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Ayr Community Theatre (ACT) "Little Women" Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning! 

The deadline for applications is Thursday, January 5 at midnight. Audition scenes will be provided following the receipt of your application according to the roles you are interested and we will do our best to accommodate your audition date and time requested. 

Audition Requirements & Information

Little Women

By Scott Davidson

Adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado

Directed by Michele Di Tomasso

 

Performance Dates* 

Thursday, April 27 @ 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 30 @ 2:00 p.m.

* All performances are at the Ayr Community Centre, Queen Elizabeth Arena, 7 Church Street, Ayr

 

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AUDITION NOTICE

 

Ayr Community Theatre is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and encourage applications from our diverse community which includes gender non-conforming people, people of colour, indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations.

 

 

ROLES

(ages listed are “playing ages” the actor can convincingly portray and not the actual age of the performer)

 

MARMEE: female-identifying, age 35-50. The matriarch of the March family, a social revolutionary, tough, strong, intelligent. 

 

AUNT MARCH: female-identifying, age 50-70. Unpleasant, privileged, judgemental.

 

MEG MARCH: female-identifying, age 18-30, the oldest sibling. Acts as Marmee’s second in the house, romantic at heart, likes to have little luxuries in life.

 

JO MARCH: gender non-conforming, age 18-30, the second-oldest sibling. Does not fit comfortably within the parameters of her given gender role, ambitious, frustrated with where she is versus where she wants to be, impatient, wants to change the world, sometimes antagonistic, can be awkward or abrupt, passionate, ahead of her time.

 

BETH MARCH: female-identifying, age 16-25, the third sibling. Very sweet, paralytically shy, agoraphobic, sheltered by her family, loves deeply, appreciates the simple things, brave, sensitive, an observer.

 

AMY MARCH: female-identifying, age 16-25, youngest sibling. Opinionated, spunky, popular, socially intelligent, sometimes puts on airs, has a temper, madly in love with Laurie around whom she is never cool.

 

HANNAH: female-identifying, age 30-50. Longtime housekeeper/cook/babysitter, traditionalist, takes no nonsense. 

 

LAURIE: male-identifying, age 20-30. Sensitive, funny, charming, caring, inherited wealth, does not always fit comfortably within the parameters of his given gender role, doesn’t want to grow up to be what’s expected, finds family in the Marches.

 

JOHN BROOKS: male-identifying, age 30-40. Laurie’s tutor, stiff, awkward, rule-follower, poor, well-educated, feels deeply. 

 

MR. MARCH: male-identifying, age 35-50+. Father and husband, whose presence looms large.

 

 

AUDITIONS 

Location - In person at Roseville Community Centre, 3195 Roseville Road, Ayr. A limited number of video auditions will be accepted by request. If you are unable to attend in-person, please indicate this in your application.

 

DATES

Saturday, January 7 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 8 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Complete the Audition Application using this link.

 

• You will be asked to attach a headshot/photo and resume (if you have one) and indicate which role(s) you would like to be considered for.

 

Deadline for applications is Thursday, January 5 at midnight. Audition scenes will be provided following the receipt of your application according to the roles you are interested and we will do our best to accommodate your audition date and time requested. 

 

 

REHEARSALS

  • 1st rehearsal/Meet & Greet - Sunday, February 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Ayr Community Centre, Queen Elizabeth Arena, 7 Church Street, Ayr

  • Sundays - 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Ayr Community Centre, Queen Elizabeth Arena, 7 Church Street, Ayr

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays - 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Roseville Community Centre, 3195 Roseville Road, Ayr

 

TECH WEEK

Tech week takes place from Saturday, April 22 to Wednesday, April 26. If you have any conflicts with this week, please let us know asap.

 

 

PERFORMANCES*

Thursday, April 27 @ 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 30 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

* All performances are at the Ayr Community Centre, Queen Elizabeth Arena, 7 Church Street, Ayr

 

 

NOTES

Please note that all cast and crew must become members of ACT.

In addition to membership, all cast are required to volunteer at least 5 hours towards the production (for example, set painting, help with props or costumes, etc.).

 

Ayr Community Theatre acknowledges that the land on which we create and gather is traditionally used by the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe and Chonnonton People. We also recognize the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge, laws and philosophies of the indigenous people with whom we share this land today.

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