The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival (CSTF) is a co-production between Pine Tree Players (PTP), a community theatre group based on Canmore, and Artists’ Collective Theatre (ACT), a Calgary-based theatre company. A unique aspect of the CSTF is that volunteers from PTP act alongside and learn from theatre professionals contracted by ACT.
The CSTF is now taking applications for the 2019 festival auditions. This year, the CSTF team are proud to present William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Robin Hood: Prince of Outlaws adapted by Ben Francis.
Auditions will take place March 9th, 10th, 11th 2019 in Canmore, AB. Successful applicants will be asked to prepare two contrasting monologues, (one Shakespearean & one contemporary) 2-3 minutes in length, as well as 15 bars of a song.
Auditions are open to people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as non-binary/gender non-conforming performers.
Please note past applicants and participants of the CSTF must apply again to be considered.
Most actors who are cast will perform in both shows. All roles are volunteer.
The dates of the festival are as follows:
Auditions – March 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2019
Rehearsals – April to June 2019, Sundays 11AM-7PM and Mondays 6:30-9:30PM
Tech Rehearsals – All day, July 7th-9th, 2019
Festival Run – July 10th-21st, 2019, Wednesday – Sunday
To be considered, please apply online at http://www.pinetreeplayers.com/auditions.
Application deadline is midnight Mountain Time on March 1, 2019.
Robin Hood: Prince of Outlaws characters:
Robin Hood (M/F Late Teens-30s)* – Leader of the Outlaws (Merry Men)
Much, the Millers Son (M/F Mid teens-20s) – Peasant of Nottinghamshire/Steward To Robin Hood/ Outlaw (Merry Man)/ Narrator
Little John (M/F Early 20s-50’s)* – Outlaw (Merry Man)
Will Scarlett (M/F Late teens-20s)* – Nephew of Robin Hood/Outlaw (Merry Man)
Maid Marian (F Late teens – 20s)* – Lady of the Court
Guy of Gisbourne (M/F 20s-30s)* – Prince John’s Assassin
Sheriff of Nottingham (M/F 30s-40s)* – Sheriff
Prince John (M/F Mid teens – 20s) – Prince of England/Younger Brother to King Richard
Friar Tuck (M/F 40s+) –Friar of Fountains Abbey
King Richard, the Lionheart (M/F 40s and up) – King of England/Older brother to Prince John
Grandmother Bilberry (F 50s and up) –Peasant of Nottinghamshire
Fox (M/F 13-15) – Peasant of Nottinghamshire
Poppy (M/F 4-6) – Peasant of Nottinghamshire
Jot (M/F 9-12) – Peasant of Nottinghamshire
Sweets (M/F 9-12) – Peasant of Nottinghamshire
Dickon & Tobey, two knights (M/F Late teens and up) – Loyal Knights to King Richard
Oriole & Wren, two maids (F Any Age) – Handmaidens to Maid Marian
*Stage combat is an asset. The roles of Robin Hood and Maid Marian involve mild intimacy.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream characters:
Theseus/Oberon- (M/F late 20-50’s)* – Duke of Athens/King of the Fairies
Hippolyta/Titania (M/F Late 20-50)* – Queen of the Amazons/Queen of the Fairies
Egeus (M/F 30-50+) – father of Hermia
Hermia (M/F 14+)* – daughter of Egeus, in love with Lysander
Lysander (M/F 14+)* – in love with Hermia
Demetrius (M/F 14+)* – suitor to Hermia, former lover of Helena
Helena (M/F 14+)* – in love with Demetrius
Peter Quince (M/F 14+) – a carpenter
Nick Bottom (M/F 14+)* – a weaver
Francis Flute (M/F 14+) – a bellows-mender
Tom Snout (M/F 12+) – a tinker
Snug (M/F 8+) – a joiner
Robin Starveling (M/F 14+) – A tailor
Robin “Puck” Goodfellow (M/F 14+) – a mischievous sprite with magical powers
Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, and Mustardseed (M/F Youth and Adult 8+) – fairy servants to Titania
*Roles involve mild-moderate intimacy