Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE


A Scandal for All Seasons


Theatre by the Bay is holding auditions for three roles in A Scandal for All Seasons, presented in partnership with Theatre Collingwood, premiering in August 2022.   This production is produced under the DOT agreement. Both Equity and non-Equity actors are welcome to audition.  

THE COMPANY

TBTB is a professional regional theatre organization focused on the development and production of new plays about the Simcoe County region and empowering local artists.

THE SHOW

A Scandal for All Seasons is an original risqué comedy about two Barrie socialites who engage in a “battle of the bulge” over the sexy, progressive Mayor of Barrie, who turns to them for help with his re-election campaign. This show will tour to the Simcoe Street Theatre in Collingwood from August 2nd to 6th, 2022, and then run in Barrie at the Five Points Theatre from August 10th to 21st, 2022. 

THE PROCESS

Rehearsals will begin in-person the week of July 11th, running Monday to Friday, until July 29th. All rehearsals will be held in Toronto. Tech at the Simcoe Street Theatre will run from July 30th to August 1st, and tech at the Five Points Theatre will run from August 7th to 9th. 

PERFORMANCES 

There will be seven (7) performances at the Simcoe Street Theatre from August 2nd to 6th, 2022, and thirteen (13) at the Five Points Theatre from August 10th to 21st, 2022. 

COMPENSATION

DOT Performer, Tier 1.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

  • AUGUSTA PEACOCK: A wealthy socialite, early 50s to 60s. Sophisticated and confident.

  • DORIS LESTER: A wealthy socialite, early 50s to 60s, friends with Augusta. Sophisticated and confident.

  • BIFF WORTHINGTON: A handsome, athletic, upstanding mayor of Barrie, late 20s to mid 30s.


AUDITIONS 

Initial auditions will take place virtually over Zoom on Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th. Callbacks will be held in-person on Sunday, June 12th in Toronto, ON. 

HOW TO APPLY

  • To be considered for an audition, please submit ONE (1) PDF file that includes both an updated headshot and resumé, saving the file using your name as the file name (i.e.: Smith.Jane.pdf) 

  • Please include which roles you would like to read for. Note that all actors will be considered for all roles, regardless of which one(s) they indicate. 

  • Please email submissions to auditions@theatrebythebay.com to the attention of Iain Moggach, Artistic Director. 

  • Deadline for submissions: Thursday, June 9th at 12pm EST.

PLEASE NOTE

  • TBTB promotes an environment of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Artists from under-represented communities are encouraged to apply. All artists are invited to remove measurements and physical features from the resumé. 

  • Applying artists should be aware that TBTB also does not tolerate any form of harassment of its employees, clients, volunteers, or any persons visiting or spending time on its premises. 

  • Artists who have connections to Simcoe County are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Volunteering

Our shows would not be possible without our volunteers! We are always looking for people who are eager and ready to jump in and have fun. It takes 50 - 60 volunteers to make our season a success.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, all age groups, and all levels of experience. We have teenagers, retirees and everyone in between. Best of all, no experience is required to volunteer - just plenty of enthusiasm!

To make your life easier, Theatre by the Bay manages all of its volunteer shifts through Tandempark. This amazing free (and secure) software allows you to see what shifts are coming up, receive notifications before your shift, and much more! All volunteers will be required to create an account before their first shift.

The Theatre by the Bay work culture:

  • We are passionate about live theatre, the performing arts, and our local arts community;
  • We believe in inclusivity and diversity;
  • We are proud ambassadors for our theatre company in the community;
  • We excel in a collaborative, fun, and creative environment;
  • We are resourceful, compassionate, intuitive, and innovative.

What would make you a great candidate?

  • You demonstrate a passion for Theatre by the Bay’s programming and artistic vision;
  • You possess exceptional communications abilities and basic computer skills;
  • You are a thoughtful decision maker and a collaborative team member;
  • You are organized and have a strong attention to detail;
  • You have a good sense of humour and strong work ethic;
  • You can work in a fast-paced environment and are calm under pressure.

The Nick Baillie Award for Volunteer of the Year

The Nick Baillie Award for Volunteer of the Year is our way of honouring volunteers who went above and beyond during their respective season. The recipients are publicly announced at our Season Launch event.

Philip Lock (2015)

Alex Pavlik (2016)

Mary Bransfield (2017)

Judith and Edward Banville (2018)

Sandy Bishop (2019)

Brenda Thompson (2020)

Lesley Coo (2021)

Join our volunteer list!

All volunteers are invited to read the following attachment pertaining to volunteering.

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Volunteer for our Amazing Race fundraiser!

Theatre by the Bay is hosting an "Amazing Race" style fundraiser in Barrie on May 28, 2022 (rain date May 29) and we're looking for volunteers to help make this event a success!

Volunteers must be available both May 28 and 29, be 15+, and be ready to have a TON of fun working on this event. 

Details and application procedures in the link below:

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Employment

Theatre by the Bay is committed to hiring, showcasing, and developing artists within Simcoe County. Hiring preference will be given to those who live in, were raised in, or have family within Barrie and/or Simcoe County.

Theatre by the Bay promotes an environment of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Artists from under-represented communities, especially those who live within Simcoe County, are highly encouraged to apply for employment.

Unfortunately, no opportunities are available at this time.

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