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AUDITIONS

BOTG is committed to creating an environment where all participants are treated with respect and dignity. We value diversity in race, disability, gender, sexuality, socio-economic background, faith and age. Everyone is welcome and warmly encouraged to attend auditions.

20TH CENTURY

BLUES

BY SUSAN MILLER

Directed by Michelle Righetti

Produced by Michelle Charles & Cheryl Cartwright 

 

 

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AUDITIONS
 

Thursday, Sept. 28: 6:00-10:00 pm 
Saturday, Sept. 30th: 9:30 am- 12:30 pm 
Sunday, October 1st: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm (Callbacks)
Wednesday, October 4th: 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm (Callbacks) 

 

Performances Thursday January 18th - Sunday January 21st
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

 

Rehearsals to begin 3x in October 2023
Regular rehearsals are expected to be Wednesday and Friday nights and Saturday Mornings (to be confirmed.)
All rehearsals will be at the BOTG Studio at 1200 Speers Road, Unit 7 in Oakville.

 

For all roles and characters, Burloak Theatre Group is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We value diversity in race, disability, gender, sexuality, socio-economic background, faith and age. Everyone is welcome and warmly encouraged to attend auditions. We are particularly interested in casting  actors from a wide range of races, cultures and backgrounds. All parts are flexible in our casting of the show, except as required by the play. 

This production calls for 5 female-presenting characters ages 50+, and one character for whom gender and age is flexible.  

All questions and inquiries can be emailed to treasurer@botg.ca 

 

In-Person Auditions
 

All auditions are comprised of two parts: an individual monologue and cold-read audition, and a small group scene audition callback, as needed. 

Individual auditions slots are a ten minutes each and must be booked in advance. Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance.
An audition slot may be reserved online at: https://forms.gle/rxCUYXh9rgbjufdB7

 

Please email current headshot and acting resume in advance of the audition to treasurer@botg.ca 

 

For the audition:
Please dress comfortably and familiarize yourself with the play and its characters in advance.
- Please prepare one 3-5 minute monologue, from contemporary repertoire
- Those auditioning as a principal should prepare a second, contrasting monologue.
- You may also be asked to do a cold read of the text.
- For the callbacks, selected actors will be provided with a scene and role to read. 

 

PRINCIPAL ROLES
5 Women, 1 Man

 

CHARACTERS
The four main characters are women in their 60's, though they can be played by women who best fit the parts. These are funny, passionate, complicated women, each of whom brings a unique history, as well as pressing current concerns, to the table. The often fast paced rhythm of their dialogue should suggest that they talk in ways only people who know one another well can. Even though individually they have different levels of comfort, intimacy, and friction with one another. They are not "polite" in their interactions, nor should their genuine connection to each other ever fall into the trap of sentimentality. Sometimes the lid blows off. At a cost.

 

DANNY -  50+ any ethnicity. Female presenting.  

Attractive, great sense of humor, with an artist's energy and wild strain. Layered with urban angst and a dose of self doubt. Divorced. Has a grown son, Simon. She's an accomplished, well known photographer at a crucial turning point in her life.

 

SIL - 50+, any ethnicity.

Female presenting. A real estate agent. Separated from her husband. She works her ass off to keep current. And to keep afloat.

 

MAC - 50+, Black. Female presenting.

A high level journalist.She is witty, smart, opinionated. Lives with her female partner.

 

GABBY - 50+, any ethnicity. Female presenting.

A dedicated veterinarian running her own practice. She lives in Boston with her one and only husband. She doesn't do well with conflict, and wants everyone to be "okay."

BESS - 75-100. Any ethnicity. Female presenting.

Danny's Mother, 91. (Can be played by someone a good deal younger) In no way is she a generic "old" woman. She is modern and loving, with former talents of her own, though she is now in the early stages of dementia.

 

SIMON - Any age. Any ethnicity.

Danny's adopted son, early 30's. Smart, sense of humor. He works for a progressive cable/internet news program. He is close with his mother and grandmother.


For all roles and characters, Burloak Theatre Group is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We value diversity in race, disability, gender, sexuality, socio-economic background, faith and age. Everyone is welcome and warmly encouraged to attend auditions. Furthermore, we are particularly interested in casting actors from a wide range of races, cultures and backgrounds. All parts are flexible in our casting of the show.
 

On this production, general auditions are open to anyone age 14 and older. Children younger than this age minimum interested in a specific character in this show are invited  to directly email the producers to inquire about volunteer opportunities onstage and off.
 

All questions and inquiries can be emailed to treasurer@botg.ca

Please fill out the audition form     HERE

We will email you with an audition time. 

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