26 Jul, 2016

Season 9 Auditions

Season 9 Auditions

 

Sunday, August 14th at 1:00 pm, August 15th & 16th at 7:00pm.  

Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street Bloomfield ON. We are casting for all 3 shows of the season. 

Auditions will consist of cold readings, audition sides from the scripts will be provided. All are welcome! 

“Waiting for the Parade” a Canadian Classic by John Murrell– (5 females)

In John Murrell’s Waiting for the Parade, now a classic repertoire piece in Canada and abroad, the events of the Second World War are dramatized through the eyes of five very different women who gather to work for the war effort at home.The play is structured in 24 vignettes. The tragedy of war is there of course, but also a lot of humour and comradeship. It’s the story of how the women  of Canada kept the home fires burning in spite of doubt, loneliness and pain.

Janet / 30-40 – The drill sergeant of the home front. Keeps the women busy creating care packages for soldiers and preparing for a Japanese bombardment. Her militancy is compensation for the shame she feels that her husband has not enlisted.

Catherine / 30’s – Catherine is the only one in the group with a husband off fighting in Europe; as his absence lengthens, she gets a job as a trolley girl at a local munitions plant to make ends meet. Loneliness, fear and exhaustion lead her to moonshine – War Widow’s Weakness, she calls it – and comfort in men.

Eve / 20’s – Schoolteacher Eve’s husband is too old to enlist, so he greets her every morning with a hardy rat-a-tat-tat on an imaginary machine gun instead. She is not amused, however preoccupied with the fates of her grade 12 boys dropping out to join up and her favourite film actor Leslie Howard.

Margaret / 50-60’s – The oldest of these women, widow Margaret has one son off fighting in Europe and another in jail for passing out communist propaganda down by the stampede grounds. Her life has been reduced to pickles, preserves and prickliness.

Marta / 30-40s – Born in Germany, Marta has lived in Canada since she was 9. Her elderly father has been interned – he had a framed picture of Hitler in the basement – and she must endure increasingly frightening harassment.

Performance dates for “Waiting for the Parade” November 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27  2016 – Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm. At the Mount Tabor Playhouse in Milford!

Contact: Director: Colleen Johnson at cglass1480@gmail.com for more info

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“Proof” a Pulitzer prize winning drama by David Auburn– (2 f/2m)

Catherine has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. She has spent years caring for her now-deceased father, and upon his death, she feels left alone to pick up the pieces of her life without him. Caught between a new-found connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students, and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine finds both her world and her mind growing increasingly unstable. Then Hal discovers a groundbreaking proof among the 103 notebooks Catherine’s father left behind, and Catherine is forced to further question how much of her father’s genius or madness will she inherit. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn’s Proof is a passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love.

Catherine / 20-30 – A brilliant twenty-something mathematician who abandoned her education to care for her father & his mental illness. Fragile, but not delicate. Mistrustful, cynical & lonely, she struggles to reach out to others.

Robert / 50-70 – Catherine & Claire’s father. Tough, but encouraging, loving, earnest, & droll. His battle to reclaim his mind from schizophrenia leaves him frustrated and a little willful.

Claire / 27-35 – A currency analyst. She has distanced herself from her mathematician family to become pragmatic, successful & polished. She can be patronizing & controlling, but at heart, she is trying to protect her loved ones.

Hal / 27-35 – Robert’s former graduate student. Hal is enthusiastic, dedicated, but an unexceptional mathematician ( and he knows it). Charming, affable, & nerdy-cool.

Performance dates for “Proof” February 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26  2017 – Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm. At the Mount Tabor Playhouse in Milford!

Contact: Director: Jennifer Sills 

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“Vanya and Sonia and Masha & Spike”  Tony award winner Best Comedy  by Christopher Durang– (4 f/2m)

Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams and missed opportunities. When their often-wrong, fortune-telling maid warns of impending dangers, and their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with young, sexy, boy toy, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of one-upmanship, exposed nerves, and a lot of broken mugs. With wit and absurdity, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day toils and troubles of celebrity, social networking, and age into a laugh-out-loud comedy that will tickle your funny bone and stimulate your mind.

Vanya – 50’s, living in in Bucks County. Resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia.

Sonia – his adopted sister, early 50’s, living in Bucks County. Discontent, upset, regretful.

Masha – his sister, 50’s, glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world.

Spike – an aspiring actor, 29 or younger, sexy, self-absorbed, Masha’s new companion.

Nina – lovely, sincere would be actress, early 20’s, visiting her aunt and uncle next door, star struck and energetic.

Cassandra – cleaning lady and soothsayer, any age. 

Performance dates for “Vanya and Sonia and Masha & Spike” April 29, 30, May, 5, 6, & 7  2017 – Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm. At the Mount Tabor Playhouse in Milford!

Contact: Director: Georgia Papanicolaou at pecommtheatre@gmail.com for more info

 

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No preparation is required, we will be having cold readings from the script. New faces especially welcome for all on-stage and back stage roles. 

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