W;t by Margaret Edson
Director: Anne Marie Szucs
Performance Dates: Dec. 2-12, 2015
Tuesday, August 25: 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Edmonton Public Library Strathcona Branch – Program Room
Wednesday, August 26: 5:30 – 8:30 pm, EPL Strathcona Branch – Meeting Room
(8331 104 Street NW)
Callbacks: Thursday, August 27: 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Walterdale Theatre (10322 83 Avenue NW)
Vivian Bearing, an uncompromising English professor, is facing terminal ovarian cancer. As she suffers through countless medical treatments alone, Vivian displays her signature intelligence, strength, and wit. But as she moves closer to her final moments, she begins to value the simplicity of kindness.
Vivian Bearing, female, 40s to 50s Professor of 17th-century poetry, cancer patient, role requires brief nudity
Harvey Kelekian, male, 40s to 60s Chief of medical oncology (character may double with Mr. Bearing)
Jason Posner, male, 20s to 30s Clinical fellow of medical oncology
Susie Monahan, female, 20s to 40s Primary nurse in cancer inpatient unit
E.M. Ashford, female, 60s to 80s Professor of English literature
Mr. Bearing, male, 40s to 60s Vivian’s father (character may double with Dr. Kelekian)
Ensemble (of 4 – various ages) Lab Technicians, Clinical Fellows, Students, Code Team
*Ages ranges are approximate and somewhat flexible.
You will be auditioning in a group of 4-6 actors in a half-hour slot. Actors auditioning for the role of Vivian are asked to prepare her opening monologue (from “Hi. How are you feeling today?” to “Then: curtain.”). All other actors will cold read from the script and do not need to prepare monologues. Please familiarize yourself with the script before auditioning.
To book your audition, please contact the director, Anne Marie Szucs, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Drop-ins are also welcome.
Rehearsals will begin in mid September. The rehearsal schedule will be light in September but will pick up in intensity in October and November. Rehearsals will be scheduled around actor availability whenever possible. Please bring potential conflict dates to the audition.
• Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.
• Copies of the script are available for reading at Walterdale Theatre. Contact the theatre administrator at email@example.com to sign one out. W;t is also available through the Theatre Alberta library.
• Walterdale Theatre Associates is a volunteer/member organization. We cannot engage Equity performers.