Auditions for Old Mule

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Auditions for Old Mule

Seniors’ Acting Lab Society (SALS) would like to invite you to our auditions for Old Mule, an original play written by Edmonton playwright Nicole Moeller.

SALS’s mandate is to reflect on, educate and challenge the status quo on seniors issues. We strive towards 80 per cent 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 humour and heart to this serious subject.


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 24, 2023, from 5 – 9pm
  • November 25, 2023, from 9am – 3pm

Location: Room CHD15 (basement), University of Calgary

Auditions will consist of monologues and dialogues from the script. Sides will be sent out in advance so actors can prepare.

Contract Dates

Rehearsals: Monday/Wednesday evenings from 5 – 9pm and Saturday mornings from 9am – 1pm, December 4, 2023 to January 22, 2024. There will be a rehearsal break from December 21, 2023 to January 2, 2024.

Tech: January 23 – 24, 2024

Show: January 25 – 28, 2024, 7pm, 2pm weekend matinees, at the cSPACE Studio Theatre in Marda Loop, 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.


Please submit your interest and availability to Louise Day, producer at with the subject line Old Mule Auditions and include a headshot and resume indicating your preferred role and audition date.

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