Audition (Edmonton): Alex and Michael and Hannah UPDATED AUDITIONS


*Due to current health concerns, we’re changing audition requirements. We hope the show will go onstage in August, and are making contingency plans otherwise. So if you DO wish to audition, you still can, and Alex and Michael and Hannah is happening somehow!*

Take a Bite Productions invites Edmonton and area actors to audition for the world premiere production of Alex and Michael and Hannah at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, August 13-23, 2020. PAID, through fundraising, donations, and ticket sales.

*Please email a resume and headshot, and what role you’d like to audition for, to Heather Morrow, [email protected].

1) Please record your performance of a contemporary monologue no longer than 3 minutes.
2) Sides will be emailed to you.
3) a video conferencing audition time scheduled, 4 – 5 pm on April 6, 2020.*

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE.* Please note there will be partial nudity and strong language in this production; intimacy coordinator Janine Waddell will be working on the show. The cast must be willing and able to participate in workshopping of the script during rehearsals, as well as fundraising and publicity events *currently* scheduled for May 7, August 6, and in July (TBA).

We regret we can’t see Equity members.

Please see below for character descriptions.

ALEX: age range 30s, bisexual. Male identifying. Nightclub manager, charming, good-looking, almost despairingly honest. Any race/ ethnicity/ body shape.

HANNAH: age range late 30s to early 40s, heterosexual. Female identifying. Municipal-government financial analyst. What idiots would term ‘unattractive’. Low self-esteem but getting better. White/ Caucasian/ shorter or taller, and/or bigger than ‘average’.

MICHAEL: age range 20s to early 30s, homosexual. Male identifying. Model and server. Gratuitously handsome, cute, loud, irrepressible. Any race/ ethnicity/ slender, muscular.

What’s On (Edmonton Fringe Festival): Never Swim Alone by Daniel MacIvor – Light in the Dark Theatre


We face a choice – compassion or competition? Frank and Bill, two egotistical men are caught in a constant one-upmanship for seemingly no reason. Never Swim Alone is an exploration of what happens when the desire to be first outweighs our compassion for others.

Light in the Dark Theatre will be presenting Never Swim Alone, by Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor, at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival from August 15th to 25th.

Location: Varscona Hotel on Whyte – Thomas Bennett Room
Duration: 60 minutes

Performance Schedule:
Aug 15 (Thu) 10:00 pm
Aug 16 (Fri) 12:00 pm
Aug 17 (Sat) 8:30 pm
Aug 18 (Sun) 4:00 pm
Aug 19 (Mon) 10:00 pm
Aug 20 (Tue) 5:30 pm
Aug 21 (Wed) 10:00 pm
Aug 23 (Fri) 8:00 pm
Aug 24 (Sat) 6:15 pm
Aug 25 (Sun) 2:15 pm

Tickets are available online:
Over the phone: 780-409-1910,
Or in person at any Edmonton Fringe Festival Box Office locations.

Bill: Kevin Cambridge
Frank: Justin Lanouette
Referee: Caitlyn O’Connor

Director: Emily Marisabel
Stage Manager: Ian Lane
Designer: Emily Marisabel

Audience Advisory: Violence, Adult Content / Language

About Light in the Dark Theatre:

Light in the Dark is a company that believes light shines the brightest in the darkest of places. Therefore, we choose to share stories which illuminate hope, stories which make the glimmer of the world brighter, and stories which inspire an infectious flicker that continues to spread even after the curtain goes down. We bring theatre, as well as artistic learning opportunities to small towns in Alberta that have limited arts capabilities due to their physical location. For more information regarding Light in the Dark contact us by emailing [email protected] or
calling 403-625-0203.

What’s On (Edmonton Fringe Festival): The Big Bright – book and lyrics by Erin Hutchison and music by Shayla Swanson – Cathexis Theatre


With elements of satire, fable, clown, and black comedy, this
brand new musical tells the story of three eccentric characters fighting to preserve their essence in a destructive environment.

