Auditions & Casting Calls

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Merlyn Productions is committed to giving performers of many different ages and levels of experience the opportunity to appear on stage, creating a situation whereby upcoming actors – and even first-timers – can hone and develop their craft working alongside seasoned professionals.

As part of this philosophy, many of our productions are cast via auditions open to the general public, and also offer opportunities to work in various departments "behind the scenes".


Current Opportunities


Upcoming Auditions

Updated: November 17, 2017

MALE ACTOR (Age 18 to 30) - December 2017

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Merlyn Productions Theatre Company has an immediate opportunity for one additional male actor (age 18 to 30) to play multiple minor roles, and is also seeking stage managers for its Winter Break production "Wind of a Thousand Tales", being presented December 26 to 30 at the Forrest Nickerson Theatre.

See Upcoming Shows for details and performance times.
For more information about stage managing, see Open Positions.

AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Rehearsing begins imminently in the Merlyn Productions studios at 63 Albert Street in the Exchange.

Rehearsals will be scheduled on 2 weekday evenings between Monday and Thursday from 7 to 10 PM, plus Sunday afternoons. Tech/dress rehearsals are on December 22 & 23. (The theatre is dark on December 24 & 25.)

Please audition only if you meet the general availability requirements. A small number of conflict days prior to tech/dress rehearsals may be accommodated.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

To express interest, please contact Artistic Director John Chase ASAP at info@merlyn.biz or 204-415-2714. Résumé and headshot (if available) should be forwarded to the same.

Any potentially-suitable performers will be contacted for an audition appointment, provided that the open roles have not been filled.


ABOUT THE COMPANY: Merlyn Productions is a Winnipeg community theatre company that operates with a volunteer cast and staff, who dedicate time for the love of their chosen art form and are committed to fostering local live theatre. Our organisation presents a full season of plays for both general & family audiences each year, and also operates the Winnipeg Theatre School to provide performance-oriented training for children, teens, and adults.

Open Positions

Updated: November 17, 2017

STAGE MANAGERS - December 2017

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Merlyn Productions is currently seeking stage managers for its December production. (See: Upcoming Shows)

Stage managing provides an excellent opportunity to become significantly involved in local live theatre "behind the scenes".

The typical stage management team consists of:

STAGE MANAGER (SM) -
Supervises the cast & crew. In rehearsal: serves as the Director's right-hand, and maintains the prompt-script. In performance: oversees the running of the show, and the calling of light & sound cues from the control booth.
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER (ASM) -
Provides general assistance to the Stage Manager throughout the production run, and manages the backstage area during performances: supervising curtain pulls, scene shifts, and other onstage technical changes.

Reliability and punctuality are a must. Prior production experience is considered an excellent asset, but not required — the company will train suitable candidates.

AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Rehearsals for the December production begin November 19, and will be scheduled on 2 weekday evenings between Monday and Thursday, plus Sunday afternoons. Tech/dress rehearsals are on December 22 & 23. (The theatre is dark on December 24 & 25.)

  • The Stage Manager typically attends all studio rehearsals (unless any are to be covered by an ASM), plus technical rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and all performances.

    The position of Stage Manager will sometimes be divided between two individuals: a Rehearsal Stage Manager (RSM) who performs SM duties while the show is rehearsing, and a Production Stage Manager (PSM) who takes over for the production run.

  • The Assistant Stage Manager typically attends only a minimal number of studio rehearsals, and is then required for technical rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and all performances.

APPLICATIONS

To express interest in stage managing with Merlyn Productions, e-mail info@merlyn.biz or call 204-415-2714. Résumé of past theatre experience, if available, should be forwarded to the same.


ABOUT THE COMPANY: Merlyn Productions is a Winnipeg community theatre company that operates with a volunteer cast and staff, who dedicate time for the love of their chosen art form and are committed to fostering local live theatre. Our organisation presents a full season of plays for both general & family audiences each year, and also operates the Winnipeg Theatre School to provide performance-oriented training for children, teens, and adults.

Auditions

STAGE MANAGERS and MALE ACTOR (age 18 to 30) sought for December 2017!

On Stage
Wind of a Thousand Tales
WIND OF A THOUSAND TALES
Winter Break
December 26 to 30
Comedy & Tragedy Masks