AUDITION CALL: The Spanish Tragedy


A cautionary tale gone wrong, The Spanish Tragedy is a story about the nature of justice, the bond between blood, and the cost of allegiance.

This new adaptation of Thomas Kyd’s seminal drama will see the Bus Stop Theatre transformed into a hive of revenge cycling into evil.

The Villain’s Theatre is casting six female performers for this production. Rehearsals will be on a part time basis October 17 – November 15 (some weekday daytime availability will be required); the show runs Nov 16-20 at the Bus Stop Theatre.

Email to book your slot. Auditionees will be asked to prepare an early-modern (Shakespearean or contemporaneous) monologue (you may want to bring a hard copy of your monologue with you) as well as a side from the play (to be provided). Auditions will be held on August 29, 10am-6pm. For more info, click here.

The Spanish Tragedy is made possible thanks to support from Arts Nova Scotia and our season sponsor, Websavers.

PubStart Crow Reading: The Alchemist

A Potable Performance
This August, come and check out The Villain’s Theatre’s newest tradition: Pubstart Crow! Come grab a drink with the cast and watch an abridged, live-reading version of Ben Jonson’s debauched comedy, The Alchemist.

While many plays of the Jacobean stage detail the zany machinations of low-lives and scoundrels, only one opens with “I fart at thee.” When the bubonic plague leaves London quivering, three con artists emerge as the city’s saviours… for a fee. Watch as they swindle, beguile, and charm a host of larger-than-life characters while trying to keep themselves clear of the law.

Part performance, part drinking game, the Pubstart Crow promises to be a raucous good time! AND YOU CAN BE IN IT!

The entire event will take place in one day. The team will meet in the morning and together we will collaborate to stage Jonson’s comedy in time for the 8 PM curtain. To be considered for a role, simply email by August 8th to express your interest! No auditions, no hassle! Let’s just have some fun!

And if you just want to have some drinks and watch, that’s equally important! Did we mention the event is BY DONATION?