Auditions for A CHRISTMAS CAROL

17 Sep

The Three Ships Collective, with the support of Soup Can Theatre, is holding auditions for our upcoming production of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

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This will be a site-specific adaptation running at Toronto’s 19th century Campbell House Museum, adapted by Justin Haigh (writer of Love is a Poverty You Can Sell I and II and “The Session”, part of Circle Jerk; writer/director of Spoon Vs. Hammer’s Behold, the Barfly!) and directed by Sarah Thorpe (writer of Heretic; director of No Exit, Marat/Sade, and Love is a Poverty You Can Sell I and II). In this intimate Victorian setting, audiences will follow Scrooge throughout Campbell House on his ghostly journey of redemption on Christmas Eve.

We are actively interested in seeing artists from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, all gender identities and expressions, all abilities, and all body types.

We will accept submissions from artists ages 18 and up. Please note that the role of Ebenezer Scrooge has already been cast. All actors will be playing multiple roles.  Ability to do a British accent (RP, Cockney) is an asset. We are also looking for actors that can play the violin or fiddle – please note this in your submission.

ROLES TO BE CAST: (as the script is still being adapted, please note that these roles are subject to change)

Jacob Marley – the ghost of Scrooge’s business partner

Ghost of Christmas Past

Ghost of Christmas Present

Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Bob Cratchit – Scrooge’s clerk

Fred – Scrooge’s nephew

Fezziwig – Scrooge’s old boss

Young Scrooge

Fan – Scrooge’s sister

Belle – Scrooge’s fiancé

Mrs. Cratchit – Bob’s wife

Martha Cratchit – Bob’s oldest child

Peter Cratchit – Bob’s middle child

Old Joe – a fence

Mrs. Dilber – Scrooge’s maid

Ensemble Roles (party guests, business associates, etc.)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send your headshot and resume to ThreeShipsCollective@gmail.com with “A Christmas Carol – Auditions” in the subject line. We are accepting submissions from both Union and Non-Union artists. Please note in your email if you are interested in being considered for any particular role(s) regardless of gender, your union status, and if there is a specific audition time that works best for you. The deadline to submit is September 23rd at 11:59pm. While we greatly appreciate everyone’s interest in this production, due to time constraints, only those selected to audition will be notified.

AUDITION DETAILS: Auditions will be held on Monday October 1st from 11am-8pm at Campbell House.

CONTRACT & PAYMENT: This production will operate under a profit share. We are accepting both Union and Non-Union artists under a CAEA Artists Collective Policy.

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin in early November, held 3 times per week. Those auditioning will be asked to fill out a form indicating their availability for rehearsals.

SHOW DETAILS: Audiences will follow the characters throughout all three floors of Campbell House. Please note that the floors are connected with stairs only. There is a ramp leading to the back door that provides access to the main floor. There will be 2 performances per night at 7pm and 9pm (5pm and 7pm only on Dec 16). Performances will run Dec 12-13, 15-16, and 18-22 (dark Dec 14 and 17).

Thank you and break legs!

Illustration by John Leech.

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Coming in December 2018….

18 Aug

Hi everyone! We’ve been off the grid for a bit, but we are busy behind the scenes with grant writing, continuing to seek more funding for our ambitious production of Lear, and tackling other projects. We’re thrilled to say that we are now in pre-production for our next project, coming December 2018 Stay tuned for updates!
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LEAR Update on GivingTuesday!

30 Nov

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Happy GivingTuesday – “a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The ‘Opening day of the giving season’, it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.”

We recently received our grant results for LEAR, but sadly we did not receive any grant funding. Between our Fund-What-You-Can campaign that ran in the spring and summer, and a few donations we have received, we have raised just over $4,400 for this production. In the spirit of GivingTuesday, we’re still accepting donations to help us bring this show to life. If you weren’t able to donate to our FWYC before it closed, we accept donations 24/7 through our website, so you still have a chance to help us out! Please donate today – no amount is too small and every little bit helps!

To re-familiarize yourself with our amazing team and plans for this production, check out our FWYC Promo Video and Artist Interview Series, all shot by LD Photo & Video. Thank you for your continued support!

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THANK YOU!

17 Jul

Our crowdfunding campaign for #LearTO has closed!

