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Actors

2017 General Auditions

Persephone Theatre will holding GENERAL AUDITIONS in Saskatoon on June 1 & 2, 2017. Submissions must be received NO LATER than 4:00 pm on May 23, 2017 and should include an up to date headshot and resume in either hard copy or electronic (PDF format only). Video submissions and Agents packages WILL NOT be accepted. Artists are to prepare 2 contrasting pieces of no longer than 5 minutes in TOTAL. Note: This is NOT a musical audition. Equity members ONLY will be seen on June 1. Artists whose work is familiar to Artistic Director Del Surjik, will not be required to do a general audition, but should submit a letter of interest, an up to date headshot and  a resume. We thank everyone for their interest, however, only those selected for an audition will be contacted. Please submit to:

Carol Affleck
carol.a@persephonetheatre.org (GENERAL AUDITION IN THE SUBJECT LINE)

Persephone Theatre
100 Spadina Cres E
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 0L3

'Art' Auditions

Persephone Theatre will be holding auditions for the production ART by Yazmina Reza. Auditions will be held in Saskatoon.

Production Name: ART 
by Yazmina Reza

DATES OF CONTRACT:
Rehearsals: August 18, 2017
Opening: September 15, 2017
Close: Sept 27  (possible holdover Oct 1), 2017 *must be available for ALL dates*

AUDITION DATES:
June 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2017
Deadline to Submit: May 29, 2017

Email submissions to:
Carol Affleck
Carol.a@persephonetheatre.org

Roles:

Persephone Theatre encourages submissions from artists of all cultural backgrounds.
NOTE: Please put "ART AUDITION" in the subject line of your email. Persephone thanks you for your submission, however, only those granted an audition will be contacted. 

Quick Bright Things Auditions

Persephone Theatre will be holding auditions for the production QUICK BRIGHT THINGS by Christopher Cook. Auditions will be held in Saskatoon.

PRODUCTION NAME: QUICK BRIGHT THINGS
by Christopher Cook WORLD PREMIERE

CONTEMPORARY: Nick travels home to Thunder Bay with his adopted son, Gerome, to meet Gerome’s birth mother. The boy’s recent schizophrenia diagnosis has everyone in turmoil, as the family embarks on an unforgettable weekend to ’un-crazy’ Gerome and host his birth mother for dinner.  A touching, often hilarious, and unabashedly honest play that gives a deeply authentic picture of mental illness, at the same time reveling in the ‘ordinary craziness’ and intimacy of family. 

DATES OF CONTRACT:
Rehearsals: September 22,  2017
Opening: October 20, 2017
Close: Nov 1  (possible holdover Nov 5), 2017

AUDITION DATES:
June 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2017
Deadline to Submit: May 29, 2017

Email to:
Carol Affleck
carol.a@persephonetheatre.org

Roles:

Persephone Theatre encourages submissions from artists of all cultural backgrounds.

NOTE: Please put "QUICK BRIGHT THINGS AUDITION" in the subject line of your email.  Persephone thanks you for your submission, however, only those granted an audition will be contacted.

Additional info:  Script available for reading contact: Carol Affleck carol.a@persephonetheatre.org

Persephone Theatre will be holding auditions for the production BUTCHER by Nicolas Billon. Auditions will be held in Saskatoon.

Butcher Auditions

PRODUCTION NAME: BUTCHER
by Nicolas Billon
Contact Name & Email: Carol Affleck carol.a@persephonetheatre.org

DATES OF CONTRACT:
Rehearsals: January 5, 2018
Opening: Feb 2, 2018
Close: Feb 14 (possible holdover Feb 18), 2018

AUDITION DATES:
June 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2017
Deadline to Submit: May 29, 2017

Email to:
Carol Affleck
Carol.a@persephonetheatre.org

Roles:

Persephone Theatre encourages submissions from artists of all cultural backgrounds.

NOTE: Please put "BUTCHER AUDITION" in the subject line of your email. Persephone thanks you for your submission, however, only those granted an audition will be contacted.

Pride and Prejudice Auditions

Persephone Theatre will be holding auditions for the production PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen, adapted by Janet Munsil. Auditions will be held in Saskatoon.

Production Name:
Pride and Prejudice

Contact Name & email:
Carol Affleck
carol.a@persephonetheatre.org

Dates of contract:
Rehearsal start: April 6, 2018
Open: May 4, 2018
Close: (must be available for ALL dates): May 16, 2018 (possible extension to May 27, 2018)

Audition dates: June 13, 14, 15, 2017
Deadline to submit: June 5, 2017
Email submissions to: carol.a@persephonetheatre.org

Ethno casting statement: Persephone Theatre encourages submissions from artists from all cultural backgrounds.

