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AUDITIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.  

The 13th Annual InspiraTO Festival, Toronto, June 7 - June 16, 2018. Canada's largest ten-minute play festival. This season's theme: All About Her.

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TO READ A PLAY SCROLL BELOW (24 ten-minute plays) 

 
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Auditions are now closed for 2018 

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 (24 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

Auditions are now closed.

 
 
 

Step 3:
Email Us

Email inspiratoauditions@gmail.com (in the subject line write: Audition)

In the email include:

  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. 

You may audition 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

Break a leg!

   

Wait to receive an email which will confirm your times. If  you do not recieve a reply within 3-4 business days 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.


Abigail Has An Elaborate Quarter-Life Crisis by Alex Dremann

Abigail goes on an epic lightning-fast meta journey to find some meaning in her life.  A mind-bending Millennial 'how-not-to' guide.   

Comedy Drama. 3 Female/Male. Audition reading from play: pages 1, 2. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 11:00 am–1:00pm & Mon. June 4, 5:30pm–7:20pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 9, 3:20pm– 5:30pm & 7:20pm–9:30pm; Tues, June 12, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 16, 1:20pm-3:30pm & 5:20pm-7:30 pm.


Brynlee and the Bull by Sean Patrick Nill

Wall Street will never be the same with a new feminine face. Fiesty. Playful. Imaginative.

Fantasy. 2 Female/3 Male. Audition reading from play: pages 1, 2. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 2:10 pm–4:10 pm & Mon. June 4, 8:10pm–9:30pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 4:30pm–7:30pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 6:20-8:30pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 9, 5:20pm–7:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 16, 7:20pm-8:30pm.   


Cornered by Carol Libman

 

Every time Cassie passes the corner, she knows she's being watched by an older woman. It takes courage to keep a secret that lasts a lifetime.  

Drama. 2 Female. Audition reading from play: pages 1, 2. You must be available: Tech:Sun. June 3, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm & Tues. June 5, 7:00 pm–8:20 pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 6:30pm–9:30pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 6:20pm-8:30 pm; Fri. June 8, 9:00pm - 11:00pm; Sat. June 9, 1:20pm– 3:30pm & 5:20pm – 7:30pm; Mon. June 11, 7:20pm – 9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 3:20pm-6:30pm & 7:20pm-9:30pm.


Digital Divide by Many Beriro 

When a computer geek encounters the perfect woman, he realizes virtual reality is no match for real life. Relevant.

Satire. Female/ 2 Male. Audition reading from play: pg. 6, 7. You must be available: Tech: Sun. June 3, 10:00am–12:00 pm & Tues. June 5, 5:30pm–7:20 pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 6:30pm–9:30pm. Performances: Thur. June 7, 6:20pm-8:30 pm; Fri.June 8, 9:00pm-11:00pm; Sat. June 9, 1:20pm–3:30pm & 5:20pm–7:30pm; Mon. June 11, 7:20pm–9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20 pm - 9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 3:20pm-6:30pm & 7:20pm- 9:30pm.      


Dorothy Parker is in the Bath by Laurel Ollstein

Dorothy Parker contemplates suicide while taking a bath during a party. A young man walks in to the bathroom. Can he save her? Or does he need to be saved from Dorothy’s razor-sharp wit?  

Drama. Female/Male. Audition reading from play: pg. 7-8. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm & Mon. June 4, 8:40pm – 10:30pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 4:30pm–7:30pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 6:20pm- -8:30pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 9, 5:20pm–7:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 16, 7:20pm-8:30pm.


Fragile Filigree Love by Georgette Kelly

A grandmother and granddaughter who have never met grapple with dreams, jealousy, and what it means to live in the future. Touching.

Drama. 2 Female. Audition reading from play: pages 4-5. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 2:00pm–4:00pm & Mon. June 4, 8:00pm–9:20pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30 pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 9, 3:20pm–5:30 pm and 7:20pm–9:30pm; Tues, June 12, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 16, 1:20pm-3:30pm & 5:20pm-7:30pm.  


The Greening of Bridget Kelly by Peter Snoad

How far would you go to stop global warming? Bridget decides to kill two birds with one stone. And her priest is left speechless. An unsettling satire.

Dark comedy. Female/Male. Audition reading from play: pages 4-5. You must be available:Tech: Sun. June 3, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm & Tues. June 5, 8:10pm–9:30pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 8:00pm–11:00pm. Performances:Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Sat. June 9, 7:20pm– 9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20 pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 5:20pm-7:30pm.  


High School Intifada by Cary Gitter

Sixteen-year-old Rivvy has been called to Principal Miller's office for "online bullying." But does the school have their own agenda? Based on a true incident.