THANK YOU to all who donated: Jen Kervin, Gabriel Nylund, Suzanne Thorpe, Katie Saunoris, Gaby Grice, Jim Armstrong, Jeff Dingle, Rebecca Kingsmill, Sophia Fabiilli, Thomas Gough, Eric Hopkins, Andrew Fleming, Chris James, Tom Arthur Davis, Mark Cassidy, Ginette Mohr, Emma Ward, Erin Steele, Chris Jodoin, Janet Beck & Roger Beck, Peter McKinnon, Barbara Fingerote, Emma Mackenzie Hillier, Unspoken Theatre Company, Dale Darling & Steve Coughlan, Kim Barton, Paul Rivers, Sarah Elizabeth, Carlo Adamo, Ian Hoare, Vicki Koitsopoulos, Wayne Johnston, Adriano Sobretodo Jr., Ann & Michael Bedard, Dave & Liz Pelletier, Martin Dewar, Jason Silzer, Karen Singh, Justin McLean, Gerke Haigh-Geissler, L. Aquilina, Maureen Goodspeed, and several Anonymous donors! We’ll be getting in touch with you all soon regarding your prizes.

THANK YOU LD Photo & Video for shooting and editing our promotional video and artist interviews, Fook Communications for assisting us with the graphic design for our postcards, Wendel Wray for your on-going assistance on the administrative end, and Leslie Thorpe-Dermody for stage managing our big shoot day.

THANK YOU to the local theatre companies who donated prizes: Tarragon TheatreBuddies In Bad Times Theatrefu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre CompanyTheatre Passe MurailleCahoots Theatre, and Nightwood Theatre.

THANK YOU to the artists and organizations who helped us spread the word: Truths ‘n’ Lies Theatre, Morro and Jasp, Brian Goldenberg, Canadian Stage, Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Minmar Gaslight Productions, Thick & Thin Theatre, House of Rebels Theatre, Physically Speaking, how.dare.collective., The Templeton Philharmonic, Theatre by the River, Seven Siblings Theatre, Kindling Collective, Let Me In Theatre, Portius Productions, The Creation Coffin, Sex T-Rex, The Howland Company, Malfi Productions, Unspoken Theatre Company, Circlesnake Productions, and La Fille du Laitier.

THANK YOU to the cast and crew for your time, talent, and patience: Thomas Gough, Heather Marie Annis, Kwaku Okyere, Kathleen Werneburg, Eve Wylden, Justin Haigh, Melanie Hrymak, Katherine Belyea, Randy Lee, Claire Hill, and Monty Martin.

Between what we raised through the FWYC and donations made directly through our website, we raised a total of $4,279. It’s not enough to get the show on its feet, but it’s a great start, and thank you all for helping us get to this great starting point. Our next step will be to write grant applications and hopefully get the rest of the funding we need that way. For any donors who are to receive production-related prizes, those will be honoured once we have enough funding to put the show on its feet, and we will be in touch as things develop.

Stay tuned to our website, FacebookTwitter Instagram, and sign up for our e-newsletter for further LEAR developments and details on our other projects. We also accept donations 24/7 through our website in case you know anyone who wanted to donate to the FWYC but didn’t get to before the deadline.

Thank you all so much again for your support! Making theatre happen is such a community effort, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you – our wonderful community.

#LearTO #indieTO

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MEET OUR SOUND DESIGNER

5 Jul

In our final behind-the-scenes video for #LearTO: it’s sound designer Justin Haigh (sound designer/set designer/producer/writer on many of our productions). Check out the video and donate today!

Shot by LD Photo & Video.

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MEET OUR LIGHTING DESIGNER

28 Jun

Next in our behind-the-scenes video series for #LearTO: lighting designer Randy Lee (lighting designer/set designer on many of our productions). Check out the video and donate today!

Shot by LD Photo & Video.

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MEET OUR STAGE MANAGER

21 Jun

Next in our behind-the-scenes video series for #LearTO: stage manager Katherine Belyea (stage manager on our 2014 production of CIRCLE JERK and 2013 production of A HAND OF BRIDGE). Check out the video and donate today!

Shot by LD Photo & Video.

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MEET OUR PROJECTION DESIGNER

14 Jun

Next in our behind-the-scenes video series for #LearTO: projection designer Monty Martin. Check out the video and donate today!

Shot by LD Photo & Video.

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MEET OUR “BODICE”

7 Jun

Next in our behind-the-scenes video series for #LearTO: actor Kate Werneburg, who will be playing Bodice. Check out the video and donate today!

Shot by LD Photo & Video.

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MEET OUR FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER

31 May

Next in our behind-the-scenes video series for #LearTO: fight choreographer Melanie Hrymak (fight choreographer on our 2015 remount of HERETIC). Check out the video and donate today!

Shot by LD Photo & Video.

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