Casting Call

Show: The Land of Promise by Somerset Maugham

Companies: co-production between Theatre Double Take and Snowdrop Productions

Rehearsal Period: March and April 2015 (3 rehearsals/week), Tech/Dress Apr 29th and 30th

Performance Dates: May 1st-3rd, 6th-9th 2015

Venue: Red Sandcastle Theatre

Non-union, profit-share

We are casting for the following roles:

Gertrude Marsh – (25-35 yrs) small, tough, and hard-working; recently married, living in a small house in the praires

Frank Taylor (25-40 yrs) tall, strong; formerly a farm-labourer for hire; rough sense of humour

Kate (no particular age) maid; respectable, quiet

Mrs. Sharp (28-40 yrs) tired, very anxious woman with a large family

We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds for all roles.


  • Availability during the rehearsal and production period is a must.
  • Some skill with accents is an asset

To apply: Email grace at theatredoubletake dot com with CV and headshot

Deadline: end of day January 1st, 2015. Only those selected to audition will be contacted.

Auditions will be held on January 4th, between 4 and 8pm.

About the Play

The Land of Promise is a four act play that takes place in the wealthy drawing rooms of the British upper-classes and the backwoods cabins of Canadian settlers in the early 20th century.

About the Companies

Snowdrop Productions is committed to producing underperformed plays with an emphasis on Canadian themes. A strong interest in plays written or set in the first half of the twentieth century allows us to examine our cultural history through theatre. We believe in the importance of telling Canadian stories and exploring Canadian history.

Theatre Double Take is a Toronto theatre company specializing in inquisitive adaptations that examine problematic aspects of well-known plays, works of literature, and historical events.

Both companies are committed to providing artistic opportunities for women in theatre, as well as young up-and-coming artists.