DRM402 Directors' Showcase 2023 Call for Actors and Crew

The student directors of the 2023 Directors’ Showcase at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto have begun casting for their productions, which will premiere between December 1-3, 2023. There are three productions happening as part of the showcase this year, which are listed below. The auditions will take place on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23. Please read the following details and find out more about each show and how to audition or become part of the production team!

Sure Thing 

Directed by Miriam Sossin

Sure Thing by David Ives tells the story of Betty and Bill. Betty and Bill meet in a café on a rainy day, and over the span of a conversation fall in love (though not on their first try). Taking place in New York City in the early 1990s, the short play presents a satire of the American rom-com through a comedic exploration of our need to control and perfect people, conversations, and perceptions. As Betty tries to change Bill to her liking over and over, and over again, can she get what she really wants? 

I’m looking for 1 male-presenting actor and 1 female-presenting actor! Auditions will be in person on Friday, September 22nd from 1-6pm in the LCR (located in the basement of Morrison Hall).
Come to the audition with a short comedy monologue or scene prepared (does not need to be fully memorized).
Fill out the following form if interested: https://forms.gle/t6QFibqJYF7ZM2wf8

If this time / date does not work for you, please email miriam.sossin@mail.utoronto.ca and I will try to accommodate.

I’m looking for a stage manager and a sound designer! If interested, please e-mail me at miriam.sossin@mail.utoronto.ca with a short reasoning for why you would like this role as well as any relevant experience!


The Most Massive Woman Wins

Directed by Lisha Zhao

The Most Massive Woman Wins by Madeleine George explores the theme of body image and self-acceptance. Set in a liposuction clinic's waiting room, the play features four women who discuss their weight struggles and societal pressures through monologues, short scenes, and rhymes. This production will take an approach to tell a realistic story in a surrealistic setting.

  • Looking for four female-identifying actors.
  • In-person auditions will be held on Saturday, September 23rd, from 1-5 PM in the Performance Studio at 79 St. George St. If you cannot make this time, email me and we can arrange a solution.
  • Performers should be comfortable with movement, and willing to explore rhythm and dance.
  • Audition sign-up form: https://forms.gle/C7rBNSTSVcfKvr439
  • I am looking for a stage manager, sound designer, lighting designer, choreographer, and a poster designer. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email me at: lisaz2003119@gmail.com
  • Content warnings: Please note that this play contains sexual themes, scenes of violence, mention of mental illness, and self-harm.


The Sound of A Voice

Directed by Xinxian Xu

The Sound of A Voice is a short play written by David Henry Hwang. Inspired by Japanese folklore, it's a ghost story revolving around a wandering Samurai and a mystical ghost living in solitude. A fable full of mysteries and visions, the production aims to take the audience on a thrilling, breathtaking visual journey. 

Looking for two actors, one male representation and one female representation. The audition will be in-person, held at the Leonard Common Room (in the basement of Morrison Hall, 75 St. George Street) from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd. You will be asked to read an excerpt from the play. The scene is provided if you would like to familiarize yourself, however, no preparation is required. 

Sign-up form, character descriptions and play excerpt: https://forms.gle/aeX4L3t7jT36pN3M9
We are also looking for stage manager, projection designer, sound designer: https://forms.gle/4xL2D2zSoSLLZNhp6

If you have any questions, please email xinxian.xu@mail.utoronto.ca.