Marlene is throwing a dinner party to celebrate her promotion at Top Girls Temp Agency.
Her guests? Five powerful wonder women from the historical past. Marlene strives to join their ranks, and does - but at what cost? Caryl Churchill's magical yet realistic play brilliantly dramatizes the timeless quest to define success and women's struggles to achieve it.
The Roles (age ranges flexible ; some roles may be doubled up)
Marlene: Ambitious, her career ambitions have led her to abandon her daughter, Angie
Isabella Bird: (1831-1904) Intrepid traveller
Lady Nijo: (b. 1258) Emperor's courtesan turned Buddhist nun
Dull Gret: Subject of a Brueghel painting, where she leads women in a charge through Hell
Pope Joan: Thought to have been pope, disguised as a man, between 854 and 856
Patient Griselda: Obedient wife from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Joyce: Marlene's sister, adoptive mother to Angie, resentful of Marlene's career
Angie (14-18): Marlene's daughter, agressive and impetuous
Kit (14-18): Angie's younger next-door neighbour, bright girl with academic ambitions
Win: Employee at Top Girls, very career-focused
Nell: Employee at Top Girls, career-focused and envious of Marlene's promotion
Jeanine (early 20s): Job candidate at Top Girls, wants to save money for a wedding and family
Louise (mid-late 40s): Job candidate at Top Girls, wants a new job where her experience is valued
Mrs. Kidd: Marlene's co-worker's wife. Wants Marlene to give her husband a promotion.
Shona: Job candidate at Top Girls, has lied about her work experience
Tuesday, October 9 to Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Callbacks: Saturday, October 13th
Please read the sides posted at www.alumnaetheatre.com/actors and choose two selections to read at the audition. Reading copies of the script will be available at the 5th Floor Performing Arts Desk of the Toronto Reference Library. Please bring a copy of your resume and headshot to the audition.
To Book an Audition
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the role(s) you're interested in and your preferred audition time. Auditions to take place at Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON (enter by stage door on Adelaide St.E.)
Alumnae Theatre Company is a non-professional company (non-union, non-paying) that encourages diversity in casting.
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For more information: https://www.alumnaetheatre.com/