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Director: Larry Westlake

Producer: Alison Overington

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Follow the journey of six Canadian infantrymen as they experience the anticipation and hardships of war. You will experience every stage from enlisting, training, leaving loved ones behind, actually going to fight the enemy, the fear and danger of battle, and the sorrow of losing comrades. All of which is met by the soldiers’ guts, resilience and humour. Featuring popular music from the 1930s and 1940s this moving theatrical production brings history alive.

Important: Scarborough Theatre Guild is committed to a safe, inclusive and respectful working environment. All participants in this production (actors, creative teams, crews, and other volunteers) must be fully vaccinated Current Provincial guidelines regarding masks and social distancing will be adhered to.

 

AUDITION DATES

Wednesday, June 7, 2023                         7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Sunday, June 11, 2023                                    7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

 

CALLBACKS

Wednesday, June 14, 2023    7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

 

AUDITION & REHEARSAL LOCATION

Scarborough Theatre Guild Rehearsal Unit – 2105 Midland Avenue, Unit 16, Scarborough, Ontario

The building is immediately north of the Midland LRT station on east side, south of Progress. The unit and both driveway exits face Cosentino Drive

REHEARSALS

Commence:         Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm – first read-thorough

Continue:    Tuesdays & Thursdays:  7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Sundays:    7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

NOTE: These times may be flexible depending on the day-job schedule of the director.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES – 2023

October 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19 and 20 at 8pm and October 8, 15 and 21 at 2pm

All performances at Scarborough Village Theatre (3600 Kingston Road at Markham Road, Scarborough).

 

REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. You may also be asked to do a cold-read from the script, so it is best to familiarize yourself with the show.

Please also prepare a song of the period.

There will be short movement sessions about every half hour to show your ability to march and do simple dance steps, so be prepared to stay on a while after your audition.

Please bring a copy of your resume and headshot to the audition.

Callbacks ​will consist of scenes from the show, performed in groups. We ask that you be available for the full time period so we have a chance to experiment with different pairings/groupings of actors.

 

SCRIPT

If you would like to read the play before auditioning, the script is on reserve at the Performing Arts Desk, 5th floor, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, and at the Community Desk of the Toronto Public Library, Cedarbrae Branch, at 545 Markham Road in Scarborough.

 

BOOKING AN AUDITION

For information, or to book an audition time, email Alison Overington at alison@singulardesign.ca.

Please indicate what role(s) you are interested in.

If you must cancel on your audition night, please call the STG unit at 416‑439‑5349.

This production is Non Paying/Non Equity

 

ROLES AVAILABLE

Note: The ages of characters below are playing ages and are flexible. Casting will be based on chemistry between actors. Scarborough Theatre Guild welcomes diversity in casting and actors of all backgrounds, identities and abilities are encouraged to apply!

RoleDescription
DustyEarly 20’s. An “everyman” type of character. A farm boy with many innocent delusions about war. We follow his progress from raw recruit to cynical veteran.
Jean – PierreEarly 20’s. French-Canadian. A bit of a dreamer and drifter, although pretty street-wise. Joined the army to find some direction in life.
DudEarly 20’s. Very naive and just a bit dumb. Probably lived at home right up until he joined the army.
SharkyLate 20’s. An ex-con, tough, cynical and always on the look-out for something to steal or a girl to make a pass at. Joined the army because he was fed up with being harassed by the police.
Pops50’s. A World War One veteran with a vast repertoire of corny jokes. He joined the army to re-live his youth and get away from his wife.
SargeLate 40’s. Career soldier. Tough and loud, but with a deep-seated fondness for his men.
Jill30’s Good comic sense and versatility.
Charlene20’s. Pretty ingénue type, good dramatic ability.

Numerous other characters – there are many smaller and incidental roles in the play. These roles can be doubled using a cast of 8 as suggested throughout the script, or can be performed by other actors depending on the size of the company.

Download the Full Audition Information Sheet here.


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