"village playhouse toronto" “village playhouse” "village players" "bloor west" theatre theater Runnymede “Mending Fences” “Norm Foster” “Nicole Arends”46th logoCanada - BonWAUDITION NOTICE!

(Non-union, non-paying.
We do not cast full equity or ACTRA members.)

[This show was cast; rehearsals began; then the show was cancelled at the beginning of the pandemic.]

by Norm Foster
Show dates: April 24 to May 16, 2020

Director: Nicole Arends
Producers: Shabnam Munjal, Julie Rush

DETAILS: Regular rehearsals will begin mid-February and will continue throughout the months of March and April 2020 – excluding long weekends. Rehearsal schedule will likely be 3 times per week (2 evenings and 1 on the weekend – days TBD). Must be available every night of tech week: April 19-23, 2020. Performance Dates: April 24 – May 16, 2020.


  • Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:00 – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, January 26, 2020, 5:00 – 8:00pm
  • Monday, January 27, 2020, 7:00 – 9:30pm
  • Callbacks: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 7:00 – 9:30pm

LOCATION: All auditions, call backs, rehearsals and performances will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190E Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station).

THE PLAY:  Harry Sullivan hasn’t seen his son Drew in thirteen years, and now Drew is coming to Harry’s Saskatchewan ranch for a visit. This poignant comedy tells the story of two men who are too stubborn to give in to feelings of the heart. Virginia, the woman next door with her own issues, plays a major role in helping them reconcile. Flashbacks to Harry’s youth, middle age and to Drew’s teens give us insights into the lives of these characters.

For more about the play, click HERE.

CHARACTERS * (All roles are open to any ethnicity and the ages listed reflect how the character should appear on stage, not the characters actual age)

  • Harry: a retired farmer, played at age 59 and at age 46
  • Drew: a golf pro, played at age 29 and at age 15; plus playing young Harry at age 14
  • Virginia (Gin): a farmer’s widow, age 50 (the actress in this role will also play Drew’s mother and Harry’s mother in different time periods)

PREPARATION:  Please prepare a short (2-3) minute comedic monologue. You will also be asked to read from the script. Sides will be e-mailed to you and will also be available at the audition. Please bring a hardcopy of your resume and headshot to your audition.

A hardcopy of the script will be available at the desk of the 5th floor of The Toronto Reference Library. As per the permission of the playwright, an electronic copy of the script is available upon request.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION: Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to with your preferred date, time, interested role and contact information.

To see a copy of The Village Players Policy for Respect of All Members, click HERE

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