Audition 1: 5/18/2022, Toronto

Audition 2: 5/19/2022, Toronto

Audition 3: 4/20/2022, Toronto


Production name:
Three Sisters

Production rehearsal date:

Submission deadline:

Submission email: [casting AT howlandcompanytheatre DOT com]

Contact name:
Paolo Santalucia

Engagement policy:
DOT (Theatre)

Ethnocultural mandate or casting statement:
The Howland Company encourages actors of all ethnicities, race, gender, gender-identity, physical ability, and sexual orientation to apply.

If there are any potential barriers (language, disability, or any other considerations) preventing you from applying to audition please let us know and we will work with you to provide any supports you may require.

Additional Information:
“Three Sisters”
adapted by Paolo Santalucia
after Chekhov

Directed by Paolo Santalucia

First Day of Rehearsal: September 12th
First Public Performance: October 24th
Closing Performance: November 13th

A contemporary adaptation of “Three Sisters”. The play follows a group of people longing to return to something familiar. It is concerned with our unutterable fears about the future. It confronts what it means to be in love: with each other, with ourselves, and the people we choose to spend our lives with.

This production will be performed for an exclusive run in Toronto’s historic Hart House Theatre, marking The Howland Company’s return to live indoor performances after a two-year hiatus.

The Howland Company is an award-winning, artist-led and art-driven theatre company, dedicated to the production of electric stories that speak to the world and the times in which we live. We seek to challenge and inspire our audiences through productions, training and community initiatives, fostering a new wave of theatre-makers and theatre-goers.

This production will be produced under CAEA’s D.O.T. Policy.

Please note that while the characters’ pronouns/genders are listed below, casting is not limited to those whose gender identity matches the character description. While the characters’ pronouns will remain as listed, we invite submissions from artists interested in playing Male or Female-identifying characters, regardless of their personal pronouns.

Actors of all ethnicities, race, physical ability, gender, gender-identity, and sexuality are encouraged to apply.

Selected Applicants will receive a confirmed audition date/time as well as audition sides.

All participants in this production will be required to be fully-vaccinated as defined at the time of production by Federal and Provincial Guidelines. Proof of Vaccination will be required prior to your audition.

Auditions will be held in-person. Casting personnel will be seated six feet away, and remain masked for the duration of each audition. Participants will be permitted to remove their masks while reading should they wish to (but will not be required to do so).

If you would prefer not to participate with in-person auditions at this time, we will endeavor to schedule an electronic and/or zoom audition on a case-by-case basis. Please make a note in your submission email should you be interested in a virtual or electronic submission.

If you are out of town or will be in isolation during the listed audition dates but still wish to submit, please let us know and we will endeavor to accommodate an electronic submission.

Should you have specific accessibility requirements, please let us know in your submission email and we will do everything we can to ensure your needs are met.

Please label all submissions as follows in the subject line:

All submission emails should include:
-any role(s) you might be interested in auditioning for

We will not be collecting hard copies of headshots or resumes.

Casting for the following roles:

IRINA (she/her) (20-25). Any Ethnicity. The youngest Prozorov sister. Irina desires to be loved by someone other than any of the people currently in love with her.

MASHA (she/her) (25-30) Any Ethnicity. The middle Prozorov sister. Masha wishes she was living another life in another house and with another husband.

ANDREI (he/him) (20-30). Any Ethnicity. The only Prozorov son. Follows what he believes to be the correct path for as long as he can bear it. He can’t bear it much longer.

THEO (he/him) (35-40). Any Ethnicity. Masha’s husband. A teacher who wishes he was vice-principal who wishes he was actually a poet.

IVAN (he/him) (60s). Any Ethnicity. An alcoholic, sentimental, ex-army doctor on the verge of an existential crisis.

ALEX VERSHININ (he/him) (45-50). Any Ethnicity. Lieutenant Colonel of the army. Married with two children. Sometimes wishes he wasn’t. Especially when Masha is around.

VAL (he/him) (25-30). Any Ethnicity. Captain in the army. A social misfit who can’t stop washing his hands. Ferocious and darkly poetic, a man who will kill for love. And does.

ANFISA (she/her) (65-80). Any Ethnicity. The Prozorov’s housekeeper and sometimes Nanny. Not as good at her job as she used to be and knows it. Terrified of losing her place.

All submissions should be made out to: [casting AT howlandcompanytheatre DOT com]

Submissions close: Friday, May 13th, 2022 at 5pm (EST)