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Production Name / Nom de la Production: The Winslow Boy
Union Status / Statut Union: NON-UNION
Media / Média: Theatre
Producer(s) / Producteur(s): Anthony Jones
Director(s) / Directeur(s): Katherine Turner
Casting Director / Directeur de Casting: Katherine Turner
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: December 8th, 9th, 10th
Open Call Time(s) / Heure de L`Audition Générale: See below for instructions
Open Call City/Cities / Ville(s) ou se tiendra l`Audition Générale: Scarborough
Call Back Date(s) / Date(s) de Rappel de la présélection: December 15th
Rehearsal Date(s) / Date de répétition: January 5th - March 7th
Production/Show Date(s) / Date de présentation de la Production: March 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 2014
Production Venue / Lieu de la Production: Scarborough Village Theatre
Production City/Cities / Ville(s) de la Production: Scarborough
 
Pay Rate / Salaire: **Non-Paying, Non-Equity**
 
Casting Notes / Notes du Casting: TO BOOK YOUR AUDITION – INFORMATION ON
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 FROM 7 – 9:30 P.M.,
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 FROM 7 – 9:30 P.M.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 7 – 9 P.M.

CALLBACKS (IF REQUIRED) SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 FROM 7:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

If called back, actors would be needed for the whole 2.5 hours.

Requirements: Please prepare a short Monologue – less than 2 minutes, something you love. Please read the play. A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Arts Desk, Toronto Reference Library. Please bring photo (photocopy will do) and resume. You will be asked to do a cold reading from the play.

Booking Your Audition for The Winslow Boy

AUDITIONS MUST BE BOOKED
by email audition4sp@gmail.com
or by phone (416) 439-1104 (Option #2)
If calling, Please leave your name & number VERY clearly.

By email or phone, please note your preferred audition date and time(s).

We will be booking individual auditions in 10 minute slots.

Also please indicate the roles that interest you.

Location: Scarborough Players Rehearsal Unit - 780 Birchmount, Unit 5 (west side of Birchmount, south of Eglinton)

Rehearsals: First Read-Through should be Tuesday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 1 p.m. and continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30-10:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. (preferred) and will take place at 780 Birchmount, Unit 5. Some dates and times can be flexible as needed. We may add the occasional Wednesday rehearsal.

Some rehearsals and all performances are at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road (at Markham Road), Scarborough.

For more information go to - www.theatrescarborough.com
 
Synopsis: The Play: In 1912, Ronnie Winslow is accused of stealing a 5 shilling postal order and is expelled form Osborne Naval College. His father, Arthur Winslow believes Ronnie is innocent and begins the long process of clearing his name. This is made more complicated by the fact that his guilt has been decided by the Admiralty and therefore cannot be overturned without consent of the government and permission from the King. To fight this battle, Arthur needs and uses all resources – his family, his health, savings, and Sir Robert Morton. It is a truly a battle to “Let Right be Done”.

You will want to be part of this extraordinary story told by the master, Terence Rattigan. The play is currently in a successful run on Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre – a remount of last year’s production at the Old Vic.

Characters: ages reflect the needs of the character not the age of the actor – 6 males and 4 females + 1 male photographer

English Accents required – RP except for Violet who would be more working class

Males:
Arthur Winslow: head of the family, nearly 60 years old. He is a banker, intelligent, proud, at time irreverent, witty, though truly the head of the family. Battling for right and Ronnie’s good name costs him his health – Arthur suffers from debilitating arthritis. Arthur is a demanding role, emotionally and physically.

Ronnie Winslow: - the title character, a bright boy of about 13 years at the beginning of the play and ages to 15 for the final scenes.
Once expelled from Osborne, Ronnie adjusts to his new school and new friends. Surprisingly the least affected by all the notoriety faced by the rest of the family – a challenging role for a young actor – could be played by a very young looking 18-20 year old.
Dickie Winslow- the older brother and middle child of the family – when the play begins he is about 20ish and in his first year at Oxford. As the battle progresses, Dickie is told to leave Oxford for a bank job as he prefers dancing, ladies and music to studying and the father cannot afford to throw money away. By the end of the play, Dickie is working for the Bank in Reading.
Desmond Curry – the family lawyer in his mid-40’s. Desmond used to be a star cricket player but now out of condition. He has been in love with Catherine Winslow for many years. He is a decent man though perhaps a bit dull.
John Watherstone – is an army officer of about 30 years old who becomes engaged to Catherine Winslow. Because of the case, the wedding is continually postponed. John cannot support himself or a bride on his army pay so is dependent on an allowance from his father, a Colonel. The Colonel does not approve of Winslow’s attack on the Admiralty.
Sir Robert Morton – in his early 40’s, Sir Robert is a celebrated barrister who is hired by the family to take on the case. He is quite an intimidating figure with strong presence and the Winslows soon learn that he is unbothered if people are uncomfortable in his presence. He and Catherine Winslow are opposed in their political views. Sir Robert believes in ‘Right’ being done

Females:
Catherine Winslow –she is the eldest of the Winslow children. Kate is nearing 30 years old and a staunch believer in women’s rights. She is bright, vivacious and passionate about her beliefs – unafraid to speak her mind. She enjoys sparing with Sir Robert. She is the one family member who supports her father in this case.
Grace Winslow – likely in her late 40’s - early 50’s – the wife of Arthur and loving mother to her children, Kate, Dickie and Ronnie. Her happy and comfortable home is turned upside down by this case and she is worried by the financial loss, the impact on Arthur’s health and her children’s lives as well as her own. How does one avoid the Press, attend trials and now remember to buy the onions?
Violet –likely in her late 30’s early 40’s – an orphan maid who has worked for the Winslow’s since Catherine was little, almost 24 years. She has never been trained as a maid so is a bit rough around the edges but very much a part of the family. Even with money almost gone, they cannot seem to let Violet go.
Miss Barnes – age from 30’s- 50’ - is a newspaper reporter who is meant to interview Arthur regarding the case but her perspective is that of a more traditional ‘ladies’ magazine very much in contrast to the views of Catherine.
 
 
 
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