Synopsis: Jax and her two best friends live in an eccentric, tight knit, isolated community. When Jax’s grandmother comes back from the “Big Bright” they deem that she has lost her essence. Against her grandmother’s wishes, Jax and her friends head to the Big Bright to retrieve it. As the destructive atmosphere threatens everything they are and believe in, the three friends start to understand why their ancestors fled.

Previous shows by these creators have received
(****)-View Weekly & St. Albert Gazette

Cathexis Theatre will be presenting their all new, Edmonton created musical, The Big Bright, book and lyrics by Erin Hutchison and music by Shayla Swanson, at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival from August 15th to 25th.

Location: Varscona Hotel on Whyte; Thomas Bennett Room

Performance Schedule:
Aug 15 (Thu) 8:00 pm
Aug 16 (Fri) 6:15 pm
Aug 17 (Sat) 12:00 pm
Aug 18 (Sun) 6:15 pm
Aug 20 (Tue) 9:30 pm
Aug 22 (Thu) 9:30 pm
Aug 23 (Fri) 5:45 pm
Aug 24 (Sat) 1:45 pm
Aug 25 (Sun) 8:00 pm

Tickets are available online:
Over the phone: 780-409-1910,
Or in person at any Edmonton Fringe Festival Box Office locations.


Jax: Hannah Zacharko
Yo-yo: Mackenzie Paterson
Pog: Andrew Despres
Ad 1, Hula: Emily Smith
Ad 2, Grumpy Guy, Machine: Tom Antoni
Ad 3, Citizen: Michael John Patrick
Greyma, Greyma Ad: Heather Cornick

Creative Team:

Playwright/Lyricist/Sound Design/Director: Erin Hutchison
Composer: Shayla Swanson
Producer: Emily Marisabel
Dramaturg: Emily Smith
Stage Manager: Candice Stollery
Musical Director: Erin Vandermolen-Pater
Choreographer: Jenn Bilyk
Technical Director: Nic Juba
Designer: Beyata Hackborn
Pianist: Erin Craig
Guitarist: Brian Raine

About Cathexis Theatre:

Cathexis Theatre is an independent, Edmonton based theatre company dedicated to creating brave, eccentric new works. For more information regarding visit our website: or contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 403-625-0203.

Job (Edmonton): Stage Lighting Desinger – Fringe Production


Stage Lighting Designer Needed! Take part in this year’s Edmonton Fringe Festival, 2019 and join our fun and amazing team! Alma Theatre is looking for a creative Stage Lighting Designer for play Hagar staging at the beautiful Backstage Theatre venue in August. Interested? Please contact Carmen at 780.686.8102 or email at [email protected]

Volunteer (Edmonton): 38th Annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival


Want to be part of the largest Fringe theatre company in North America? Volunteer with Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival from August 15 – 25, 2019!

With more than 1,600 performances featuring 1,500 artists across 50 venues it takes a village to run Edmonton Fringe. Our Fringe family is comprised of nearly 1,200 dedicated volunteers who help us accommodate more than 850,000 visits a year. Volunteers help artists and patrons in key areas, such as box office management and front of house support. When you volunteer with us you become part of an enthusiastic, diverse family who is united in their love for fringing, theatre, and community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers serve on teams based on areas of interest. We have 13 volunteer teams to choose from, including:

  • Agents
  • Ambassadors
  • Beer Tents
  • Box Office
  • First Aid
  • Front of House
  • Host
  • Information Services
  • KidsFringe
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia
  • Parking and Transportation
  • Volunteer Headquarters

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers are the backbone of fringing. Here are a few ways we show our love and appreciation for all our volunteers do:

  • Fringe Buck vouchers to redeem for tickets to Festival shows
  • Festival volunteer t-shirt
  • Festival Program Guide
  • Hot meals and snacks
  • Invitation to mid-Festival Pancake Brunch
  • Invitation to the Festival Wrap Party
  • Complete 6 shifts (or 24 hours) during Festival and receive a collector’s edition Festival theme pin, available only to volunteers

Volunteer Requirements

We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities, and strengths. Our volunteer program centers on teamwork, respect, and creativity. Below are our minimum requirements:

  • Be 14 years of age or older
  • Attend a two-hour orientation session
  • Consent to a background check (mandatory for our Agents, First Aid, and KidsFringe Teams)
  • Serve a minimum of 4 shifts during the 11-day Festival (shifts are approximately 4 hours in length and are available morning, afternoon, and evenings)

Apply now at

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Department at [email protected] or 780-409-1922.


