Auditions & Casting Calls
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".
Updated: September 12, 2017
Male Actor for October 2017
Merlyn Productions Theatre Company is immediately seeking one male actor (age/appearance 18 to 30) to play the major role of the Prince in "THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA", being presented October 18 to 22 at the Forrest Nickerson Theatre.
This light-hearted new adaptation by Richard Davis, Jr adds numerous twists of contemporary humour to the classic tale, and will be its first revival on Winnipeg stages in more than a decade!
Please see http://www.merlyn.biz/shows/ for details and performance times.
Rehearsing begins the week of September 17 in the Merlyn Productions studios at 63 Albert Street in the Exchange.
Rehearsals will be scheduled on 2 or 3 weekday evenings between Monday and Thursday from 7 to 10 PM, plus Sunday afternoons. Tech/dress rehearsals are on the evenings of October 16 & 17.
Please audition only if you meet the general availability requirements. A small number of conflict days prior to tech/dress rehearsals may be accommodated.
Appointments will be made ASAP. Performers may choose to audition with a prepared monologue, or by cold-reading. All those that audition will also be added to the company's general performer files for future consideration.
To express interest, please contact Artistic Director John Chase ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-415-2714. Résumé and headshot (if available) should be forwarded to the same.
Updated: August 28, 2017
STAGE MANAGERS - October & December
Merlyn Productions does not maintain a permanent stage management staff, but seeks one out on a per-show basis: providing regular opportunities to become significantly involved in local live theatre "behind the scenes".
The company is currently seeking stage managers for its October and December productions. (See: Upcoming Shows)
The typical stage management team consists of:
- STAGE MANAGER (SM) -
- In rehearsal: serves as the Director's right-hand, and maintains the prompt-script. In performance: oversees the running of the show, supervising the cast & crew, the daily set-up, and the calling of light & sound cues from the control booth.
- ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER (ASM) -
- Provides general daily 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.
Rehearsals begin 4 to 5 weeks prior to show, and are scheduled on 2 or 3 weekday evenings between Monday and Thursday, plus Sunday afternoons.
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.
To express interest in stage managing with Merlyn Productions, e-mail email@example.com or call 204-415-2714. Résumé of past theatre experience, if available, should be forwarded to the same.