Audition: “In His Name” – Dollard Des Ormeaux and the Battle of Long Sault, The Canadian History Project

Auditions / Actors Required  – The Canadian History Project
6 Male (1 Must be a First Nations Actor) & 2 Female

“In His Name” – Dollard Des Ormeaux and the Battle of Long Sault
Written by Robert Tsonos
Directed by Adam Bailey

This new play goes into the details of the Battle of Long Sault in 1660s Quebec. While the play is in English some French language skills will be helpful for the actors. Some actors will also need to be able to sing harmony. This is a profit share production. Equity and Non-Equity Actors are invited to submit.

The Play will run the week of April 21st -27th with rehearsals running part time (two weekday evenings and one weekend day) from early March and intensifying towards the opening night.

The Men Include:

  • Chief Annaotaha (Huron):  Raised in Europe but accepted as Chief of his tribe due to his birth.
  • Adam Dollard & Rene Doussin: Two soldiers in their mid-20 to late 20s. Hardy and masculine: not afraid of a drink or a fight.
  • Louis Martin: A Settler, 21. Raised to be a Priest but has turned his back on The Church. Youthful.
  • Paul Chomedy & Father Gagnon: The heads of Ville Marie (Montreal), both in their 50’s.

The Women Are:

  • Gisele: Martin’s Betrothed, 15, the youngest character in the play, has grave misgivings.
  • Francine: Doussin’s Betrothed. A slightly older friend and confident of Gisele.

Auditioners will need to prepare two short monologues and an unaccompanied song, the three pieces combined should take no more than 7 minutes.

Auditions will be held Sunday January 19th 2pm-8pm and Tuesday  January 21st 7pm – 10pm. To Book an audition please email resume and headshot to inhisnameaudition@gmail.com

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