December 5 and 14 we will be holding auditions for five plays to be performed in 2018. There are roles for all ages and levels of experience. We welcome first time actors as well as seasoned veterans to come out and audition. Please see the column to the right for details on the plays and roles.
In addition actors will be asked to read from the scripts for the plays we are casting.
Please click on the button below to fill out the audition registration form or contact us if you have questions.
PLAYS AND ROLES
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, performances January 17-20, 2018 at artsPlace
Written by Albert Hacket and Frances Goodrich, directed by Amanda Cutting
This play invites you to share in the compelling and surprisingly relatable story of a young Jewish girl forced to hide for two years to escape Nazi oppression during World War 2. Anne Frank, her parents, and sister, joined by the Van Daan family, hide in the secret annex space above her father’s office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. The play draws from Anne Frank’s real life diary and the story of this extraordinary girl leaves a lasting impression.
Casting the roles of Mr. Kraler (male, senior citizen) and Miep Gies (female, 30's). December 5 audition only.
ALL BY MYSELF, performances February 28 to March 4, 2018 at the Miners' Union Hall, one act play (25 minutes)
Written by Robert Scott, directed by Iain Lock
Larry has been ship wrecked alone on a deserted island for 7 years. One day another ship wrecked sailor appears, followed closely by three others, all ship wrecked at various different times. It transpires they have all seen Larry in his solitude but have never approached him. After a few nights in their company, Larry yearns for his previous solitude.
Casting the roles of Larry (male, any age), Pemberton, Miller, Ashworth, and Nicholson (all male or female, any age).
HOME IS WHERE YOUR DOG IS, performances February 28 to March 4, 2018 at the Miners' Union Hall, one act play (35 minutes)
Written and directed by Doon Wilkins
Home is Where Your Dog Is uses Fort McMurray as a backdrop for a human drama which takes place in a bar. The play explores the relationship dynamics between five characters, all of whom have been drawn to Fort McMurray for different reasons. While the primary intention is to offer an entertaining story with humour, pathos and drama, the play offers a portrayal of some of the intensity and passion so many Canadians bring to the subject of Canada's oil sands and their future. Click here to download the full script.
Casting the roles of Holly (female, 35-60), Randy (male 25-40), Brenda (female, 25-40), Deb/River (female, 25-40), and Gunner (male, 25-40).
IN THE TANK, performances February 28 to March 4, 2018 at the Miners' Union Hall, one act play (25 minutes)
Written by Rosemary Frisino Toohey, directed by Janell Toews
Harry (or Liz) and Stu (or Angela), are two lobsters who find themselves in the tank of a seafood restaurant. Harry is a crustacean who's been around the tank a few times. He's cleverly devised a "dead" act. Frozen in position, starey-eyed, claws rigidly akimbo, the "dead" pose is meant to ward off hungry diners. Enter Stu, a lobster of a more philosophical bent. Stu reveals a little-known theory: humans are in a tank, too, and they face their own risks. They won't end up impaled on little forks, but they sometimes do stupid things that bring about their own destruction. Unlike animals empowered by instinct, humans must choose.
Casting the roles of Stu or Angela (male or female, any age) and Harry or Liz (male or female, any age).
SCOTCH AT MIDNIGHT, performances February 28 to March 4, 2018 at the Miners' Union Hall, one act play (15 minutes)
Written by Jacqueline Donoghue, directed by Elaine Smith and Elizabeth Green
Two respectable seniors - both single - are puzzled to find themselves waking up in bed together. How did this happen? And whose room is this, anyway? What will the other residents of their upscale seniors residence be saying? Were there witnesses?
As Paul and Alice review the circumstances, we learn much about what keeps a relationship going through the years and what “aging gracefully” means today. Click here to download the full script.
Casting the roles of Paul (male, senior citizen) and Alice (female, senior citizen.