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"The Bee's Knee's" - Self Response - Toronto

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1615105
Submission Type
Self Response
Location
Toronto -
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
8-5-2020
Audition Date
n/a
Expiration Date
8-15-2020
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Toronto, ON

Audition Description

The Bee's Knees is a theatrical two act drama, set In Canada in 1921, the first year women were allowed to run for Member of Parliament. Suffragists had secured the vote, but politics were dirty. Prohibition was in the air, but speakeasies were booming, and no one knew what to make of this new post-war world.

A family story at its heart, The Bee's Knees is centred around two sisters, and what happens when one sister Bernie, a rebellious flapper convinces her older sister Dolores, a war widow, to run for political office.

  • Role #1 - Dolores Cole

    Bernie's responsible older sister. Raised to be a suffragist, yet also to look traditional and feminine. War widow. Struggling to juggle family, husband with her own emerging desires. Runs for office.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 28 - 32
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • Role #2 - Jerry Fields

    the incumbent politician. Grandstanding personality. Charismatic but coarse, he is the epitome of the old boys club. Hiding his affair with Rita Blue. Does not want to lose, especially to a woman.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • Role #3 - Rita Blue

    Black Canadian. Owner of the Speakeasy. Good business woman, not so good in choice of men.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 40 - 49
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • Role #4 - Aunt Virginia

    a proper Edwardian woman, Aunt to Dolores and Bernie. Lost children to war and tragedy. Initially opposed to the vote and women in office.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • Role #5 - Dr Edwin Becker

    Veteran of the Great War. Doctor. Engaged to Dolores. Trying to be a modern day man.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 33
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • Role #6 - Tillie

    Frances's orderly, protective, likes to be in the know, even though she'll always be an outsider. Newcomer to Canada.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 34 - 43
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • suffragist, well-heeled and au courant, bi-racial, married to a much older man.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 27 - 33
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • Role #8 - Yvonne

    suffragist, French Canadian. Practical realist. Left her abusive husband.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 34 - 36
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • Role #9 - Frances McKay

    Mother to Dolores and Bernie. Suffragist and artist. Mostly catatonic.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • Role #10 - Drew Chapman

    Radio announcer (could be voice only)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • Role #11 - Miss Madge

    Radio announcer (could be voice only)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • Role #12 - Other Talents

    WWI SOLDIER/SWIMSUIT INSPECTOR/LADS/REPORTERS/VETERAN
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020
  • Role #13 - Bernie McKay

    a rebellious flapper, age 21 for most of the play. Outspoken, sporty, younger sister of Dolores, pushes her to run for office. Actor must be comfortable singing.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 25
    Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2020

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