U of T Drama Fest: Auditions for “Bruised Porcelain”

“Bruised Porcelain”, written by Kaitlyn Alexander, will be featured in Dramafest 2013 this coming February at Hart House. Rehearsals will begin in January and the performance will be between February 13th and 17th.

The Play:
In “Bruised Porcelain”, Macy’s relapse of illness demands that she tells the truth to those around her as well as face it herself. The problem is she’s the only one who wants to face it.The Audition:
Friday November 30th from 12-2 pm and 7-9 pm in rehearsal hall B (in the North Building). A sign-up sheet for audition slots will be posted on the callboard outside rehearsal hall A (in the North Building). Contact me if you want to audition but can’t make the Friday date!

6 roles to audition for: 4 female and 2 male.

Please prepare a monologue, contemporary preferred. A cold read from the text will follow.

U of T Drama Fest: Auditions for “The Gully”

“The Gully”
Written By: Sara Peters
Directed By: Courtney Keir

“The Gully” is one of the three amazing shows representing UTM this year at the University of Toronto DramaFest this February 13th and 17th. Rehearsals will begin in January with the exception of a readthrough before the break!

About the Play: Penny is an eleven-year-old girl who can’t stop talking. The man she meets by a gully never says enough. While the characters themselves are light-hearted and their friendship often humorous, the dark undertones of Penny’s life and the man’s past cannot stay secret for long.

The Audition: We are looking to fill the role of “The Man”: A middle aged, reserved Southern Male with a slightly skewed mental perspective. Please prepare a dramatic monologue of about two minutes in length. Also be prepared to do a cold read of a couple of sections of the script.

Ten minute time slots for the auditions are available on: Monday, Nov. 26th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm (Rehearsal Hall C) and Wednesday, Nov. 28th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm (Rehearsal Hall A). To sign up for an audition please sign up on our sign up sheet right outside Rehearsal Hall A. If you have any issues with the times of the auditions, have questions about the show, or any other questions give me a shout by emailing me (Courtney) at courtney.keir@mail.utoronto.ca. Can’t wait to see you at auditions! Best of luck!

Drama Fest and Monologue Masterclass Series

The UofT Drama Coalition has extended the date for U of T campus and colleges to submit entries for the UofT Drama Fest. Therefore you may still submit scripts up until November 9. Thank to those of you who already have submitted. The executive looks forward to reading them starting this week.

We hope to see you at our next event, our next session of the Monologue Masterclass Series October 30 @ 7:00 p.m.

October 12 – Performance Night

A UTM Drama Club tradition returns! 

Come out to the MiST at 7:00 p.m. this Friday October 12 for a night of poetry, singing, dramatic readings and more! Performance Nights run in the format of the more familiar Coffee Houses, or Talent Shows (minus the competition). We welcome anyone and everyone to showcase their artistic talents in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.

To sign-up for a performance slot please e-mail 
drama@utmsu.ca with your name and what you plan to perform. There are no auditions required and all are welcome. We will be taking sign-ups until Thursday October 11, however we will be happy to accept those that decide to perform the night of as well.

And, if you’d prefer to just be in the audience it’s pay-what-you-can.

It’ll be the perfect way to kick off your weekend!

The News is Out! We have chosen our show!

The news is out. The UTM Drama Club’s production this year is: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard. It is a comedy, by one of the most highly regarded contemporary playwrights. Check out the synopsis below. You can still sign-up for auditions for either Monday October 15 form 12 pm to 2 pm, or Friday October 19 from 6 to 8 pm, however the available time slots are filling up!Arcadia is set in Sidley Park, an English country house, in both the years 1809–1812 and the present day. The activities of two modern scholars and the house’s current residents are juxtaposed with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier.

In 1809, Thomasina Coverly, the daughter of the house, is a precocious teenager with ideas about mathematics well ahead of her time. She studies with her tutor Septimus Hodge, a friend of Lord Byron who is an unseen guest in the house. In the present, a writer and an academic converge on the house: Hannah Jarvis, the writer, is investiga

ting a hermit who once lived on the grounds; Bernard Nightingale, a professor of literature, is investigating a mysterious chapter in the life of Byron. As their investigations unfold, helped by Valentine Coverly, a post-graduate student in mathematical biology, the truth about what happened in Thomasina’s lifetime is gradually revealed.”Pure entertainment for the heart, mind, soul…The best Broadway play for many, many a season. It is a work shot through with fun, passion and, yes, genius.” – The New York Post

Winner! 1995 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play
Winner! 1994 Olivier Award for Best Play

Play Development Workshop

Are you working on a script that you would like to hear read? Would you like to have a chance to try it out in front of an audience and receive feedback on your work? Submit a portion of an original play for our Play Development Workshop. The workshop will consist of a sharing of a 10 to 15 minute segment of developing student plays in the form of a staged reading. The workshop will occur on October 19 in the Presentation Room of the Student Centre at 7:00 p.m. Submissions are due October 5.

Come out and audition for our Annual Production. Be sure to reserve your audition spot now!

This year we will be doing a full length play. Reserve your audition time and come with a two minute monologue. Stay tuned. We will be publicly announcing the play soon. To reserve your audition spot email us at drama@utmsu.ca



Clubs Week

Interested in becoming a member of the drama club? Come and check out our table at Clubs Week located at the student centre from September 17th to the 21st. Come and learn about member benefits, our events, become a member and meet the executive members of the drama club. We hope to see you there!