Audition call for The Wolves, by Sarah DeLappe

Posted on May 3, 2022 in News

THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe

In association with The Citadel Theatre as part of the HIGHWIRE series.

The Maggie Tree is an ad hoc, independent company, operating on a project-by-project basis in Edmonton for 14 years. Artists engaged must be able to work locally and Edmonton artists will be given priority.

A U17 soccer team prepare to face big matches, bigger dreams, and all the little wars waged along the way.

Directed by Vanessa Sabourin
In the Rice Theatre at the Citadel Theatre

Rehearsal starts September 13, 2022

First Preview October 8, 2022
Opening October 13, 2022
Closing October 30, 2022

IN PERSON AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON AT THE CITADEL THEATRE in the Shoctor Rehearsal Hall May 29, 30, and June 2, 2022
Please submit PHOTOS AND RESUMÉS by May 15, 2022 to Artistic Producer for The Maggie Tree

The Maggie Tree is also accepting video submissions should folks not be able to audition in person for the proposed dates.

We will be engaging both Equity and non-Equity performers. Equity members will be engaged under a Canadian Actors’ Equity contract. All performers must work locally in Edmonton, Alberta (no travel or accommodation will be provided).

All those who submit will be notified whether or not they secure an audition slot.

Those who submitted for auditions in 2020 will be contacted to gauge interest in our 2022 production. If you don’t hear from us by May 20, please send us another message of interest.

This production is a fast-paced, highly physical, ensemble-based production. We are interested in strong ensemble members of all abilities. Soccer experience, or confidence in learning physical skills, is an asset, and ensemble skills are integral. Each scene is a warm-up for a game. The warm-up is a series of stretches and exercises woven in and around scene text and character relationships. The team executes it in well-practiced detail and comfortability. Movement will be developed with cast abilities.

 Auditions will include a group physical component as well as short individual scene auditions. The list of characters are below, please indicate if there are any characters you would specifically like to be considered for. Please also indicate if there are any scheduling requirements during the audition dates that you would like us to consider when booking your time.

The Maggie Tree and The Citadel Theatre are committed to inclusive casting and strongly encourage submissions from performers who self-identify as members from under-represented communities. If there are accessibility obstacles (language, disability, work schedule, or any other consideration) preventing you from applying to audition, please let us know and we will work with you to overcome them.

In a desire for sustainability, both in human and ecological relationships, The Maggie Tree seeks to include the development and practice of regenerative theatre processes in our work. This means that processes may be adapted to prioritise artist resilience and collaboration, and will endeavor to reduce our ecological impact.

It is anticipated that we will be masking for the rehearsal process of The Wolves (including technical rehearsals) and that the Maggie Tree will be complying with the Citadel Theatre’s COVID-19 vaccination policy for artists working in the building.

PLEASE NOTE THE ROLE OF SOCCER MOM – Mother to #14 has been cast.

All roles are women/femme characters

Roles to cast:

  • #11  Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful. Seventeen.
  • #25  Defence, Captain. (ex)coach’s daughter, emulates his aggressive coaching style. Seventeen.
  • #13  Midfield. Stoner, older pot dealer brother, into her wackiness. Sixteen.
  • #46   Bench. New girl. Awkward, different, wants to fit in. Sixteen.
  • #2  Defence. Innocent, unlucky, kind. Sixteen.
  • #7  Striker. Too cool for school. Sarcastic. Almost seventeen.
  • #14 Midfield. #7’s timid sidekick. Just switched to contacts. Sixteen.
  • #8 Defence. Hides her intelligence. Sixteen.
  • #00 Goalie. Intense performance anxiety, perfectionist, high achiever. Seventeen.