Auditions for Vimy

Auditions for Vimy

King's Town Players will hold open auditions for performances of Vimy, by Vern Thiessen and directed by Chris Mckinnon.

The Play

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a turning point in Canadian self-determination. In this play by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen, a nurse looks over four young soldiers as they recover from the battle in a military hospital in France. All five are drawn into the past as memories of their time on and off the front occupy their thoughts. Thiessen creates characters with extreme depth and feeling in this exploration of friendship, responsibility and nationalism.

Cast Requirements

CLARE - A nurse with the Canadian Army Nurses Corps. She is from Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. She is in her late 20s or early 30s.

MIKE - An infantryman with the 10th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division. He is a Blood Indian from Standoff, Alberta. In his 20s.

JEAN-PAUL (J.P.) - An infantryman with the 22nd Battalion (“The Van Doos”), 5th Brigade, 2nd Division. He is a butcher from Montreal, Quebec. In his 20s.

WILL - An infantryman with the Royal Canadian Regiment, 7th Brigade, 3rd Division. He is a canoe maker from Renfrew, Ontario. In his 20s.

SID - An infantryman with the 44th Battalion, 10th Brigade, 4th Division. He is a construction worker from Winnipeg, Manitoba. In his 20s.

LAURIE - A soldier with the Nova Scotia Highlanders, 85th Battalion, 11th Brigade, 4th Division. He is a mining engineer – a graduate of McGill University – but his home is Nova Scotia. In his late 20s or early 30s


What - Vimy auditions

Where - KT Arts Studio, 202-506 Days Road, Kingston

When - July 15th from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm and July 16th from 6:30-9:00 pm. Callbacks as required

Performance Details - September 26th-October 6th, 2018. Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street, Kingston, ON.

Rehearsal Details - Rehearsals will begin in early-August and will be held at the KT Arts Studio.

How to audition - Please visit our website to schedule an audition time. You can sign up here.

What to do - Show up at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition in order to sign in and fill out information form. Actors will be performing cold reads from the script, provided at the audition.

For questions, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to audition but are unavailable on the audition dates, please contact us to arrange other options for auditions.

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