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].

Audition (Calgary): Trial by Faith – DIY Theatre


DIY Theatre is excited to announce auditions for their spring 2021 production, Trial by Faith: A Faustian Tale, directed by Shelby Reinitz.

SYNOPSIS:

Christopher Faust, an accomplished alchemist, faces his greatest challenge as he races to uncover the mysteries of the fabled Elixir of Life. Drawing inspiration from Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus and Goethe’s Faust, and featuring an original score, Trial by Faith examines the relationship between magic, science and religion in the 17th Century while confronting the consequences of our decisions.

We know that this is a difficult time for performing artists, and we acknowledge that there can be uncertainty around scheduling productions at this time. DIY Theatre will be operating in recognition and compliance with all AHS safety regulations, which means that there is the potential for the timeline of this project to shift. We are committed to working with our cast and crew to move forward in a way that is safe and comfortable for the team. Our intention is to complete work on the production by April 2021. Rehearsal schedules will be built around our ideal cast and crew availability.

For further information on Trial by Faith or to express interest in auditioning, please submit your headshot, resume and role of interest (if applicable) to director Shelby Reinitz at [email protected]. Audition scenes will be provided. We will only be accepting video submissions at this time. The deadline to express interest in the project is January 21st, 2021. Please note that a small honorarium will be offered for all roles.

Roles to be Filled:

Faust – A brilliant scholar and alchemist searching for knowledge
Mephisto – A witty devil with a sordid past
Gretchen – Bright; strong beliefs and a fierce desire to protect loved ones
Hector – A scholar, Faust’s close friend. Wealthy.
Helen – The face that launched a thousand ships…and a little bit more

**All roles require movement/choreography. Please include any relevant experience/training in your submission**

DIY Theatre is thrilled to support the 35//50 Initiative. As such, we strongly encourage submissions from traditionally marginalized artists of all backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and gender-identities.

 

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 (Calgary): The Paper Bag Princess – StoryBook Theatre

StoryBook Theatre is looking to cast 6 incredible artists for our next production of The Paper Bag Princess a musical by Joe Slabe.⁠

This is a PAID CONTRACT starting February 2 to March 7.⁠

This will be a filmed production for streaming from April 9 to 25. This production is being developed and created for a North American Tour in 2021 once it is safe to do so.⁠

Auditions are being accepted via self-tape now until Jan.15.⁠
Callbacks will be held on January 24 from 10am to 6:00pm

Those in consideration for the show will be invited via email to the scheduled callbacks. Exact details on these callbacks will be determined by AHS restrictions in place. They could be via Zoom or in person, this is yet to be determined. You will be expected to learn music and choreo between Jan.21 to 24 so please plan accordingly in order to prepare properly.


COMMITMENT SCHEDULE

Please review the Rehearsal and Filming Schedule prior to making this commitment. Conflicts may be accommodated and considered during the rehearsal process. YOU MUST be available for all filming dates and at least 90% of scheduled rehearsals in order to be considered for a production.


REHEARSALS

February 2 to 28, 2021
Tuesday to Friday – 6 pm to 10:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays – 1 pm to 6 pm

Feb 9 & 10 – 10 am to 6 pm*
*recording studio dates – cannot be changed.

FILMING

March 2 to 7
Tuesday to Sunday – 1 pm to 11 pm

STREAMING DATES

April 9 to April 25, 2021

For more information visit storybooktheatre.org/paperbag-auditions

 

Auditions (Red Deer): Powwow: Ohcîwin – A Devised Performance – Prime Stock Theatre

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Prime Stock Theatre is seeking a diversely balanced ensemble of 5 actor/creators to devise a compelling site-specific performance based upon the curated exhibit Powwow! based at the Red Deer Museum, and further heritage interpretive theatre inspired by the stories of regional personalities and development.

Treaty Acknowledgement & Company mandate

Prime Stock Theatre works, grows and inspires on land which has been a meeting place for the great storytellers of the Treaty 6 & 7 nations for centuries. This area, and the river that runs through it, is the traditional territory of the Niisitapi (Blackfoot), (including the Siksika, the Piikuni, and the Kainai Peoples), the Tsuut’ina, Stoney Nakoda, Cree, Saulteaux and Métis peoples. We strive, in the spirit of the treaties, to keep this a place of friendship and trust and promise. It’s a work in progress.

Prime Stock Theatre is an Artist-driven theatre that cultivates and challenges the limits of expression and expectation; dedicated to producing a repertoire that is thematically rich, visually adventurous and intellectually daring.

