 
PERFORMANCES:  JANUARY 24, 25, 26, 2019 — MICHAEL POWER/ST. JOSEPH AUDITORIUM — ETOBICOKE
 
IF YOU INTEND TO AUDITION, PLEASE EMAIL:
 
MARTY STORY
 
INDICATE THE NIGHT YOU WANT TO AUDITION — NO RESERVED TIME IS NECESSARY.  JUST SHOW UP
 
BRING WITH YOU SHEET MUSIC OF AN AUDITION SONG (2 COPIES — ONE FOR THE REHEARSAL PIANIST) AND A MONOLOGUE OF YOUR CHOICE
 
MARTY STORY
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, DIRECTOR, PRODUCERAUDITION LISTING

The Penelopiad, Hart House Theatre

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The Penelopiad -- has been found at the Toronto Reference Library!  (Hart House Theatre)

Auditions:  Those contacted for auditions will be seen beginning September 10

Callbacks:  September 16

Auditions

Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for ensemble roles in

The PenelopiadTHE PENELOPIAD

By Margaret Atwood
Directed by Michelle Langille
Penelope to be played by Amanda Cordner

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Thursday, September 6, 2018 – early submissions are encouraged.

Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying

The ensemble will engage in a collaborative process with a focus on movement, devised staging and an opportunity to play multiple roles with featured text. In addition to portraying Penelope’s 12 maids, some additional characters are:

Odysseus, Telemachus, Helen of Troy, Menelaus, Naiad Mother, King Icarius of Sparta, Oracle, Eurycleia, Laertes, Anticleia, Antinous, Appolonius

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week beginning September 10, with callbacks on September 16. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen.

Performance run: November 9-24, 2018

Please send headshots, resumes to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca. Be sure to include PENELOPIAD SUBMISSION in your email subject line.

Non-binary, female-identifying artists from all ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to submit.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Performers are asked to prepare:

  • one classical monologue or piece of poetry that displays their competency with heightened text. The piece may be chosen from any age; anything from Shakespeare to spoken word is welcomed.
  • one acapella song in any style (16-32 bars) to display their choral capabilities.

It is recommended that actors familiarize themselves with the material in the play.

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

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