Auditions: Sleuth

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Auditions: Sleuth

Casting call for Sleuth (Equity and Non-Equity), by Anthony Shaffer, directed by Cherissa Richards.

Engagement company and outside dates: Vertigo Theatre (Calgary) – rehearsals begin October 31, 2023, show opens November 23, 2023 and closes December 17, 2023.

Production Description

Famed mystery novelist Andrew Wyke lures his wife’s lover to his country home and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewelry. As the stakes rise, it sets off a chain of events that leaves audiences trying to decipher who is truly in control.

Roles to be cast:

  • Andrew Wyke, male identifying, age 40s – 50s
    A writer of detective stories. Andrew comes up with a plan to humiliate Milo for daring to try to take away his wife. He creates a complex game that the two men will play. Andrew encourages Milo to stage a fake break-in (in which Milo is supposed to steal valuables from Andrew so the two men can collect insurance money). But Andrew has a secret plot in mind that doesn’t go as planned. British.
  • Milo Tindle, male identifying, age 30s
    Meets with Andrew to set the record straight that Andrew’s estranged wife Marguerite and he will be getting married. After Milo finds himself humiliated in Andrew’s game, Milo seeks revenge in his own game of cat and mouse subterfuge. British.
  • Detective Dopler, non-gender specific, age 30’s
    Inspector Doppler, discovers clues that incriminate Andrew in the “so-called murder”. British.

Audition date: April 24, 2023

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

Please submit packages through the following link

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

Deadline for submission packages is April 10, 2023 at 11:59pm, 2023.

Local submissions only for this casting call.

CAEA Members will be given first priority.

For more information and questions contact Laura Couch, Company Manager, Vertigo Theatre

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