Attention, Toronto actors! Alumnae Theatre Company seeks non-union actors for the first production of our 2012/13 season, the world premiere of Lisa Moore’s “February” which runs Sept 21 – Oct 6, 2012, directed by Michelle Alexander. Auditions will take place between June 22 – July 5. Here are the details, and you can also check out our website (www.alumnaetheatre.com) for more info on the season, etc.
by Lisa Moore
A new play based on her acclaimed novel
Directed by Michelle Alexander
Performance Dates: September 21 to October 6, 2012
Alumnae Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of Lisa Moore’s play February, based on her acclaimed novel of the same name.
This is the story of Helen, a Newfoundlander whose husband, Cal, perished in the 1982 sinking of an oil rig. Raising their four children alone, she never managed to get over the shock of losing her husband. The play begins in the present. Helen’s children are all grown up and her eldest son, John, is almost constantly on the road. John suddenly calls Helen from Singapore to announce that he’s about to become a father. The play cuts back and forth over more than 30 years of Helen’s life. For both Helen and John, the main preoccupation is the past. February interweaves John’s crisis and the questions it raises about his own life with Helen’s attempt to move forward with hers.
HELEN (mid-50s): single mother in her 50s who was widowed in the Ocean Ranger disaster of 1982.
JOHN (early to mid-30s): Helen’s son. He was nine years old when his father died; he is now a (reluctant) expectant father.
CAL (mid-20s): Helen’s husband. Cal appears in flashback and participates in Helen’s present life as a vivid memory.
BARRY (mid-50s): carpenter who is renovating Helen’s house.
LOUISE (mid-to-late-50s): Helen’s older sister.
JANE (mid-20s): Jane is carrying John’s child. (The actor playing this role will also play the role of the WAITRESS).
DAVE/TAXI DRIVER/RED/COACH (40s – 60s male): Four roles for a physically and vocally flexible actor.
Friday June 22, Saturday June 23, Wednesday July 4 & Thursday July 5 (weeknights 6:30-9:30pm / Sat. 10am-6pm). Callbacks will be held Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8 (times TBD)
Please prepare a short (2 – 3 min) monologue. You may also be asked to read from the script. Copies of the script are available at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th floor, Performing Arts Desk or at Theatre Ontario. A copy of the script can also be sent to you electronically. Please bring your photo and résumé to the audition.
To Book an Audition Time: Email GoAlumnae@gmail.com or leave a message at 416-364-4170 ext. 3.
Location: Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street (SW corner of Berkeley and Adelaide St. East).
Reminder: This is a non-Equity/ACTRA and non-paying engagement.