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The memory of water, East Side Players

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The memory of water (East Side Players)

Auditions:  February 26, 28 -- 7-9 pm

Callbacks (if necessary):  March 2 -- 7-9 pm

 

Auditions take place at East Side Players' Rehearsal Space
Unit 10, 746 Warden Avenue, Toronto (north of St. Clair Ave, free parking)

Characters:
MARY - 40s
VI - 40s
TERESA - 40s
CATHERINE - 30s
MIKE - 40s
FRANK - 40s

To book an audition, please e-mail a headshot and resume to Heather Roberts at: heather.roberts@gmail.com

Please read the play before auditioning, e-copies available upon request. You will be asked to read from the script, sides will be available in advance.

Rehearsals
Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Beginning March 5, 2019
Technical Rehearsals are May 19-23, 2019 inclusive
Performance dates are May 24 through June 8, 2019 inclusive

Download a copy of the Audition notice here

Please note: East Side Players is a non-profit, non-Equity, non-paying community theatre group; we do not pay actors for performances or cast ACTRA and Equity members, nor do we pay production crew. If cast in a production, a $25 membership fee will be required at the first rehearsal.

Adventures of Pinocchio, Pirandello Theatre

January 18, 2019 | Wendy | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Adventures of Pinocchio (Pirandello Theatre)

Auditions:  From today until January 22

 
Title: 
The Adventures of Pinocchio
 
Description:
A musical in 2 parts, in English, with songs in Italian
 

Audition Dates :

From today until January 22

 

Audition Location:
Columbus Centre
Yoga Room
901 Lawrence Ave W
North York, ON M6A 1C3

Performances will take place February 27 – March 3, 2019

 

Audition Requirements:
One piece of 2-3 minutes memorized and reading from the script on site
Bring Photo & Resume
Please be on time for your audition

 

To book your appointment:
call Mr. Frank Spezzano 416.451.7737
Equity / Honorarium

 

*** A reading copy of the play is available at the Information Desk of the Arts Department, 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge St.

Unnecessary Farce, Village Players

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Unnecessary Farce (Village Players)

Auditions: Jan 26, 10-5 pm; Jan 27, 5-10 pm

Callbacks:  Jan 29, 8 pm

REHEARSALS: Will be held at the Village Playhouse. We will start full rehearsals in early February. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm, and Sundays 1-5 pm.  Tech Weekend is split between Sunday April 14th and every night of tech week beginning Monday, April 22.

PLAY SYNOPSIS:  In an economy motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant. In the room next door, two undercover cops are supposed to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s watching the video, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

For more about the play, click HERE.

CHARACTERS (4 men; 3 women):
* (ages given are character ages, not actor’s ages)

  • Eric (Male, 30s): a cop. Bookish, even keeled guy. Is completely out of his element when called on to lie, disguise himself or to express his feelings. Must be comfortable performing in boxer shorts, undershirt and socks and be in bed with 2 other actors.
  • Billie (Female, 25 to 35): Cop. Eric’s partner. Completely unthreatening and excitable. She seems to lack every skill to be a cop. Eager to succeed.
  • Karen (Female, 30s): Accountant with a professional demeanor. Discovers in herself a sexual hunger that she can’t control. Actor must be comfortable performing in a bra and slip and be in bed with Eric and Frank.
  • Mayor Meekly (Male, 55 to 70): Very innocent, affable fellow. Not quick on the pick-up, but a sweet, kind soul. Always enters happy. Not a camera ready politician.
  • Agent Frank (Male, 25 to 45): Head of Town Hall security. Exterior is secret service agent type, but he really is afraid of his own shadow. Actor must be comfortable performing in boxer shorts, undershirt and socks and in bed with 2 other actors.
  • Todd (Male 20 to 50): speaks with a heavy Scottish accent which gets thicker the angrier he gets. Cool, quiet and perceptive when at his best, but more often angry and impossible to understand. Actor must be comfortable performing in boxer shorts and undershirt, also a kilt.
  • Mary Meekly (Female, 45 to 65):- Mayor’s wife. Small in stature and unfailingly sweet. She seems, in every way, the perfect match for her husband. Always camera ready.

PREPARATION:  You will NOT be asked to do a monologue.  Instead you will be asked to do cold readings from the script; please read the whole play before the audition. A script is available upon request from the audition coordinator and may be available at the Toronto Reference Library. 

