Audition Call: Dulcitius

NB: You must be able to travel to the USA in May 2017

Poculi Ludique Societas (PLS) presents

or Sex in the Kitchen

Performance Dates:

  • Toronto: April 6 to 9, 2017
  • Kalamazoo, MI, USA: May 13 2017

The Project:

Toronto’s renowned medieval and renaissance players, PLS is a non-profit, non-Equity theatre company affiliated with the University of Toronto, dedicated to the production of early plays for research and entertainment.

Dulcitius is a fast-paced one act tragicomedy written in the 10th century by the nun Hrotsvit of Gandersheim. The production will be using a new translation by Dr. Colleen Butler from the original Latin. This rarely performed play tells the story of three virgin sisters who refuse to give up their Christian faith at the order of the emperor Diocletian. They are persecuted by various Roman officials but their prayers save them from sexual assault by the governor Dulcitius who becomes the victim of a hallucination in which he attempts to have sex with the pots and pans in the kitchen. Eventually the Romans are all foiled and the sisters achieve their desire to become martyrs for their faith.

Dulcitius will be performed for the Medieval Academy of America in Toronto in April and at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo MI in May. Transportation and lodging will be provided. Students are encouraged to audition.

What we’re looking for:

  • Men: Roman officials and soldiers any age
  • Women: young looking; able to sing a short hymn


Will take place during daytimes, evenings and weekends beginning in March

Audition Dates:

  • February 17: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • February 18: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please email your resume and photo as soon as possible to (with subject line: Auditions) to book your audition time. Come prepared with a short monologue. Women will be asked to sing.

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