"village playhouse toronto" “village playhouse” "village players" "bloor west" theatre theater Runnymede "45th season"AUDITION NOTICE

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"village playhouse toronto" “village playhouse” "village players" "bloor west" theatre theater Runnymede "Late Company" "Jordan Tannahill" "Valary Cook" auditions

by Jordan Tannahill
Show dates:  March 1 to 23, 2019
Director: Valary Cook
Producer: Anne Harper

AUDITIONS will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190E Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station) at the following dates and times:

  • Friday, December 7, 2018: 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018: Noon to 5:00 pm

Callbacks (if necessary): Tuesday, December 11, 2018: from 6:30 pm

REHEARSALS: Will be held at the Village Playhouse. First read: Saturday December 15 at 11 am – 2 pm. (We will start full rehearsals in early January) Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm, and Sundays 1-5 pm … and every night of tech week beginning Sunday, February 24, 2019 (full day on the 24thth).

PLAY SYNOPSIS: One year after the suicide of their son, Debora and Michael Shaun-Hastings sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents. Blame shifts over the course of the evening as everyone takes a turn in the hot seat for their real or imagined part in Joel’s suicide, and questions are raised that no one is prepared to answer.

Jordan Tannahill, our exciting Canadian playwright, has just been awarded the Governor General’s Award for English-language drama – for the second time – at the age of 30.

For more about the play, click HERE.

CHARACTERS (3 men; 2 woman):
* (ages given are character ages, not actor’s ages)

  • Michael Shaun-Hastings: early 50s, successful conservative politician; used to power and sure of his views
  • Deborah Shaun-Hastings: early 50s, sophisticated, gracious, upper-middle-class matron who sees herself primarily as an artiste (sculptor)
  • Tamara Dermot: late 40s, a working class woman who sees being a mom as her primary role
  • Bill Dermot: late 40s, a hockey-dad; very traditional regarding values and family roles
  • Curtis Dermot: 17, a somewhat sulky high school student; very much a cliché ordinary guy

PREPARATION:  Please prepare a 2-minute dramatic monologue. You may be asked to do cold readings from the script; please read the whole play before the audition. A script is available upon request from the audition coordinator and may be available at the Toronto Reference Library. 

TO BOOK AN AUDITION: Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information. Please also bring a hardcopy of your resume and headshot (photocopy is fine) to your audition.

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