Ethnocultural mandate or casting statement:

Prime Stock Theatre stands proudly in solidarity with indigenous, black, peoples of colour and diverse orientation who face oppression or disenfranchisement, and sincerely work to respect, champion, and support underrepresented voices in all jobs; we warmly welcome and encourage those who self-identify as coming from underrepresented communities to apply.

Additional information:
Contract Dates: First Day of Rehearsals: January 4, 2021
Tentative Run: February 20-27, 2021
Possible Remount: July/August, 2021

These positions are funded by Canada Summer Jobs and applicants must be under 30 years of age.
Seeking: 5 actor/creators (not gender specific)

Interview / auditions will be conducted online through ZOOM or FaceTime from December 18-20, 2020.

Successful candidates must have access to email and ZOOM for the contract duration.

For AUDITION DETAILS and a scheduled Interview time please contact: [email protected] and upload a copy of your résumé and headshot as a single PDF.

ADDITIONAL ROLES: Stage Manager & Associate Director & Technical Director/Projection Designer (details available upon request).

COVID practice mandate

Due to COVID-19 we are working consciously towards the safety of our artists and our patrons, and are dedicated to creating a safe working environment which explores creative options within healthy constraints or restrictions.

Some creative rehearsals may be conducted online through ZOOM or similar platform.

Auditions (Calgary): Mary Jane – Fire Exit Theatre

Image of a fish in a fishbowl.

Audition Notice

Mary Jane by Amy Herzog
Directed by Barrett Hileman

Fire Exit Theatre is accepting submissions for the 2021 production of Mary Jane by Amy Herzog. Fire Exit Theatre is a semi-professional theatre company striving to produce excellent, innovative art that unlocks the soul of its audience while building a vibrant, meaningful community engaged in a dialogue about faith. All actors receive an honorarium for their work. Artists from under-represented or marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Rehearsals:
Saturday/Sundays Jan 11-April 16, 2021 (mostly Zoom, not everyone will rehearse every weekend)
Cohort Rehearsals April 17- 24 (In-person), then:

Tech:
April 25-28, 2021

Run:
April 28-May 2, 2021 (6 performances)

Submission Details:
Please submit a self-taped audition. Self-tapes should include a slate (name, pronouns, equity status, role you are auditioning for) and 3-4ish pages of any scene from the play Mary Jane by Amy Herzog. You may also include a 60-second contemporary monologue or song if you wish. Videos should not exceed 4ish minutes in length.

Please submit headshot, resume, and link to self-tape (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive) to [email protected].

Self-tape Submission Deadline:
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020

Callbacks:
Sunday, December 20, 2020 (in person – if a callback is requested from you, you will be contacted to schedule a time)

Covid-19 Protocols:
Callback times will be staggered and all participants (actors and team) will be required to wear face masks at all times when not socially distanced. Social distancing will also be enforced while in the waiting room, and participants will be required to sign-in and out of the building.

Synopsis:
During a rain-drenched summer in New York City, a determined single-mother navigates both the unfathomable and spiritually enlightening aspects of caring for a chronically sick child. Mary Jane is a remarkable and compassionate portrait of one woman striving for grace, and the power of the surprising communities that surround us all. It is written by Pulitzer-prize finalist Amy Herzog and won the 2017 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best play.

Roles to be cast:
The play is written for a cast of 5 female actors:

  • Mary Jane – A woman in her thirties
  • Ruthie – a building superintendent (60’s/70’s)
  • Sherry – a nurse (40’s/50’s)
  • Brianne – a facebook friend (30’s)
  • Amelia – Sherry’s niece, a college student (20’s)
  • Dr. Toros – a pediatric intensivist (40’s/50’)
  • Chaya – a Hasidic woman (30’s/40’s)
  • Kat – a music therapist (20’s)
  • Tenkei – a Buddhist nun (60’s/70’s)

 

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 (Calgary): Ghost River Theatre is Seeking Performer Submissions

Image of cloudy sky. Human figure cut out of black background. Lighting can be seen running throught the human figure.

PRODUCTION INFORMATION FOR STRUCK:
Written and Directed by Eric Rose

Blissfully ignorant, a young man at the tipping point between adolescence and adulthood is struck by lightning, shocking him into a free fall of survival, atonement and search for self knowledge. STRUCK is based on playwright Eric Rose’s true story surviving a lightning strike while camping with friends on Sudbury’s Long Lake during the summer of 1999. The show explores the lightning strike as both physical and psychic mapping: fractured friendships, leaving home, losing loved ones – looking backward and forward in time from a point of view that can only be perceived in the electrified filament of one’s mortality.

