Lawyer Show 2014 Casting Call
Want to know more? Watch Melanie Herbin, Lawyer Show 2013 alumni, talk about the ‘chorus experience’:
Directed by Kelly Thornton and Michelle Alexander
June 5-7, 2014 / Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Always wanted to try acting from the stage…
instead of in the courtroom???
Nightwood Theatre is accepting submissions for our fifth annual Lawyer Show, where 30 members of the legal community take the stage as actors, supported by a team of professional directors, designers and coaches – while raising funds for Nightwood, one of Canada’s most vital and vibrant theatre companies. Performance opportunities are available for principal, secondary, chorus and cameo roles! No previous acting experience is required – all are welcome!
How to Get Involved:
- • Your completed Lawyer Show Questionnaire (downloadable below)
- • A recent picture of yourself (jpeg, low res format please)
- • Your preferred 10 minute audition slot: Sunday, November 17 (1pm-7pm ) or Monday, November 18 (5pm-10pm) in the Nightwood Studio (The Historic Distillery District, 9 Trinity Street, Suite 315)
What will Rehearsals Involve:
Rehearsals will start on: March 25, 2014 onward. THere may be a few additional text rehearsal days in February (not everyone will be required for text rehearsals). There will be NO rehearsals on: SPECIAL HOLIDAYS. Rehearsals will run: Tuesday & Thursdays from 6:30pm-10pm and Sundays from 5:30pm-9pm until June 3, 2014. The week of the show: June 4-7, 2014 (times TBD).
You will not be expected to attend every rehearsal. Primary roles will require at least 2 rehearsals per week and secondary/chorus will be at least 1 rehearsal per week. Cameos will be called as required with more commitment closer to the production dates. Schedules will be posted a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, and we will be able to workaround most schedules and conflicts within reason.
Benefits to Participation:
- • Engage one’s creativity while learning performance techniques: believability, ease in presentation, confidence, persuasion and delivery
- • Network with colleagues in a unique environment
- • Experience the production process from auditions to rehearsals to performance
- • Participating firms will build morale and engage employees in team building and creative thinking
- • Community engagement
Please note:The Lawyer Show is a benefit. Each participant is required to purchase a minimum of 10 tickets to the show for your friends, colleagues and family ($60/ticket). Revenues are also generated via $1500-$10,000 sponsorships from various firms and legal associations.
About Nightwood Theatre:
For over 30 years, Nightwood Theatre has developed, produced and toured landmark, award-winning plays by women. The company’s tremendous work in play creation bore fruit to many renowned and acclaimed plays that are now part of the Canadian theatre canon. Nightwood plays have won Canada’s highest literary and performing arts honours, including Governor General’s, Chalmers, Dora Mavor Moore and Trillium awards. In addition to artistic excellence in production and play development, the mentorship and training of young and emerging female artists is a core mandate.
DOWNLOAD THE AUDITION PACKAGE HERE
DOWNLOAD the FULL Script of William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors HERE
DOWNLOAD THE LAWYER SHOW QUESTIONNAIRE HERE
*Don’t forget to include a picture of yourself and your preferred audition time when emailing in your questionnaire
For more Information or to book your Audition, contact:
(416) 944-1740 x ext. 5 or
Testimonial from the 2012 Lawyer Show:
“Participating in the first three years of The Lawyer Show has been pure pleasure for me. It’s all about collaboration and mutual support, commodities at a premium in the arts but not so much in the adversarial arena of the law. Some people whose workaday lives demand long hours and total commitment find other outlets by running marathons or learning to fly. Being on stage in The Lawyer Show is like flying - putting one’s self on the line with no safety net, only the love and support of one’s fellow lawyer-actors to count on. It is quite simply the most joyous thing I’ve ever done.”