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Theatre by the Bay (TBTB), in partnership with Tourism Barrie, is holding auditions for an original production that blends theatre and cutting-edge technology running in Barrie, Ontario throughout the summer of 2021.

NOTE: Due to current restrictions, actors from within the Simcoe County bubble will be given priority casting.

TBTB is a professional regional theatre organization focused on the development and production of new plays about Barrie and the Simcoe County region (land covered by Treaties 16, 18 and Williams). 

The Show

Written by five women from the Simcoe-Muskoka region, the show tells the story of seven spectres haunting downtown Barrie.

The story is told through a series of monologues by each of the characters approx. 4 minutes in length.

The Process

Each actor will receive several virtual rehearsals followed by one day of in-person filming in a studio. Acting experience in film will be considered an asset, but not a requirement. 

The Characters

Please note: the ages listed below are for the characters and should be considered as a reference.

Hector - An Indigenous man approximately 35-40 Y.O.

Mrs. Morrison - 60+ Y.O. woman.

Thomas Baggs - 54 Y.O. male, Cockney accent, plays guitar in his monologue.

Alisha - A Black non-binary person/woman, approx. 35 Y.O. 

Alice May Cotter - 9 Y.O girl.

Roisin O’Reilly - 17 Y.O. woman - Irish accent.

The Woman - 25-35 Y.O. woman.


Submission Guidelines

To be considered for an audition, please submit ONE (1) PDF file that includes both an updated headshot (or recent high-quality photo) and resumé, and save the file using your name as the file name (i.e.: Smith.Jane.pdf)  

Please send email submissions to to the attention of Iain Moggach, Artistic Director. If you specify a time-preference, TBTB will do its best to accommodate, but flexibility is appreciated.

Deadline for submissions: March 29th , 2021 at 5pm

Audition dates: Thursday April 1st from 6 - 10 PM, Saturday April 3rd from 1-4 PM

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only successful candidates will be contacted to arrange an audition. Please do not call or email the theatre to confirm receipt of the package. All successful applicants will be sent audition requirements with confirmation of their audition appointment.

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