Current Production

AUDITION NOTICE

FOR 

 

CHAPATTI BY CHRISTIAN O'REILLY

a full-length play in one-act

 

Directed by Joanne Farrell

 

Auditioning on Zoom Dec. 2 and Dec. 6, 7-10 p.m.; Callback in person Dec. 9, 7-10 p.m.

 

To be performed live in-person 

February 17-March 6 at The Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto

 

Cast:

Dan: Late 50's-60+;  Dan has recently lost the woman he loved for 30 years and is struggling to cope

Betty: Late 40's+: Tough, generous, funny. Has seen a lot of life and now prefers life with cats, until she meets Dan.

 

Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal lovers living in Dublin. When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with the amiable Betty and her nineteen cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship. As the play is structured, the two actors engage primarily with the audience in monologues, with more contact between the two later in the story. Actors should be adept storytellers.

 

For the audition, in lieu of a prepared monologue, the director would like to hear you tell a brief story about a personal experience - true or not – that has been memorized (so can be repeated). We are not assessing the writing but the storytelling. Script and sides will be provided when you book the audition. The same sides will be used at the callback.  

 

Early rehearsals will take place on Zoom, but will move to in-person. Full vaccination status required by everyone involved in the production that will adhere to Covid protocols from callback through to performances.

 

 To book an audition and get further info, write info@torontoirishplayers.com, enclosing a resume and photo. Additional audition dates may be added. 

 

Toronto Irish Players is a non-union, non-paying community theatre company.