All the World's a Stage

... even your own living room!

In this time of uncertainty and distancing it can be difficult to feed your creative soul, especially through theatre. Luckily, Theatre Saskatchewan has something that can help!

Our Executive Assistant Jennifer has been updating our library database and has been unable to track down information about some scripts. So, to create synopses and discover the genre, these scripts need to be read! That is where you come in!

Starting Wednesday April 8th, we will be hosting 2 script readings per week, on Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoons.

Mondays at 7:00pm CST
Wednesdays at 1:30pm CST


 

How does it work?

  • We will post the script schedule here at least a week in advance (including characters and descriptions)
  • You can sign up to read a role through the form linked on the sidebar
    • It will be first come, first served so don't hesitate!
    • We also need a narrator to read large chunks of stage directions.
    • It doesn't matter to us if you're not "fit" for the role: we are open to cross-cultural, gender neutral, any age casting.
    • Part of reading your role will be to read any small parts of that character's stage directions
      • If it's an in line stage direction, read it!
      • The narrator will read larger chunks of stage directions
  • We will create a Zoom meeting for the reading
    • We will post the link on our website and social media
    • You will gain access to the script once you join the Zoom meeting through the screen share function
    • The Zoom meeting will open 10 minutes prior to meeting time
    • For more information on how to join a Zoom meeting, click here
  • After the reading is over, we will be discussing the script briefly


If you do not want to read, that's perfectly alright! Please join us to listen. Plays need audiences!

As we are looking to fill out information we don't already have regarding these scripts, we cannot guarantee they will not have questionable content.


Schedule

Monday May 25, 7:00pm CST

Money for Jam
By Cynthia Livingstone
68 pages

ROLE

GEN / AGE

DESCRIPTION

Narrator

 

Reads the stage directions

Maud

30
F

Hugh's wife. A sorely tried woman who doesn't know what to make of her husband. A woman of principles whose patience sometimes wears thin. She finds Hugh exasperating, Donny admirable, and Verda shameless

Hugh

35
M

A man extremely sensitive to the good fortune of Donny and to his own dismal position. A man whom only one thing counts – money. The keynote to his personality is envy.

Donny

35
M

A do-gooder. Lacking in humour. Santimonious and self-satisfied. Mealy-mouthed. Hugh's best friend.

Verda

30
F

A frustrated woman with an appetite for 2 things – money and Hugh. Donny's wife.

Cha Cha

M

A sentimental killer with a black sense of humour

Barman / Captain

50s
M

A dignified and responsible man


Wednesday May 27, 1:30pm CST

Pigeons are Fine
by Rod MacIntyre
68 pages

ROLE

GEN / AGE

DESCRIPTION

Narrator

 

Reads the stage directions

Alex Stewart

M

The boss

Shirley Martin (Marty)

F

His secretary

Lymen Steele

M

The "new man", Shirley's ex

Sam

M

A blind man


To Be Rescheduled

Relax, Nothing Happens
by D. Neil Bailey
98 pages

Ron

M
28

A fit, intense, native man, smart and self-loathing

Cindy

F
19

A slim and attractive native girl, unloved and hallow-spirited

Dubh

M

A shabby street poet, a bar own, and Lord of the Seelie Court

Girl

F
17

Changeling girl; an aborted foetus

Boy

M
17

A changeling boy

Grace

F
38

A businesswoman having an existential crisis

Michael

M
43

Former poet, now a dowdy soft drink fountain repairman

Rabbit

 

A snide fair flunky of Dubh

Fox

 

A flirty fairy flunky of Dubh

Fish

 

A sarcastic fairy flunky of Dubh

Of Guys and Men
By Cynthia Livingstone
102 pages

ROLE

GEN / AGE

DESCRIPTION

Narrator

 

Reads the stage directions

Dan

40s
M

Legally separated, overweight, university graduate

Ryan

30s
M

Has Cerebral Palsy, high school grad

Sarah

30s
F

Married to Dan, university grad, career minded

Stacey

20s
F

Extremely attractive

Mother

60s
F

Widow, mother of Ryan, chain smoker, abuse survivor

Todd

30s
M

Buff, arrogant, gym attendant