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Audition (Edmonton): The Blue Hour – SkirtsAfire Festival

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Audition (Edmonton): The Blue Hour – SkirtsAfire Festival


Production name: The Blue Hour by Michele Vance Hehir

Director: Annette Loiselle
Date production rehearsal/job starts: February 4, 2020 (Possibly an extra week starting January 28, 2020)
Audition dates: May 27 and 28, 2019

Deadline to submit: May 17, 2019
Email applications to:
Contact name: Brianne Jang
Contact email:

Contact phone: 780-994-7288

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement:
SkirtsAfire is committed to diversity and encourages submissions from people of all genders, ethnicities, abilities and cultural backgrounds.

Additional Information:
SkirtsAfire is a theatre and multi-disciplinary arts festival that features the work of women. 2020 marks the 8th year of the festival.

Synopsis of The Blue Hour
THE BLUE HOUR is a timely, funny, complicated and ultimately heartbreaking story that takes place in the fictional small town of Roseglen, Alberta, circa 1947/48. The story centres around a young boy fighting for his own survival, that of his overworked single mother and of his older sister who’s aching to escape her confined world. The town’s new Pastor and his young pregnant wife are attempting to start their lives over again in this predominantly Pentecostal town whose long-time residents are both united and separated by the church. THE BLUE HOUR explores the desire for love, its betrayal and the enduring realization that hope matters.


Jonah Manning: A 13-year-old boy.
Bonnie Manning: A 15-year-old girl. Jonah’s sister.
*Note that both children will be cast as adults
Christina Manning (already cast): A 34-year-old woman. Jonah and Bonnie’s mother.
Pastor John Preston: 43-years-old. Pastor of The Last Hope Assembly, Roseglen’s Pentecostal church.
Hannah Preston: A 28-year-old woman. 4 months pregnant. Pastor John’s wife.
Hank Moffat: A 54-year-old man. The unofficial mayor of Roseglen.
Margaret Moffat: Hank’s wife. 53-years-old. A devout Pentecostal.

This production will be an ITA CAEA contract (G House) with 5 weeks (possibly 6) for rehearsal and performance. Actors must be available full time for rehearsals from February 4 (possibly January 28) to February 26, and performances February 27 to March 8, 2020.

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ONLY. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Please submit a short letter of
interest and include the role you are interested in auditioning for with headshot and CV attached by Friday, May 17, 2019. Put Blue Hour Auditions in the subject line. If you have scheduling conflicts on May 27 & 28 please communicate them in the body of the e-mail. Only those granted an audition time will be contacted.

Auditions submitted via tape will be considered.
Only actors who can play locally in Edmonton will be considered.

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