Audition (Edmonton): Junior/Senior Comedy Troop Members – Maple Syrup Comedy

BRAND NEW COMEDY TROOP IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA!

Who are we?

We are Maple Syrup Comedy, a brand-new comedy troop located in Edmonton. Our goal is to create and put-on unique improv shows. Hopefully something people haven’t seen before. We will also be producing filmed sketches that will be placed on our website and YouTube channel with the goal of producing television/feature films.

How do I fit in?

The troop will be split into two members. Junior members and Senior members. Junior membership will consist of people with little to no improv experience. We are looking for newbies!!!

Senior membership will require a background in improv/theatre. A background in film and comedy are also required to audition.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment is quite heavy, please consider this before applying

  • One rehearsal a week (two when we are close to a show)
  • One script writing day a month.
  • Time during the month to appear in sketches

How to I audition?

Auditions are open to anyone 18+. During this unprecedented time, we will be doing auditions virtually. Send all info to [email protected] with yourname/audition in the subject line. Please address which membership you will be auditioning for in the body of the email.

  • Please attach resume/headshot
  • Perform a comedic monologue of your choice, no more than 3 minutes in length. (Attach Youtube/Vimeo link)
  • Attach a YouTube/Vimeo link to your demo reel (optional)
    *Please do not submit any content that needs to be downloaded.

Pay?

Profit sharing will be the method of payment to our performers.

Auditions (Edmonton): New Works Festival – University of Alberta

New Works Festival 2021 - January 25-29 from 6:30-9pm daily. Sign up for auditions today! No acting experience needed.

Actors, performers, and theatre babies of all levels of experience are all welcome! The auditions will take place January 25th – 29th with time slots available between 6:30 PM – 9 PM every day! They are being held entirely online through Google Meet. We will be holding callbacks that weekend (January 30 + 31) so keep that in mind as well.

If you are interested in auditioning for this year’s Virtual Mainstage productions of 2021, please check out our google form and sign up for an audition slot! Of course, all questions are welcome so never hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].

Auditions (Edmonton): Lobbyist Performing Ensemble

Actors in an indoor green space. Front three are looking dramatically upward.

Photo Credit: Marc J Chalifoux. Performers: Mpoe Mogale, Sarah Feutl, Carmen Nieuwenhuis Osahor, Kendra Shorter, Bridget Jessome

THE CHINOOK SERIES
&
THE EXPANSE FESTIVAL
March 25th to April 4th, 2021
Edmonton, Alberta

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Emerging performers comfortable exploring site specific and highly physical work.

Each year the Expanse Festival brings together a diverse ensemble of artists to create and perform under the collective title The Lobbyists. This year the Lobbyist collective will be working with Andrés Moreno, Natércia Napoleão and Expanse Outreach Coordinator Amber Borotsik to create and perform site specific pieces as a part of the Chinook Series.

We are seeking 2 emerging performers to join us for Expanse 2021. This is an opportunity to join a creative ensemble exploring new creation practices and performing in non-traditional places and spaces (sometimes outside).

AUDITION DATES/TIMES: Thurs, Jan 28th: 4pm to 8pm Sat, Jan 30th: 10am to 2pm

Individual Auditions will be 15 minutes in length and held online via Zoom. Performers will be asked to:

1) Perform something that you love. 1 – 2 mins We encourage applicants to share self-created and/or multidisciplinary work. This could be anything – choreography, a spoken word poem, a song – anything you have made. Don’t have a self-created piece? No worries! Sharing an existing song, monologue or other something is also just perfect. We operate with the spirit of “permission to fail”. Accessibility is important to us – if you would prefer to pre-record this portion of the audition and submit it by email that would also be welcome.

2) Explore a small, physical improvisation. This will be explored in the audition and will be designed to work in small spaces. No need to prepare anything. Just come ready to move and play.

3) Chat with us. We’ll have a casual and informal chat about the project and answer any questions you may have. Consider this chat as a two-way exploration of partnership.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artist Statement
  • A brief document (1 page) or video that communicates:
  • Who you are.
  • Why you are interested in this opportunity.
  • What kind of work you like to perform and/or create.

This document could be in the form of a letter, a video, a blog post or whatever is simple and fun for you to create (and easy for us to read/access/download etc. etc.).

**As a part of your submission please also let us know if you have preferred audition times and/or any schedule conflicts you would like us to take into account when scheduling your audition. If there are accessibility obstacles (language, work schedule or any other consideration) preventing you from applying contact Amber Borotsik at [email protected] and we will work with you to overcome them.

WHERE TO SUBMIT:

Please send submissions to [email protected]

LAST DAY TO SUBMIT: Wed, January 27th, 2021. *Although we do recommend submitting in advance of this day because you’ll have more choice in audition times.

PROJECT DATES AND DETAILS:

• Creation/Rehearsals: Part-time throughout March, 2021.
• Performances: March 25th, 26th, 27th & April 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2021.
• Artist Fee: $1,000.00
* Covid 19 Protocols: All rehearsal and performance activities will strictly follow current Azimuth Theatre and AHS protocols in order to keep both performers and audience safe.
* Location: Edmonton, AB. Due to the part-time nature of rehearsals and funds available, this project might be most ideal for Edmonton based performers. However, performers from elsewhere in Alberta are welcome to audition provided they can make all rehearsals and performances.

We support and encourage the sharing of space and stories from all bodies, lands and languages. Many experiences and stories have yet to be experienced and shared on our stages. We acknowledge this and actively strive to change it. All experience levels are welcome, from artists just starting their choreographic practices to established artists in the community, we want to share in your work!

