Audition Notice: “Enchanted April” by Matthew Barber
Sunday November 28th, 1-3pm & Monday November 29th ,7-9pm
Show Dates: April 29-May 15, 2022
Rehearsals Start: February 22, 2022
Director: Al French
Producer: Deb Koehler
NEW PROCESS: Please email Deb Koehler, Producer : email@example.com to let us know your interest in auditioning (include your preferred day, and which role(s) below that you are auditioning for). We will respond with a time slot for your audition.
Please email Al French, Director with any other questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions held at St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown, Ontario L0R 2H0
The following items are required to gain entry to the building/auditions:
- Proof of vaccination (printed or on mobile device) AND
- Government issued ID (matching proof of vaccination) AND
- Mask, which must be worn at all times except during an audition if actors agree to removing a mask (physical distancing will also apply at all times)
Based on the best-selling classic novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, Enchanted April takes two women on a post-World War I journey from London to Portofino, Italy. Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage and forgotten in the rush of 1920s post-war society, two London housewives pool their savings to rent a villa in Italy for a ladies-only holiday away. They reluctantly recruit a pair of independent upper-class women to share the weight of cost. Together under the Mediterranean sun, the four women clash—and then begin to bond and bloom—until men once again upset the balance. Their month-long holiday transforms their discontent in joyful and unexpected ways.
Cold Read from the script.
Rose Arnott (Lead) Female, 35–45 (British accent preferred)
A Hampstead housewife who is severe, emotionally taut and deeply sad. The loss of a child still haunts her, and she restrains her feelings constantly. She is called a “disappointed Madonna” by other characters, and until she is in Italy, this doesn’t shift for her. There, her sadness relaxes, and she finds her footing again with her husband and her life.
Lady Caroline Bramble (Lead) Female, 20–35 (British accent preferred)
A classic 1920’s flapper. She is a young socialite haunted by loss and the exhaustion of the London social scene. She is of the manor born and a heralded beauty, used to being pampered and petted. Italy changes Caroline’s resistance to real relationships and allows her another chance at love.
Mrs. Graves (Supporting) Female, 70-80 (British accent preferred)
A London matron of high moral standards and expectations, Mrs. Graves walks with a stick and clings to the past with fervor and stubborn intention. Italy allows her to open up, connect to others and show a softer kinder side.
Frederick Arnott (Supporting) Male, 40-60 (British accent preferred)
Rose’s husband. An author who writes salacious novels under a nom de plume. He spends a great deal of time away from his wife and knows Lady Caroline in his “other” world. Italy returns Frederick to his wife and re-establishes the romance of their relationship.
Anthony Wilding (Supporting) Male, 35-50 (British accent preferred)
An artist who is the owner of the villa. Wilding is initially smitten with Rose, whom he assumes is a war widow, but eventually he finds love with Lady Caroline. He is a kind and good man, though insecure.
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VT -Amateur Playwrights Series
This is your opportunity!
Extended to December 30, 2021 to submit!
Village Theatre Waterdown (Inc.) is excited to launch a new initiative and invites amateur Ontario playwrights to submit 10-minute plays for public reading, feedback and virtual production in 2022.
Have you written a short play you’d love to see read live? Have you been thinking about writing a script and never had the prompt you needed to get started?
Age – no limits
Geographic area – Greater Hamilton Area, Southern Ontario and Ontario
Subject matter – appropriate for all ages 12+
Length – 10 minutes
Cast size – appropriate for a Zoom audience. Ideally under 10.
We want to share your creative work with an audience.
Word and PDF submissions will be accepted until December 30, 2021
Name and contact details
Title of play
Brief overview of play (maximum 100 words)
Play (maximum 10 pages: 8×10 and 200 words per page)
Plays will be reviewed by the Village Theatre Waterdown play reading committee. Shortlisted plays and playwrights will be notified by January 2022. All submissions will be acknowledged.
Are you an actor or director and would like to participate? Let us know!
Village Theatre Waterdown embraces equity, diversion and inclusion and encourages all interested playwrights, actors, directors and technicians to participate.
Memorial Hall, Waterdown has reopened with limited, restricted access.
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The safety of VT volunteers and patrons remain our priority.