Audition for Borelians’ 2016/2017 Season!

 

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AUDITIONS FOR — AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
WHEN: May 31st – 7pm & June 1st – 7pm start
WHERE: Town Hall 1873, Port Perry, Ontario.

AVAILABLE ROLES:
•Johnna Monevata: female, 20-40 years old, caregiver/housekeeper (actress should be able to play the character as Native American)
•Beverly Weston: male, 69 years old, writer/poet
•Violet Weston: Bev’s wife, 65 years old (a drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch)
•Barbara Fordham: Bev and Violet’s eldest daughter, 46 years old
•Bill Fordham: Barbara’s husband, 49 years old
•Jean Fordham: Bill and Barbara’s 14-year-old daughter (actress should be able to play a teenage role believably; be advised of the mature subject warning for this play)
•Ivy Weston: Bev and Violet’s middle daughter, 44 years old
•Karen Weston: Bev and Violet’s youngest daughter, 40 years old
•Mattie Fae Aiken: Violet’s boisterous sister, 57 years old
•Charlie Aiken: Mattie Fay’s husband, 60 years old
•Little Charles Aiken: their son, 37 years old
•Steve Heidebrecht: male, Karen’s fiancé, 50 years old
•Sheriff Deon Gilbeau: male, 47 years old

AUDITION NOTES:
•No appointment necessary. This is an open call. Please choose one of the dates to attend.
•Auditions begin at 7pm; please arrive shortly thereafter if you wish to audition. Please be prepared to wait patiently.
•Auditions consist of cold readings from the script, as well as gentle scene work with the director.
•Please note that the ages stated for the characters are a guide. Actors must be able to portray that general age.
•Please bring a resume and headshot, if you have one.
•Actors must be comfortable with mature subject matter and strong language.
•Call-backs will be on Sunday June 5, if necessary.

THE PLAY: When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. At once sensationally entertaining and deeply moving, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is an enormous undertaking…and worth every moment we invest in it.

Warning: mature subject matter, portrayals of drug-use, and strong language

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AUDITIONS — VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
WHEN: May 31st – 7pm & June 1st – 7pm start
WHERE: Town Hall 1873, Port Perry, Ontario.

AVAILABLE ROLES:
•VANYA: Male, in his 50’s. Aging intellectual who has resigned himself to never fulfilling the dreams he had for life. Discontent, upset and regretful. He identifies himself as homosexual but has never acted on it.
•SONIA: Female, in her 50’s. Vanya’s adopted sister. Upset, discontented and regretful with what life has given her; but, she is more action-oriented about it than Vanya. She wants to do something with her life… if she could just figure out what that would be. Actress will need to do an impression of Dame Maggie Smith at the audition.
•MASHA: Female in her 50’s. Outgoing, glamorous, successful actress in THE MOVIES…. She is the star of a leading series of blockbuster action films. She returns to her home to sell the family house out from under her siblings. She is very insecure about her age and aging. Actress should feel comfortable being physical and flirtatious with the young actor playing Spike.
•SPIKE: Male, aged 20 to 30. Masha’s lover. Spike is totally into himself and his looks. He is selfish self-centered but charming. This character spends much of the play dressed only in his shorts, the actor must be comfortable with this situation. We are requesting those who are auditioning for Spike to come with a photo of themselves in a bathing suit.
•NINA: Female, aged 20 to 30. She is the nice girl next door. She wants to be an actress and loves Masha’s movies. She is smart and witty but a bit shy and very polite.
•CASSANDRA: Female, any age. She is a modern equivalent of her namesake. She is the cleaning lady for the home but she is more importantly a soothsayer – who, while she is always accurate…. no one believes. She also dabbles in Voodoo….

AUDITION NOTES:
•No appointment necessary. This is an open call. Please choose one of the dates to attend.
•Auditions begin at 7pm; please arrive shortly thereafter if you wish to audition. Please be prepared to wait patiently.
•Auditions consist of cold readings from the script, as well as gentle scene work with the director.
•Please note that the ages stated for the characters are a guide. Actors must be able to portray that general age.
•Please bring a resume and headshot, if you have one.
•Actors must be comfortable with mature subject matter and strong language.
•Call-backs will be on Sunday June 5, if necessary.

We encourage actors of any race to audition. The ages provided here are the ages suggested by the script. You do not need to be that age; you just need to be believable as that age.
All the roles are of equal size and stage time – it is an ensemble piece

THE PLAY:
This is a hilariously wild comedy by one of America’s primo playwrights, Christopher Durang. It has run for several years on Broadway and won a Tony Award for Best Play. It has been described a “Chekhov in a blender”. A brother and sister, who opted to stay at home to care for their aging parents, are visited by their worldly actress sister and her 20 year old boy toy.
Warning: mature subject matter, and strong language

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 16- 18, 23- 25, 2017.