Volunteer (Edmonton): Sound and Lighting Technicians Needed for Paradigm Theatre’s Fringe BYOV


Paradigm Theatre Company is looking for sound and lighting techs and basic set builders to assist with the operation of our 2019 Fringe Theatre Festival BYOV at Hazeldean Hall. This is a volunteer position for students currently enrolled in theatre programs or someone with previous sound and light experience for theatrical and music productions. For more information or to apply please email us at [email protected].

Audition: (Edmonton): Border Breakdown – Edmonton Fringe Production


Audition Notice: Border Breakdown – Edmonton Fringe 2019 Production

Written by Giorgia Severini
Directed by Jennifer Krezlewicz
Produced by Inadmissible Productions

Audition Date and Location:
Saturday, June 22, 2019
1:00 – 5:00 pm
The Clubhouse (upstairs at The Playhouse)
10033 80 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

About the Play:

A young German traveler didn’t think there was anything wrong with travelling for a year, especially to Canada. But Canada seems to have a lot of strange rules and values that he doesn’t understand. How did he find himself taking the blame for Canada’s border security woes?

Border Breakdown is an absurdist comedy to be performed during the Edmonton Fringe Festival (August 15 – 25, 2019) at the Varscona Hotel.

Casting For:

  • LUKAS: Male, early- to mid-20s. A young traveler. Ability to perform German accent is an asset.
  • MINOT: Female, 30s – 40s. Border agent. Ability to perform French/Quebecois accent is an asset.
  • MORLEY: Male, 30s – 40s. Border agent.
  • ANNA: Female, late 40s – early 50s. Lukas’s mother. Ability to perform German accent is an asset.
  • BRIAN: Male, late 40s – early 50s. A former young traveler. Ability to perform Australian accent is an asset.
  • JONAS: Male, early- to mid-20s. Lukas’s boyfriend. Ability to perform German accent is an asset.

Audition Requirements:

  • Actors will read from sides. Sides are available to view in advance on request.
  • Please bring a resume, headshot, and any conflicts you have during July and August.

To book an audition, contact Jennifer at [email protected]. If you would like to audition but are unable to attend the date, please let us know.

Inadmissible Productions is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities to audition.


Audition (Edmonton): My Father’s Son – Edmonton 2019 Fringe Festival

We are looking for actors for Untitled Production’s My Father’s Son which will appear in Edmonton’s International Fringe Festival!


David’s therapist suggests an experimental technique to dive deep into his psyche and determine the source of his deep-seated trauma. My Father’s Son follows David through his past in an attempt at understanding his own choices, why he made them and how he has pushed away the people who truly cared for him. The play looks at addiction, mental illness, and the affect support systems have in people’s lives in a meaningful and honest way.


David– A man who has a mysterious past, struggling with his decisions and his ruined relationships.
Father– A part of David’s mind, the bitter and caustic reminder of what David could become. 
Liza– Bubbly, caring and independent. The play follows her from their first meeting to the current, ruined version of their relationship. 
Boy– He is the version of David that is more innocent and naïve but we see his spiral into current David. 
Murphy– The psychiatrist who was assigned to David. Friendly and uncompromising.
Casting is open to all ages, races, ethnicities, and genders.

Rehearsals and Shows: 

Rehearsals will take place at Holy Trinity Church (10014 81 ave) on Monday and Thursday 6:30-9:30. First read will be May 23rd.
Shows will be at the Sugar Swing Ballroom (10019 80th ave), there will be 10 shows over the Fringe Festival.


