Velveteen Rabbit

Adaptation by Kevin Del Aguila based on the book by Margery Williams

Persephone Theatre is holding auditions for the heartwarming Velveteen Rabbit an adaptation by Kevin Del Aguila based on the book by Margery Williams directed by S.E. Grummett in the BackStage Stage.

This classic tale tells the story of the unconditional love between a boy and his toy rabbit, and how the boy’s love transforms his dearest friend into a real bunny.

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.

COVID-19 Worksafe Policy
Artists will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Persephone prior to commencing work. Other Covid-19 protocols, such as masking, may also be in place 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
ACTOR ONE Lead Any Gender
plays the roles of BOY, BOAT, SKIN HORSE, PFEFFER & DOCTOR. Actors of any gender
will be considered, however they should be comfortable portraying masculine characters.
ACTOR TWO Lead Any Gender
plays RABBIT. Seeking an actor with strong puppetry & physical theatre experience.
ACTOR THREE Lead Any Gender
plays characters of many genders including NANA, LION, HOSS & FAIRY

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Actors of all genders and ethnicities will be considered for all roles. We especially encourage submissions from 2-Spirit, trans, non-binary and gender diverse performers.

Please submit a headshot and resume (PDF format only) to [email protected] with the subject line: Velveteen Rabbit Auditions.

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. We thank all who apply but only those selected for an audition will be contacted.

Submission Deadline

November 24, 2022

Audition Date: December 4, 2022
Callback Date: December 5, 2022

Rehearsal starts: April 5, 2023
Opening: April 22, 2023
Closing: April 30, 2023

This production will engage artists under the TYA category.

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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