Submissions for this project are open to all. If you have yet to see your story on stage, we are here to listen, learn and create together.

Audition Notice (Edmonton): The December Man – Walterdale Theatre

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The December Man

By Colleen Murphy
Onstage: April 21 – May 1, 2021
Director: Alex Hawkins
Assistant Director: John Anderson
Stage Manager: John Anderson

To sign up for auditions:

Please send your headshot and resume via email to [email protected]
stating “December Man Auditions” in the subject line.
Please send any questions you may have as well.

Audition Location: Online via Zoom

Sign up at:
https://www.signupgenius.com

Audition Dates and Times (please sign up for only ONE Audition Slot):

  • Monday December 7, between 6:45 and 8:00 pm (Audition Slot #1)
  • Monday December 7, between 8:30 and 9:45 pm (Audition Slot #2)
  • Wednesday December 8, between 6:45 and 8:00 pm (Audition Slot #3)
  • Wednesday December 8, between 8:30 and 9:45 pm (Audition Slot #4)

Audition Procedure:

  • Auditions will be a cold read from the script of The December Man, and a brief conversation with the director. However, for better preparation, the script will be provided by request for all candidates via email prior to the audition.
  • Each audition session will have a group of auditioners present during the 75-minute audition, and will be asked to read a passage alone, and a two-person scene with one other auditioner.
  • It would be very helpful for actors trying out for the roles of Jean and Benoit to have some knowledge of, and some familiarity with, Quebec-spoken French.

Rehearsal Schedule:

When you have signed up, you will be sent a Rehearsal Schedule for the production of The December Man. You will be asked to go over the Rehearsal Schedule thoroughly and carefully, and identify any date or time conflicts that you may have with the Schedule, and send a list of these conflicts to the director prior to your audition.

Play Synopsis:

Colleen Murphy’s play The December Man is based on a historical event. In December 1989, at the École Polytechnique in Montréal, 14 female engineering students were fatally shot by an armed intruder who objected to women trying to enter what he regarded as a male profession. The intruder prevented the male engineering students from intervening to stop these murders. In the play, the character Jean Fournier is one of the male students, and he is burdened by survivor guilt. Jean and his parents, Benoit and Kathleen, work hard to face this tragedy, and to help each other to recover from its effects on them as a family.

Roles to be cast:

  • Jean Fournier, a male engineering student, 22 years old
  • Benoit Fournier, father to Jean, in his 50s
  • Kathleen Fournier, mother to Jean, in her 50s

Health and Safety Preparedness:
Walterdale Theatre is currently finalizing our sanitation and production procedures to ensure the safety of all cast and crew members, as well as patrons. Strict adherence to government guidelines and best practices will be expected from all members of the production, including social distancing and wearing a mask as required. More details will be provided prior to live-in-person rehearsals.

Walterdale Theatre supports diversity in its casting of actors and other theatre personnel, and is committed to inclusive casting. Artists who are members of under-represented communities are greatly encouraged to audition.

Please note: Walterdale Theatre is a volunteer organization and cannot engage Equity performers.

 

Audition (Edmonton): University of Alberta’s 2021 Bleviss Laboratory Theatre Season

We are currently casting for four shows: Phaedra’s Love, Maj. Barbara: After Shaw, The Flick and Nocturama. Each show is directed by a different MFA Directing Candidate. Rehearsals and performances take place between January 2021 – May 2021. Please see below for pertinent show details including dates, brief character descriptions, and director bios.

Submit your headshot, resume, and self tape (as a vimeo, youtube, or google drive link) to [email protected]. Your self tape can include a brief introduction along with a contemporary monologue (max 3 mins). Please film this as a medium shot (waist up). By submitting, you will automatically be considered for all four shows. Please state in your email if you are only looking to be considered for a specific show/period of time.

We are accepting submissions from union and non-union performers. Please note union performers must be University of Alberta alumni. We encourage submissions from artists of all shapes, cultures, gender identities, and physical abilities.

All rehearsals and performances will abide by university and provincial COVID guidelines and protocols. Please note: this is a non-paid opportunity.

If you have any questions or want to know more about the audition/production/process, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Deadline: November 9th 2020

Show details and descriptions:

Phaedra’s Love by Sarah Kane
Directed by Amanda Goldberg
First Rehearsal: January 4th 2021
Performances: February 11th – 13th 2021

Synopsis:

Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love is a modern-day retelling of Euripides’ Hippolytus and Seneca’s Phaedra. The Greek myth tells the legend of Phaedra, a woman cursed by Aphrodite to fall in love with her stepson, Hippolytus. Against her own judgement and her daughter’s cautions, Phaedra declares her fatal passion for Hippolytus. The depressed and promiscuous Hippolytus is indifferent about Phaedra’s love, driving her to her own demise. Shaken not only by Phaedra’s death, but more so the suicide note she left accusing Hippolytus of rape, Theseus and Strophe are led to confront Hippolytus in a tragic and bloody end.

  • Hippolytus: (18-25) A spoiled, charming, heartbroken, and disgusting prince.
  • Phaedra: (35-55) A lonely queen desperate for validation. She loses herself in her obsessive love and longing for her stepson.
  • Strophe: (18-25) An innocent girl willing to sacrifice herself for what she believes is right. Her willingness to please and constantly forgive those who have wronged her makes her the perfect target.
  • Theseus: (40-60) The archetypal king who acts without thought, destroying everything and everyone who stands in his way. (The actor playing Theseus will also play Doctor and Priest)
  • Chorus: Plays supporting characters as well as acts as a narrator. The Chorus lives between the world of the play and the audience’s reality.

