Metro Theatre is holding Auditions for

WAIT UNTIL DARK

Written by: Frederick Knott
Directed by: Don Briard                  Produced by: Joan Kobel

WHEN: Monday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 26 from 7:00 pm
* All Covid-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to

Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Synopsis:  Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs her husband inadvertently brings home. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves.

Show Run Dates:
Thursday to Sunday, February 17 to March 05, 2023
Sunday matinees are February 19, February 26, and March 05

Callbacks: TBA

Characters Needed

5 male identifying; 1 female identifying; 1 young female identifying

Mike Talman – ex-convict, guilty of an extortion scam

Sergeant Carlino – ex-convict, Mike’s former partner in the scam

Harry Roat Jr – vicious upper level drug dealer

Susy Hendrix – recently blinded woman, 25 to 35, relatively recently married

Sam Hendrix – Susy’s husband (small role)

Gloria – neighbour girl, must be able to play 10 to 15 year old

Policeman – patrol officer (very small part—only one short scene)

The ages of the characters not specified are fairly open, but the ages must suit the relationships in the script.

Rehearsal period: After a November readthrough, rehearsals will run from December 17 through until opening night. 2 weeknights and 1 weekend afternoon, with the heaviest schedule starting in January.

Requirements: All cast and crew must provide proof of vaccination. All provincial public health orders will be strictly adhered to.

Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production. All roles at Metro Theatre are Volunteer positions. Auditions will be cold reading from the script. People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to wait around as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning. We will do our best to be respectful of your time.

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

○ Please note any conflicts with auditions/callbacks 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 filling in the WAIT UNTIL DARK  Fillable Audition Form (click on the link) and emailing it along with your headshot and resume to now@metrotheatre.com.

AUDITION GUIDELINES

• You can SUBMIT your interest using the show’s contact form  OR PRINT out the Fillable Audition Form and bring it and your headshot  and resume with you to the audition.

• Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read. Drop in, no appointment necessary. Open to all ethnicities.

• Auditions are for NON-EQUITY productions. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions. People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to wait after being seen as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning.

• 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.

 

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

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