“Sylvia” audition notice

Coming up fast, folks – audition are next week!  Alumnae Theatre Company seeks non-union actors for the second production of 2011/12 season:

A.R. Gurney‘s hit comedy “SYLVIA

Directed by Maria Popoff

Performance dates: November 11 – 26, 2011

Greg and Kate are a typical middle-aged Upper East Side Manhattan couple, who have sent the last of their brood off to college, and moved from the ’burbs back into the city to enjoy their later years in style.   While at the park, Greg befriends Sylvia, a perky stray dog [played by a human actor] and brings her home to the empty nest he shares with Kate.  With his career in a tailspin, Greg welcomes the distraction of dog ownership. But after a long hiatus for childrearing, Kate’s career is finally taking off, and a dog is the last thing she wants. “Sylvia” is a charming comedy that illuminates the complex relationship between dogs and their human companions.


SYLVIA:         Female, 25-35 yrs old.  Human playing a lab/poodle mix.

GREG:            Male, middle-aged middle class businessman.  Married to Kate for 22 years.

KATE:            Female, middle-aged teacher.  Married to Greg for 22 years.

TOM:              Male dog owner.  Befriends Greg at the dog park.

PHYLLIS:       Female, middle-aged.  Friend of Kate.

LESLIE:          Therapist.  Ambiguously male and female depending on the patient’s state of mind.

 Please note that the roles of TOM, PHYLLIS and LESLIE will be played by one actor.

SYLVIA, GREG and KATE will be required to sing onstage.


Tuesday September 6 – Thursday September 8, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Saturday September 10, 10am – 5pm.

Callbacks: Sunday September 11, noon – 5pm (approximately).

PREPARATION:  Please prepare a 2 minute, contemporary, comic monologue.  You may also be asked to read from the script.

Please read the play before auditioning. Reading copies are available at the 5th floor Performing Arts desk of the Toronto Reference Library.

Please bring a photo and résumé to the audition.


Please e-mail GoAlumnae@gmail.com orleave a message on the audition line at 416-364-4170 ext 3.

 Auditions will be held at the Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street (SW corner of Berkeley and Adelaide)

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