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Walterdale News for January 6, 2015
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AUDITION NOTICES: FROM CRADLE TO STAGE
February 15-16, 2015

Walterdale Theatre is holding auditions for our two selections for this year’s FROM CRADLE TO STAGE. Here are the selections:

JESUS MASTER BUILDER 
A Divine New Comedy by Mark Greene. Dramaturged by Mieko Ouchi.

Presented as part of From Cradle to Stage 2015

Directed by Trish van Doornum
Stage Manager: Anglia Redding        
Assistant Stage Manager:  Liz Cook

On Stage: May 18 - 23, 2015 

Audition Information

Dates: February 15 & 16, 2015 
Time:  7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:  Walterdale Theatre (10322 83 Avenue)

Synopsis

Full of tongue-in-cheek humour, this irreverent comedy follows Jesus of Nazareth as he struggles to keep both of his dads happy.  While Joseph wants Jesus to get into the family business of carpentry, God has very different plans. Can Jesus complete the new housing development that Joseph has won a contract for AND make his other dad proud? What a cross to bear!

Characters

Jebediah of Melrose Place – M 30+
Jebediah’s Wife – F 30+
Micah of Lofty Pine Meadows – M 20+
Joshua of Twin Lake Estates – M 20+
Elizabeth of Oak Manors – F 20+
Michael Hutz – Resembles Mike Holmes.  M 30+
Jesus Christ – M 30ish
John – M 20’s – 30’s
Judas – M 20’s – 30’s
Peter – M 20’s – 30’s
Joseph – M 50ish
God – M with an imposing voice.  Heard, not seen
Man – 20+

Rehearsals for Jesus Master Builder

Rehearsals will begin Sunday, March 1. Rehearsals will be on Sunday, Monday & Wednesday evenings, and will increase closer to performance dates. All actors must be fully available from May 10 – 23 for tech week and all performances.


MAGPIES
Written by Mary-Ellen Perley, to be presented as a part of From Cradle to Stage 2015

Directed by Maia Pearson
Stage Manager:    TBD

On Stage: May 18th – 23rd, 2015

Characters

Arthur, aged 45 – 60 years of age. 
Elizabeth, aged 25 – 40 years of age.
Samantha, aged 15 – 20 years old age. 

Rehearsals for Magpies

Rehearsals will begin at the beginning of March, with more specific information to follow. They will be conducted every Sunday and Thursday evening, and will increase closer to performance dates. All actors must be fully available for all performances. 

Audition Requirements for both pieces

- Monologue & Joke – Maximum 2 minute contemporary monologue and a joke of your choice (something clean-ish preferred)
- CALL-BACKS (if required):  Wednesday, February 18th between 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Walterdale Theatre.

To book an audition, please contact Trish by email at jesusmasterbuilder2015@gmail.com. Drop-ins will be accommodated as time allows.

Please bring all conflict dates you have to the audition. Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.

Copies of both scripts are available on loan from Walterdale. Contact the Theatre Administrator at walterph@telus.net to sign one out (please specify which play).

Walterdale Theatre is a volunteer organization, and cannot engage Equity performers.

 
WORKSHOP NOTICE - JESUS MASTER BUILDER
 
Dates:  January 30 & 31, 2015
 
Times:  7pm – 10pm & 9am – 5pm
 
Location:  TBD
 
Requirements:
 
We require 6 actors (5 men & 1 woman, all 18+ please) for a 2-day workshop.  We will be working through scenes with the playwright and dramaturg present for research purposes. 
 
Please email Trish at trishvand@telus.net if you are interested.  Applicants will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
NEXT UP: JEFFREY FEB 4-14
Directed by: Kyle Thulien

Jeffrey – Sean MacKinnon

Steve – Logan Boon

Sterling – Gerald Mason

Darius – Simon Müller

Female Ensemble – Catherine Wenschlag

Male Ensemble – Mark Kelly, Brett McGuire, Morgan D. D. Refshauge, Trevor Talbott

If you would like to work backstage or in some other technical capacity, please contact walterdalead53@gmail.com
Deciding to be a gay celibate in New York City is an impossible challenge, but what else is a guy to do when the alternative is certain death? As fate would have it, just when he makes his choice to repress it than wrap it, his friends introduce him to the man of his dreams. Jeffrey needs to navigate into a possible lifelong relationship, under the cloud of HIV, to discover the difference between the pursuit of love and physical gratification.

Don't miss JEFFREY February 4-14, 2015
Tickets available at TIX on the Square 780-420-1757
COSTUME WORKSHOPS FOR FEBRUARY!
 
Geri Dittrich will be hosting a series of costume workshops for anyone curious about the wonderful world of wardrobe!

Hat Making Workshop: Flat Wired Buckram 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 9 am to 5 pm Glenfield Rehearsal Hall, Walterdale Theatre

Costume Making Work Bee #1
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10 am to 10 pm Glenfield Rehearsal Hall, Walterdale Theatre

Costume Making Work Bee #2
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10 am to 10 pm Glenfield Rehearsal Hall, Walterdale Theatre

For more information or to RSVP, contact Geri at gmlwd@shaw.ca
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