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Audition (Edmonton): Walterdale Theatre Special Audition Notice

Audition (Edmonton): Walterdale Theatre Special Audition Notice

Walterdale Theatre Associates are holding a special audition date for the leading role of ‘Tereus, King of Thrace’, in our production of

The Love of the Nightingale

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

PERFORMANCE DATES: April 4th – 14th, 2012
AUDITION DATE: Sunday, December 18th, 2011; Times: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Walterdale Playhouse (10322 83 Avenue)
DIRECTOR: Alex Hawkins

A week ago, we auditioned 64 actors for the 21 roles available in our production of The Love of the Nightingale. We were successful in filling all but one of the available roles.

However, we were not able to find an actor for the major role of Tereus.

We are calling a Special Audition to ask any available actors to try out for this role.

Tereus is the major male character in the play. He is the King of Thrace, a warrior nation. Tereus has a natural quality that shows the authority of a king, without coming across as overly formal. In reference to age, Tereus must be, or appear to be, somewhere between his mid-twenties and his early thirties. Physically, he must be fit, like a warrior.

The actor who plays this role must have a range of skills and abilities, including a strong physical presence and natural authority, as well as likeability and a certain charisma.

For the audition, you are NOT expected to come with a prepared audition piece or monologue. Instead, auditioners will cold-read one or more sections of Tereus’s scenes from the play The Love of the Nighingale.

PLEASE NOTE: All auditioners must bring their January-April 2012 schedule of availability to the audition, indicating potential conflicts with rehearsal times. Rehearsals are scheduled from January 8 through the opening of the show on April 4, 2012, and will involve evenings from Mondays through Thursdays, and Sunday afternoons. Since Tereus is a leading character, the actor playing Tereus should expect to be called often for rehearsals.

If you need further information about the play, please contact Alex Hawkins, Director, at:

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

The date, time and location of the Special Audition are at the top of this page. We wish to fill this roll as soon as possible.

To book an audition, please contact our Production Manager, Janet McLean, to sign up for an audition. 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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