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Production Overview / Vue d`ensemble de la Production
Production Name / Nom de la Production: The Killdeer
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: James Reaney
Director(s) / Directeur(s): Barbara Larose
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 27th - January 30th
Open Call Time(s) / Heure de L`Audition Générale: See below for submission instructions
Open Call Address / Adresse de l`Audition Générale: 70 Berkeley St.
Open Call City/Cities / Ville(s) ou se tiendra l`Audition Générale: Toronto
Production/Show Date(s) / Date de présentation de la Production: April 12th to April 27, 2013
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
Sunday, January 27, from 10 am – 6 pm
Monday, January 28, from 6 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 29, from 6-10 pm
Wednesday, January 30, from 6-10 pm
Please prepare a short (2 min.) contemporary monologue.
You may 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 Saturday February 2nd.

E-mail killdeerauditions@gmail.com or leave a message at 416-364-4170 ext 3.
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)
Alumnae Theatre is a non-professional theatre company that encourages diversity in its membership and casting.
Synopsis: Esteemed Canadian poet, James Reaney began his playwriting career with ”The Killdeer” which first premiered at the Alumnae Theatre in 1960 and is as timely a story today as it was over 50 years ago. Not surprisingly, the piece is rich in the music & rhythms of the spoken word and in its imaginative and spiritual response to atmosphere, mood, and tone. It is a sharp social satire that mixes the macabre & mysterious with darkly twisted, quirky humour. It tells the tale of an Ontario town’s tangled web of murder and intrigue.

THE ROLES- (There is flexibility with the ages of most of the characters)

Mrs. Vinnie Gardner 40’s, 50’s fussy, bossy, pious, matriarchal mother of grown son, Harry

Madam Fay 40’s, 50’s vital, pagan, cosmetics saleswoman, mother of grown son, Eli

Harry Gardner 20’s, struggling to find his own identity but under his mother’s thumb

Mrs. Sally Budge mid 40’s to 60’s Mrs. Gardner’s gossip friend “a giggly, girlish biddy”, but has feelings.

Rebecca 20’s, good, a dreamer, a shy country girl – star-crossed love interest of Harry

Clifford Hopkins 40 ish raised Eli, the hired man who manages everything, aggressive and controlling

Eli Fay early 20’s, childlike, struggling to grow up and find his identity, Madam Fay’s son

Judge Crane the rural court judge, an older man of authority

Mrs. Delta any age – gossips with Mrs. Budge, cleans the courtroom, knows everything in hindsight

Vernelle 30’s,40’s Harry’s wife, the boss’s daughter, has tried hard to “remake” him in her image

Mrs. Soper 30’s,40’s the jailer’s wife, fills in for him but hates it, kindly and intuitive

Mr. Manatee 40 + the hangman who loves his work, a carrion crow, a bit of true evil

Lawyer Jenkins the crown counsel, a good man or woman on the side of the law

Dr. Ballad an older man - lives alone in the marsh, a doctor with all the answers & a touch of magic
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