Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE!

"Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" "The Fighting Days" "Wendy Lill" "Valary Cook"

THE FIGHTING DAYS
by Wendy Lill
Directed by Valary Cook
Producers: Theresa Arneaud and John Acuna
ON STAGE: January 13 – February 4, 2023  
 (Non-union, non-paying. We are unable to cast full equity or ACTRA members.)

ALL ACTORS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19

AUDITIONS will be held ON ZOOM at the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, October 18, 7:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 19, 7:00pm – 10:30pm
  • Thursday, October 20, 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Callbacks will be held AT THE VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, 2190E Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station): 

  • Sunday, October 23, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES will be held at the Village Playhouse. Some rehearsals will be held on Zoom. Rehearsals will generally be 3 hours in duration, but are flexible depending on actor availability: Tuesday and Thursday evenings (7-10pm) and Sunday afternoon (2-5pm). The first rehearsal will be the afternoon of Sunday, November 6, at the theatre (subject to change). All actors must be available for Tech Week (Sunday, January 8 to Thursday January 12) and all performances.

THE PLAY:

A play about the polarities of public and private lives, and about issues of racism and pacifism within the women’s movement, The Fighting Days deals with timeless moral concerns.  

CHARACTERS – 6F, 1M:

  • FRANCES BEYNON – female 20s: A naive rural girl who becomes a newspaper writer and matures into a strongly principled woman prepared to challenge the prevailing attitudes of the time.
  • LILY – female 20s: Frances’ older sister who attempts to mentor and protect her while facing her own challenges.
  • NELLIE MCCLUNG – female 40s: The public voice of the suffragette movement – a woman of great influence and some prejudices.
  • GEORGE MCNAIR – male 40s-50s: Newspaper editor. A complex man whose traditional ideas are challenged by events and his attraction to Frances.   
  • THREE (3) WOMEN OF VARYING AGES – female 17 and up: To read letters, create crowds, underscore the actions of the play. This play has timeless issues at its core. We want to use these various-aged women characters to highlight the modern relevancy of the script while telling the historical story of the play. In addition to the on-stage reading of letters, you will participate in crowd scenes and facilitate movement of set pieces.

PREPARATION: Please prepare a short (1-2 minute) comedic or dramatic monologue, on which you may be re-directed. Actors must also READ THE PLAY (a copy will be available upon request). Also, be prepared for a cold read. 

TO BOOK AN AUDITIONPlease email a copy of your headshot and resume to villageplayersauditions@gmail.com with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information.  Once we receive and confirm your details, we will give you a day and time for your audition, and you will receive a Zoom link via e-mail no later than one day before your audition appointment.


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