Call for Submissions
Seniors’ Acting Lab Society is accepting submissions for our upcoming production of Old Mule by Edmonton playwright, Nicole Moeller.
Seniors' Acting Lab Society's mandate is to reflect on, educate and challenge the status quo on seniors issues. We strive towards 80% of the cast and crew being seniors. Old Mule examines scams targeting seniors that are on the rise that can have devastating effects both financial and emotionally. The play brings humor and heart to this serious subject.
Synopsis: When Gloria, a 55-year-old business woman pushes her 75-year-old mother, Dot, to embrace technology, she has no idea that she is making her vulnerable to the negative forces of the outside world.
Dot - (female) -75-80 years of age. Retired with declining health. Very feisty and independent. She may appear curmudgeonly but has a rich inner life.
Gloria - (female) - 55 years old. Dot's daughter who is at the height of her career. She is Dot's only support system and contact with the outside world.
Pearl - (any gender) -74-79 years of age. Voice only. An old friend of Dot's... Or not!
November 24th, 2023, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm
November 25th, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Room CHD15 (basement) at the University of Calgary
Auditions will consist of monologues and dialogues from the script. Sides will be sent out in advance so actors can prepare.
Rehearsals: Monday/Wednesday evenings 5:00-9:00pm and Saturday mornings 9:00am-1:00 pm, December 4, 2023 to January 22, 2024. There will be a rehearsal break from December 21, 2023-January 2, 2024.
Tech: January 23-24, 2024
Show: January 25-28, 2024 at 7:00pm, 2:00pm weekend matinees at the cSPACE Studio Theatre in SW Calgary
As a semi-professional theatre society, SALS offers base salaries plus a percentage of the gross income after ticket sales. We are able to engage Equity actors under an Inde 2.2 agreement with CAEA.
We are an equal opportunity society welcoming a diverse array of applicants from all backgrounds and abilities.
Submissions: Please submit your interest and availability to our Producer, Louise Day, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Old Mule Auditions" and include a headshot and resume. Please indicate your preferred role and audition date in the body of your email.