AUDITION - Scarborough Players

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Katherine Turner
416 439 1104
416 807-3402

Location, Dates & Times

Scarborough Players Rehearsal Studio, 780 Birchmount Ave, Unit 5, Scarborough
Mon, Jun 19, 2023 | 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Tue, Jun 20, 2023 | 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, Jun 24, 2023 | 01:30pm - 04:30pm


Maureen Lukie
Music Director

Important: We will be providing a safe working environment – all participants in this production from creative staff, crews, actors and other volunteers must be fully vaccinated. Masks will be required.

THE STORY:  Halfway There is the story of a circle of four female friends in the small town of Stewiacke who meet every day to “speak our minds” about their lives; lives that are all about to change, threatening the circle, starting with the arrival of a new man in town.

CAST:  Ages listed reflect how the character should appear onstage, not necessarily the age of the actor. 4f 1 m

Janine Babineau (female-identifying, early-mid 30’s): Frank, outspoken. Stuck in a relationship gone stale. Travelled the world in fashion and came back to Stewiacke 8 years ago because she missed it. “The baby of the group” but also “the clearest thinker”. Resisting change.

Vi (female-identifying, 50-60): Down-to-earth and maybe the most vocal of the four. Lacking a filter. Likes to stir things up but has the firmest moral code of the four. The strong one, who’s like “a sister” to them all. Facing the biggest move.

Rita (female-identifying, 50-60): “Smart and funny”. A flirty/vampy exterior masks old wounds and lasting sadness. The best dancer in Stewiacke. Also, not much filter.

Mary Ellen (identifying, 50-60): “The nice one.” Quieter than the others but loves a good gossip. Has been denying her own needs to meet her family’s for too long.

Sean Merrit (male-identifying, 42 years old): From Toronto, the worst thing that could said about him beyond “a little woebegone”. A doctor recently dumped by his fiançée, he’s moved to Stewiacke on an impulse. A good sport.



AUDITION DATES:     Monday, June 19, 2023 – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
                                     Tuesday, June 20, 2023 – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (if required)

CALLBACK:                 Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 1:30-4:30 (if you are auditioning, please keep

this date open until advised otherwise)

Rehearsals are expected to begin June 27, 2023

Auditions will be in person at the Scarborough Players Rehearsal Unit

Auditions must be booked in advance


Please note: Email is the most efficient way to book an audition

Auditions are booked in 10-minute slots. Please indicate the role(s) in which you are interested.

Requirements: Please prepare a short comedic monologue or light dramatic monologue – no more than 90 seconds.  Be prepared to be re-directed. There will be cold readings from the play. Please contact for more information about the play. Due to COVID, once you have booked your audition, we will be sending you forms to complete at home which can then be emailed along with your headshot/photo and resume. We will be managing contact, distancing and numbers in the space.

Please be aware that actors will not be cast if they have commitment to a second production. If you have such a commitment or intend to audition for a second show in the hope of performing in both, please do not audition for this production. (This doesn’t prevent you from auditioning for another show if you don’t know what the outcome of this audition would be; but if cast in both, you would have to choose one.) There may be some flexibility to accommodate holidays, but this shouldn’t be assumed. The actor playing Janine will be required at almost all rehearsals. Other actors will have limited time off as this is an ensemble piece.

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at 780 Birchmount, Unit 5 (West side of Birchmount, south of Eglinton, beside the Alison’s Fine Foods. TTC accessible by #17 Bus from Warden Station or any Eglinton West bus from Kennedy Station.  However, Eglinton is under construction and traffic is very slow from Kennedy. Some north/south streets like Birchmount and Warden can be closed at Eglinton causing transit to re-route. Please check with TTC for updates.

First read-through will be Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Most rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m.

Some rehearsals and all performances are at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road (at Markham Road).

Additional rehearsals may be added as we move closer to the production opening. There may also be the need to incorporate other rehearsal days to schedule other parts of the play. You will be asked to please list ANY potential conflicts.

Scarborough Players is an inclusive community theatre company and encourages all interested individuals from all backgrounds to audition. Those auditioning must be Non-Equity performers and understand that this is a non-paying production. We do not enter into any contracts or agreements with CAEA or ACTRA.


There’s no such thing as a secret in Stewiacke. Not when the gossips meet for coffee every day at the local diner. Vi, Rita, Mary Ellen, and Janine are all as close as can be, and they know everybody’s business. But when Sean, a heartbroken doctor, moves in to take a temporary job at the clinic, he tips the Maritime town that’s famous for being halfway between the North Pole and the equator off its axis. While Sean decides to pursue Janine, it only brings her closer together with her friends, who each have their own messy love lives. Vi just turned down her boyfriend’s proposal, Mary Ellen is tired of doing everything for her husband and sons, Rita just wants to find a date, and Janine already lives with a man she loves a “little bit. ” Can everyone find what they’re looking for in Stewiacke? And what happens when someone finds out a secret that managed to be kept hidden?

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