Back in our 1997/98 season, Alumnae Theatre Company staged British writer Sarah Daniels’ 1988 dramedy about the young women who worked in the bloody ‘gutting sheds’ of Victorian London, The Gut Girls. It was directed by Jane Carnwath, and performed in the intimate 3rd floor Studio space, complete with realistic pig carcasses, spewing intestines.
Nineteen years later, as part of the Countdown to our 100th season – the company hits the century mark in February 2018! – we present The Gut Girls as our Retrospective Production of the 2016/17 season. This time, it will be played on the Main Stage, directed by Maya Rabinovitch, and I don’t know about the pig carcasses!
Here’s the audition notice:
The Gut Girls
By Sarah Daniels
Directed by Maya Rabinovitch
Performance dates: January 20 – February 4, 2017
Surprisingly funny and hard-hitting, this beautifully written piece follows the fortunes of the brash and proud working-class “gut girls”.
When the gutting sheds are shut and their way of life disappears, the girls must try and find a place in the new world order of late Victorian London.
Alumnae Theatre Company seeks:
6 women (ages 15-60)
2 men (ages 20 – 60)
To play multiple roles in this sharp comedy about rotting meat and workers’ rights, where Margaret Thatcher meets Victorian England.
Please note: all actors must be able to perform with a formal and/or cockney British accent. The ability to sing is an asset.
All interested applicants should email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the Alumnae audition line at 416-364-4170, xtn 3.
Wednesday October 5th – 6:30 – 10pm
Saturday October 8th – 10am – 5pm
Callbacks: Sunday October 9th – 10am – 5pm
Alumnae Theatre: 70 Berkeley St. (SW corner of Berkeley & Adelaide), Toronto
Please prepare a 2 minute 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.
All auditioners must bring a photo and résumé to the audition.
Alumnae Theatre is a non-professional theatre company which encourages diversity in its membership and casting. Please note that this is a non-union and non-paying engagement.