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Indecent: Studio 180 Theatre

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Indecent:

About the play:

In 1923, after celebrated European productions, the Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s drama God of Vengeance set the stage for an explosive moment in theatrical history. The evocative work of Jewish culture was praised and criticized for taboo themes of censorship, immigration, and anti-Semitism. Inspired by these true events and the controversy, Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel tells the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform a work deemed “indecent.”

A play filled with music and dance, Indecent combines the high entertainment of theatre with the heartbreak of the loss of art and culture for an entire people. An ensemble of actors and musicians portray more than 40 roles in this riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama. “Brimming with good faith” (The New York Times), this enchanting Tony Award®-winning play is a testament to the transformative power of theatre that is timelier than ever before.

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

Auditions: April 2, 3, 4th.

Callbacks: April 15-17.

 

Studio 180 Theatre

19 Madison Ave.

Toronto.

416-962-1800

www.studio180theatre.com

 

 

Opening Night: Scarborough Theatre Guild

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Opening Night: Scarborough Theatre Guild

 

Audition Dates:

Monday   March 18, 2019.   7:30 pm- 10:30 pm.

Tuesday   March 19, 2019.   7:30 pm-10: 30 pm.

 

Callbacks: 

Sunday March 24, 2019.  2:00 - 5:00 pm

 

Audition and Rehearsal Location

Scarborough Theatre Guild Rehearsal Unit- 2105 Midland Av. Unit 16, Scarborough, Ont.

(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, March 26, 2019.  7:30 pm.

Continue :   Tuesdays and Thursdays:   7:30-10:30 pm.

                   Sundays:                          2:00- 5:00 pm.

 

Performance Dates - 2019

May 31- June 1            Friday, Saturday- 8 pm

June 2                        Sunday, matinee- 2 pm

June 6-8                     Thursday, Friday, Saturday, - 8 pm

June 9                        Sunday matinee- 2 pm.

June 13-14                  Thursday, Friday 8 pm.

June 15                       Saturday matinee - 2 pm.

 

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


SYNOPSIS:

For their anniversary, a middle aged couple is going to the premiere of a new play. Ruth Tisdale is thrilled to be a part of the theatre scene, while husband Jack would rather just stay home and watch game 7 of the World Series. Ruth is so caught up with excitement that she doesn't seem to realize that the play is just plain awful, and the actors are even worse. Great fun for fans of live theatre!


REQUIREMENTS:

Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue that shows your dynamic and emotional ranqe. You may also be asked to do a cold-read from the script, so it is best to familiarize yourself with the show. Please bring a copy of your resume and headshot to the audition. Callbacks will consist of scenes from the show, performed in groups. Sides will be provided ahead of time to those called back, but do not need to be memorized. We ask that you be available for the full three hours so we have a chance to experiment with different pairings/groupings of actors'


SCRIPT:

lf you would like to read the play, Opening Night, 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.

 

BOOK AN AUDITION:

For information, or to book an audition time, email Alison Overington at alison@singulardesign.ca.  lf you must cancel on your audition night, please call the STG unit at 416-439-5349.


                                                                                       This production is Non Paying/Non Equity

  
                                                                                                  Roles Available (5M, 3F)


Note: The ages of characters are flexible and casting will be based on chemistry between actors. Scarborough Theatre Guild welcomes diversity in casting and actors of all backgrounds, identities and abilities are encouraged to applyl


Role:     

                                                                                            Description
Ruth Tisdale :  Female mid-40's: Celebrating her 25"' anniversary with a night at the theatre. She wants to take in the whole experience and is greatly looking forward to the show.


Jack Tisdale:  Male mid-40's: Ruth's husband, rather un-cultured, and wishing he could just stay home and watch the World Series (Game 7, yet).


Richard Hyde-Finch:  Male 30's/40's: The director of the play that is opening. ls suffering from the usual opening-night jitters. And that's before the show starts.


Cilla Fraser:  Female, 30's Richard's current girlfriend. She's getting fed up waiting for Richard to commit to a long-term relationship, has a bit of a jealous mind.


Michael Craig:  Male 40's: An actor who has never really hit the big time. Makes do with TV commercials. Rather put out that he's not in this play.


Clayton Fry : Male 50's: An "experienced" actor.


