Audition Call: Dame Sirith

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Poculi Ludique Societas (PLS) presents

Dame Sirith

A short medieval Interlude

Poculi Ludique Societas (PLS), Toronto’s renowned medieval and renaissance players, 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.

Performance dates:

  • New Chaucer Society banquet: July 13 2018
  • Public performances: July 20-22

Rehearsals will begin in mid June, schedule TBD depending on actors’ availability.

Dame Sirith is a very short, very silly comic medieval play for four actors: a randy priest, the gullible woman he lusts after, the old “witch” Dame Sirith, and the narrator / puppeteer who also plays a dog. The text has been “lightly modernized” from the original Middle English. After the first production as in mid July 2018, PLS plans to keep this show in our repertory for future performances in classrooms or for events, so we are looking for local, non-union Toronto actors who can be available with reasonable notice. Honoraria will be paid for all performances.

We are looking for diverse actors who are comfortable with speaking verse. There may be cross-gender casting. Clown or puppetry experience would be helpful, but not necessary.

Auditions: by appointment Thursday May 31, Friday June 1, Saturday June 2.

Please submit your photo and resume as soon as possible to director@plspls.ca (with subject line: Auditions) to arrange an audition time. Come prepared with a short monologue.

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