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Production Overview / Vue d`ensemble de la Production
 
Production Name / Nom de la Production: Casting Call for FireWorks Festival (Three Plays)
Union Status / Statut Union: NON-UNION
Media / Média: Theatre
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: August 17 - 23
Open Call Time(s) / Heure de L`Audition Générale: See below for details
Open Call City/Cities / Ville(s) ou se tiendra l`Audition Générale: Toronto
Call Back Date(s) / Date(s) de Rappel de la présélection: August 26-31
Rehearsal Date(s) / Date de répétition: September 10 - November 3, 10, 17
Production/Show Date(s) / Date de présentation de la Production: November 4-8, 11-15, 18-22.
Production Venue / Lieu de la Production: Alumnae Theatre
Production City/Cities / Ville(s) de la Production: Toronto
 
Pay Rate / Salaire: *Alumnae Theatre encourages diversity in its membership and casting. This is a non-paying engagement.*
 
Casting Notes / Notes du Casting:
*TO REQUEST AN AUDITION*

EMAIL FWauditions@gmail.com

Be sure to include your RESUME, HEADSHOT, AGE RANGE and your PHONE NUMBER.

For the Candidates selected to audition will be contacted. Please come prepared with a monologue. Directors from more than one play may be present at the audition. Call backs will be done separately for each play. Alumnae Members will be given priority consideration. The scripts are available at the Toronto Reference Library (5th floor, Performance Desk, 789 Yonge Street) after July 15. Auditions will be held at the Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street (at Adelaide).
 
Synopsis: The FireWorks Festival runs November 4-22, 2015 with three plays each running for one week of the festival. For more information on the festival please see the FireWorks page. Below are the character breakdowns for each play. Auditions will be scheduled August 17-23 and call backs the last week of August.


*Divine Wrecks* by Chloe Whitehorn (performances November 4-8)

*Synopsis:*
​A high school god falls for the wrong girl, his teacher. A dark tale of heart break and revelations, *Divine Wrecks* explores the nature of love without boundaries. A modern take on a classic tale.

*Character Breakdown:*
(Note: We expect to cast actors in their early twenties for the teenage roles due to the mature nature of the roles)

*EDDY: *
*male, sixteen, troubled star athlete. After a tragedy he feels disconnected from everyone and is looking for meaning. *

*CASS: *
*female, thirties, high school English teacher. Is haunted by her past. *

*CHORUS 1*
*: male, teenager, confident jock. At the top of the school hierarchy but not the "steal your lunch money" type. *

*CHORUS 2: *
*female, teenager, fluffy pretty cheerleader. Extremely confident and used to getting her way. *

*CHORUS 3: * *female, teenager, alternative look. Bit of a slacker "f**k-the world if the world doesn't care" attitude. *

*CHORUS 4: **male, teenager, prep nerd. Shy but eager to be included.*


*Cottage Radio* by Taylor Marie Graham (performances November 11-15)
*Synopsis:* Inspired by the true events of the Goderich, Ontario 2011 F3 class tornado, Cottage Radio explores the effect of the horrific storm on the fictional, yet very recognizable Marley clan. The family is forced to deal with the horrific events of the storm that are currently bringing them together, while confronting all the past events that kept them apart for so long. The play includes gorgeous original indie rock songs performed by members of the collective live on stage, while the play gently and graciously combining humour and drama in surrounding scenes. The premiere production in Goderich, Ontario left audiences moved and the Toronto re-imagining is sure to do the same.

*Character Breakdown:*

*Gordon Marley*
55 years old, Uncle to Christina and Nadine, Son to Susan Recently lost his house in the tornado. Over indulges with alcohol, silence, and solitude. Past competitive rower.

*Christina (Chris) Marley*
32 years old, Sister to Nadine, Granddaughter to Susan, Niece to Gordon, Childhood best friend of Jasper, Past Drummer in the band Huron Haven, host of COTTAGE radio Would prefer to be 17 and full of potential again rather than 32 and full of pain and regrets, so she stifle’s her maturity at 17 years old and expects everyone around her to do the same. Very sarcastic to deflect.

*Nadine Marley*

27 years old, Sister to Christina, Granddaughter to Susan, Niece to Gordon, Friend of Jasper Guitar and vocals in the band Huron Haven Is afraid to admit she misses everyone, has made some poor choices in the
new people in her life away from family, and can’t handle everything all by herself all the time.

*Jasper Taylor*
30 years old, Not blood related to the Marleys, Guitar and vocals in the band Huron Haven Can’t let go of a fantasy version of reality where actions do not have
consequences, and everything is ok if it feels right. Very charming. Adventurous.

*Susan Marley*
84 years old, Grandmother to Christina and Nadine, Mother to Gordon Is getting old and sees her family being ripped apart and unable to make proper adult decisions. All she can do is try to remind them of their ties to each other and their home before she passes on. Is very dedicated to the tornado clean up effort.


*Radical *by Charles Hayter (performances Nov 18-22)
*Synopsis: * The story of a forgotten Canadian hero, Dr. Vera Peters, and her fight to alter breast cancer treatment. Spurred on by patient outrage, memories of her mother’s suffering, and her own diagnosis of breast cancer, peters embarks on a quest to find a gentler alternative to the mutilating radical mastectomy - and in the process sets the surgical world against her.

* Character Breakdown:*
HELEN, female, sixtyish, prim, conservative, fiercely loyal, wryly humourous nurse

ROSE, female, early fifties, brash, earthy, fiesty, feminist, political, professor of sociology

VERA, female, early fifties, caring, compassionate, yet quietly driven, chain smoking cancer specialist, accomplished medical professional, very "put together"

FRANK, male, early thirties, young, impressionable, thoughtful, ambitious greenhorn surgeon

BERNIE, male, fifties, conservative, intelligent, chauvinistic, surly, blunt, yet vulnerable Chief of Surgery



 
 
 
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