The Birds and the Bees

Persephone Theatre and the Globe Theatre are holding auditions for the laugh out loud comedy with brains and heart The Birds and the Bees by Mark Crawford directed by Anita Smith A play that tackles sex, love, science, family, and the artificial insemination of turkeys.

About Persephone Theatre
Persephone Theatre creates in misâskwatôminihk (Saskatoon) in Treaty 6 territory, which includes the Nêhiyawak (Cree) as original signatories and became the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation. We also acknowledge the contributions of the Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda, Saulteaux and Round Prairie Métis peoples in establishing our city of Saskatoon and we extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create and perform on this land. Persephone Theatre is committed to a reflecting the rich diversity of our community in the stories we tell and the ways in which we undertake creating our work. We prioritize a workplace culture that centres equity, inclusion, and authentic representation. We strongly encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of historically excluded communities, which includes (but is not limited to) those who identify as IBPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, d/Deaf, or who have a disability or chronic illness. We also strongly encourage artists to submit for the roles they feel align with their gender identity and/or gender expression.

About Globe Theatre
Globe Theatre is located on Treaty 4 territory, the traditional lands of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Nakoda, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. In the spirit of welcoming, Globe Theatre continues to actively seek out partnerships with companies and individuals who share our love for theatre and the land we inhabit together. Globe Theatre is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and is committed to those principles in our hiring practice. We encourage applications from our diverse community. Globe Theatre acknowledges that the theatre industry has a history of toxic rehearsal/performance environments. Globe Theatre has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse of any kind. All staff and artists are required to take a 1.5 hour online Respectful Workplace Seminar prior to their first contracted day; they are compensated for this time.

COVID-19 Work Safe Policy
Artists will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Persephone prior to commencing work. Other Covid-19 protocols, such as masking and mandatory testing, are planned to also be in place and evolve to reflect best recommended practices at the time of production. These protocols will be communicated clearly to artists at the time of offer, and be included in the rider to their contract.


Role Type Gender Number
SARAH Lead Female Identified
A turkey farmer, 38, recent divorcee who has moved back in with her mom.

Age and gender descriptions are reflections of the character. Actors of all ethnicities will be considered for each role.
BEN Lead Male Identified
A student of entomology, 23, studying the collapse of bee colonies.

Age and gender descriptions are reflections of the character. Actors of all ethnicities will be considered for each role.

Apply Now

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Please submit a headshot and resume (PDF format only) with the subject line: The Birds and the Bees Auditions to the city you wish to audition in:

Saskatoon: [email protected]

Regina: [email protected]

If there is a potential barrier that might prevent you from being able to audition, we encourage you to let us know so we can work with you to dissolve it.


Submission Deadline

September 9, 2022

Audition Dates:
Saskatoon- September 17, 2022
Regia- September 24, 2022
Submission Deadline: September 9, no later than 4pm.

March 3- May 21, 2023

Artists will be engaged under the CTA at “C to D” Joint Production rates.

Rehearsal starts: March 2, 2023
Opening: March 31, 2023
Closing: April 23, 2023
Hiatus week: April 24-30, 2023
Globe Tech: May 1-3, 2023
Globe Opening: May 4, 2023
Globe Closing: May 21, 2023

Persephone Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


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