Audition Notice for SYLVIA

Metro Theatre is holding open auditions for SYLVIA
Written by: A. R. Gurney
Directed by: Dale Kelly

Sunday, February 19 from 7 pm & Tuesday, February 21 from 7 pm

*All COVID protocols observed

Where: Metro Theatre,
1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Greg brings home a stray dog with a collar inscribed with the word ‘Sylvia.’ Having lived on the streets for a while Sylvia is very grateful for a warm, loving home. We are privy to Sylvia’s thoughts and feelings as this role is played by Kate, who vocalizes what the dog thinks and feels. Funny and touching, this play is for anyone who has ever discovered that a pet can become a family member. Oh, so quickly warm their way into our hearts

Show Run Dates:
Thursday to Saturday: April 15 to April 30, 2023
Sunday matinees are: April 16, 23 and 30

Characters Needed

2-male identifying; 2-female identifying

Sylviafemale, an exuberant and beautiful lab/poodle mix – a stray looking for a new home
Grega middle age male,
a restless empty-nester, tired of his job in finance, looking for meaning in his life
Katea middle age female, a busy rising star in the public school system
Tom, Phyllis, and LesliePlayed by the same actor


Rehearsal period:

February through opening night;
two week nights and one weekend afternoon


Auditions will be cold readings. The director will provide monologues.

Note: This is a NON-EQUITY production.

All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions.
People will be seen on a first come/first served basis. Be prepared that you may have to sit around and wait as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning.

Ethno-cultural casting statement:
We encourage submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality.  We encourage anyone to audition for any role as we will be casting on who is best for the role.

Resume and Headshots:

○ Please note any conflicts with auditions or the run at this time.
○ Please let us know if there is a specific part you are interested in.

You can indicate your interest by:
  1. filling in this downloadable PDF form
    The SYLVIA_Fillable Audition Form
  2. and submitting it along with the online Application Form below
Sylvia Dog Lesh

• No appointment necessary.

• If you are cast, you will be required to become a Member of Metro Theatre and your 12-month Membership Fee of $20 will be collected at the first read-through.

• It is expected that actors must be capable of playing the age specified, be capable of speaking with expected accents, be able to utilize musical and dancing skills, when the part requires those skills.

• While experience is preferable it is not essential.


Metro Theatre is collecting personal information about you.

If you are cast in this show, your contact information will be provided to other members of the company.

Unless you ask us not to,  you will be added to our mailing list; the information you provide will be made available to directors and other Metro shows for audition and casting purposes.

You may request to be removed from our mailing list at any time.

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