Jessica Bertrand in Rosamund Small’s TomorrowLove

Jessica Bertrand in Rosamund Small’s TomorrowLove.  Directed by Andrea Donaldson.  Set design by Anna Treusch.  Costume design by Sharon E. Secord.  Lighting design by Paul Cegys.  November 2018.

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Production Auditions

We typically produce two to three main shows per year - in November and March on the main stage Theatre of the Arts, and sometimes in June/July. Auditions usually happen in the first week of the term but occasionally auditions for winter shows happen late in the fall term and auditions for the spring show happen late in the winter term. Audition requirements are posted below as well as on the Call Board outside ML 135 two (2) months ahead.

There may also be student projects for directing courses or thesis projects which require actors from time to time. Check the Call Board for information.  Notifications are also posted to the UWaterloo Theatre & Performance Facebook page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Auditions for upcoming production

The Theatre and Performance program has chosen to produce Kat Sandler’s Mustard as part of the winter 2022 term.  The play will be directed by Liza Balkan.

Synopsis:

A darkly comic play about friendship, real and imagined.  Mustard is Thai’s imaginary friend.  Thai is an angsty 16-year old.  Mustard shouldn’t still be here, but he is. Imaginary friends don’t normally stay with their Person until that Person is a troubled teenager, exhibiting strangely violent behaviour. Imaginary friends don’t suddenly become visible to their Person’s mom and then go on a date with them, either. But Mustard is special. At least that’s what he thinks. And he’s not ready to leave his best friend, Thai, even though he’s in deep trouble with some unsavoury characters who are ready to enforce some serious rules. And, oh yeah, he’s falling in love with Sadie, Thai’s recently separated, wine-guzzling mom, who doesn’t believe he’s real.

Auditions will be held on:

WHEN: Saturday, November 27, 2020

TIME: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: Theatre of the Arts.  Please sign up for a spot online 

Please sign up for a 15 minute slot.

Those auditioning are asked to:

  1. Prepare one monologue of your choice no more than two minutes long, relatively contemporary (i.e. written in your lifetime),
  2. Please read the play before your audition.  A hard copy version of the script is available on demand from Janelle Rainville (jrainvil@uwaterloo.ca).  There is also an ebook version available from the Dana Porter library.
  3. Familiarize yourself with one of the short scenes from the play depending on which character(s) you are auditioning for.  Scenes will be sent to you once you have booked an audition time.

The cast of Mustard is comprised of 6 roles.  The three lead roles (Thai, Sadie, and Mustard) have already been filled by capstone students.  The remaining three characters (Leslie, Bug, and Jay), are open to UWaterloo students from any faculty. 

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, December 1st for those students who are short-listed for roles.  Successful candidates will be notified by December 5 and will be enrolled in THPERF 307-001. 

If you are unable to attend the auditions on Saturday, November 27, please contact Janelle for information on accommodations.

QUESTIONS:

Email houston@uwaterloo.ca