Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

City: Stephenville

Paid position (Union Or Non-Union)

Organization Description:

Stephenville Theatre Festival (STF) is the longest-running professional theatre festival in Newfoundland and Labrador, operating since 1979. The company performs in the Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre. For more information about the festival, please visit http://www.stephenvilletheatrefestival.com/

Job Description

Stephenville Theatre Festival (STF) is currently casting all roles for its 2021 Spring and Summer season. Auditions are being held to engage the 2021 company.

NOTE: At this time, performers who are invited to audition will be doing so via a self tape video. Callbacks will happen live on ZOOM with the creative team.

STF is committed to diverse and inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities, abilities and identities.

Applying artists should be aware that STF does not tolerate any form of harassment of its employees, clients, volunteers, audience and community.

STF will be engaging student performers/ production crew under the Canada Jobs Program; therefore students returning to school in the fall of 2021 are encouraged to apply.

Additional Info:

We are currently casting all roles in the following productions (Please see descriptions or links below for specific casting information and show descriptions):

TO THE GIRLS – by Meghan Greeley (WORLD PREMIERE)

REHEARSAL DATES: MAY 10 – JUNE 4

PERFORMANCE DATES: JUNE 5 – JUNE 13

“Late November 1963. Ernest Harmon Air Force Base in Stephenville, Newfoundland, established during World War II as the first line of defense in the event of a North American invasion, has changed the small town forever. For better and worse, the “friendly invasion,” as it was known, shaped the land, culture, and even the dialect of Stephenville irreversibly. Now, nearly twenty years after the war, the future of the base—and the future of the locals employed upon it—is in question. For a group of young Newfoundland women working on

Ernest Harmon as secretaries, personal and political upheaval is coming at them fast and hard: a forbidden marriage and impending emigration; the threat of the Cold War; a beloved- and begrudged charity fashion show for the officers’ wives; a religious faith forced into the shadows; an estranged relative with some serious anti-American sentiments and a long-held secret; and for one new girl, a growing question over the land itself and to whom, exactly, it rightfully belongs. When news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination puts the base on high alert, the lives of these women become inextricably linked to the future of a country in turmoil—an America that both is and is not their own.”

SEEKING 8 PERFORMERS TO PLAY THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

  • LUCY –– Woman, early 20s
  • MARTHA –– Woman, early 20s
  • ROZA –– Woman, late 20s
  • NELL –– Woman, late 40s
  • FLO –– Woman, late 20s
  • REENIE (IRENE) –– Woman, early 20s
  • MRS. WILSON –– Woman, 40s/50s
  • BOBBY –– Man, 20s/30s

SUMMER REPERTORY SEASON

9 PERFORMERS WILL PERFORM IN TWO OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTIONS

As these productions are Musical Theatre presentations, we are seeking performers with strong acting, singing and dancing skills

REHEARSAL: JUNE 16 – JULY 15

PERFORMANCE DATES; JULY 16 – AUGUST 15 (ALL SHOWS LISTED BELOW RUNNING IN REP)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (9 PERFORMERS)

https://www.mtishows.com/the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee

HONKEY TONK LAUNDRY (2 PERFORMERS)

https://www.stagerights.com/allshows/honky-tonk-laundry/

WALKING THE TIGHTROPE or SNOW WHITE

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES – show will be selected based on most appropriate casting due to the selected summer ensemble

WALKING THE TIGHTROPE – by Mike Kenny

(2 PERFORMERS – Grandad, and Esme his granddaughter)

Every year right at the end of summer just before the leaves turn brown and fall from the trees,

Esme comes to stay with her Nanna and Grandad…” But this year something is different; Nanna

Queenie is gone. Though Grandad and Esme do the fun activities they usually do, things aren’t the same without Nanna Queenie. Grandad can’t bring himself to say that Nanna has died, so he explains that Nanna has joined the circus. “She looked like an ordinary woman, but inside beat the heart of a tightrope walker.”

SNOW WHITE – by Greg Banks

(2 PERFORMERS)

This is not your usual “Once Upon a Time.” Classic? No. Wild? Yes! To start with, it’s a two-person play. Do the math. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves? Two fabulous, whip-smart, super-fast actors play Snow White, the huntsman, the prince, and all seven dwarves! And it’s funny. Really, really…FUNNY!

KEEP AN EYE ON SUMMER – THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF THE BEACH BOYS (4 PERFORMERS)

Please indicate your vocal range in your request if you wish to be considered for this show!

How to Apply!

Contact Artistic Director – Heather Braaten

email: auditionsstf@gmail.com

Please submit a brief letter of introduction along with labeled attachments of your headshot and resume. Please indicate if you play any musical instruments Include STF audition 2021 and your name in the subject line.

Please Indicate If You Are Applying For “To The Girls” Or The For Repertory Season of Shows (or both!). Please Note That “To The Girls” Does not require any of the performers to be singers, therefore no music will be required in the audition process.

If you are auditioning for the repertory season, you will be required to prepare a singing audition.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 20, 2021

We are also seeking production staff in the areas of Stage Management and Technical Theatre. Please feel free to reach out via the provided email if you would like to be considered for the 2021 production team!