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The Heidi Chronicles, Alumnae Theatre Company

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The Heidi Chronicles, Alumnae Theatre Company

by Wendy Wasserstein

Directed by Ilana Linden


Monday, June 10:  6:30 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, June 11:  6:30 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, June 12:  6:30 pm – 10 pm
Monday, June 17:  6:30 pm – 10 pm

Callbacks to be held: June 18 & 19 or June 25 & 26 

Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON (SW corner of Berkeley and Adelaide Street East) Entry by Stage Door on Adelaide.

Performance dates: 
September 20 – October 5, 2019


Description of Play:
Witty, funny and poignant, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland from a 1960s teen to a 1980s career woman. Through three iconic decades, Heidi and her friends seek to achieve political, professional and personal fulfilment. 

E-mail with headshot and resume to . Please indicate the role you are interested in and be sure to include your phone number so we can contact you!  Please specify if you are an Alumnae Theatre Member, as members are given preference of audition.  


Please prepare a short (2-3 min.) contemporary monologue. You may also be asked to read from the script, so it is highly recommended that you are familiar with the play and the characters. We request actors to choose the role they would like to audition for. Sides assigned to each character are available on the Opportunities-Actors section of the alumnae website.

A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th Floor Arts Desk, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.


REHEARSALS will begin Monday July 29th.


THE ROLES                                                                
Alumnae Theatre is committed to non-traditional casting and to including talented actors of all races, backgrounds, and ages in our productions.
1. HEIDI (F)                  
Age Range 16-40  
Description: Heidi evolves from quiet wallflower in high school, to an art historian who achieves recognition as an author and professor. Her confidence and charisma grow as she ages. Heidi is often a spectator in her own world. She becomes disenchanted with the women’s movement, the men in her life, and her own quest for happiness.
2. SUSAN (F)
Age Range 16-40
Description: Susan is Heidi’s best friend. She changes with the times and is able to rationalize every decision. She turns into a dealmaker, bent on greed and power.
3. PETER (M)
Age Range 20-40
 Description: Peter is Heidi’s best male friend. He is gay. Peter becomes a successful paediatric doctor while struggling as a gay man amidst the AIDs crisis which takes a heavy toll on his friends.
4. SCOOP (M)
Age  Range 20-40
Description: Scoop is Heidi’s love interest. He is a Jewish man who is charming, arrogant , glib, and self-assured. Throughout the play, Scoop appears in and out of Heidi's adult life. The chemistry between them remains, though as adults, they both realize that they wouldn't have been good for each other.
5. FRAN (F) Also plays Molly, Betsy, April
Age Range 25-40
Description: Fran is a  fierce feminist lesbian.
6. BECKY (F) Also plays Clara and Denise
Age Range 17-30 
Description: Becky is a seventeen-year-old abandoned by her parents and living with an abusive boyfriend.
7. CHRIS BOXER  (M) Also plays Mark, TV attendant, Waiter, Ray
Age Range 16-20
Description: Chris is the Student Council President who invites Heidi to twist at the high school dance but she declines despite his best attempts.
8. LISA (F) also plays Debbie and Jill
Age Range 20-30
Description:  Lisa is deliberately classy and speaks with a slight southern accent. She  is an illustrator of children’s books and marries Scoop.

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Rabbit Hole, Scarborough Players

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Rabbit Hole, Scarborough Players

by David Lindsay-Abaire

Director: Maureen Lukie

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services Inc.


Audition Dates:

Monday, June 17, 2019 7 p.m.–10 p.m

The Rocky Horror Show, Hart House Theatre

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The Rocky Horror Show, Hart House Theatre

Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for:
By Richard O'Brien
Directed by Jennifer Walls

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - early submissions are encouraged.
Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week beginning June 17, with callbacks taking place
the following week. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen.
Performance run: September 27-October 12, 2019

*** A reading copy of the play as well as the musical score are available for reading at the 5th floor Information desk of the Arts Dept., Toronto Reference Library.***

Please send headshots, resumes to Be sure to include ROCKY
SUBMISSION in your email subject line. WARNING: the show contains mature content, sexual
scenes, partial nudity and some violent content.

