Audition (Edmonton): The Attic, the Pearls, and Three Fine Girls – Walterdale Theatre

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Audition (Edmonton): The Attic, the Pearls, and Three Fine Girls – Walterdale Theatre

 

 

AUDITION NOTICE

Walterdale Theatre presents
The Attic, the Pearls, and Three Fine Girls
By Martha Ross, Alessa Dufresne, Ann-Marie Macdonald, Jennifer Brewin, Alina Palmer and Leah Cherniak

Director: ​​​Anne Marie Szucs
Performance Dates: ​April 3 – 13, 2019
Audition Dates: ​​Dec. 9, 2018, 7-10 pm, Walterdale Theatre
Dec. 10, 2018, 7-10 pm, Walterdale Theatre
Callbacks: ​​​TBA

Synopsis:
In this Canadian comedy, the three Fine sisters, JoJo, Jayne, and Jelly, grapple with the recent loss of their father and make their own way forward with anger, love, and a healthy dose of shenanigans!

Characters:

JoJo
30s to 40s
An untenured and somewhat dowdy English professor, JoJo seethes with suppressed passions. She likes to think of herself as the wise and benevolent elder sister, but she is hyper-sensitive and given to sudden displays of histrionics.

Jayne
30s
A successful Bay Street shark and a severely closeted lesbian, Jayne is the middle child. She believes there is no problem that cannot be solved using a flow chart and deludes herself that her emotions are under strict control. She is, in fact, a ferocious marshmallow.

Jelly
20s to 30s
Jelly is the youngest – a self-employed, self-supporting artist. Despite her sisters’ beliefs, she is not only a serious artist, she is revealed as the most responsible and pragmatic of the three. She sympathizes with and loves her sisters and is tortured by the battle that rages between them. She is very tolerant, but in the end, she can only be pushed so far…

*Ages ranges are approximate and somewhat flexible.

Audition Requirements:
You will be auditioning in a group of up to 8 actors in a 45-minute slot. Please prepare a 2-3 minute comic monologue. You will also be asked to cold read from the script. Please familiarize yourself with the script before auditioning.

To book your audition, please contact the director, Anne Marie, at [email protected]. Drop-ins are also welcome.

Rehearsals will begin in mid January. The rehearsal schedule will be light in January but will pick up in intensity in February and March. Rehearsals will be scheduled around actor availability whenever possible. Please bring potential conflict dates to the audition.

Notes:

  • Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.
  • Copies of the script are available for reading at Walterdale. Contact the theatre administrator at [email protected] to sign one out. The script may also be available through the Theatre Alberta library.
  • Walterdale Theatre Associates is a volunteer/member organization. We cannot engage Equity performers.
  • Walterdale Theatre is a community theatre and is committed to inclusivity. Walterdale encourages artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities to audition.

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