The Veil by Conor McPherson
directed by Maureen Lukie
(production running September 21-October 7, 2017,
rehearsals begin mid July, most likely Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings)
The author of ‘Shining City’ and ‘The Weir’, Conor McPherson has been called ‘the finest dramatist of his generation’. 1822, rural Ireland: The defrocked Reverend Berkeley arrives to escort 17-year-old Hannah to England where she is to be married to an English marquis to save her mother from the debts of their country manor. Finding Hannah and the house haunted by voices and psychic currents, the Reverend proposes a séance with catastrophic consequences.
Audition Dates: Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th June, 7:00-10:00
Callbacks: Sunday, June 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Please contact +1 - 416-440-2888 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
Location: Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd.
5 Women, 3 Men, ages given are a guideline:
Lady Madeleine Lambrooke, ‘early 40’s’ – Hannah’s widowed mother, burdened with the past, determined to salvage a future;
Hannah Lambrooke, ‘17’, high-strung, willful and intelligent
Maria Lambrooke, Madeleine’s grandmother (70’s+, or aged to seem so) senile but with striking moments of lucidity, present through much of the play
The Reverend Berkely, a defrocked Anglican minister (55-70), jovial and confident
Mr. Charles Audelle, a philosopher, psychic and addict; ‘mid-40’s’; intense.
Mr. Fingal, estate manager, ‘looks at least forty’, ‘broad-shouldered’, employment has lifted him above his station, but not high enough to reach Lady Lambrooke.
Mrs. Gouding, housekeeper, ‘about sixty’, intelligent, bossy, genial.
Clare Wallace, housemaid, 20-30, a realist, in love with Mr. Fingal.
Please read the play in advance. The script is available at the Metro Toronto Reference Library and in soft copy by request.
If the director is not familiar with your work, please prepare a classical monologue from the 19th century, or something comparable (not Shakespeare, and not from the play itself, please), no longer than 2 minutes. Be prepared to cold read from the script.
Please forward a resume and headshot by e-mail and bring a copy to the audition.
Irish or British accent not a requirement at the audition.