Artists of all ethnic, cultural, sexual and gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit.

Actors are asked to prepare two contrasting songs (approximately 1-2 minutes). One song should be
from the contemporary Musical Theatre genre; the other should be pop/rock and does not need to be
from the Musical Theatre canon. At least one of the songs should showcase acting ability. Actors are
expected to bring sheet music for their song in the correct key. Acapella auditions are strongly
discouraged. An accompanist will be provided.
It is recommended that actors familiarize themselves with the characters and material in the play.

Smack your lips, gird your loins and tighten your corset for The Rocky Horror Show – a delectable,
cult-classic musical with unforgettable characters and steamy musical numbers. This salute to Bmovies
and sci-fi thrillers will tempt you to dance the “Time Warp”, seduce you with a “Sweet
Transvestite” and leave you howling, “Hot Patootie, Bless My Soul”!

Since 1919, Hart House Theatre has engaged a broad array of communities in the passion, vibrancy
and immediacy of theatrical performance as artists, learners, volunteers and audience members.
Through authentic artistic partnerships that enhance inclusion, pluralism and representation, Hart
House Theatre focuses on the development, training and showcase of youth and emerging artists
seeking to create innovative opportunities for expression and exploration. It also facilitates audience
engagement with shows and programs that inspire thought, laughter and joyous applause.

The 39 Steps, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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The 39 Steps, Scarborough Theatre Guild

By Patrick Barlow
Director: Kevin Shaver
Producer: Darlene Thomas

Monday, June10,2019   7:30-10:30
Tuesday, June 11 2019  7:30-10:30

Tuesday, June 18,2019  7:30-10:30

October 4-5  Friday,Saturday-8pm
October 6  Sunday Matin6e -2pm
October 10-12 Thursday, Friday, Saturday - B pm
October 13  Sunday Matin6e -2pm
October 17-18  Thursday, Friday-8pm
October 19  Saturday Matin6e -2pm

Scarborough 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)

Commence: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Continue: Tuesdays & Thursdays'. 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sundays: 7:30 pm - 10:30 Pm
NOTE: These times may be flexible depending on the day-job schedule of the director.

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

Alfred Hitchcock's well-known fast-paced action-suspense thriller, based on the novel by John Buchan, features
a host of characters all out to silence one individual before he discovers their insidious scheme. The chase
encompasses the length of the British lsles.
Now picture this Hitchcockian movie plot brought to the stage using only four, that's right, four, actors, and you
can imagine an evening of suspense, surprise, and a whole lot of fun.


Please prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue. You may also be asked to do a cold-read from the script, so it
is best to familiarze 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. We ask that you be available for the full
three hours so we have a chance to experiment with different pairings/groupings of actors.


lf 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.

For information, or to book an audition time, email Darlene Thomas at darlene_thomas
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 (3M, 1F or 2M,2Fl-
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 apply.

Role Description
Richard Hannay
Male, late 30's ex. Bon-vivant bachelor who has lost all his friends to
misfortune, or marriage. Looking for something new, but not prepared for
the plot that awaits him, Loyal to his country and his friends, but cunning
and resourceful when danger calls.

Annabella Schmidt / Pamela/ Margaret

All played by 1 female, late 20,s. Annabella is a German spy (complete with
accent). Pamela is a good middle-class English lass who insists on law,
order and propriety. Margaret is a Scottish farm-wife looking for romance.

Clown #1 & Clown #2

The clowns are two males, (or maybe 1 male 1 female) who supply all of
the other characters in the play. Characterizations range from policemen,
aristocrats, spies, farmer and farmer's wife, and of course, mnemonic
genius, Mr. Memory., Both roles require a lot of physical activity and quick
costume changes, plus a variety of voice characterizations and accents.

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library


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