Drama. Female/Male. Audition reading from play: pg 4-5. You must be available: Tech: Sun. June 3, 12:00pm– 2:00pm & Tues. June 5, 7:00pm – 8:20pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Performances:Thurs. June 7, 6:20pm-8:30 pm; Fri. June 8, 9:00pm-11:00pm; Sat. June 9, 1:20pm–3:30pm & 5:20pm–7:30pm; Mon. June 11, 7:20pm – 9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20 pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 3:20pm-6:30pm & 7:20pm-9:30pm.


Hitch by James McLindon

A man is about to kick out a young hitchhiker he has picked up until a startling truth is revealed. Can a teenager's experience be calmed with a moment of kindness?   

Drama. Female/Male. Audition reading from play: pgs 1, 2. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 11:30am – 1:30 pm & Mon. June 4, 6:30pm–8:00pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 4:30pm–7:30pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 6:20pm- 8:30pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 9, 5:20pm–7:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 16, 7:20pm-8:30pm.   


In Her Golden Years by Steven Korbar

A daughter discovers something out of the ordinary that shines a different light on how she views her mother. Moving.

Drama. 2 Females. Audition reading from play: pages 4, 5. You must be available: Tech: Sun. June 3, 12:40 pm–2:40 pm & Tues. June 5, 6:30pm–8:00pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Performances:Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Sat. June 9, 7:20pm–9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20 pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 5:20pm-7:30pm.  


Magic Hour by Jack Karp

 

A female photographer looks for the perfect photo in London during the German Blitz and must choose between the man she loves and her ambition. A poignant story coloured with the literal and metaphorical shades of life.

Drama. Female/Male. Audition reading from play: pgs 6-7. You must be available: Tech: Sun. June 3, 11:00am–1:30 pm & Tues. June 5, 5:40pm–7:20pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Sat. June 9, 7:20pm– 9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20 pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 5:20pm-7:30pm.  


Meet the Author by David Susman

What could possibly ruin a budding romance? A literary disagreement. An off-beat tale of how the truth hurts. Quirky.

Comedy Drama. Female/Male. Audition reading from play: pages 3-4. You must be available: Tech: Sun. June 3, 2:00 pm–4:00pm & Tues. June 5, 8:00pm–9:20pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 6:20pm-8:30 pm; Fri. June 8, 9:00pm - 11:00pm; Sat. June 9, 1:20pm– 3:30pm & 5:20pm – 7:30pm; Mon. June 11, 7:20pm – 9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20 pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 3:20pm-6:30pm & 7:20pm- 9:30pm.


Mountaineer by Ken Weitzman

Extreme mountaineering, sisters, and a rather unconventional eulogy.  A tribute to recognizing real heroes. Disarming.

Drama. Female. Audition reading from play: pages 1-2. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 12:00pm–2:00 pm & Mon. June 4, 7:00pm–8:20pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30 pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm - 9:30pm; Sat. June 9, 3:20pm– 5:30 pm & 7:20pm– 9:30pm; Tues, June 12, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 16, 1:20pm-3:30pm & 5:20pm-7:30pm.


One Night Fran by Adam Szudrich

Three women recount their dates with Fran simultaneously in rat-a-tat barrage of lust, self-doubt and questionable dance moves. A comedy about seeing the same things through very different eyes.

Comedy. 3 Female. Audition reading from play: pages 3-4. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 3:00pm–5:00 pm and Mon. June 4, 8:00pm–9:20 pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30 pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm - 9:30pm; Sat. June 9, 3:20pm– 5:30 pm & 7:20pm– 9:30pm; Tues, June 12, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 16, 1:20pm-3:30pm & 5:20pm-7:30pm.  


Pants by Taylor Hatch

A zipped-up comedy about a wife whose grip on work is as tight as her pants. A witty re-telling of the determined 'career woman'. 

Comedy. Female/Male. Audition reading from play: pgs 6-7. You must be available: Tech: Sun. June 3, 11:00am– 1:00 pm & Tues. June 5, 5:30 pm – 7:20 pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 6:20pm-8:30 pm; Fri. June 8, 9:00pm - 11:00pm; Sat. June 9, 1:20pm– 3:30pm & 5:20pm – 7:30pm; Mon. June 11, 7:20pm – 9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20 pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 3:20pm-6:30pm & 7:20pm- 9:30pm.


Performance Review by Nedra Roberts

Charlene’s day starts off with the work evaluation from hell, then gets worse. Yet, she knows how to fight back in uncongenial ways. HR watch out!

