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Audition (Edmonton): The Weir – Walterdale Playhouse

Walterdale PlayhouseThe Weir
by Conor McPherson

PERFORMANCE DATES: October 17-27, 2012
AUDITION DATES: July 8 & 9, 2012; Times: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Walterdale Playhouse (10322 83 Avenue)
Call-backs: Sat., July 14th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Walterdale Playhouse

DIRECTOR: ANNE MARIE SZUCS;
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DAVID JOHNSTON;
PRODUCTION MANAGER: TBA; STAGE MANAGER: TBA;
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS: IAN FITZGERALD, ANGLIA REDDING TURKIEWICZ;
SET DESIGN: JIM HERCHAK; COSTUME DESIGN: PATTI ZEGLIN;
LIGHTING DESIGN: BRAD MELROSE; SOUND DESIGN: DARRELL PORTZ;
DIALECT COACH: MARLISS WEBER; PROPERTIES: ELINOR TOFIN;

In a small rural bar in western Ireland, four men gather every night to drink and tell stories. Tonight, they are joined by a young woman from Dublin. What starts as a visit to the local pub turns into a night of ghostly tales and an unexpected twist that changes everything.

Characters:
(Please note that ages should reflect what you read as onstage – not your actual age.)

Jack, male, fifties
Brendan, male, thirties
Jim, male, forties
Finbar, male, late forties
Valerie, female, thirties

Rehearsals will begin in August. Rehearsals will be scheduled around actor availability whenever possible.

Audition Expectations:
You will be auditioning with a group of 4 to 5 other actors in a half-hour slot. Please prepare a monologue that tells a story (clear beginning, middle, and end). You may be asked to cold read from the play, so please familiarize yourself with it before auditioning. We are looking for actors who can speak with an Irish accent – you may be asked to do so during the audition. Please bring any conflict dates you have to the audition. Headshots and résumés are recommended, but not required.
Copies of the script are available for reading at Walterdale. Contact the Theatre Administrator at [email protected] or 780.439.3058 to sign one out.
Walterdale is a volunteer/member organization. We cannot engage Equity performers.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION or for further information, please email Anne Marie Szucs at [email protected] or phone 780-903-5136.
(Drop-ins will be accommodated as time allows)

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