This show explores male relationships and deals with trauma and near-death experiences. The engaged performer will need to take part in discussions around trauma, personal experience, and PTSD. The workshop will be an exploration of theatre, film, and streaming hybrid performance styles, culminating in public, in-progress performances. The performer will need the ability to handle heightened text, movement, singing, and live filming.

Character Breakdown:

Eric (Male, early 20s) – A young man on the tipping point between adolescence and adulthood. Eric is a quick-witted but stubborn spirit, ready to adventure beyond his working-class roots yet unable to escape being defined by Sudbury’s harsh yet breathtaking landscape.

AUDITION DATES:

November 18th, 2020 – Auditions will be held both in-person in Calgary and over Zoom. Video submissions may also be accommodated on request.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:

November 15th, 2020 at 5:00 pm MST

PRODUCTION DATES:

January 11 – 26, 2021 – workshop at the West Village Theatre in Calgary
January 27 – 30, 2021 – workshop presentation at the West Village Theatre in Calgary

More information about the production can be found on our website at www.ghostrivertheatre.com/struck.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
To submit your interest, please email your performing resume and headshot to Andrew G. Cooper at [email protected] with the subject line “STRUCK AUDITION.” Please indicate if you’re interested in in-person or zoom auditions. If you have a preferred time or scheduling conflicts with the auditions date, please indicate this in your email.

We will provide a side to prepare for successful applicants. Please highlight on your resume any devised theatre experience. Only successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an audition.

The performer engaged for STRUCK will receive payment at CAEA workshop rates. We are seeking submissions from Calgary-based artists or artists that have secure accommodation in Calgary. Accommodations and travel will not be provided.

ABOUT GHOST RIVER THEATRE:

Led by Artistic Director Eric Rose and Executive Director Kate Stadel, GRT is an award winning devised theatre company that creates, develops and mounts original productions through a significant investment in imaginative research and development. We make our work in a rigorous, supportive collaborative-creation environment that recognizes and utilizes the unique abilities of all participants, premiering our work in Calgary and then touring it nationally and internationally. Our work embraces a hybrid of high tech visual spectacle with low-fi theatrical magic.

Ghost River Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, sex, or gender identity.

Ghost River Theatre would like to recognize the following lands in which we have been able to create, work and play on: Ghost River Theatre calls Treaty 7 Territory our home base, which is the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy which includes the Kainai, Siksika and Piikani Nations, Tsuu T’ina (Dene) Nation and the Stoney/Nakoda Nation which include the Bearspaw, Chiniki, Wesley Nations and the Metis Nation Region 3.

More information about the company can be found on our website at www.ghostrivertheatre.com.

Auditions (Calgary): Image of an Unknown Young Woman – Ambrose University

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Image of an Unknown Young Woman by Elinor Cook
Directed by Eden Hildebrand

Ambrose University is accepting submissions for the 2021 production of Image of an Unknown Young Woman by Elinor Cook. This is a university production. The cast will consist of our graduating senior students and select members of the Calgary theatre community. Submissions are open to both non-equity and equity members and an honorarium will be provided. Artists from under-represented or marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply, and priority will be given to Black, Indigenous and People of Color artists.

Rehearsals:
M/T/W/Th 6:30-9:30pm beginning Jan 11, 2021

Tech:
March 21-24, 2021

Run:
March 25-27, 2021

Submission Details:

Self-tapes should include a slate (name, pronouns, equity status, role you are auditioning for) and a 60-second contemporary monologue. Videos should not exceed 1:20 in length.

Please submit headshot, resume, and link to self-tape (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, or Dropbox) to [email protected].

Self-tape Submission Deadline:
Friday, November 27, 2020 (closes at 11:59pm)

Callbacks:
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, from 6:30-10:30pm

Covid-19 Protocols:

Callback times will be staggered and all participants (actors and team) will be required to wear face masks at all times. Social distancing will also be enforced while in the callback room, and participants will be required to sign-in and out of the building.

Synopsis:

Image of an Unknown Young Woman is set in an unnamed country where the people are rising up against a brutal regime. A young woman in a yellow dress is shot by the police, and when a video of the shooting goes viral, a revolution begins to stir in a country where the authorities will do anything to suppress it.

Ali and Leyla are panicking – they uploaded the footage and now the authorities are after them. Across town, Yasmin is desperate to know if her missing mother is still alive. Halfway around the world, a wealthy woman wants to help. As a tornado of dissent and violence spreads, everyone’s life is going to change.

