By Alice Abracen
Directed by Anne Harper
PERFORMANCE DATES: January 19 to February 3, 2018
On the eve of a papal conclave, a young Canadian journalist travels to a fictional Latin American country to interview a papal candidate about his activities during a period of disappearances under a former military junta. The playwright, Alice Abracen, is in the National Theatre School playwrights program.
MEGAN GUTIERREZ (27) - Canadian journalist, passionate, not always as on top of things as she thinks
LAURA BALKAN-KOHN (40s) - Political science professor, outspoken, witty, born Jewish
MATIAS IGLESIAS (72 but could pass for 55) - Cardinal and papal candidate: charming, articulate, clever, first language is Spanish
ANGELO FLORES (42) – General in the military junta, charming when he wants to be, but essentially manipulative
GABRIEL MEJIA (25) - Priest with pure intentions, from a simple country background
Rehearsal tentatively planned to be Tuesdays and Thursdays (7-10 pm) and Sundays (11-4 pm), starting October 31. Actors must be fully available for all tech rehearsals.
The Alumnae Theatre Company is a non-paying (NON-UNION) theatre company which encourages diversity in its membership and casting.
- Please prepare a 2-minute dramatic monologue. You will also be asked to read from the script.
- Please read the play before auditioning. A reading copy is available at the 5th floor Performing Arts desk of the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street.
To request an audition, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your RESUME, HEADSHOT and PHONE NUMBER. Please also mention whether you are an Alumnae MEMBER, and if you are a member of a union (Equity or ACTRA).
Monday October 16, Tuesday 17, or Wednesday 18 (7-10 pm)
Callbacks: Sunday October 22 (11 am - 4 pm)
FireWorks Festival - This Will Be Our Last Transmission
Seeking male actor to play Ang - late 20s-40s, Sherpa (Nepalese). Ang is a highly experienced professional mountain climber, Ella's husband. He's doing communications for the climbing team at base camp. The actor also plays Tina's 10 year old daughter and a judgmental reporter. This Will Be Our Last Transmission runs November 8-12. Know an actor who could play this part? Have connections in the Nepalese community? SPREAD THE WORD then reach out to Molly @ email@example.com.
Next Stage Reading Series Seeking Actors/Readers
The New Play Development Group (NPD) of the Alumnae Theatre seek actors/readers for Season Two of the NEXT STAGE READING SERIES The Next Stage Reading Series aids in the development of works-in-progress with "semi-cold" lobby readings of new scripts. All members and non-members welcome to attend! All ACTIVE members welcome to participate as readers!
Readings will be hosted in the Alumnae Lobby on:
September 18, October 2, November 6, December 11, 2017
January 8, February 5, April 2, June 18, 2018
Did you apply last year? You're still on the list!
Want to be on the list? Contact BOTH Anne Tait firstname.lastname@example.org and Carol Libman email@example.com, and be ready to supply your resume.
As this is an Alumnae initiative for playwrights, actors and directors, all roles - regardless of gender - are played by women.
Actors and directors are chosen from Alumnae members, and therefore male roles are read by females.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE AN ACTIVE, LIFE OR SENIOR SUPPORTING MEMBER OF ALUMNAE, AS WELL AS A MEMBER OF THE NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT GROUP TO PARTICIPATE AS A READER.
To become an Active Member, contact Liz Best, VP Membership @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
To become an NPD member, contact Anne @ email@example.com & Carol @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Write Now Challenge
Be a part of Alumnae's weekend-long playwriting challenge, culminating in publicly-presented rehearsed readings one week later. 1 mystery topic, 1 ten minute play, under 48 hours to write it
Teams assigned Monday Oct 16
Rehearsals occur Saturday Oct 21 and Sunday Oct 22 in various spaces within the Alumnae Theatre
Public Presentation Sunday, Oct 22 @ 2pm in The Studio (invite your friends - it's FREE!)
To participate contact Annie at email@example.com or (416) 735-4524.
Open Stage is a program where Alumnae members interested in performance get together once a month to play, perform and push their own creative boundaries on one of our beautiful stages at the theatre. It’s a safe space where members can grow and try new things in front of a supportive audience of fellow performers and artists. It serves as an opportunity for members to perform a piece of their choosing and see performances from others in the first part of the evening followed by a group activity. Actors of all experience levels are welcome!
For more information on how to join and the event calendar, visit our members-only site to contact the Open Stage coordinator. If you are not yet a member, please join us and indicate on your registration that you would like to be included in Open Stage.