Auditions for The Unmanageable Sisters by by Deirdre Kinahan, an Irish adaptation of Michel Tremblay’s – Les Belles-Soeurs have been completed.  Stay tuned for Casting details.

Director – Victoria Shepherd

In Person auditions – by appointment only
Sun Sept 10, 1 pm – 4 pm
Mon Sept 11, 7 pm -10 pm

Callbacks in person – by invitation only
Sun Sept 17, 1 pm – 4 pm  (In-person auditions are currently planned; auditions may move to Zoom if Covid restrictions become advisable)

Location: To be given upon audition booking

To book an audition, contact the Audition Coordinator, Liam Doherty, via email at Please indicate your preferred audition date, time, and characters for whom you wish to audition. Attach a resumé and recent headshot/photo if you have one. (There will be a form provided on the night, as well).

If the director does not know your work, please prepare a 2-minute monologue (maximum). Read the script before your audition as there will be readings from the script. Script and sides will be provided when you book your audition. The same sides will be used at the callback.

Please note: Toronto Irish Players is a non-profit, non-equity community theatre group. We do not pay actors for performances nor do we cast ACTRA/Equity members. If cast, you must join the group. Membership fees of $25 are due at the first rehearsal.

We welcome actors of all experience levels to audition for this production. This is a big cast show, with a wide range of roles, open to differing levels of skills and experience.

The Production will run February 15 – March 2, 2024 at The Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto.  Rehearsals begin November 21, and include two weekday evenings and one weekend rehearsal until Tech week, February 11-15.

Synopsis: In Dublin in 1974, we meet Ger Lawless who has won a million Green Shield stamps and invited 15 friends and family to help her put them in booklets. A great marriage of a classic Canadian play of universal appeal, transplanted to Dublin in something more than a translation, described as ‘funny and furious’.

Characters Details below, ages approximate:

Ger Lawless – late 30s/early 40s, but matronly already. Overweight and as  meticulously groomed as her limited budget permits

Marie Boyle – Ger’s age but tired and worn out. Fashion and beauty maintenance require energy she doesn’t have

Rose O’Brien – Ger’s sister, Marie’s ‘type’ but also, life and soul of the party

Gabby Joyce – Ger’s sister, Marie’s ‘type’

Lilly De Courcey – Marie’s ‘type’ but thinks she is better than everyone else

Yvonne Long – Marie’s ‘type’; inveterate bragger, her daughter’s success elevates her

Patsy Geurin – Ger’s estranged youngest sister. Sexy in a Marilyn Monroe on a budget way

Dolly Snow – Country mouse, yearning to fit into Marie’s coterie, secret romantic

Linda Lawless – Ger’s daughter, 20, carefully done up, lovely in the way Ger used to be

Janet Mooney – Linda’s friend, 20, lovely

Lisa Pearse – Linda’s friend, 20, but something is weighing heavy on her mind

Angie Smith – 60 – professional funeral goer

Ruthie Barrett – 60 – professional funeral goer

Olive Doyle – 70+, wheelchair bound, suffering from dementia, shakes – or is it a ruse? Physically fragile but the actor should be physically strong

Theresa Doyle – Olive’s reluctant elder caregiver, Ger’s age and sister-in-law. Physically strong (will fireman carry her mother-in-law)

General notes:

– All actors should be able to sing as there will be an a capella performance of the Irish National Anthem (which will be taught to them during rehearsals)

– All actors should be physically capable of performing fight choreography, under the safe guidance of a qualified Fight Director

– Most characters will eat and/or drink onstage during the show