Note: All these actors are involved in complex intimacy and fight choreography. Scenes contain verbal abuse, rape, oral sex, masturbation and death.

Director’s bio: Amanda Goldberg is an honors graduate from Dawson College’s Professional Theatre program and Concordia University’s Theatre and Development program in Tio’tia:ke/Montreal. She is the co-founder and artistic director of We Are One, a feminist theatre company that aims to celebrate and empower womxn. In 2016, she was nominated for Outstanding Emerging Artist for her directing of Tanya Barfield’s Bright Half Life, at the METAs (Montreal English Theatre Awards). Goldberg’s selected directing credits include Yerma (Concordia University), City Boy (Mainline Theatre), and the three-time META nominated production, Smackhead (We Are One). Her latest assistant directing credits include: Theatre Surreal SoReal’s production of Madame Catherine prépare sa classe de troisième à l’irrémédiable, Imago Theatre’s production of Other People’s Children, the Segal Centre’s Indecent and Hudson Village Theatre’s Marion Bridge. In February, she staged Amy Herzog’s Belleville at the University of Alberta where she is currently working on completing her MFA in Directing.

Maj. Barbara: after Shaw
adapted and directed by Edmund Stapleton
First Rehearsal: Feb 8th, 2021
Performances: Mar 18th-20th, 2021

In this adaptation of Shaw’s Major Barbara we follow a company of actors as they rehearse Shaw’s play. When the play’s production sponsor is revealed to be a local oil baron the future of the production is thrown into jeopardy as cast members question the ethics of accepting such dirty money. Will they make it to opening night?

Roles to be cast:

  • ANNIE who plays Barbara (18-25)
  • GRANVILLE who plays Cusins (20-30)
  • HAZEL who plays Sarah (20-30)
  • HUGH who plays Stephen (20-30)
  • DAWSON who plays Charles (20-30)
  • ROSE who plays Lady Britomart (50-60)
  • LOUIS who plays Undershaft (50-60)
  • THE DIRECTOR (20-35)
  • THE STAGE MANAGER (20-30)
  • THE PRODUCER (40-50)

Edmund Stapleton hails from Paradise, Newfoundland & Labrador. Selected credits include: Director, Smart (Talk is Free Theatre); Assistant Director, Lear (Groundling Theatre), The Snow Queen (Canadian Children’s Opera Company); Actor, All’s Well That Ends Well (Bard on the Beach), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Citadel/MTC); The Wars, Chariots of Fire (Grand Theatre), Dedication (RCA), Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare by the Bow); two seasons at the Shaw Festival. Edmund holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta and a BA in English and Philosophy from Memorial University in St. John’s.

The Flick by Annie Baker
Directed by Jake Planinc
First Rehearsal: March 15th, 2021
Performances: April 22nd-24th, 2021

In a run down movie theatre in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimetre film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lacklustre, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned ear for comedy, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

Cast

  • Sam, thirty-five
    Caucasian. Shaved head.
    He often wears a beat up Red Sox cap.
    He used to be very into Heavy Metal.
  • Avery, twenty
    African-American. Bespectacled.
    He wears red slightly European-looking sneakers.
    In love with the movies.
  • Rose, twenty-four
    Caucasian. Sexually magnetic, despite the fact (or partly because?) her clothes are baggy, she never wears makeup and her hair is dyed forest-green.
  • Skylar/The Dreaming Man, twenty-six

Director’s Bio

Jake Planinc is the founding Artistic Director of Matchstick Theatre, Assistant Festival Director for the Mayworks K’jipuktuk/Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts, and a graduate of Mount Allison University, originally from St. Catharines, Ontario. Selected directing credits include: Daniel MacIvor’s In On It, Catherine Banks’ Bitter Rose and Bone Cage, Don Hannah’s The Woodcutter, John Mighton’s The Little Years, Michael Melski’s Joyride, and Henricus Gielis’ King of the Goats (Matchstick Theatre – Halifax); David Mamet’s Oleanna (Matchstick Theatre – Toronto); Yasmina Reza’s ‘Art’ and David French’s Salt-Water Moon (Sackville Student Theatre); Justin Smidt’s Baby Love, Anton Chekhov’s The Bear and The Proposal, and Aeschylus’ The Libation Bearers (Motyer-Fancy Theatre). Jake has also worked as an assistant director, production manager, festival coordinator, and workshop assistant.

Nocturama by Annie Baker
Directed by David Woroner
First Rehearsal: April 19th, 2021
Performances: May 27th-29th, 2021

In the town of Shirley Vermont Skaggs, a young man suffering from a nervous breakdown, comes to stay at the home of his mother Judy and her new partner Gary. The family navigates the strange tensions that boil beneath the surface of their lives and manifest themselves in the relationships they share. When Skaggs meets Amanda, the local tour guide of the historical-house of a 19th century poet, their lives become entangled and Amanda is invited into the sphere of this strained family, upon which she piles some of her own struggles and desires. Nocturama is an honest portrayal of how depression and dependence shape relationships and the power that is found in the small moments of connection we encounter throughout our lives.