Additional information:
British dialect  - RP (received pronunciation) required for the audition, although you may be asked to do a scene without dialect.  All submissions will be accepted, however, Saskatchewan residents will have first consideration.

Character breakdown:

NOTE: Please put "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AUDITION" in the subject line of your email. Persephone thanks you for your submission, however, only those granted an audition will be contacted.
Deadline to submit: June 5, 2017
Email submissions to: carol.a@persephonetheatre.org

Treasure Island Auditions

Persephone Theatre will be holding auditions for TREASURE ISLAND. Auditions will be held in Saskatoon.

PRODUCTION NAME: Treasure Island
By Ken Ludwig Adapted from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dates of the Contract:
Rehearsals: Oct 27, 2017
Opening: Nov 24, 2017
Close: Dec 6, 2017 (with a possible holdover to Dec 23, 2017 ***must be available for ALL dates)

Audition Dates: June 20, 21, 22, 2017

Deadline to submit: JUNE 12, 2017
Email to: Updated headshot & resume (PDF ONLY ) to carol.a@persephonetheatre.org

Character Breakdown:

NOTE: The role of Jim Hawkins can be an ADULT Male or Female who can read 13 years of age. Female identified Pirates, other “britches” roles can be considered. There are no cultural restrictions on casting. First consideration will be going to Saskatchewan resident Artists.

Persephone Theatre encourages submissions from artists of all cultural backgrounds. Persephone thanks you for your submission, however, only those granted an audition will be contacted.

Further Audition Inquiries

To be contacted about the next round of general auditions (2017), OR to express interest in show-specific auditions, after the annual season announcement, OR to express interest and capacity to work in Saskatoon, please email Persephone Theatre's Artist Liaison, Carol Affleck.

Show auditions and callbacks are arranged on a case-by-case basis.  

For information about workshops for professional artists at Persephone Theatre, please email our Education Director, Dillon Person.

Writers

New Play Submissions

Persephone Theatre’s mandate and practice has a wide range of production that includes new work.  We are interested in receiving submissions from emerging and established writers of plays that fit within our producing spectrum.  

Submissions are reviewed by Literary Manager Johnna Wright and Artistic Associate Daniel Macdonald, and are kept on file.  Due to staff work load, we are unable to provide dramaturgical feedback unless a script is being considered for production.  We will acknowledge receipt of your submission, and will get in touch after that if we need more information.

With your submission, please include the following:

Playwright's name and contact info
A brief bio of relevant experience/training
A brief (100 words or less) synopsis of the play
Casting breakdown
Development history (if any) for this script

This information, and the script, can be emailed to scripts@persephonetheatre.org.
Hard copy submissions may be sent to Persephone's mailing address, ATT'N:  LITERARY MANAGER.

Playwrights' Unit

With Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre, Persephone Theatre runs a year-long Playwrights Unit.  To be notified about the next Call for Submissions for this program (spring 2016), please email the Literary Manager, Johnna Wright.

2015/16 Playwrights Unit participants:
Tim Boechler
Gwen Chappell
Terry Jordan
Shanda Stefanson
Ken Wilson

Co-Production and Presentation Pitches

Persephone Theatre engages in co-productions and presentations on a regular basis.  This includes both of our stages (large proscenium and intimate black box) as well as other venue stakeholders in our community.  

Co-productions are based on artistic criteria, followed by a consensus on combining artistic teams from the communities involved (and sometimes the greater nation).  Presentations and co-presentations are part of the mix of both our adult and youth programming.  

For adult programming, please email initial inquiries to Artistic Director Del Surjik.

For youth material, please email initial inquiries to Artistic Associate Daniel Macdonald

We will reply with our level of interest and whether we are ready to receive further information.  

Directors

To inquire about directing and assistant-directing opportunities at Persephone, please contact the Artistic Director, Del Surjik.

Designers

To inquire about design and design-assist opportunities at Persephone, please contact the Artistic Director, Del Surjik.

Stage Management & Technicians

To inquire about technical or stage management opportunities, please contact our Production Manager, Roger Lantz.

Teaching

To express interest in teaching at our theatre school, please contact our Education Director, Dillon Person.

Assistant & Mentorship Opportunities

Persephone Theatre provides assistant opportunities annually on a case-by-case basis according to our organizational capacity and the suitability of the proposal.  These include, but are not limited to, Assistant Director, Assistant Designer and Apprentice Assistant Stage Manager.  

For general inquiries about assisting, please contact Artistic Associate Daniel Macdonald.

For inquiries regarding apprenticing in stage management, please contact Production Manager Roger Lantz.

Box Office

To inquire about part-time work in Persephone's Box Office, please contact Box Office Manager Laura Helgert.