AUDITIONS

 
 

All roles are open to anyone in the community, and no experience is necessary to audition.Acting UP

Audition Process:

  • Auditions are traditionally held on two dates, When necessary, a call back date will follow. Appointments are usually not required, you'll get signed in when you arrive. Please check each play's specific audition notes carefully.
  • Auditions are held in the lounge or in the
    performance hall.
  • Approximate age ranges of the characters will usually be listed, but it’s always a good idea to check out the script so you can get a feel for the characters.
  • All audition material is provided and will be available at the auditions.
  • Generally, you will be asked to read pages from the script in front of the director, the stage manager, and another reader.
  • You may download this fillable/saveable audition form to prepare ahead of time:
    SLP Audition Form
 

2019–20 SEASON AUDITIONS

 
 
 
 
 

PLAY ON!
(a comedy)

Show runs:
October 9-13 & 16-20, 2019

Synopsis

When the Dunbar Drama Society is given the opportunity to put their theatre back in the black with a royalty-free show, they jump at the chance. Little did they know, a maddening interference from the authoress would spin them into a tale of “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”. Between a disastrous dress rehearsal and a curtain speech on the state of modern theatre, this “play inside a play” treats you to a madcap climax via a thoroughly hilarious romp.

AUDITION DATES

Friday, June 14 7-9pm

Saturday, June 15 1-4pm

Callbacks if needed:
Monday, June 17 7-9pm

No monologues required.
Please come dressed comfortably and prepared to read from the script.

Questions?

Please email the director: Michael King errege@icloud.com

SLP Audition Form - Fillable PDF

SLP Play On! Audition Poster - PDF

 

The Cast of Characters

Aggie Manville
(25-55) A stage manager and prompter.

Geraldine “Gerry” Dunbar
(55-70) A community theatre director. Pleasant.

Henry Benish
(50-60) A character actor, portraying ‘Lord Dudley’.

Polly Benish
(50-60) A character actress, portraying ‘Lady Margaret’.

Marla (’Smitty’) Smith
(17-20) A supporting player. ‘Doris the maid’,  pretty but awkward.

Saul Watson
(40-45) A villain, ‘Dr. Rex Forbes’, slim, mustachioed

Billy Carewe
(23-26) A juvenile, ‘Stephen Sellers’, athletic-looking young man of spirit.

Violet Imbry
(20-25) An ingénue, ‘Diana Lassiter’, pretty, basically brainless.

Louise Peary
(30-37) A sound-and-lighting-and scenic technician, sad-faced.

Phyllis Montague
(40-60) A maiden lady of indeterminate age, but likely the range given. A novice playwright in the community.

 
       
 
 
 

TREASURE ISLAND
(a panto)

Show runs:
December 18-Jan 4

Synopsis

A swashbuckling tale of skullduggery upon the high seas and treasure on a desert island! It’s the very best of traditional pantomime, and absolutely no opportunity missed to press-gang the audience right into the thick of the seafaring action! This is a madcap, laugh a minute pirate adventure story from start to finish!.

AUDITION DATES

Friday, September 13 7-9pm

Sunday, September 15 1-5pm

Callbacks if needed:
Monday, September 16 7-9

No monologues required.
Please come dressed comfortably and prepared to read from the script.

Questions?

Please email the director: Heather Lee heather280@hotmail.com

SLP Audition Form - Fillable PDF

SLP Treasure Island Audition Poster - PDF

 

The Cast of Characters

Mrs. Hawkins (MUM)
Jim's mom. Warm hearted, rumbustious Dame. (male)

Kittie
A maid. (Scene 1 only).

Jim Hawkins
Principle Boy.

Squire Trelawney
A bit dim.

Jenny Trelawney
The Squire's daughter. Principal Girl.

Seadog Sam
A pirate.

Seaweed Willie
A nice pirate.

Billy Bones
(Scene 1 only)

Long John Silver
Pirate Leader and Villain of the Piece.

Blood Boiler
A ferocious pirate.