Cast

Skaggs – Caucasian – “disheveled, twenty-six”
Amanda – Black – “bespectacled, twenty-seven”
Judy – Caucasian – “a small woman, fifty-eight”
Gary – Caucasian – “a large man, sixty”

Directors Bio

David Woroner is a director and actor who works in both theatre and film. David’s most recent work includes directing and acting in An Orchid and Other Such Lilies and Lies (BodyCube Art’s Collective) at Toronto Fringe and the Atlantic Fringe Festival, Women’s Issues (Dir. Katie Clarke) at Atlantic Fringe, After This (Art Apart Project NTS, Dir. Katie Clarke). His other recent directing credits include, Everyman and Sophocles’ Antigone (The King’s Theatrical Society), as well as many other credits as both an actor and director with The King’s Theatrical Society and other independent companies, such as DMV Theatre and Bad Ideas Theatre Collective. David has also acted in several films, most recently The Lockpicker (Dir. Randall Okita) which premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2016. David recently graduated with a joint degree from The University of King’s College and Dalhousie University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies with honours, and a minor in the Early Modern Studies Program. He is currently working towards an MFA in Directing at the University of Alberta.

 

Audition (Edmonton): The Mask – Walterdale Theatre

The Mask by Mamdouh 'Udwan

AUDITION NOTICE
Walterdale Theatre Associates
Edmonton’s longest-running amateur theatre

 

The Mask
by Mamdouh ‘Udwan
Onstage: February 10 – 20, 2020
Director: Aksam Alyousef
Assistant Director: Hengameh (May) Kharaghani
Stage Manager: Kahlan Oosterveld
Audition Location: Online via Zoom
Audition Dates: Monday, November 2, 6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 7, 1 – 4 p.m.


Play Synopsis:

The Mask portrays a battle between a burglar and the woman whose home he invades. The woman surprises the burglar with her reaction, and he surprises her with his unexpected identity.

Roles to be Cast:

  • Lamia – mid-30’s woman, independent, intelligent, but lonely. A woman who chafes at the constraints of society and fears that her chance for a relationship has passed her by.
  • Woman, between 25 and 40 years of age.

Health and Safety Preparedness

Walterdale Theatre is currently finalizing our sanitation and production procedures to ensure the safety of all cast, crew, and patrons. Strict adherence to government guidelines and best practices will be expected from all members of the production, including social distancing and wearing a mask if required. More details will be provided prior to live rehearsals.

Audition Requirements:

Auditions will be a cold read from the script and a brief conversation with the director. However, for better preparation the script will be provided for all candidates by e-mail prior to the audition.

Please send the following by e-mail:

• Headshot
• Theatrical Resume

Rehearsal Schedule:

Any rehearsal conflicts must be noted at the time of the audition.
Weeks of November 14, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Not all rehearsal dates may be used. Some rehearsals/table work may be conducted via Zoom

Week of February 1 – 5, 2021
Tuesday through to Friday: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Sunday, Feb. 7: 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Off Monday Feb. 8
Tuesday Feb. 9: Preview
Feb 10 – 20: Performance run

Sign up for auditions online at: www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044FA8AF29A6FE3-themask
Please send your headshot and resume to [email protected] stating “The Mask Auditions” in the subject line. Please send any questions you have as well.

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Walterdale Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. Artists who are members of under-represented communities are greatly encouraged to audition.

Walterdale Theatre is a volunteer organization and cannot engage Equity performers.

Audition (Camrose/Edmonton): Where or When – Typecast Anonymous Productions, Infinite Imagination Travelling Theatre

Graphic image of paper, fountain pen, and drama masks. Text Typecast Anonymous Productions Inc.

About the Project:

Typecast Anonymous Productions Inc. and Infinite Imaginations Traveling Theatre are seeking submissions for their upcoming one act play, Where or When. Where or When is a show about a rural farm family in the 1940’s who are trying to survive the hardships of farm life and also experience life outside of the farm itself.

  • Due to the ongoing global pandemic the audition process will be both in person (with social distancing guidelines) and also have the option of video submissions.
  • This show is a long-term project with the opportunity for payment dependant on the length of the run due to the pandemic.
  • Rehearsals will begin in November, date tbd.

Roles to Be Cast:

  • Frank Miller: Early to late 20’s. Frank is the son of two lifelong farmers. He struggles under the weight of his father’s death and the responsibility that is placed onto him.
  • Isla Celio: Early to late 20’s. Isla hasn’t seen the Miller family in five years after moving to the city to chase her dream.
  • Ma Miller: Early to mid 60’s. Frank’s mother, she is the figurehead of the Miller household who is struggling to deal with the recent death of her husband.

For Video Auditions:

Please send your resume and headshot with a monologue no longer than three minutes to: [email protected] The deadline to submit is October 9th at 11am.

In Person:

The in-person auditions will take place on October 1st in Camrose (Taking place at the Chuck McLean Arts Centre (4809 52 St, Camrose AB T4V 1T9)), and October 8th in the Edmonton/Sherwood Park area (Location TBA) from 7:30-9:30 each night. Please email [email protected] with your resume/headshot and preferred time slot. The time slots are 20 minutes in length and will include a physical warmup, a prepared monologue (No longer than three minutes) and a cold read.

Our Team’s Response to Covid 19:

We are committed to bringing theatre back stronger than ever. However, our number one goal is safety of our actors and production team. All of the in-person auditions will be socially distanced and follow AHS guidelines.

Audition (Calgary): Ghouls’ Night Out – Heritage Park Players

The Heritage Park Players will be presenting various interactions and plays around Heritage Park for its 2020 Ghouls’ Night Out Halloween event. Ghouls’ Night Out is a volunteer performance contract.

Heritage Park is enforcing AHS guidelines to ensure the safety of both actors and audiences. All performers will need to sign and adhere to a COVID-19 cohort code of conduct which will be sent out for review with audition sides. Performers will have designated performance spaces to ensure no intermingling with the audience, as per AHS guidelines. Where actors may have the chance to interact with the audience, we will ensure both actors and audience members are appropriately protected.

