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Audition requests are now open!

Request an audition (open call for 18 plays). Follow the four steps below. Replies to your audition requests will be emailed out starting Feb. 25th. Be part of it all.

Get ready to be part of this year’s festival with over 40 acting roles open. Take scroll down to read the plays. Please note: this is a non-paying, non-union event: (ACTRA apprentice/Equity apprentice are acceptable). You must be 18 years or older. 

 

Step 1:
Read the Plays

Decide which plays you'd like to audition for by scrolling down to Plays  - download and read the play (18 ten-minute plays to choose from).

You must be available for the dates listed below each play description.  Rehearsals will take place in April-May. The exact schedule will be determined by each director in discussion with the actors.

 
 
 

Step 2:
Pick Audition Times

Decide on your audition times listed below. Arrive on time - you will be there for about 40 minutes.

For all evening auditions the address is St. Luke's United Church: 353 Sherbourne St. at Carlton St. (NOTE: only enter off of Sherbourne St - you will see 353 on the door) except the Saturday audition, which will be at  58 Stewart Street (King and Bathurst).    

Tues March 12th - 353 Sherbourne St 6:00 pm - Shifting Emojis 6:40 pm – The Sum of Your Experience 7:20 pm – Chain Link 8:00 pm – Wine Night  8:40 pm – The Stand

Tues March 19th - 353 Sherbourne St 6:00 pm - Chain Link 6:40 pm - Stargazers 7:20 pm – Extended Time 8:00 pm - Blood 8:40 pm - Old Age and Treachery

Wed March 20th - 353 Sherbourne St 6:00 pm - Wine Night  6:40 pm – One Small Step 7:20 pm - Strings 8:00 pm – Catch A Falling Knife 8:40 pm – Faith on Tuesday  

Saturday March 23rd -- 58 Stewart Street (King and Bathurst) NOTE THE ADDRESS CHANGE 9:00 am – Faith on Tuesday 9:40 am - Catch A Falling Knife 10:20 am – It Takes a Village 11:00 am – One Small Step 11:40 am – Stargazers    12:40 pm – Shifting Emojis 1:20 pm –  The Sum of Your Experience 2:00 pm – Take Me Out 2:40 pm - Homo for Christmas 3:20 pm - Blood 4:00 pm – Three Lotus Flowers 

Wed March 27th - 353 Sherbourne St 6:00 pm – Homo for Christmas 6:40 pm – It Takes a Village 7:20 pm – The Stand 8:00 pm – Extended Time   8:40 pm – Just A Game      

Thur March 28th - 353 Sherbourne St 6:00 pm – Take Me Out   6:40 pm – Three Lotus Flowers 7:20 pm – Old Age and Treachery 8:00 pm – Just A Game 8:40 pm - Strings   

 
 
 

Step 3:
Fill in the form

FILL IN THE FORM HERE.

The form will ask you:

  1. Your name, phone number and email address.

  2. Attach a photo of yourself (JPEG format). It does not need to be a professional headshot, any up-to-date photo headshot is acceptable, ideally in black and white (free website to turn you photo into B & W: https://www199.lunapic.com/editor/?action=effect-bw). You can change your headshot later.

  3. A bio of not less than 50 words and not more 100 words (don't worry you will be able to change it later). You can also attach a resume or write about your theatre experience.

  4. Your requested audition date/times for up to two plays. Include the audition date and time and role(s) you are auditioning for.

You may also select other plays to audition for - include dates, times and roles. We will allow you to audition for those plays if there is space.

 
 
 

 Step 4:
Audition

Wait to receive an email which will confirm your times. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL START TO RESPOND STARTING FEB. 25th — anytime after that we will respond within 3-5 business days. If you do not receive a reply after Feb. 25th contact erin.ohanley@gmail.com.  

Once you receive confirmation show up 10-15 minutes early than your scheduled time to your audition. You will be asked to do a two page reading from the play (found under the play description) - no memorization required. You do not need to bring a headshot or resume.

Note: After the auditions, only those actors selected for a role will be contacted (by April 3.)

 
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Plays

 
 

NOTE: The plays are posted for the purpose of selecting directors and actors. Any use of a play, either in whole or in part, must have the expressed permission of the playwright.

All plays will be performed at the Alumnae Theatre in Toronto on the Mainstage, Studio or the Trinity Room.

Rehearsals will take place in April-May. The exact schedule will be determined by each director in discussion with the actors.


redShow plays – intense and provocative

Shifting Emojis by Robin Miller Currás

Do you like your plays relevant and current? Tech: Sat May 25, 9:30 am – 11:30 am; Mon May 27, 5:10 pm – 6:30 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm; Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm.  You will be asked to read pages 3-4 from the script.