Gizzard Slitter
A very ferocious pirate.

The FRIDGE
A very big ferocious pirate.

Polly
A parrot in her '70s.

Mrs. Henderson
Chair of the Smuggler's Cove Women's Institute

Mrs. Battersby, Mrs. Snook, Mrs. Carter Brown, Mrs. Tubb, Mrs. Dodd
Women's Institute Members with scripted lines.

Mrs. Parker
Vice Chair of the Smuggler's Cove Women's Institute.

Miss Normington
(Doris) Senior and independently-minded Women's Institute Member.

Ben Gunn
Shipwrecked Ship's Photographer.

Captain Bloodheart
A non-speaking role, Scene 9 only).

Chorus
As Pub Customers, Pirates, Women's Institute Members, Ghosts, etc.

 
   
 

I Never Sang for My Father
(a drama)

Show runs:
March 11–14 & 18–21

Synopsis

A moving and perceptive work that probes into the disquieting alienation that can exist between a father and son. This heartwarming play is deeply moving, remarkably timely and strikes a universal chord on the subjects of family, aging and loss.

AUDITION DATES

Friday, October 25 at 7pm

Saturday, October 26 at 2pm

Sunday, October 27 at 2pm

Callbacks if needed:
TBA

No monologues required.
Please come dressed comfortably and prepared to read from the script.

Questions?

Please email the directors: 

Janine Longy floyd_janine@shaw.ca
or
Geli Bartlett ggreenie@telus.net

SLP Audition Form - Fillable PDF

SLP I Never Sang for My Father Audition Poster - PDF

 

The Cast of Characters

Note: Some of the characters may be played by the same actor.
The ages of the brother and sister will be determined by the relative ages of the mother and father. There would be a 20-25-year difference.

Actors are expected to read the play before auditioning.

Gene Garrison: 50- 60 years old; college professor; recently widowed; starting a new life; conflicted about leaving his aging mother and father; has never felt accepted by his father.

Alice:  50-60 years old; sister to Gene; has moved away from the family after a dispute with her father; feels little compassion for her father

Tom Garrison: 70-80 years old; cantankerous, overbearing, self-made man; family patriarch; not “going gently into that good night”

Margaret Garrison: 70-80 years old; frail; long suffering patience for her husband; devoted and sympathetic to her son; traditional 1950’s house wife; family mediator

The following are minor roles. Some can be combined:

Porter: (m) age flexible; 2 lines; at the beginning of the play; could be combined with Dr. Pell or Marvin Scott

Nurse: (f) age flexible; compassionate; could be combined with Mary

Dr. Pell: (Reverend): (m) 50-60 years old; a friend of Tom; presides at the funeral

Mary: (f) age flexible; a waitress; friendly, cheerful

Marvin Scott: (m) 55-65; friend of Tom’s; funeral director

Dr. Mayberry (m) age flexible; physician attending Margaret’s illness

 
   
 

The Unexpected Guest
(a Murder Mystery)

Show runs:
May 27-30 & June 3–6

Synopsis

Lost in the fog, a traveller seeks refuge at a country estate only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. The woman’s dazed and unconvincing confession prompts the stranger to help her concoct a story that will lay the blame elsewhere. The police investigation opens a thrilling Pandora’s Box of family secrets and multiple motives.

AUDITION DATES

Friday, February 21 at 7pm

Saturday, February 22 at 2pm

Sunday, February 23 at 2pm

Callbacks if needed:
TBA

No monologues required.
Please come dressed comfortably and prepared to read from the script.

Questions?

Please email the director: Geoffrey J. Davidson gdavidson486@gmail.com

SLP Audition Form - Fillable PDF

SLP The Unexpected Guest Audition Poster - PDF

 

The Cast of Characters

(detailed descriptions to come)

Richard Warwick

Laura Warwick

Michael Starkwedder

Miss Bennett

Jan Warwick

Mrs. Warwick

Henry Angell

Sergeant Cadwallader

Inspector Thomas

Julian Farrar