SCRIPTED SHOWS

UNDEAD’S GOT TALENT

”Beetlejuice hosts the afterlife’s most-watched reality TV show, Undead’s Got Talent.”
Play Run Time: A 20 minute scene every half hour.
Written & Directed by: Melissa Dorsey
Performed at the Didsbury Bandstand
CHARACTERS:

  • VLAD – a vampire, producer of the show, undead
  • BEETLEJUICE – from the 1980’s movie/cartoon, host of the show, undead
  • *HANSEL – contestant #1 with Gretel, from the storybook, more grown up, undead
  • *GRETEL – contestant #1 with Hansel, from the storybook, more grown up, undead
  • BRUMHILDA – contestant #2, a witch, undead
  • **FRED FLINTSTONE – contestant #3 with Wilma, from the 1960’s cartoon, undead
  • **WILMA FLINTSTONE – contestant #3 with Fred, from the 1960’s cartoon, undead

All the “contestants” will develop their own “talent show submission” with talents they have, be it music, dancing, acrobatics, or other skills.
*Actors from the same cohort family preferred for this pairing
**Actors from the same cohort family preferred for this pairing

TOY STORY TROUBLE

”Bow Peep & Raggedy Ann find themselves in a sticky situation.”

Play Run Time: A 10 minute scene every half hour.
Written by: Melissa Dorsey
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Performed in the Ice Cream Parlour
CHARACTERS:

  • BOW PEEP – a butt-kicking, caring, Shepherd from the Toy Story movies
  • RAGGEDY ANN – a raggedy doll that is super anxious
  • *TED – a big mean teddy bear
    *a large mascot-like costume

SCOOBY DOO VS. THE SUPERNATURAL
“Shaggy and Scooby Doo have been asked to investigate strange noises coming from behind the Banff Curry Barracks.”

Play Run Time: A 15 minute scene every half hour.

Written & Directed by: Melissa Dorsey
Performed behind the Banff Curry Barracks
CHARACTERS:

  • SCOOBY DOO – from the 1970’s cartoon
  • SHAGGY – from the 1970’s cartoon
  • *ZOMBIES
    *no lines or acting experience required

CONJURING A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

”Crystal Ball is connecting with the spirit world and conjures some familiar, and some not so nice, characters.”
Play Run Time: A 15 minute scene every half hour.
Written & Directed by: Melissa Dorsey
Performed in front of and inside the Snooker Parlour
CHARACTERS:

  • CRYSTAL BALL – a medium conjuring spirits
  • ZERO – dog from the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” (puppet)
  • *SALLY – from the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” (2-person puppet)
  • OOGIE BOOGIE – the bad guy from the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” (puppet)
  • GHOSTS x2 – from the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” (puppets)
  • *JACK SKELLINGTON – from the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” (2-person puppet)
    *Actors from the same cohort family preferred for the two-person operated puppets

WONDERLAND TEA PARTY
“The Mad Hatter learns the Queen of Hearts is coming for tea.”
Play Run Time: A 10 minute scene every half hour.
Written & Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Performed on the top balcony of the Wainwright Hotel
CHARACTERS:

  • THE MAD HATTER – The host of the party, from Alice In Wonderland
  • THE QUEEN OF HEARTS – The demanding, never happy, Queen, from Alice In Wonderland
  • CARD GUARDS – The playing cards that assist the queen, from Alice In Wonderland
  • *CHESHIRE CAT – An adult-sized mischievous cat, from Alice In Wonderland
    *a large mascot-like costume

THE SCARECROW STOMP
“The Scarecrows have come out of the fields and are exploring their new-found legs. A rhythmic stomp dance-like routine.”
Play Run Time: A 5-10 minute scene every so often.

Composed, Choreographed & Directed by: Melissa Dorsey
Performed in a designated outdoor area
CHARACTERS:

  • – *SCARECROWS – of all shapes and sizes
    *movement or rhythm experience an asset but not required

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF DR. FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER
“Dr. Frankenstein operates on their newest patient.”
Play Run Time: A 10 minute scene every half hour.
Written by: Wendy Brownlee
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Performed in the Wing Chong Laundry
CHARACTERS:

  • DR. FRANKENSTEIN – pre-cast
  • PATIENT – pre-cast

RETURN OF THE CAPTAIN
Jack is reborn through Calypso’s magic only to encounter a Sith Lord who is looking to steal his booty. An epic sword/lightsaber fight to Pirates of the Caribbean style music.
Play Run Time: A 10 minute scene every half hour.
Written by Wendy Brownlee
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Performed in the Midway
CHARACTERS:

  • JACK SPARROW – pre-cast
  • *SITH LORD – A dark lord from the “Star Wars” movie universe
  • *CALYPSO – A sea goddess
    *stage fight experience an asset

IMPROVISED SCENES

ZOLTAR THE FORTUNETELLER VS ESMERALDA THE GYPSY
“Similar to the booth from the movie ‘Big’; guests will line up to have Zoltar tell them their fortune, but he’s competing for business with his nemeses Esmerelda the Gypsy.”
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Play Run Time: Improvised scenes all night
Performed in the Midway
CHARACTERS:

  • ZOLTAR – a live version of the animatronic version in the movie “Big”
  • ESMERALDA – An eccentric fortune teller lady

THE ADDAMS FAMILY HOME
“The Addams Family take you on a tour of their home culminating in a family dinner.”
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Play Run Time: Improvised scenes all night
Performed in the Famous Five Interpretive Centre
CHARACTERS:

  • LURCH
  • MORTISHA
  • GOMEZ
  • WEDNESDAY
  • UNCLE FESTER
  • COUSIN IT  

CHARACTER MEET & GREET

”Meet Characters from some of your favourite stories!”
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Play Run Time: Improvised scenes all night
Located at designated outdoor spots around the park
CHARACTERS:

  • REX – an adult-sized T-Rex toy from Toy Story
  • AUDRY III – live adult-sized plant from Little Shop Of Horrors
  • PTERODACTYL – a large dinosaur from The Flintstones
  • CHARLOTTE THE SPIDER – a large spider from Charlotte’s Web

These characters will be stationed where guests can line up to take photos with their kids and the characters (like at Disney). The characters would briefly “shtick” with the kids when they greet them. Creatures are various mascot-like costumes.


REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE/AUDITION INFO

REHEARSALS:

  • Rehearsals will begin Saturday, September 19 and will continue until the first performance on Wednesday, October 28.
  • For Scripted Shows: There will be 2 – 3 rehearsals a week and actors will only be called as needed.
  • For Improvised Scenes: There will be 2 – 3 rehearsals prior to the event.
  • Rehearsals will consist of evenings (6pm-10pm) and weekends (various times between 10am-10pm).
  • Rehearsals will be held at Heritage Park.

TECH/DRESS/PREVIEW WEEK:

  • Oct 19-27 (specific dates/times TBD)

PERFORMANCE INFO:

  • Call time will be one hour before the event.
  • Performers will be released after hanging their costume from their last performance of the day.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • October 28 (6pm-9pm)
  • October 29 (6pm-9pm)
  • *October 30 (1pm-9pm)
  • *October 31 (1pm-9pm)
    Persons submitting must be available for all performance dates. No exception.
    *Actors will not be required all day. Specific showtimes TBD

AUDITION DATES:

  • Tuesday, Sept 8 @ 1pm-10pm
  • Wednesday, Sept 9 @ 1pm-10pm
  • Thursday, Sept 10 @ 1pm-10pm
    Auditions will be held at Heritage Park.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants need not have any formal training. Not all roles require speaking. We encourage all who’d like to participate to apply.
  • Applicants must be 15 years or older
  • Prepare given sides (to be sent upon audition confirmation.)
    IMPORTANT: All performers will need to sign and adhere to a COVID-19 cohort code of conduct which will be sent out for review with audition sides.

CASTING PERSONS IN ATTENDANCE:

  • Artistic Development Coordinator/Director – Trevor Matheson
  • Director – Melissa Dorsey

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Friday, September 4, 2020 @ 5pm.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Interested actors, please send the following via e-mail with the subject “HP 2020 Halloween Audition Submission” to Trevor Matheson at [email protected]
  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Character(s) you’re interested in
  • Your availability for the audition dates
  • Any availability conflicts (between Sept 19-Oct 31)

Only those selected to audition will be contacted with an audition time. Heritage Park is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Ghouls’ Night Out is a volunteer performance contract and actors will be considered volunteers of Heritage Park. Equity members will not be seen at these auditions. Thank you for your understanding.

Audition (Edmonton): I, Animal: A Socialy Distant Theatre Series – Actors

 

Introducing the newest project from ReadyGo Theatre: I, Animal by Daniel MacIvor, a Socially Distant Theatre Series. This series is meant to respond to the current public health crisis and its effects on common theatrical spaces. As the series progresses, the delivery format will morph to reflect the re-opening of public spaces and the return to normal that many expect to occur: reclamation of the city space as a theatre for the purposes of continuing to create. This project is meant to give a platform to artists in our community who have lost the chance to perform due to the necessary shutdowns and shed light on the frustrations felt by artists as their venues for performance were taken from them.

We are looking for actors for two roles: MAN IN SCRUBS, and BOY IN HOODIE. These roles are currently being considered for non-gender specific casting, details below. This is an UNPAID POSITION and meant entirely to give Edmonton artists a platform to create. The next instance of the series (I, Animal V. 2) is set to take place the evenings of August 2, 3, and 4 and will be live-streamed within the city space. Actors will be expected to cut down the provided monologues into 10-12 minute chunks based on the story that they find within the piece that they want to tell. All submissions for the second iteration will be re-considered for the third instalment of the series if you are interested in being considered for both. Due to the nature of the project, details for V.3 are currently unavailable, but it is slated to go up around the end of September.

To “audition” send us a theatre resume and a write up (no greater than 300 words) about yourself as an artist. Successful applicants will be contacted to set up a video meeting with the production team before final casting is made.

Submissions can be sent to [email protected] and can be addressed to Ryan Blair.
Submission deadline is July 5th.

For any other updates regarding I, Animal follow us @readygotheatre on Instagram and ReadyGo Theatre on Facebook.

ROLES:

  • Man In Scrubs: Queer BIPOC artist, age 20+ (gender is not definite)
  • Boy In Hoodie: Age <25 (gender is not definite)

Audition (Edmonton): Call for Submissions from Edmonton-Based, Male Identifying Performers

Photo Credit: Mat Simpson Photography. Performer: Amber Borotsik

NO GUESSES FOUND: ALONE and TOGETHER

Created, Written and Choreographed by Amber Borotisk and Jesse Gervais in collaboration with the full creative, technical and performing team.

Direction/Physical Dramaturgy: Dave Horak
Sound Design/Composition: Aaron Macri
Video: Jesse Gervais
Production Design: Alison Yanota

DATES AND DETAILS :

Online Creation/Rehearsal Sessions: Part-time throughout August, 2020.

