Theater Auditions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for White Mills Theatre Co. Production of “PETER PAN and the WENDY LADY”


White Mills Theatre Co. is excited to announce the upcoming collaboration with Campbell House Museum and the City of Toronto in presenting “Peter Pan and the Wendy Lady.

This production delves into the Canadian debutante culture of the early 1900s, offering a portrayal of societal expectations placed on Edwardian women while challenging and subverting their assigned gender roles.

The narrative unfolds around eighteen-year-old Wendy’s debut into Toronto society, exploring her subsequent escape to the enchanting Neverland. “Peter Pan and the Wendy Lady” seamlessly weaves J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale with verbatim text drawn from historical documents. The play incorporates elements of dance, classical and folk music, authentic period attire, and familiar characters to depict the complexities of growing up in a world that restricts personal autonomy. It underscores the significance of choosing independent thought in the face of societal norms and expectations.

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MICHAEL DARLING — Inclusive of all genders and ethnicities, playing age of 15-25. Eclipsed by the successes of his older siblings, Michael is often overlooked by his eccentric parents for his naiveté. As the youngest of the Darling children, he straddles the worlds of the Neverland and the Grown-Up Place, taking solace in the imaginative tales crafted by his storyteller sister, Wendy. But when her stories come to life around him, Michael soon learns that the adventure he craves comes at a cost. With the promise of piracy, riches, and glory on the horizon, Michael must choose between the memory of his sister and the life he’s always dreamed of.

As an equal profit share opportunity, our projections indicate honorariums may range from $300.00-$1,000.00, depending on the success of ticket sales. With this in mind, all previous White Mills Theatre Co. collaborations with the City of Toronto heritage house museums (The Medium, A Christmas Carol, and Tales of the Grotesque) have sold out, facilitating the high end of our projections.

This production operates under the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association’s Artists’ Collective Policy. Both Union and Nonunion performers are encouraged to audition.



Rehearsal Hall Schedule:
Mon., Jan. 29th, 7:00-11:00 p.m. | Rehearsal 1/Table Read
Mon., Feb. 5th, 7:00-11:00 p.m. | Rehearsal 2
Fri., Feb. 9th, 7:00-11:00 p.m. | Rehearsal 3
Mon., Feb. 12th, 7:00-11:00 p.m. | Rehearsal 4
Fri., Feb. 16th, 7:00-11:00 p.m. | Rehearsal 5
Fri., Feb. 23rd, 7:00-11:00 p.m. | Rehearsal 6
Mon., Feb. 26th, 7:00-11:00 p.m. | Rehearsal 7
Fri., March 1st, 7:00-11:00 p.m. | Rehearsal 8
Mon., March 4th, 7:00-11:00 p.m. | Rehearsal 9
Tues., March 5th, 7:00-11:00 p.m. | Rehearsal 10
Thurs., March 7th, 6:00-11:00 p.m. | Dress Rehearsal

Performance Schedule:
Fri., March 8th, 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Performance 1/Preview
Sat., March 9th, 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Performance 2/Opening Night
Sun., March 10th, 12:00-4:00 p.m. | Performance 3/Matinee
Tues., March 12th, 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Performance 4
Wed., March 13th, 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Performance 5
Fri., March 15th, 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Performance 6
Sat., March 16th, 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Performance 7
Sun., March 17th, 12:00-4:00 p.m. | Performance 8/Matinee
Tues., March 19th, 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Performance 9
Thurs., March 21st, 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Performance 10
Fri., March 22nd, 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Performance 11
Sat., March 23rd, 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Performance 12/Closing
Sun., March 24th, 12:00-4:00 p.m. | Performance 13/Standby

White Mills Theatre Co. specializes in classical vocal performance and new play development in collaboration with Canadian historic sites. Partnering with the City of Toronto Economic Development & Culture, Museums & Heritage Services, we are best known for our immersive adaptations of Menotti’s The Medium and Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens, as well as our latest production of Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of the Grotesque at Campbell House Museum. Featured by BlogTO, Broadway World, CP24, My Entertainment World, No Proscenium, Stage Door, and Theatre Museum Canada, our productions fuse fantasy with history by transporting audiences to the City of Toronto at the turn of the century.
Submission Process

Using the sides provided below, please send a 1–3-minute self-tape audition to by midnight on Wed., Jan. 24th, 2024. Though it is not a requirement of the role, performers with a musical background may choose to include any song, in part or in full, that best exemplifies their vocal range. Please note, informal or unedited self-tapes filmed using a smartphone are welcome—we understand access to technology and software can pose a barrier to the audition process.

MICHAEL: But what of your stories, Wendy? What of the Neverland? You said! You said of all the delectable islands, the Neverland is the snuggest and most compact. Not large and sprawly, you know, with tedious distances between one adventure and another, but nicely crammed. Remember? When you play at it by day with the chairs and tablecloth, it is not in the least alarming—but in the two minutes before you go to sleep it becomes very nearly real! And so it is! To me, at least. You said it yourself, this spectacle was never about you. I say dash tradition! Soon you’ll be published, and Father will be forced to eat his words. You’ll have suitors lined up for blocks, I should think. Won’t she, John? Desperate for an audience with the world-famous Wendy Moira Angela Darling! This is your moment. Your grand debut. Make what you want of it. One last story, Wendy—while we’re all gathered here to listen. Once more before you close the door to the Neverland forever.

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