REHEARSALS: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights, beginning in November 2016.

For further inquiries or to preview a script for the show,
email us at: borelians@gmail.com

The Stars of Having Hope At Home

We are one month away from our first performance!! And the cast of “Having Hope at Home” is hard at work rehearsing for the big night.

They did take a couple minutes out of their busy schedule to pose for this lovely “family portrait”, though.

–Front from L to R–
Justine Scott, Kyle Dickie, Carolyn Goff

–Back from L to R–
Howard Linscott, Joanne Norman, David Geene.

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It’s A Wonderful Life

The Borelians are celebrating the holiday season this year with a special charity reading of It’s A Wonderful Life, adapted by Tony Palermo.

17 Actors. 36 Roles. All of your favourite characters from the  film will be brought to life.

We will be doing two readings, one at St. Andrew’s United Church in Sunderland on Dec 4 @ 7 p.m.

And the Port Perry reading will take place at the Port Perry United Church on Dec 12 @ 7:00 p.m.

Graeme Powell – George Bailey

Vannetta Tustian – Mary Bailey

Barb Taylor Bone – Superintendent of Heaven

Rob Goodale – Clarence (Angel, Second Class)

David Geene – Mr. Potter

Michael Serres – Uncle Billy/Announcer

Joanne Norman – Violet/Zuzu Bailey

Bryan Mailey – Ernie/Impatient Neighbour/Nick/Sam Wainwright

Dave Ellis – Pop Bailey/Martini/Charlie/Carter, Bank Examiner

Susan Ellis – Bank Teller/Mrs. Hatch

Mary Delaney – Ma Bailey/Mrs. Davis/Dr. Campbell

Joe Bezubiak – Mr. Gower/Officer Bert/Eddy

Helen Coughlin – Cousin Tilley/Janie Bailey

Bryan Coughlin – Eustace

Jan Taylor – Toll Taker/Mrs. Thompson

Chris Gaudet – Harry Bailey/Petey Bailey/Sheriff/Mr. Welch/Randy

Tickets for both can be purchased at the door and will cost $15.00. Proceeds from the shows will be donated to The Denise House, a charity for abused women and their children in Oshawa.

So come out and enjoy this classic Christmas tale brought wonderfully to life!

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Doubt Has Been Cast!

We are so happy to announce the very talented cast that will be starring in the up-coming Borelians production of “Doubt”!!

Sister Aloysius will be played by Annette Stokes
Father Brendan Flynn will be played by Michael Serres
Sister James will be played by Kayla Whelan
Mrs. Muller will be played by Shira Forsyth

There’s no DOUBT about it!! This is one production you won’t want to miss!

Having Hope At Home Auditions!

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Presented by Borelians Community Theatre and Port Perry Town Hall Players

Directed by Helen Coughlin

Produced by Kyle Brough

When: Monday August 24th – 7pm

Wednesday August 26th – 7pm

Where: Town Hall 1873 Centre for Performing Arts

302 Queen St, Port Perry, ON

Roles

? Carolyn Bingham: female, in her 20’s.

? Michael Charbonneau: male, Carolyn’s husband, in his 20’s or early 30’s, French-Canadian accent.

? William Bingham- male: Carolyn’s father, in his mid-40’s or 50’s.

? Jane Bingham- female: Carolyn’s mother, in her mid-40’s or 50’s.

? Russel Bingham- male: Carolyn’s grandfather, in his 70’s.

? Dawn Shaw- female: Carolyn’s midwife, age non-descript.

 

Audition Notes

No appointment is necessary. This is an open call.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the play as well as gentle scene work with the director.

Please note the age range of characters.

Please note the accent requirements for certain characters.

Call-backs will be on August 30th, if necessary.

 

About the Play

“Some of us get married, some of us have children but all of us,

through no fault of our own, have families.”

-David S. Craig-

 

On a winter night in a drafty farmhouse a baby is about to arrive. As tensions rise between three dysfunctional

generations, so does the laughter. It takes a baby to bridge the widening gap in this funny, heart-warming story of

forgiveness and hope. “Having Hope at Home” shows how the heart sometimes chooses to take the longest way home.

 

Performance Dates: February 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8:00pm

February 20 and 27 at 2:00pm

For more information, email broughkyle@gmail.com or call/text 905-809-4944