In-Person Rehearsals/Performances: August 24th to September 6th, 2020.
*Covid 19 Protocols: Rehearsal and performance activities will strictly follow all current AHS protocols in order to keep both performers and audience safe.

This is a paid performing opportunity which will be produced in line with Canadian Actors Equity Association policies.

Auditions: Monday, June 29th.
Callbacks: Tuesday, June 30th.

Please submit a PHOTO, RESUME and BRIEF LETTER OF INTEREST by Monday, June 22nd to [email protected] In your letter of interest please let us know if you have any schedule conflicts on the audition days. We will do our very best to find a time for your audition that works with your schedule.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOW AND FOR THE AUDITION:

No Guesses Found is an interdisciplinary show in two parts. Highly physical and highly musical, it intersects the disciplines of contemporary dance, theatre and sound design/live concert.

No Guesses Found: Together – Together explores grief through the lens of community, celebrating the imperfect ways in which we come together in times of challenge and loss and is performed by a company of 5 performers. No Guesses Found: Together is very lush and features a bounty of excellent things – snacks, live music, karaoke, video design, live mixed sound installation and a cotton candy machine.

No Guesses Found: Alone– Alone is a solo performance that explores the emotional landscape of grief through the lens of absence and is performed by Amber Borotsik.

We are looking for a male identifying performer. This performer must be a highly skilled singer/actor who is able to dance and/or move in extended, athletic ways. We define movement broadly so singer/actors with an extensive background in stage combat, martial arts and/or any other highly physical pursuit should definitely apply. This performer will be a part of No Guesses Found: Together. They will join an ensemble of four other performers and engage in a collaborative creation process.

Auditions will be held online over Zoom but, weather permitting, select call backs could be held outdoors in a socially distant way. For online auditions those selected will be asked to perform:

1) a contemporary monologue of your own choosing. Don’t have a monologue? A spoken word poem, story or a text based creation of your choosing would also work perfectly.

2) a song of your own choosing. Limitation: no musical theatre songs please. Every other genre is welcome.

3) a small, physical improvisation. This will be explored in the audition and will be designed to work in small spaces. No need to prepare anything. Just come ready to move.

We are committed to inclusive casting and strongly encourage submissions from performers who self-identify as members from under-represented communities. If there are accessibility obstacles (language, work schedule or any other consideration) preventing you from applying to audition please let us know and we will work with you to overcome them.

 

Audition (Edmonton): The Wolves – Maggie Tree and Citadel Theatre

 

The Maggie Tree

A PRODUCTION OF THE MAGGIE TREE
In association with The Citadel Theatre
THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe
A U17 soccer team prepare to face big matches, bigger dreams, and all the little wars waged along the way.

Directed by Vanessa Sabourin
In the Rice Theatre at the Citadel Theatre

Rehearsal starts September 29, 2020
Opening October 29, 2020
Closing November 15, 2020


AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON TBC
Please submit PHOTOS AND RESUMÉS by April 27, 2020 to Artistic Producer for The Maggie Tree, [email protected]

Artists will be engaged under a CAEA contract for an E house and must be able to work locally in Edmonton, Alberta (no travel or accommodation will be provided).

Audition dates and process is currently under consideration due to the Health Safety regulations for COVID-19. More information will be forthcoming and will likely be held in June – in some manner. All those selected to audition will be notified when these details are available. All those who submit will be notified whether or not they secure an audition slot.

AUDITION INFORMATION FROM THE DIRECTOR
This production is a fast-paced, highly physical, ensemble-based production. Soccer experience, or confidence in learning physical skills, is an asset for those auditioning for the team characters. Auditions will include a group physical component as well as short individual scene auditions. The list of characters are below, please indicate if there are any characters you would specifically like to be considered for. Please also indicate if there are any scheduling requirements during the audition dates that you would like us to consider when booking your time.

The Maggie Tree and The Citadel Theatre are committed to inclusive casting and strongly encourage submissions from performers who self-identify as members from under-represented communities. If there are accessibility obstacles (language, disability, work schedule, or any other consideration) preventing you from applying to audition, please let us know and we will work with you to overcome them.

All roles are female/femme.

  • #11 Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful. Seventeen.
  • #25 Defence, Captain. Classic (ex)coach’s daughter. Seventeen.
  • #13 Midfield. Stoner, older pot dealer brother, into her wackiness. Sixteen.
  • #46 Bench. New girl. Awkward, different, just wants to fit in. Sixteen.
  • #2 Defence. Innocent, unlucky, kind, skinny. Sixteen.
  • #7 Striker. Too cool for school. Sarcastic, “fuck”, thick eyeliner. Almost seventeen.
  • #14 Midfield. #7’s insecure sidekick. Just switched to contacts. Sixteen.
  • #8 Defence. Plays dumber than she is. Sixteen.
  • #00 Goalie. Intense performance anxiety, perfectionist, high achiever. Seventeen.
  • SOCCER MOM – Mother to #14

NOTE:
Each scene is a warm-up for a game. The warm-up is a series of exactly timed stretches
and exercises: squats, jumping jacks, quads, hamstrings, butterfly, etc. The team executes
it wordlessly, in perfect unison and with military precision.
Over the course of the play, #46 learns the warm-up.

www.themaggietree.com

Audition (Edmonton): Performer for the 2020 Fringe Festival

 

A3 Theatre is going into its sixth season and we are searching for a female actor, aged 20-50, for a role in a psychological, highly stylized black comedy for the 2020 Fringe Festival. No monologue required. Sides will be given beforehand. Auditions will take place on Thurs, March 12th. Location TBD. Message Shawn @ [email protected] if interested.