We ask you to prepare a dramatic monologue of 1-2 minutes in length. We will also provide sides from the show for the character you are interested in as well. Auditions will be at Holy Trinity Church (10014 81 ave). Book your spot on the signup below, 15 minute slots on either May 16th or May 17th. Follow the link below to reserve your spot:

Audition (Edmonton): Princess Bear – Moist Humour Productions


Art created by Eryn Thorsley

Moist Humour Productions is looking for multiple roles for the comedy Princess Bear by Julian Stamer for the Edmonton Fringe Festival

SYNOPSIS: The King and Queen have thirteen beautiful daughters, each more beautiful than the last. Over the years they’ve been marrying their daughters to better their stake in the world – a very tiring affair. After their most recent wedding, a Spanish Prince arrives, demanding to marry their most beautiful daughter otherwise his father will invade with his armada. Realizing that they are fresh out of daughters, the King and Queen disguise a bear and try to marry her off. Thus begins a harrowing tale of magic and intrigue, of love and lust, and of a bear.

QUEEN (20 TO 45) – The queen is an older woman, reminiscent of the evil queen from snow white. Tries to hide her evilness for the sake of her family.
KING (20 TO 45) – An approachable and affable king. Has a gentle heart and irritable stomach. Knows more than he let’s on, which is good, because he doesn’t let on a lot.
MAID (18 TO 25) – A cornerstone of the workings of the kingdom. Overworked, underpaid and unappreciated. Longs to be loved.
PRINCE (18 TO 30) – A handsome young prince who likes the play the playboy. Falls in love as easily as he makes love.
SERVANT (18 TO 30) – A sinister and cunning individual. Thinks he’s smarter than he actually is, and he thinks he is very very smart.
BEAR – A bear.

Auditions will take place Saturday, May 11th (6-8) and another date pending on interest. To set up an audition slot or to learn more about the play, please email [email protected]. Please include your headshot and resume if available. Moist Humour Productions will contact individuals selected to audition with further information about the audition.

Please be prepared to do cold reads. No monologues are required.

Moist Humour Productions is committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in theater. We welcome all performers.

Our first read through will begin the week starting May 19th and rehearsals will be done three times a week based around availability.

There will be eight shows for the duration of the Fringe (Aug 15-26th)

Audition (Edmonton): Mary’s Wedding – Shattered Glass Theatre


Photo credit: Sarah Spicer

Shattered Glass Theatre is hosting auditions for our production of Mary’s Wedding (by Stephen Massicotte) in the 2019 Edmonton Fringe Festival!

About the Show:

In her dreams the night before her wedding, Mary relives the thunderstorm that threw Charlie and her together. The two quickly fall in love but have to navigate different social classes and World War I. All they want to do is ride away to where the uncertainties of life cannot find them.


Charlie: (Male Identifying) A shy, young farmer who dreams of glory on the battlefield.

About the Audition:

Auditions will take place on Friday, May 3rd (7pm – 10pm) and Saturday, May 4th (12pm – 5pm) at the Citadel. To set up an audition slot, please email Sarah at [email protected] Please include your headshot and resume. Shattered Glass Theatre will contact individuals selected to audition with further information about the location.

Please prepare a dramatic monologue and be prepared to do cold reads.

Shattered Glass Theatre is committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness in theatre. We welcome all performers who identify as members of underrepresented communities.


Rehearsals will begin in June and will take place three times a week. There will be two week night rehearsals and one on either Saturday or Sunday.

There will also be a tech rehearsal prior to opening that cast will be required to attend.


There will be 10 performances (one each day) during the run of the Edmonton Fringe (Aug 15-26).