One Small Step by Lawrence Aronovitch 

Do you like your plays steeped in historical context? Tech: Sat May 25, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; Mon May 27, 5:40 pm – 7:20 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm;  Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm;Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm.  You will be asked to read pages 6-7 from the script.


Blood by Yael Haskal

Do you like your plays rich with metaphor? Tech: Sat May 25, 11:30 pm – 1:30 pm; Mon May 27, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm; Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm. You will be asked to read pages 5-6 from the script.


Faith on Tuesday by Thomas C Dunn

Tech: Sat May 25, 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm; Mon May 27, 7:20 pm – 9:00 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm; Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm.  You will be asked to read pages 3-4 from the script.


The Stand by Caity-Shea Violette

Do you like to tackle a ‘tough’ dilemma play? Tech: Sat May 25, 2:10 pm –  4:10 pm; Mon May 27,  8:10 pm – 9:30 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm; Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm. You will be asked to read pages 3-4 from the script.


Homo for Christmas by John Bavoso

Do you like parodies? Tech: Sat May 25, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm; Mon May 27, 8:40 pm – 10:30 pm; redShow dress; Wed May 29, 4:30 pm –7:00 pm; redShow performances:  Thurs. May 30, 6 pm- 9:30 pm; Fri. June 1, 7 pm- 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 5 pm - 7:30 pm; Wed. June 5, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 7 pm - 9:30 pm. You will be asked to read pages 5-6 from the script.


blueShow plays - intriguing & expansive

Just a Game by Katie Murphy

Tech: Sun May 26, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; Tues May 28, 5:10 pm – 6:30 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm. You will be asked to read pages 4-5 from the script.


Old Age and Treachery by Wyatt Lamoureux

Tech: Sun May 26, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; Tues May 28, 5:40 pm – 7:20 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm.


Strings by Brian Cern

Tech: Sun May 26, 12:40 pm – 2:40 pm; Tues May 28, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm. You will be asked to read pages 2-3 from the script.


Chain Link by Deb Hiett

Tech: Sun May 26, 1:40 pm – 3:40 pm; Tues May 28, 7:20 pm – 9:00 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm. You will be asked to read pages 2-3 from the script.


Take Me Out by Chip Bolcik

Tech: Sun May 26, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Tues May 28,  8:10 pm – 9:30 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm. You will be asked to read pages 3-4 from the script.


Stargazer by Greg Gould

Tech: Sun May 26, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Tues May 28,  8:40 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow dress: Wed May 29, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; blueShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 8 pm – 10:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 7 pm - 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 6 pm - 8:30 pm; Fri. June 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 5 pm - 7:30 pm. You will be asked to read pages 4-5 from the script.


whiteShow plays – intimate and personal

Extended Time by Beth Novick

Tech: Sat May 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; Mon May 27, 5:30 pm – 7:20 pm; whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm. You will be asked to read pages 5-6 from the script.


It Takes A Village by Faith De Savigne´

Do you like your plays raw? Tech: Sat May 25, 11:00 am – 1 pm; Mon May 27, 5:30 pm – 7:20 pm;  whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm.  You will be asked to read pages 3-4 from the script.


Three Lotus Flowers by Kay Adshead

Tech: Sat May 25, 12:00 pm – 2 pm; Mon May 27, 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm; whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm.  You will be asked to read pages 9-10 from the script.


The Sum of Your Experience by Trace Crawford

Tech: Sat May 25, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; Mon May 27, 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm; whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm.  You will be asked to read pages 1-2 from the script.


Catch a Falling Knife by John AD Fraser

Do you like your plays filled with intrigue? Tech: Sat May 25, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm; Mon May 27, 8:00 pm – 9:20 pm; whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm. You will be asked to read pages 7-8 from the script.


Wine Night by Rhiannon Ciara Houch

Do you like your plays to challenge ‘group think’? Tech: Sat May 25, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Mon May 27, 8:00 pm – 9:20 pm; whiteShow dress: Wed May 29, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm; whiteShow performances: Thurs. May 30, 6 pm – 8:30 pm;Fri. May 31, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Sat. June 1, 3 pm – 9:30 pm; Mon June 3, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Wed June 5, 7 pm – 9:30 pm; Thurs. June 6, 8 pm - 9:30 pm; Sat. June 8, 1 pm - 7:30 pm.  You will be asked to read pages 5-6 from the script.