Audition (Edmonton): Paid Touring Shows – Jubilations Dinner Theatre

 

Jubilations Dinner Theatre is holding general auditions on Friday April 10, 2020 from 12pm-3pm. The auditions will be held at Jubilations Dinner Theatre in West Edmonton Mall. Near Entrance 31

To audition candidates must be over 18 years of age.

What to bring to the audition:

  • Actors should bring a current copy of their headshot and resume.
  • 2 Contrasting Songs – One up tempo and one ballad, jukebox/pop/rock hits style
  • Please bring instrumentals on a music device such as your phone or Ipod. Pease be sure you have appropriate attachments to plug into headphone jack. Acapella is also an option with pitch pipe.
  • 1 Monologue – (preferably comedic as our productions are musical spoofed comedies).
  • Auditions may be be filmed onsite

Please note that we may ask if you are available to be an understudy for Edmonton if you are an Edmonton based actor.

If you are interested in an audition time, please message our Stage Manager,
Nathaniel Lee-Woodward, at [email protected].

We would like to note that each production tours across 3 cities, starting in Calgary, then Edmonton, and finishing in Winnipeg. The tour spans a duration of approximately 9 months with 2 weeks off between cities. You can expect to meet some amazing people during this time, and many find the experience sharpens current skills and helps develop new ones.

Upcoming shows include: Rocking the Jukebox, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and Summer of 69 though you can be considered for more later on as well as consideration for our Jubilations Jr shows for young audiences on Saturday mornings.

Audition times are limited!
We hope to hear from you soon.
Deadline: April 05, 2020

Audition (Edmonton): World Premiere of Michael Mysterious by Geoffrey Simon Brown – Pyretic Productions

 

Audition Announcement!

Pyretic Productions presents the world premiere of Michael Mysterious by Geoffrey Simon Brown
Directed by Patrick Lundeen

HOW TO SUBMIT

Please submit for an audition through the following link: https://forms.gle/yQkjydartM7hNEGV8

AUDITION DATES

April 1 – 3, 2020 in Edmonton

PRODUCTION & REHEARSAL DATES

Rehearsal Dates: Oct 13, 2020 – November 4, 2020
Production Dates: November 5, 2020 – November 15, 2020

*The project will operate under CAEA Indie 2.2.

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Michael joins a new family. It builds and burns around him. Sometimes he wonders if he is invisible.

When Michael’s grandmother dies, he is taken in by the mother of his estranged childhood best friend and invited to live at her new boyfriend’s suburban home. Arlene wants a family. July wants to leave. Jeremy wants to fit in. Paul wants to be young again. Everyone wants Michael to be something; Michael needs a place to be.

Sex, drugs, wasps, graduation, and matrimony, Michael Mysterious is a hilarious, dark, refreshingly honest portrayal of the awkwardness and loneliness of life and love.

ROLES TO BE CAST:

– Michael (15) – Gentle. Quiet. Sometimes thinks he is invisible. Doesn’t really know how to fit in anywhere and doesn’t try that hard. Defined mostly by a seeming lack of identity. A rich interior world that we don’t get to see very often. An enigma that other people imprint their wants onto.

– Jeremy (17) – Showoff. Braggart. Desperate to fit in. Always changing what his “thing” is. Looking for someone to be lower status than him. Doesn’t really think about other people’s feelings. Arlene’s son.

– July (17) – Smart. Fiery. Doesn’t feel like she really connects with anyone around her. Desperate to leave. Hard exterior armouring a big heart. Doesn’t trust easy. Smokes a lot of pot. Paul’s daughter.

-Arlene (Late 30s – 40s) – Very social. Energetic. Works at the mall. Loves making tiny decorative hats. Has worked a lot of different kinds of jobs. Cares deeply for people. Gets her heart broken often. Wants someone to talk to. Divorced. Dating Paul.

– Paul (40s-50s) – Aloof. Wealthy. Has an important job that takes him out of the house a lot. A little disconnected from his family because of it. Really tries to avoid conflict, but then it slips out in weird places. Doesn’t know how he got to be this old. Divorced. July’s father. Dating Arlene.

*Due to limited available audition times only select applicants will be scheduled for an audition.
*Non-local applicants must be willing and able to work as a local for the duration of the contract. (We will not be able to offer per diems or accommodation in Edmonton)
*Video submission applicants must be available for the callback date.
*Pyretic Productions will reimburse up to 50% of bus or gas expenses within Alberta associated with non-local performers attending a call back.

ABOUT PYRETIC

Pyretic Productions is an independent theatre company dedicated to presenting boundary-pushing contemporary theatre. Our company’s work raises awareness of political and social issues that affect Canadians and international communities. Pyretic actively engages diverse audiences and works directly with the communities relevant to the subject matter of their plays. We are committed to thorough research and investigation to authentically inspire and develop our projects.

Pyretic Productions is committed to diversity in casting. We believe in equity and inclusion and strongly encourage submissions from all artists regardless of gender identity, age, race, sexual orientation, and physical ability. 

Audition (Edmonton): Alex and Michael and Hannah – Take A Bite Productions

 

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.

April 6, from 3-6 pm, and call backs April 9, 4-6 pm.

Studio C (room 194) at the Orange Hub, 10045 156 St NW, Edmonton.

Please email a resume and headshot to Heather Morrow, [email protected] to book a time. Also, prepare one contemporary monologue no longer than 3 minutes. Sides will be provided too.

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 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.