Libby Husniak:  Female 20's An actress just starting out in her first professional gig. No discernable talent except for two very striking assets.


Tom Delaney: Male 20's an aspiring actor, who is working as a waiter in the theatre. Eager for his big break.

 

Yo Canada!, Arbez Drama Projects

February 7, 2019 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Yo Canada!, Arbez Drama Projects
Arbez Drama Projects is seeking submissions for the role of Marcus B. Whitey for a reading of Yo Canada! by Alicia Payne.

As an inclusive theatre company, submissions are welcome from all interested individuals from all backgrounds. Based on the role being filled, we strongly encourage Non-union submissions from black, male (cis/trans) and non-binary actors who use a wheelchair (please see description of the role below).

The Cast
Five actors with a flair for comedy to play one main character and assorted other characters. We are currently casting one role:
MARCUS B. WHITEY: Black Male. Age Range: 20s-40s. Technical Writer. Uses a Wheelchair.

The Event
A play reading of YO CANADA! at the Toronto Reference Library on February 19, 2019. This Black History Month Series reading is presented with the support of Playwrights Guild of Canada's PlayConnect Program. The event is free and open to the public. The venue is accessible.

The Play
YO CANADA! by Alicia Payne is a fast-paced ensemble comedy about five roommates chasing their dreams while their dreams are chasing them. The action takes place in reality, the dream world and the space in between. As the roommates overcome obstacles, they discover more about themselves and each other.
The reading will be directed by Donald Molnar, co-founder, Arbez Drama Projects (www.arbezdrama.com).

The Rehearsal & Reading
Tuesday, February 19th, 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Toronto Reference Library

Submission Deadline – February 12, 2019
Please email a copy of your headshot and resume or a photo and bio to: info@arbezdrama.com

An honorarium will be provided.

**A reading copy of the play is available at the 5th Floor Information Desk in the Arts Dept. at the Toronto Reference Library.**

December Man (L'homme de décembre) Theatre@Eastminster

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December Man (L'homme de décembre), Theatre@Eastminster (for 2019 Toronto Fringe)

Theatre@Eastminster is a newly established company on the Danforth, now in its fourth year. Following our successful production of Gruesome Playground Injuries in 2018, we are pleased to announce our upcoming production of The December Man (L'homme de décembre) , to be performed as a site-specific production in the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival.

Theatre@Eastminster’s creative team brings over twenty years experience in professional theatre. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with a developing theatre company committed to fostering creativity and dialogue in our communities. Each year our performances explore themes of human connection, community and mental health.

About the play
The December Man (L'homme de décembre), by Canadian playwright Colleen Murphy, is set In the aftermath of the 1989 Montreal Massacre. Benoît and Kathleen do everything they can to help their beloved son cope with his guilt and rage… but Jean’s young life becomes unglued. Using humour and the humdrum of everyday life, Murphy intuitively moves backwards in time to the fateful day when Jean, the only ray of hope in this working-class family, escaped the massacre...or thought he did.

To be performed July 4-6 and 12-14

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


Cast
The December Man (L'homme de décembre) is a play with three cast members.

Benoit - age 59. A French Canadian patriarch who works in a factory.

Kathleen - age 62. A French Canadian homemaker. Devoted to her husband and son. An avid knitter.

Jean - age 20. Benoit and Kathleen’s only son. An engineering student at the Ecole Polytechnique. Studies karate.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will be held weekly, starting in early February, on Saturday afternoons from 3:30-6:30. A call schedule for all parts will be provided. Additional rehearsals on Wednesday evenings will be scheduled, beginning in April.

Auditions:
Please bring a one-minute monologue as part of your audition. Text from the play will also be provided.

French Canadian actors are particularly encouraged to come out, as well as those fluent in French or with previous accent training and experience. Be prepared to work with a general French Canadian accent at the audition. Coaching will be provided during the rehearsal period.

Auditions will be held:
Friday, February 1 - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday February 2 - 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Eastminster Church , 310 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON

Call backs to be scheduled as needed.

Please schedule your audition here AND email a copy of your headshot and resume to jenn.thomson@gmail.com.

An honourarium will be provided to actors.

Individuals interested in other aspects of theatre, including stage management, set painting, props, costuming, and publicity are also invited to email shawn.m.mcdonald@gmail.com for more information.

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

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