Audition (Edmonton): Lead Female Actor for 2019 Edmonton Fringe Festival Production



Looking for a lead female actor for our upcoming fringe festival play. Aged 35-55 to play the main character in a dark comedy. Auditions are Thursday March 21st at 8 pm. No monologue needed. Just a cold read. Contact Shawn Marshall with a headshot and resumé for further details at [email protected]

Auditions (Edmonton): Youth actors needed for Edmonton Fringe production


Looking  for an actor that presents as 14 or 15 years old. Rowan, a bright, assertive mid-teen enters an essay competition she KNOWS she will win by writing about her great-grandfather, Jim, who died heroically in 1944 throwing himself on a grenade to save his comrades. Winning the competition lets Rowan take her grandmother Jamie, the soldier’s daughter, to France to finally visit Jim’s grave. But Rowan also hopes it may result in her great-grandfather getting a long after the fact posthumous Victoria Cross for his sacrifice. At the cemetery she meets a veteran of the war, Andrew, and from him learns about the reality of armed conflict and her ancestor’s death.

This is a major dramatic role which will require memorization of considerable dialogue in an 80 – 90 minute play.
Auditions from late March to early April.
To apply submit a theatrical bio with an up to date colour headshot to: [email protected]
All applicants will receive a response. Applicants selected for audition will be advised of audition format, requirements, timings, and location. Candidates selected to play roles:

  • will be available for regular rehearsals from May through to the commencement of performances in August.
  • will appear in a preview performance the weekend before the Fringe and at all scheduled performances during the Fringe.
  • will not perform or be otherwise involved in the production of any other show at the 2019 Edmonton Fringe.

Auditions (Edmonton): Actors Needed for Fringe Production


Three major roles, require memorizing considerable dialogue in an 80 – 90 minute play.

Female looking 14 -16; a bright, peppy mid-teen. Her essay about her great-grandfather’s heroic death in combat wins her and her grandmother Jamie a visit to France to tour Canadian battlefields and a war cemetery.

Female looking mid-fifties on. Rowan’s good humoured grandmother. Her father died in battle only months after she was born in England. Her mother brought her to Canada in the war brides and children immigration scheme.

Male looking seventies on. A pleasant veteran on the same tour for personal reasons flowing from a nearby battle. He guards a secret from a pivotal event over six decades earlier.
Three shorter roles, participate in Andrew’s flashbacks to wartime and soon after.
Three males looking to be in their late teens to mid-twenties. Fit young infantry soldiers in the Canadian Army during the Second World War.
Auditions from late March to early April.
To apply submit a theatrical bio with an up to date colour headshot to: [email protected]
All applicants will receive a response. Applicants selected for audition will be advised of audition format, requirements, timings, and location. Candidates selected to play roles:

  • will be available for regular rehearsals from May through to the commencement of performances in August.
  • will appear in a preview performance the weekend before the Fringe and at all scheduled performances during the Fringe.
  • will not perform or be otherwise involved in the production of any other show at the 2019 Edmonton Fringe.

Space (Edmonton): BYOV – Fringe Venue Sharing (Edmonton Fringe) – Cathexis Theatre

Awesome Venue Available to Share at the YEG Fringe!

About the Space:

  • The Varscona Hotel On Whyte, 8208 106 St NW.
  • Thomas Bennett Room (Access through lobby of the hotel)
  • Seats 75 people.
  • Limited storage space on site
  • Air Conditioned.

Set Up Includes:

  • Stage is 16ft wide, 16ft deep, 1.5ft high.
  • 3ft wings on each side of the stage.
  • 5ft backstage space.
  • 2 LED stage lights with stands.
  • Lighting control panel.
  • 2 large speakers with stands.
  • 1 sound mixer.
  • Black background and side stage curtains.
  • SOCAN rights included for the duration of The Fringe Festival.
  • A table will be set up in the back of house for technicians/stage managers.
  • Chairs for actors and audience members will be provided.
  • Each group will be guaranteed 2 hours for a technical rehearsal on either August 14th or 15th.

Further Details:

  • $1300 per group.
  • Artists will be granted up to 10 shows.
  • Shows cannot exceed 90 minutes.
  • Stage manager and technicians will not be provided.
  • Groups are responsible for paying their own Fringe BYOV fee to the fringe festival. BYOV applications are due on March 11th 2019.
  • A signed contract and initial deposit of $650 will be due by March 9th 2019. The remaining $650 will be due June 1st, 2019. (Once payment is received it is non-refundable due to the inability to obtain a replacement because BYOV Fringe applications would be closed.)