Drama. 3 Female/Male. Audition reading from play: pages 3-4. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 11:00 am – 1:00pm & Mon. June 4, 5:30pm – 7:20pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30 pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm - 9:30pm; Sat. June 9, 3:20pm–5:30pm & 7:20pm–9:30pm; Tues, June 12, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 9:00pm- 11:00pm; Sat. June 16, 1:20pm-3:30pm & 5:20pm-7:30pm.  


Pool Service by Rich Orloff

 

A cautious woman and an even more cautious man have their lives changed by a sexy and shameless pool service guy - with a divinely ulterior motive.  Delightfully absurd.

Absurd. Female/2 Males. Audition reading from play: pgs 6-7. You must be available: Tech: Sun. June 3, 4:00pm– 6:00pm & Tues. June 5, 8:40 pm–10:30 pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Sat. June 9, 7:20pm– 9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20 pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 5:20pm-7:30pm.  


The Big Checkout by John Kane

A late night ice cream run turns into a cosmic conversation in a supermarket. Wonderfully wacky.

Comedy. Female. Audition reading from play: pages 5-6. You must be available: Tech: Sun. June 3, 9:30am–11:30 am & Tues. June 5, 5:10pm–6:30pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Sat. June 9, 7:20pm– 9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20 pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 5:20pm-7:30pm.  


The Equation by Ruth Cantrell

Abby and Dave, dress for a dinner party when a slight miscalculation has dire consequences for their a marriage. The steady rise of tension keeps the drama front-and-centre.  

Drama. Female/Male. Audition reading from play: pages 1-2. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 1:00pm–3:00 pm & Mon. June 4, 7:00pm– 8:20pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30 pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm - 9:30pm; Sat. June 9, 3:20pm– 5:30 pm & 7:20pm– 9:30pm; Tues, June 12, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 16, 1:20pm-3:30pm & 5:20pm-7:30pm.  

 


The Inheritance by Mackenzie Jahnke

Two sisters, who couldn’t be more at odds with each other, set off into the sweltering desert in search of a hidden treasure bequeathed to them by their recently deceased mother. Indulge in the good, bad and ugly.

Dark comedy. 2 Females. Audition reading from play: pages 4-5. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 10:30am–12:30pm & Mon. 4, June 5:40pm –7:20pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 4:30pm–7:30pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 6:20-8:30pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 9, 5:20pm–7:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 16, 7:20pm-8:30pm.   


The Red Light by David L. Williams

In a country under constant surveillance, Eva and Charly have entered an illegal relationship, and must decide whether to escape or give up their dreams. '1984' meets a 'Handmaid's Tale'.  

Dark Drama. 2 Female. Audition reading from play: pgs 4-5. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 1:10pm–3:10pm & Mon. June 4, 6:30pm– 8:00pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 4:30pm–7:30pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 6:20-8:30pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 9, 5:20pm–7:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 16, 7:20pm-8:30pm.


Two Girls by Allie Costa

In this haunting and poetic 'duologue', two women emerge from a violent attack. Female power. Imaginative storytelling.

Drama.  2 Female. Audition reading from play: pages 1-2. You must be available: Tech: Sun. June 3, 3:00pm – 5:00 pm & Tues. June 5, 8:00pm–9:20pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 6:20pm-8:30 pm; Fri. June 8, 9:00pm - 11:00pm; Sat. June 9, 1:20pm–3:30pm & 5:20pm–7:30pm; Mon. June 11, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20 pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 3:20pm-6:30pm & 7:20pm- 9:30pm.


Welcome Wagon by Francesca Pazniokas

Three young moms welcome a newly immigrated refugee to their neighborhood.  A story of ‘white feminism’ and when 'woke' goes wrong.

Drama. 3 Females. Audition reading from play: pages 6-7. You must be available: Tech: Sun. June 3, 1:40pm–3:40pm & Tues. June 5, 7:20pm–9:00pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 8:00pm–11:00pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Sat. June 9, 7:20pm– 9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 6:20 pm-8:30pm; Fri. June 15, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 16, 5:20pm-7:30pm.  


Yes vs. No: A Modern-day Love Story by James Pfrehm

Would you marry a cheater? How about your first cousin? Playing with words and meaning never seemed so comical. A hilarious romp.

Comedy. Female/Male. Audition reading from play: pages 1,2. You must be available: Tech: Sat. June 2, 10:00am – 12:00pm & Mon. June 4, 5:10pm–6:30pm. Dress: Wed. June 6, 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Performances: Thurs. June 7, 8:20pm-10:30 pm; Fri. June 8, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Sat. June 9, 3:20pm–5:30 pm & 7:20pm–9:30pm; Tues, June 12, 7:20pm-9:30pm; Wed. June 13, 8:20pm-10:30pm; Thurs. June 14, 6:20pm-8:30pm; Sat. June 16, 1:20pm-3:30pm & 5:20pm-7:30pm.