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Current Audition Notice for WJT’s 2017-18 Season:

Tribes by Nina Raine

Directed by Ari Weinberg

Winnipeg audition date: May 8, 2017

Toronto audition date: June 5, 2017

About the play:

Billy was born deaf into a hearing family. He was raised inside its fiercely idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon. He has adapted brilliantly to his family’s unconventional ways, but they’ve never bothered to return the favour. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of Deafness herself, that he finally understands what it means to be heard.

Contract Dates:

First Rehearsal – on or around Sept 25, 2017

Preview – Oct. 19, 2017

Opening – Oct. 21, 2017

Closing – Oct. 29, 2017

Roles to be cast:

Beth – Female, mid-40s to mid-50s. British. Mother. Novelist.

Daniel – Male, mid-20s. British. Graduate Student. Eldest Child, sometime-stutterer, plays a bit of piano.

Ruth – Female, mid-20s. British. Middle Child. Performer/singer.

Please note: the roles of Billy, Sylvia and Christopher have been cast.

Please submit a headshot, resumé and cover letter indicating which role you would like to be considered for to auditions@wjt.ca by April 14, 2017 (Winnipeg) or May 10, 2017 (Toronto).

Additional Information:

– Copies of the script are available for perusal from WJT. To request a copy of the script please email info@wjt.ca.

– Both CAEA members and non-CAEA members will be considered. Electronic submissions only. Only those selected to audition will be contacted.

– We thank everyone for their submissions. Only those selected for an audition will be contacted. Sides and auditions times will be sent out after April 17.

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: Winnipeg Jewish Theatre encourages submissions from artists of all backgrounds regardless of race, age or orientation.

Auditions

WJT holds two types of auditions: general and play-specific.

We hold general auditions for both Equity and non-Equity actors. For actors who have auditioned for us in the past, it is not necessary to schedule another general audition. Actors are free to submit their resume and headshot at any time, and it will be kept on file.

With play-specific auditions, WJT will publish notice of which plays and parts are being cast. While we feel it is of vital importance to cast locally, some productions lead us to audition and cast in other cities as well.  At present, the entire 2016-17 season has been cast.

If you have any questions about auditioning for WJT, please contact our infoline at 204-477-7515 or info@wjt.ca.

Play submissions

WJT requests that playwrights interested in submitting their work for production consideration send a letter of inquiry, along with a synopsis, to WJT’s Administrator at info@wjt.ca. Due to the volume of submissions we cannot reply to all individuals who send their plays.

Please note that WJT typically produces plays with a cast size of five or smaller. We plan our seasons several years in advance, so plays that are submitted without commission will likely not be programmed for, at minimum, the next three years. 

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