Community Theater Auditions for “A Screwball Comedy” By Norm Foster in Calgary / Cochrane, AB, Canada

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Take A Bow Community Theatre Society

A Screwball Comedy By Norm Foster

Location: Calgary / Cochrane, AB

Audition / Call Type: Theater

Play Synopsis:
The year is 1938 and newly laid-off perfumier Mary Hayes is trying to break into the male dominated world of newspaper journalism. Editor-in-Chief Bosco Godfrey sets a competition between his egotistical star reporter Jeff Kincaid and plucky Mary, assigning them to cover a
society wedding. The best storywriter gets the job.

Roles to Cast:
Two Females & Two Males
Female #1
Mary Hayes – mid 20s, “Plucky”, smart, determined
Female #2
Someone who can play 30 – 50 years old
Will be playing 3 different roles
Jonesy – wise-cracking Secretary
Delores – Newspaper Owner
Gloria – The Seductress
Male #1
Jeff KIncaid – late 20s to mid 30s – egotistical, self assured
Male #2
Someone who can play mid 20s – mid 50s
Will be playing 4 different roles
Bosco – Gruff Newspaper Editor
Peter – The Bon Vivant Fiance
Chauncey – The Dim-witted Son
Reginald – The Acerbic Butler

Payment: Other

City or Location of call: Calgary / Cochrane, AB
Please submit to: by 12/10/2022 5:00 PM

Audition Date:
Sunday, December 11, 2022 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Call Backs:
Monday, December 12, 2022 6:00 – 9:30 PM
11 West Side Drive, Cochrane, AB (Super 8 – Conference Room)

To Book an Audition:
Actor will email –
Actor will attach a headshot and resume
Please indicate which role you are interested in
To book a 20 minute appointment – Provide a two hour availability between 12 – 5, Dec. 11, 2022
Director will respond with a specific 20 minute window for Actors’ Audition time

Audition Format:
Actor will present a 3 – 5 minute Comedic Monologue
Director will offer directorial suggestions about the presentation to see how the Actor can adapt and alter performance based off of suggestions.
Call Back Format:
All Actors, who have been requested to attend the call back, will be required to be at the call backs from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Actors will be paired with other Actors to read selected scenes from the play

This casting notice was posted by: Take A Bow Community Theatre Society

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