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Audition (Edmonton): The Love of the Nightingale, Walterdale Theatre

Audition (Edmonton): The Love of the Nightingale, Walterdale Theatre

The Love of the Nightingale
by Timberlake Wertenbaker

PERFORMANCE DATES: April 4th – 14th, 2012
AUDITION DATES: December 4th & 5th, 2011; Times: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Walterdale Playhouse (10322 83 Avenue) 

DIRECTOR: Alex Hawkins 

The Love of the Nightingale is an ensemble play with substantial roles for 8-9 women, and 8-9 men, of various ages from (for the males) a young boy to an older man; and from (for the females) a teenage girl to an older woman — and many roles in between.

Everyone is welcome to audition, and we will be casting the play entirely from those who audition.

For the auditions, auditioners will be grouped within three possible time slots each evening:
7:00 to 7:45 pm
8:00 to 8:45 pm
9:00 to 9:45 pm
Auditioners should sign up for ONE of these slots on either Sunday or Monday evening. There is no advantage to signing up earlier rather than later; everyone who auditions during these two evenings will be considered seriously for the available roles.

Please note: Anyone wishing to be involved in production aspects (set building and painting, props, costumes, assistant stage managing, lighting and sound operation, etc.) is encouraged to contact our Production Manager, Janet McLean, as well (contact information below).

For the audition, you are NOT expected to come with a prepared audition piece or monologue. Instead, all auditioners will cold-read one or more scenes from the play The Love of the Nightingale with other auditioners.

Rehearsals: We will begin regular rehearsals on Sunday, January 8, 2012. From January 8 through mid-March, rehearsals will be scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, and on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. (No Fridays or Saturdays until mid-March.) Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal, and more details on specific rehearsal calls will be made once casting is completed. From mid-March through the beginning of April, cast members will be expected to be available for all of these times, plus Friday evenings and Saturdays, for technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals.

PLEASE NOTE: All auditioners must bring their January-April 2012 schedules to the audition, indicating potential conflicts with rehearsal times.

We will complete the casting by Friday, December 9, 2011. When we have cast the play, we will have one full reading of the play on Sunday, December 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, then break for the holiday season. Every person who auditions should book this date and time, in the event that he or she is cast.

Walterdale is a volunteer/member organization. We cannot engage Equity performers.

To book an audition, please contact our Production Manager, Janet McLean, and specify your preferred time within one of these slots.
Email (preferred):
Phone (if you have no access to Email): 780-244-5472
(Drop-ins will be accommodated as time allows

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