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Deadline: Thursday, November 28, 2019

Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for
By Ted Allan and Charles Chilton and Joan Littlewood and Gerry Raffles
Directed by Autumn Smith

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Thursday, November 28, 2019 - early submissions are encouraged.
Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying
Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week beginning December 1, with callbacks taking place on December 8. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen.
Performance run: Feb. 28-March 7, 2020

Please send headshots, resumes to Be sure to include OH, WHAT A LOVELY WAR in your email subject line and label your attached files firstname_lastname_headshot and firstname_lastname_resume.
Artists of all ethnic, cultural, sexual and gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit.

Performers are asked to prepare:

  • one contemporary monologue, no longer than 2 minutes in length
  • one acapella song in any style (16-32 bars) to display their choral capabilities
  • If performers are proficient with a musical instrument, they are encouraged to bring that instrument with them and to prepare a short piece
  • If performers are experienced in dance, movement and physical-based theatre, they are encouraged to display that skill in their pieces
  • It is recommended that actors familiarize themselves with the characters and material in the play.

A clownish look at the foibles of combat, Oh, What A Lovely War! is a satire with songs that questions humanity’s glorification of battle and the cycle of violence. This modern staging will take this classic, WWI themed play and place it firmly in 2020, within the world of gamers and mega-violent video games, to force a look at how we pass along warlike thinking to the next generation. Presented in association with Hart House’s 100th Anniversary, this show salutes the House’s historic connection to the military efforts in the Great War.

Since 1919, Hart House Theatre has engaged a broad array of communities in the passion, vibrancy and immediacy of theatrical performance as artists, learners, volunteers and audience members.
Through authentic artistic partnerships that enhance inclusion, pluralism and representation, Hart House Theatre focuses on the development, training and showcase of youth and emerging artists seeking to create innovative opportunities for expression and exploration. It also facilitates audience engagement with shows and programs that inspire thought, laughter and joyous applause.

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