TO BOOK AN AUDITIONPlease email a copy of your headshot and resume to villageplayersauditions@gmail.com with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information. Please also bring a hardcopy of your resume and headshot (photocopy is fine) to your audition.

 

                 

Caught in the Net, Scarborough Players

January 5, 2019 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Caught in the Net, Scarborough Players


Caught in the Net
by Ray Cooney

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French ltd.
Directed by Meg Gibson

**Non-Paying, Non-Equity**

SHOW DATES: April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 2019
All shows at 8 p.m. except April 7, 14, 20 at 2 p.m.

The Play:
Caught in the Net by Ray Cooney is a modern master class in the art of farce, using all the classic conventions of multiple entrances, mistaken identities, interwoven lies, and over the top physicality. This is made even more intricate by placing two locations on the stage at the same time, and revealing that certain characters know more than they seem.

The Plot:
John Smith, a loveable bigamist, struggles to keep his two families apart, woefully aided by his best friend Stanley, but hindered by Stanley’s aged father, John’s oblivious and over caring wives, and his teenage children who are determined to meet after finding each other over the internet.

Please Note:
All performers must be able to handle the physicality requirements of their role and do a British or other UK accent.

Characters:
Ages listed are a guide for how the character should appear onstage, not necessarily the age of the actor

John Smith – Male age over 40, a loveable father of two houses (Wimbledon and Streatham), a taxi-driver. An average man in way over his head. *Requirements – highly physical, falls, accents: British, German and bad Chinese
Stanley Gardener – Male age over 40, lodger in Wimbledon house, John’s oldest friend and son of Dad. A good sport, not so bright, easily stressed. *Requirements – highly physical, demands excellent comedic timing
Gavin Smith – Male age 16, Streatham house, son of John and Barbara, a soft hearted but otherwise typical teenager.
Vicky Smith – Female age 15, Wimbledon house, daughter of John and Mary. A self-confident but otherwise typical teenager.
Barbara Smith –Female age over 35, Streatham house, wife of John and mother of Gavin. A warm, caring, vegetarian new-age type. Self-declared part time stress councillor.
Mary Smith –Female age over 35, Wimbledon house, wife of John and Mother of Vicky. A motherly, strong, somewhat conservative woman with a secret. A great cook.
Dad – Male age over 65, Father of Stanley. In the throes of age and memory loss. *requirements – comedic timing, multiple falls

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CALLBACKS: (IF NEEDED) Saturday, January 19 from 1 pm – 4 pm

(CALLBACKS ONLY: PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FULL 3 HOURS)

Requirements: Please prepare a short comedic monologue, funny story or stand up comedy bit – less than 90 seconds – something you love, from any source. You will be re-directed and asked to improvise. If you are comfortable doing any UK accent you are encouraged to do so. You may be asked to do a cold reading from the play. Please read the play.
** A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Information Desk, Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library.
Please bring a photo (photocopy will do, ‘selfies’ are acceptable) and a resume.

Booking Your Audition
Auditions must be booked in advance

TO REQUEST AN AUDITION, SEND AN E-MAIL TO audition4sp@gmail.com

OR by phone (416) 439-1104 (Option #2) – Please leave your name & number VERY clearly.

By email or telephone please indicate your preferred audition date and time(s).

Please note: Email is the most efficient way to book an audition

We will be booking individual auditions in 10 minute slots. Please indicate the roles in which you are interested.

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at 780 Birchmount, Unit 5 (West side of Birchmount, south of Eglinton, beside Alison’s Fine Foods. TTC accessible by #17 Bus from Warden Station or any Eglinton West bus from Kennedy Station)

Rehearsals after March 24 and all performances are at Scarborough Village Theatre,
3600 Kingston Road (at Markham Road).

Most Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, 7:30pm – 10:30 pm.

First read-through will be Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 pm.

Regular rehearsals begin Sunday January 27 at 7:30 pm.

Additional rehearsals may be added on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday evening in March,
subject to cast availability.

Move in day is Sunday March 24 10am-7pm, and tech (Q2Q) day is Sunday March 31 10am-10pm.

Scarborough Players is an inclusive community theatre company and encourages all interested individuals from
all back grounds to audition. Those auditioning must be Non-Equity performers and understand that this is
a non-paying production.

We do not enter into any contracts or agreements with CAEA or ACTRA.

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

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