A Killing at La Cucina

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A Killing at La Cucina

A Lucia Dante Mystery

Company: Vertigo Theatre (Calgary) and Prairie Theatre Exchange (Winnipeg)
Submission deadline: March 10, 2024
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Casting call, A Killing At La Cucina (A Lucia Dante Mystery), (Equity and Non-Equity), by Thomas Morgan Jones, directed by Jack Grinhaus.

Please note that these auditions are for Calgary locals only.

Please reach out to matthew@pte.mb.ca directly for Winnipeg local auditions.

Engagement Company and outside Dates

This show will play in two cities as a joint production. The outside dates are as follows:

  • Vertigo Theatre (Calgary): Rehearsals begin January 28, 2025; travel dates to Winnipeg TBD.
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange (Winnipeg): Opens February 28, 2025; closes March 9, 2025; travel dates to Calgary TBD.
  • Vertigo Theatre (Calgary): Opens March 20, 2025; closes April 13, 2025.
Production Description

When a famous food critic dies at Fate, the hottest new 5-star restaurant, only detective Lucia Dante can solve the case. This World Premiere of a Canadian play introduces a new legend of crime solving in a fast-paced and intense whodunnit mystery.

Roles to be Cast

  • Lucia Dante/Isabella: Rogue Woman age 30-50
    Lucia Dante: World-famous detective. No one has ever captured a picture of her. She is strong, analytical, fiercely intelligent, and has a wry sense of humour.
  • Isabella Rouge: World-famous fashion designer. Fun, sprightly, and full of life. In this play, she is an AI (artificial intelligence) recreation of the original Isabella Rouge.
  • Actor 2: Multiple roles, Man age 30-50This actor will play multiple roles, including but not limited to: Sebastian, the chef and owner of Fate; Armand, a billionaire; Prism, a VR developer, entrepreneur, and hacker; Hunter, the head waiter at Fate; Dominic, the sous-chef at Fate; Drew, a dishwasher at Fate; Richard Carlyle, a food critic; Captain Sinclair, the chief of police; and a police officer.

Audition Dates:

  • In Calgary: Thursday, March 28, 2024.
  • In Winnipeg: Monday, May 6, 2024. A separate audition call will be posted.
Casting Process

Selected candidates will be provided with scenes to work from during the auditions.

Vertigo Theatre has a responsibility to create work spaces where people are comfortable in a creation process, and can be themselves in every capacity. With this in mind, we encourage submissions from those who identify as Indigenous, Black, or POC as well as 2SLGBTQIA+, Disabled/People with Disabilities and/or Neuro-Divergent people.

*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 find a suitable application process.

How to Submit

We would like to request a submission package consisting of:

  • Headshot
  • Resume

For Calgary auditions, please submit packages through the following link by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 10, 2024 surveymonkey.com.

For Winnipeg auditions, please contact Matthew Paris-Irvine at Matthew@Pte.mb.ca.

*We will not be collecting hard copies of headshots and resumes at the audition. The audition panel will receive them all electronically.

Local submissions for Calgary and Winnipeg only for this casting call.

CAEA Members will be given first priority.

For questions contact Laura Couch, Company Manager, Vertigo Theatre at auditions@vertigotheatre.com.

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