If you have any questions or are interested in sharing our venue this Fringe, please email Emily at [email protected]

Deadline to respond is March 8th, 2019.

What’s On (Edmonton): Bushtits, Shih Tzus and Private Dicks: All’s Fur in Love and Noir at the Edmonton Fringe – Theatrically Obsessed

Poster Design: Steven Morton. Photo Cred: Brad Hunter

Theatrically Obsessed presents…

Bushtits, Shih Tzus and Private Dicks: All’s Fur in Love and Noir

At the Edmonton Fringe

Fresh off a great run at the Winnipeg & Calgary Fringe!

A Fedora turns Les’s life into a Film Noir movie!
Dollar store employee ventures into the world of pet murders and the “DeLorean” is his new fedora.


When Les, a social recluse, buys the iconic fedora worn by famed 1950’s movie detective Dana Andrews, the lines between reality and film noir begin to blur as Les launches an investigation into a series of suspicious pet deaths around his apartment building. Dial P for Pet Detective and “Say goodbye to my furry friend” as two actors and thirteen crazy characters take you on a thrill ride through a mad-cap caper of stylistic fantasy with bust-a-knee-cap laughs.

Runtime: 55min.
Rating: Family Friendly (suggested 12+ for cartoonish violence and topic of pet deaths)
Warning: Strobe Lights used briefly in performance

Review Quotes

“A fun take on the detective story”
-Justin Olynyk, UMFM Radio Winnipeg

“This talented pair is fun to watch”
-Janice Sawka, Winnipeg Free Press

“Highly entertaining and brilliantly written!”
-Janice Piet, Calgary Fringe Patron Review

“Brilliant show! What a blast! You guys are comedy gold!!!!”
-Gayl Veinotte, Calgary Fringe Patron Review

“With solid acting and good delivery, you walk away with some laughs, some groans and a big smile because you just had a good time.”
-Ray Yuen, The Jenny Review

“Loved the show! I highly recommend it! The story is great and so are the puns! Excellent character portrayals and love the film noir genre! 5 Stars!”
-Janice Smith, Winnipeg Fringe Patron Review

“Want to see a fast paced hilarious romp? This is the show for you! Melissa Dorsey Matheson and Trevor Matheson are totally kick ass in this high energy salute to Noir!! Bravo!!”
-Helen Young, Calgary Fringe Patron Review

“I’m a sucker for noir and Bush tits delivered sight gags, inside jokes, and enough noir similes and all to satisfy Dashiell Hammett”
-Andy Park, Winnipeg Fringe Patron Review

“I HIGHLY recommend this show!…their antics will have you laughing from start to finish.” “Btw this is not a rude, naughty or controversial show – a Bushtit is a small song bird (google it lol)!”
-KL, Winnipeg Fringe Patron Review

Edmonton Fringe Dates

  • Thur, Aug 16 – 10pm *half priced at box office only*
  • Fri, Aug 17 – 2:15pm
  • Sat, Aug 18 – 4:45pm
  • Tues, Aug 21 – 6:30pm
  • Wed, Aug 22 – 12pm
  • Sat, Aug 25 – 9:30pm

Edmonton Venue

#8 Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre
(8426 – Gateway Blvd) 

Edmonton Tickets

Touring Cast & Crew

Trevor Matheson – Actor 1/Writer/Director/Set & Props
Melissa Dorsey – Actor 2/Writer/Director/Sound & Light Design

Production Team

Krista Marushy – Assistant Director
Dave Kovac – Assistant Sound Design/Tech Operator
Dale Marushy – Assistant Set Design
Brad Hunter – Photographer
Steven Morton – Poster Design

Social Media

Facebook: @TheatricallyObsessed
Twitter: @TheatricallyObs

Show Hashtags


Contact Melissa Dorsey for more information or to schedule an interview.
403 463 8861 [email protected]