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Dramatic Hat Productions is holding auditions for the upcoming production of “Mercury Man : the Last Performance of Orson Welles,” a new play by Joel Pettigrew making it’s debut at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival this July 18-29.

We will be rehearsing throughout April, May, June and July, the bulk of the rehearsals will be in May and June. We will be rehearsing in Toronto and travelling to Winnipeg just before and coming back to Toronto just after the festival closes. Dramatic Hat Productions will be covering the cost of travel to and from Accommodations in Winnipeg for all performers.


Hollywood, 1985. While recording his last ever film role - the voice of a cartoon robot planet - Orson Welles meets his “Biggest Fan,” and recounts tales of his early success in film, theatre and radio, the aftermath of making the greatest movie of all time, and all that must be sacrificed in order to do what you were made for.

Auditions will take place from 11 AM – 6 PM on Monday March 26th 2018, at 118 Balliol Street in the Party Room on the Main floor, to the right of the front desk when you enter the building. We are currently casting the following role:

JOHN HOUSEMAN – Mid to late 30’s. Welles’s long-time business partner, with whom, his relationship with
eventually sours. Pragmatic though artistic, stubborn, a troubleshooter. Speaks with a mid-Atlantic English accent. (Also plays NEWSREELER, ACTOR, and JOHNNY)

If interested please email with, “Audition – Your Name,” in the subject line, and we will provide you with an audition time slot, sides, and an audition info form to fill out, print and bring to your audition. You may prepare the sides, or read them cold at the audition.

To Bring and Prepare for Your Audition.

1. Resume
2. Headshot
3. Filled out Audition Info Form.
4. Prepare at least 4 cartoon voices, accents or impressions.

For further information, feel free to contact Joel at 416 529 8124

Map to Audition

*This show is a non-union tiered profit share initiative. Please make sure you have the permission of your professional association/s in order to participate.

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