AUDITIONS

 
 

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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
 

2018–19 SEASON AUDITIONS

 
 
 
 

SHERLOCK HOLMES and the
SPINSTERS of BLACKMEAD

A tantilizing murder mystery

Written by C.P. Stancich

Directed by
Geoffrey Davidson

Someone is murdering the women of Blackmead Manor, a fiercely independent female academic community. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are drawn into the case and find their reception as sticky as the mystery they must solve. A dead servant, a missing person and links to Moriarty ensue. Is this merely another interesting case or a fatal trap for Holmes himself?

Play runs March 13 – 24, 2019

AUDITION DETAILS

St. Luke’s Hall, 
3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road

Thurs Jan 3 at 7pm,
Sat Jan 5 at 7pm,
or Sun Jan 6 at 2pm

Callbacks: TBA

Rehearsals are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with some exceptions 7-10 pm

No appointments are necessary, just show up promptly at the start time. The audition will be comprised of selected readings from the script.

Please contact the director if you cannot attend auditions on these dates.

Questions?
Geoffrey Davidson gjdavidson@shaw.ca


CHARACTERS

NOTE: All of the characters will have British accents.

Holmes
– (male) The Great Detective.

Watson
– (male) A true-blooded Englishman, bright enough…unless he stands next to Holmes.

Mirriam Cray
– (female) A sensible youngish widow, intelligent, but with a propensity for blood-curdling screams.

Alice Milne
– (female) A spinster of early middle age, intellectually formidable, the leader of the community.

Estelle Lapoint
– (female) A spinster of sarcasm and fierceness.

Glenda Mackay
– (female) A spinster of some timidity.

Billit
– (female) A capable housekeeper.

Dove
– (male) An impetuous adventurer.

Mrs. Pettiman
– (female) A country policeman’s wife.

Busby
– (male/female) 10-14: A Baker St. Irregular.

Spendlove
– (male) A dead body.

 
 
 
 

THINGS MY MOTHER
TAUGHT ME

Written by
Katherine De Savino

Directed by
Penelope Harwood

A funny and heartwarming comedy

Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve driven halfway across the
country to start their new life in Chicago. Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love,
laughs, worry and wisdom when both sets of parents show up to help? A funny and touching generational look at relationships.

Play runs MaY 22 – June 2, 2019

AUDITION DETAILS

St. Luke’s Hall, 
3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road

Tues March 26 2019 7 pm
or
Wed March 27 2019 7 pm

Callbacks, if necessary, Thurs March 28 at 7 pm.

First read-through Wednesday May 3.

Rehearsals are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with some exceptions 7-10 pm

No appointments are necessary, just show up promptly at the start time. The audition will be comprised of selected readings from the script.

Please contact the director if you cannot attend auditions on these dates.

Questions?
Penelope Harwood psharwood@telus.net

CHARACTERS

Olivia
– mid to late twenties. Energetic, joyful, wears her emotions on her face.

Gabe
late twenties to early thirties. Calm, practical, lots of energy. Gabe and Olivia are moving in together for the first time.

Gabe’s parents:

Lydia
– sixty to seventy. Retired psychologist, well-dressed, slightly hysterical.

Wyatt
– same age range. Easy going, conservative, loves beer and golf.

Olivia’s parents:

Karen
– sixty to seventy. Also well-dressed, well educated.

Carter
– same age range. Never without his iPhone, gets along with everyone.

Max
– building superintendent: loves Vodka, may have Polish ancestry