Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE

(Non-Union, Non-paying)

THE MELVILLE BOYS

by Norm Foster
Directed by Greg Nowlan

Performance Dates: April 28 – May 20, 2017

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

  • Saturday, February 4, 2017 / 1-5 pm
  • Monday, February 6, 2017 / 7 – 10 pm
  •       CALL BACKS: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 / 7-10 pm

NOTE: Rehearsals & Performances are at 2190 Bloor St. West.

  • Rehearsals are generally Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm, and Sundays 1-5 pm, but are flexible depending on actor availability.
  • Actors MUST be available Tech Sunday (April 23) and every night of tech week (April 25 – 27)
  • Actors must also be available for all performance dates: April 28, 29, May 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (matinee), 11, 12, 13, 14 (matinee), 18, 19, 20.

About the play:  A poignant comedy. Lee and Owen arrive at their uncle’s lakeside cabin at cross purposes. Lee needs to have a serious conversation with his brother but Owen just wants to party and pretend nothing is amiss. Enter Mary and Loretta – invited off their boat into the cabin by Owen – and let the fun (and a little bit of heartbreak) begin.

CHARACTERS (ages refer to characters, not actors – and are approximate):

  1. LEE – Mid-thirties. The responsible one. A worrier. Has cancer. Foreman at the local plastics factory. Practically raised Owen after their father died.
  1. OWEN – Late twenties. Immature. Cocky and overconfident. Coasting through life. Not as smart as he thinks he is. Works with Owen at the factory.
  1. MARY – Early thirties. Smart. The original nice girl. A bit uptight. Life has thrown her some curves. Runs the local corner store.
  1. LORETTA – Mid-twenties. Blonde. Also smart. A bit dainty. Flirty. Carefree. Aspiring actress.

  For more on THE MELVILLE BOYS, see HERE

PREPARATION:   Please prepare a short (under 2 minutes) comedic monologue. Please also be familiar with the play as you may be asked to do a cold reading from the script. A hardcopy of the script will be available at the desk of the 5th floor of The Toronto Reference Library. A script is available upon request.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION:  Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to villageplayersauditions@gmail.com with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information. Please also bring a hardcopy of your resume and headshot to your audition. (photocopies are acceptable).


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