Current Production

AUDITION NOTICE

NOBODY'S TALKING TO ME
By Tommy Marren

Directed by Harvey Levkoe                                                   

Produced by Susan McQueen 

AUDITIONS:                   SUNDAY, JULY 14 (1-6 pm)   MONDAY, JULY 15 (7-10pm), 2019
CALLBACKS:                 WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 (TIME TBA), 2019
REHEARSALS:               Start TUESDAY, August 13, 2019; TUESDAY/FRIDAY/ SUNDAY schedule with
                                         some table work prior to first rehearsals
PERFORMANCES:         October 17 - November 2, 2019 - The Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto
 

This audience-pleasing comedy has played in theatres across Ireland since 2017. Set in 1968 in rural Ireland, it's the eve of the 40th wedding anniversary of Maggie and Mattie Conway who haven't spoke a single word to each other in 10 years. Disaster strikes when the local parish priest Father O'Toole decides to surprise them by renewing their marriage vows. All hell breaks loose as a rollercoaster ride follows.
 

LIST OF CHARACTERS & AGES TO BE PLAYED
(No accents required at auditions)

MAGGIE CONWAY, 60s - miserable, stubborn, sarcastic, impatient, quick witted, hypocritical, outbursts of anger, spends her time knitting

MATTIE CONWAY, 60s - grumpy, cranky, stubborn, sarcastic has a temper and spends his time doing crossword puzzles

ANDY WALSH, 30-40 - courting the Conway's daughter Josephine, dim, awkward, easily shocked, confused, a sweet and naïve simpleton,

KATHLEEN O'DOWD, 20-30 - the late Bartley O'Dowd's daughter, a crier-sober-hugger and very naïve

MINNIE CONWAY, 40-50 - Mattie's long time live in sister who suffers from brain lapses, whiskey drinker, pill popper, drama queen, hypochondriac

FATHER O'TOOLE, 30-60 - Parish Priest, sweet, enthusiastic, gullible and a romantic, sees the world through rose coloured glasses

JOSEPHINE CONWAY, 30-40 - Conway's daughter and Andy's long time girl friend, an emotional, excitable, a crier-hugger, fashion conscious

LUKE MURPHY, 40-50 - Maggie's first cousin-Minnie's former boyfriend, bland, polite, dull as dishwater, sweet but slow on the uptake  

TO BOOK AN AUDITION - send an EMAIL to info@torontoirishplayers.com.  Include your name, preferred audition date, time and the character for whom you wish to audition.  Attach your resume with contact number and a recent head shot.   Alternatively, CALL 416-440-2888 and provide the above information as well as your email address.  Application DEADLINE - July 6, 2019.

LOCATION - Auditions and rehearsals will be held at The School of Philosophy, 29 Madison Ave, Toronto  
 
PREPARATION - If the Director does not know your work, prepare a 2-minute comedic monologue.  There will be readings from the script so please read the play before your audition.

SCRIPT - A copy of NOBODY'S TALKING TO ME is available upon request.
 

PLEASE NOTE: Toronto Irish Players (TIP) 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, we require that you join our group. 
Membership fees of $20 are due at the first rehearsal.
 

Our Second Play of the season is -

 

Many Young Men of Twenty

by J.B. Keane 

a classic of Irish theatre, combining drama and comedy in a story of immigration, with music February 13 to 29, 2020

Cast: 5 Women, 10 Men (with doubling)

It's 1960 and young Irish men and women are leaving the country in droves, bound for England and
the hope of jobs and money to send home.  Peg sees them leaving from Hannigans' pub, not able
to leave herself, because she has a small son to take care of.  The perennial conflict of emigration,
the difficulty in leaving the land you call home, the seeming impossibility of staying,
plays out in this blend of comedy, drama and music

Auditions for this play will be announced soon.

We hope to have a third production to be held off-site in the summer of 2020 featuring two one-act plays by W.B. Yeats, On Baile's Strand and Kathleen Ni Houlihan, the first play that TIP ever presented
back in 1975, the two plays will be framed by selections of Yeats' poetry.