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Production Overview / Vue d`ensemble de la Production
 
Production Name / Nom de la Production: Cosi
Union Status / Statut Union: NON-UNION
Media / Média: Theatre
Production Company / Compagnie de Production: Alumnae Theatre
Show Venue / Lieu de Représentation: Alumnae Mainspace
Written By / Textes de: Louis Nowra
Director(s) / Directeur(s): Jane Carnwath
Casting Director / Directeur de Casting: Alumnae Theatre
Accepting Submissions From / Acceptons les Soumissions venant: Toronto
 
Open Call Details / Détails de l`Audition Générale
 
Open Call Date(s) / Date(s) de L`Audition Générale: January 19th - 25th
Open Call Time(s) / Heure de L`Audition Générale: See below for Submission instructions
Open Call Address / Adresse de l`Audition Générale: 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto
Production/Show Date(s) / Date de présentation de la Production: April 13th to April 28, 2012
Production Venue / Lieu de la Production: Alumnae Mainspace
Production City/Cities / Ville(s) de la Production: Toronto
 
Pay Rate / Salaire: Non union, non paying.
 
Casting Notes / Notes du Casting: AUDITION DATES
Thursday, January 19, from 6 – 10 pm
Sunday, January 22, from 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, January 24, from 6 – 10 pm
Wednesday, January 25, from 6 – 10 pm

PREPARATION
Please prepare a short (2 min.) contemporary monologue
You may also be asked to read from the script.

Please read the play before auditioning! – available at the Reference Library & Theatre Ontario.

Please bring your photo and résumé. Call backs will be held on Sunday January 29th.



TO BOOK AN AUDITION TIME
E-mail cosiauditions@gmail.com or leave a message at 416-364-4170 ext 2.

Be sure to include your phone number so we can contact you! And specify your preferred role.

Auditions will be held at the Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street

(SW corner of Berkeley and Adelaide)
 
Synopsis: In 1970’s Australia, as protests against the Vietnam War rage, Lewis fresh out of university with a bit of theatre experience, has been hired to work with patients in a Melbourne mental institution, to “bring them out of their shells”. None of them sing, or speak Italian, but they’re determined to perform Mozart’s comic opera Cosi Fan Tutte.

A dark and hilarious comedy that proves it helps to be crazy when chasing your dreams.
 
 
 
Characters / Personnage
 
1. Lewis - Performer - 20 to 25 - Male / Masculin - Any

Lewis - early 20s, has done some theatre at university, eager to “make a difference”.
 
2. Lucy - Performer - 20 to 25 - Female / Féminin - Any

Lucy - early 20s, Lewis’ live-in girlfriend, educated, has anti-war sympathies.
 
3. Nick - Performer - 20 to 25 - Male / Masculin - Any

Nick - early 20s, Lewis’ friend, anti-war activist, somewhat self-important, directs student productions.
 
4. Justin/Justine - Performer - 35 to 45 - Any Gender / Tout Genre - Any

Justin(e) - late 30s-40s, could be male or female, a social worker, a bit controlling.
 
5. Roy - Performer - 35 to 50 - Male / Masculin - Any

Roy - 35-50, prone to emotional extremes, doing “Cosi” is his idea, has spent much of his life in institutions.
 
6. Henry - Performer - 40 to 50 - Male / Masculin - Any

Henry - 40-50, a former lawyer, has great trouble engaging, has spent much of his life in institutions.
 
7. Doug - Performer - 20 to 30 - Male / Masculin - Any

Doug - 20-30, likes to set fires, loves to stir things up, hasn’t been in institutions very long.
 
8. Cherry - Performer - 25 to 40 - Female / Féminin - Any

Cherry - 25-40, needy, bit of a bully, can be physically violent, has been in institutions for some time.
 
9. Julie - Performer - 21 to 25 - Female / Féminin - Any

Julie - 21-25, institutionalized for the first time because of drug dependency.
 
10. Ruth - Performer - 30 to 40 - Female / Féminin - Any

Ruth - 30-40, obsessive, very smart, has been in and out of mental institutions.
 
11. Zac - Performer - 25 to 40 - Male / Masculin - Any

Zac - 25-40, the musician of the group, loves his meds, has been in and out of mental institutions.