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Auditions (Calgary): A Streetcar Named Desire – Spirit Fire Theatre

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Auditions (Calgary): A Streetcar Named Desire – Spirit Fire Theatre

Spirit Fire TheatreCasting Call! A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee Williams.

Spirit Fire Theatre is seeking to fill the following roles listed below for its upcoming production “A Street Car Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams and directed by Paul Welch:

  • Blanche DuBois,
  • Harold Mitchell (Mitch),
  • Negro Woman,
  • Eunice Hubbell,
  • Steve Hubbell,
  • Mexican Woman,
  • Pablo Gonzales,
  • A Young Collector,
  • Nurse,
  • Doctor.

We encourage Persons of Colour to apply for ALL AVAILABLE ROLES.

*Auditions will not be accepted for Stella Kowalski (DuBois) & Stanley Kowalski as these roles are already cast.* Payment: This will be a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy. Therefore, Equity and Non-Equity members are both welcome to submit for this project. Spirit Fire Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity within its applicants.

Production Dates: November 13 – 26th in the Victor Mitchell at Pumphouse Theatre.
Rehearsal Dates: Evenings and Weekends, 3 nights a week, beginning September 15.

  • Preference will be given to actors submitting with previous acting experience and post-secondary education in a performance related field.
  • Auditions will be the second week of July with casting to follow shortly after. Please prepare a 2 minute contemporary monologue. No dialects.
  • Call backs will only be used for the casting of Blanche and Mitch using excerpts from the script for which New Orleans dialects will be requested.
  • We encourage all qualified candidates to submit their headshot and resume by the deadline: July 1, 2016 with the subject line “Streetcar Audition – role(s) you are auditioning for” to our producer Chelsey Fawcett at
  • Due to time constraints, only successful applicants will be sent an audition request and we thank all those who applied.

About Spirit Fire Theatre: Spirit Fire Theatre produces powerfully moving stories. With every production, we aspire to create an emotionally engaging experience that ignites your passion and sparks your imagination. Spirit Fire Theatre was recently nominated for 5 Critter Awards for their work on Of Mice and Men, including Best Director and Best Production of a Play.

About the Director: Paul Welch is a Betty Mitchell and Critter Award-winning actor, and has a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta, a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Ottawa, and he is a Certified Embodied Awareness Facilitator. He was recently awarded the Enbridge Emerging Artist Award by Mayor Naheed Nenshi and recognized in Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” for a 15-year career as an award-winning actor, writer, director, educator, and arts administrator. Past directing credits include: The 5-time Critter Award nominated production of Of Mice and Men for Spirit Fire Theatre, Red Riding Hood for StoryBook Theatre, In The Next Room (The Vibrator Play) for Artists’ Collective Theatre, and two years spent facilitating the Queer Theatre Creation Ensemble projects of This is How I Left, which was nominated for a Critter Award for Best New Script, and The Passion of Sergius and Bacchus, both for Third Street Theatre. Paul has assistant directed on Verb Theatre’s The Dandelion Project, and has worked as a Voice, Speech and Text coach on numerous productions in both Calgary and Edmonton.

About the Show: When Blanche, a faded Southern belle, finds her dissipated life crumbling around her, she calls on the kindness of her timid sister Stella for some solace. However, she didn’t factor in Stella’s overbearing husband Stanley, who is intent on maintaining total control of his wife and home ahead of the birth of their first child. Blanche and Stanley are constantly at each other’s throats, and a huge confrontation between the two leads to a devastating fate for Blanche as she finally experiences a psychotic breakdown. For more information about Spirit Fire Theatre, please visit our website.

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