Roles to be cast:

  • Nia – Former political prisoner turned activist. Runs a charity which helps others escape the country’s brutal regime. (30’s-40’s)
  • Candace – Recently divorced and finds her bank account growing daily due to her ex-husband’s guilt. Looking to contribute to a greater cause. (50’s)
  • Chorus (seeking one non-binary or male-identifying artist) – will play a variety of roles throughout the play. Movement/physical theatre experience an asset. (any age)

 

Audition (Calgary): A Christmas Carol (A Radio Play) – Submissions due Nov 2nd!

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AUDITIONS FOR A Christmas Carol (A Radio Play)
By Philip Grecian
Directed by Sean Anderson
Presented Online and at the Pumphouse Theatre Dec 11 – 19, 2020

For more information (including character descriptions), or to book an audition, visit www.morpheustheatre.ca, call 403-246-2999 or e-mail [email protected].

This year’s Christmas family production is the classic story of A Christmas Carol, told as a radio drama onstage, complete with live sound effects and music cues. A cast of 11 performers will take on the role of nearly 50 characters.

Submission deadline is Monday November 2, 2020 (12:00 Noon)

Audition Requirements:

  • Auditioners are asked to prepare a Self-Tape audition from one of the sides here: https://www.morpheustheatre.ca/?page_id=672
  • Audition tapes should highlight your ability to clearly voice multiple characters.
  • Auditioners may be requested to attend an online callback to read with other performers.
  • Please provide an acting resume and headshot with your audition form.
  • Performers will participate in the creation of the sound effects live on stage. Auditioners are encouraged to let us know if you play a musical instrument.

Callbacks will take place on Wednesday November 4th from 7:00 to 10:00pm, on Zoom. Invites will be sent out Tuesday evening.

Rehearsals will take place from November 8th through December 10th. Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Rehearsal and Performance Requirements:

  • The first two weeks of rehearsals will take place online.
  • The second two weeks will take place at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre in Parkdale.
  • Cast members, the director and stage manager will form a performance cohort.
  • Members of the cohort will be asked to commit to being part of only this cohort during the time of the rehearsals and performances, other than your family, work and/or school cohort. Specifically, there should be no other in-person extracurricular activities.
  • Production team members will remain masked when meeting in-person.
  • Performances will take place live and in-person at the Pumphouse Theatres.
  • As a Radio Play, performers will have a script on stage, and do not need to be off-book.
  • Morpheus Theatre is a volunteer theatre company.

Individuals of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities are encouraged to audition. All performers should be over the age of 16 and able to play/voice multiple characters.

 

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.

 

Auditions (Calgary): The Strid – A New Play Developed With Downstage – Deadline Extended

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**The deadline to submit auditions has been extended to October 27**

 

Project Summary:

The play follows a story of a town eccentric, Meena, who has to prove the existence of a mythical folklore entity; The Strid. The Strid is a river who takes what it is given, and reciprocates in an extreme form. When a child is taken, a family must uncover how to get their child back, and form a relationship with this antagonistic myth. A story of loving too tightly, generosity and seeing the value in what we have to offer each other.

This project is a part of the STAGE IT program at Downstage Theatre, where participants work in a cohort to develop new work that will premiere at the inaugural Shake Up! Festival in spring of 2021.

Rehearsals will take place late March 2021 for 3-4 weeks before the festival starts in late April.
Monetary compensation will be provided. Amount TBD and based on received funding.

Creative Team:

Written & Produced by Kiana Wu
Directed by Chantelle Han
Mentored by Jenna Rodgers, Mieko Ouchi, Ellen Close
Programmed with Downstage Theatre (Clare Preuss & Danielle Whyte)

Character Breakdown:

We will be casting Black, Indigenous and People of Colour folks in the roles listed below (view anti-racism value statement).

Rachel:
To play early to mid thirties.
Eli’s parent, Leon’s partner. Works in the nearby city, has always loved her job and is dedicated to her life, which happens to include a family. Passionate, caring, and has high spirits. Can be a little high strung and has high expectations for her child and partner.

Leon:
To play early to mid thirties.
Eli’s parent, Rachel’s partner. Works in the town as a labourer for long days, has always craved a family of his own, is reliable, sensitive and kind-hearted. Has been a stay at home parent the last few years.

Meena:
To play late twenties-late thirties.
Eli’s art teacher. Has been in town longer than Leon and Rachel, is driven by her imagination. Lives alone, and doesn’t care about her reputation. Has a relationship with the river that feels mystical and special. She has lost her partner and longs for a family.

