Volunteer: Volunteer Actors to Perform in Productions of Doctor Barnardo’s Children and Wounded Soldiers, 4th Line Theatre

4th Line Theatre is looking for volunteer actors this summer

Have you always wanted to act onstage?  Want to be part of a 4th Line Theatre epic outdoor production?  Have you ever wondered how 4th Line productions come to life?  Are you eager to learn new skills?

4th Line Theatre is looking for volunteer actors to perform in its productions of Doctor Barnardo’s Children, the theatre’s wildly successful audience favorite produced in 2005 and 2006 and the world premiere of Wounded Soldiers, the sequel to Doctor Barnardo’s Children.  Both productions were written by Ian McLachlan and Robert Winslow and Winslow will direct both.

Community auditions will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:00am at the Millbrook Lion’s Den & Community Centre located South of Hwy 115 on the corner of County Road 10 and Larmer Line.  Auditions will be first come, first seen and will not run past 12:00 noon.

For Doctor Barnardo’s Children (July) we will be casting the roles of Old Lily (Female aged 60+) and Supervisor/Mayor (Male aged 40+).
For Wounded Soldiers (August) we will be casting for four WWI Canadian Soldiers (aged 16 to 30s)

Back by popular demand, Doctor Barnardo’s Children explores the struggles of thousands of impoverished British orphans sent to Canada from the UK in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by philanthropist, Thomas Barnardo.  It examines the heartache of separation and the challenges faced by the children in their new isolated Canadian surroundings.  One in ten Canadians with Caucasian ancestry is a descendant of a Home Child.  Hazelbrae Home in Peterborough was the centre of distribution for more than 10,000 Barnardo girls between 1882 and 1930.

In August, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, The Winslow Farm will be transformed into First World War battlefields, hospitals and asylums.  In this highly anticipated sequel to Doctor Barnardo’s Children, a Barnardo boy returns to England as a young man to fight in World War l.  While in a military hospital recovering from shell-shock, he is reunited with a friend from his youth in a neighboring asylum who is living with cerebral palsy.