Audition notice for “Escape From Happiness”

The first show of our 2014/15 season is auditioning in June! Read on…

 Escape From Happiness

By George F. Walker

Directed by Andrea Wasserman

 Performance dates: September 26 – October 11, 2014

 A bizarre event in a dysfunctional family prompts an incident of brutality in this intensely dark Canadian comedy. Part of Walker’s East End Trilogy, this play explores the tender moments of a family in the midst of violent times.


Nora – the mother, early fifties

Tom – the father, late fifties

Gail – the youngest daughter, early twenties

Mary Ann – the middle daughter, early thirties

Elizabeth – the oldest daughter, mid thirties

Junior – Gail’s husband, early twenties

Dian Black – a cop, mid thirties

Mike Dixon – a cop, early forties

Rolly Moore – a crook, mid thirties

Stevie Moore – Rolly’s son, early twenties



E-mail with headshot and resume to Those without email access may leave a message at 416-364-4170 ext. 3. Be sure to include your phone number so we can contact you!

If you are an Alumnae Theatre Company Member, be sure to make that clear in your message, as all interested ATC Member candidates will be seen.


Those selected for an audition will be seen the week of June 16 with callbacks on June 25 and 26, 2014.


Please prepare a short (2-3 min.) contemporary monologue. You may also be asked to read from the script, so it is highly recommended that you are familiar with the play.

Reading copies are available at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th floor — Performing Arts desk.


Alumnae Theatre is a non-professional theatre company that encourages diversity in its membership and casting.

 Auditions will be held at the Alumnae Theatre at 70 Berkeley Street (southwest corner of Adelaide E. and Berkeley Streets).  



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