Eli:
Open to varying gender identities and gender expression.
A very curious but cautious child. The sort that confuses the average adult. Can hear the Earth speak and is constantly watching their surroundings. Loves lessons with Meena and gets along better with Leon than with Rachel.

How to Audition:

Please view the sides for the role(s) you’d like to audition for here:

https://drive.google.com/drive

Send an email to [email protected] with “Strid/ (role) / (your name)” in the subject line. The email should include:

  • a video audition reading the side(s) of the character you’re interested in
  • a resume in pdf form
  • a headshot/picture of you

Non-Equity actors are highly encouraged to submit. If there are further access needs, please feel free to email the address above with specific needs or questions and we are happy to accommodate.

What is Stage It?

STAGE IT is focused on emerging theatre artists who want to develop themselves as creator-producers. We define a creator-producer as someone who would like to produce work that they also perform, direct, design or write/devise. STAGE IT offers staff facilitated learning, peer to peer learning and guest artist workshops to a small group of participants. It also offers participants the opportunity to stage their piece at Downstage’s new festival, The ShakeUp in 2021! More information at : http://www.downstage.ca/stage-it-1

Submissions will close Oct. 27th, 2020. All questions & concerns may be sent to [email protected].

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.

Auditions (Calgary): THE STRID: A New Play developed with Downstage Theatre

text on orange/red background - Stage It. Fresh work. Radical Development.

Project Summary:

The play follows a story of a town eccentric, Meena, who has to prove the existence of a mythical folklore entity; The Strid. The Strid is a river who takes what it is given, and reciprocates in an extreme form. When a child is taken, a family must uncover how to get their child back, and form a relationship with this antagonistic myth. A story of loving too tightly, generosity and seeing the value in what we have to offer each other.

This project is a part of the STAGE IT program at Downstage Theatre, where participants work in a cohort to develop new work that will premiere at the inaugural Shake Up! Festival in spring of 2021.

Rehearsals will take place late March 2021 for 3-4 weeks before the festival starts in late April.
Monetary compensation will be provided. Amount TBD and based on received funding.

Creative Team:

Written & Produced by Kiana Wu
Directed by Chantelle Han
Mentored by Jenna Rodgers, Mieko Ouchi, Ellen Close
Programmed with Downstage Theatre (Clare Preuss & Danielle Whyte)

Character Breakdown:

We will be casting Black, Indigenous and People of Colour folks in the roles listed below (view anti-racism value statement).

Rachel:
To play early to mid thirties.
Eli’s parent, Leon’s partner. Works in the nearby city, has always loved her job and is dedicated to her life, which happens to include a family. Passionate, caring, and has high spirits. Can be a little high strung and has high expectations for her child and partner.

Leon:
To play early to mid thirties.
Eli’s parent, Rachel’s partner. Works in the town as a labourer for long days, has always craved a family of his own, is reliable, sensitive and kind-hearted. Has been a stay at home parent the last few years.

Meena:
To play late twenties-late thirties.
Eli’s art teacher. Has been in town longer than Leon and Rachel, is driven by her imagination. Lives alone, and doesn’t care about her reputation. Has a relationship with the river that feels mystical and special. She has lost her partner and longs for a family.

Eli:
Open to varying gender identities and gender expression.
A very curious but cautious child. The sort that confuses the average adult. Can hear the Earth speak and is constantly watching their surroundings. Loves lessons with Meena and gets along better with Leon than with Rachel.

How to Audition:

Please view the sides for the role(s) you’d like to audition for here:

https://drive.google.com/drive

Send an email to [email protected] with “Strid/ (role) / (your name)” in the subject line. The email should include:

  • a video audition reading the side(s) of the character you’re interested in
  • a resume in pdf form
  • a headshot/picture of you

Non-Equity actors are highly encouraged to submit. If there are further access needs, please feel free to email the address above with specific needs or questions and we are happy to accommodate.

What is Stage It?

STAGE IT is focused on emerging theatre artists who want to develop themselves as creator-producers. We define a creator-producer as someone who would like to produce work that they also perform, direct, design or write/devise. STAGE IT offers staff facilitated learning, peer to peer learning and guest artist workshops to a small group of participants. It also offers participants the opportunity to stage their piece at Downstage’s new festival, The ShakeUp in 2021! More information at : http://www.downstage.ca/stage-it-1

Submissions will close Oct. 20th, 2020. All questions & concerns may be sent to [email protected].