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Auditions (Calgary): “It Came From Mars” – Scorpio Theatre

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Auditions (Calgary): “It Came From Mars” – Scorpio Theatre

Scorpio Theatre

Auditioning for “It Came From Mars” – 1938 and the Martians have Invaded!

Audition dates:

  • Monday, June 13, 2016 – 7:00-10:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 7:00-10:00 pm

Invited Call backs:

  • Sunday, June 19, 2016 – 1:00-5:00 pm

First Read-Through: Monday, June 27, 2016 7:00-10:00

Rehearsal Dates: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00, Sunday afternoons from 1:00-5:00, August 9 – September 29, 2016.

Production Run: Friday, October 7 to Saturday, October 15, 2016. All cast members are required during “Tech Week”, October 2 through October 6, 2016.

Scorpio Theatre is an Equal opportunity employer. Artists of all backgrounds regardless of race, orientation, or personal beliefs are encouraged to apply.

Casting person in attendance: Director: Carl Bishop; Artistic Associate: Matt Pickering; Stage Manager: Daisy Pond

Synopsis: October 30, 1938. While in rehearsal for their weekly radio play the cast and crew of
Farlowe’s Mystery Theatre Hour” hear a terrifying report over the radio – Martians have landed! Faced with Martian invasion and barricaded in their studio; passions ignite, secret identities are revealed and slapstick mayhem ensues when a washed-up director, his drama queen Ex, a wanna-be war hero, a ditzy actress, and a German sound effects wiz all think they are about to annihilated by men from Mars. Honesty and hilarity erupt as truth and loyalty square off against fear and paranoia.

Roles Available:

  • QUENTIN FARLOWE, 35+, director/writer/actor
  • MAUDE MYRTLES, 25+, secretary
  • WERNER KREILIG, 20s, sound effects technician
  • GEORGE LOOMIS, 40s, actor, former soldier
  • DOLORES BRECKINRIDGE, 20s, actress
  • JULIA CRANE, 30+, actress

Please prepare two modern contrasting monologues with a combined length of no more than five (5) minutes in length. Those actors seen at call backs will be provided sides for cold reading.

Send resume and headshot to with the subject line MARS AUDITIONS”, and indicate in the body of the email which character you want to audition for and your preference for a time.

For more info, please contact Daisy Pond at or 403-615-5016.

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