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Audition Notice for GOD OF CARNAGE

**UPDATE: Rehearsal Days will now be Mondays and Thursdays

GOD OF CARNAGE By Yasmina Reza

Directed by Richard Varty

Produced by Mel Hinch

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents who want to resolve the matter. Diplomatic niceties are observed when the parents first meet, but as the meeting progresses, tensions emerge. Gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play

Characters (mid 30s to mid 50s):
  • Alan Raleigh - a self-absorbed corporate lawyer who works for a big pharmaceutical company that is involved in a scandal; preoccupied with his phone.

  • Annette Raleigh – a wealth manager who presents herself as an elite member of the one percent.

  • Michael Novak – a seemingly good-natured wholesaler of plumbing goods.

  • Veronica Novak – the hostess of the meeting; a writer who works part-time in an art and history library; she fancies herself a good citizen.

Show Dates:

March 1 – 17, 2024 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm at The South Simcoe Theatre, 1 Hamilton Street, Cookstown, Ontario. Cast members are required to be available for all production dates without exception.

Audition Date:

Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 7pm to 10pm. Please email the Producer to book your spot: Submission deadline is Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

If you cannot make this date but are interested in auditioning, we can schedule you on Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 7pm to 10pm, the same date as callbacks (if they are needed). Please mention this in your email.

Audition Location:

In person at The South Simcoe Theatre, 1 Hamilton Street, Cookstown, Ontario.

Audition Details:

Please prepare a 2-minute monologue. When you register for an audition spot, you will be emailed sides to prepare as well.

Rehearsal Information:

Rehearsals will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm to 10 pm. Sundays may be added if the Director feels more time is needed. The first rehearsal will be on Thursday, November 23, 2023 (7pm to 10 pm).

During tech week, dress rehearsals will be held on February 26th and 27th with an invited dress rehearsal/preview on February 28th. Cast members must declare any potential rehearsal date conflicts on the audition form. This will be taken into consideration when casting.


Health & Safety Policies:

In keeping with Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit guidelines, this theatre will comply with any mandated COVID-19 health regulations. While not mandatory at this time, mask wearing may be encouraged at certain times during the rehearsal period.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

The South Simcoe Theatre encourages inclusion and representation in all its endeavours. Everyone is welcome both on stage and off. In that spirit, we encourage diversity in our casting process.


Email Mel Hinch, Producer at

This is a NON-EQUITY, NON-PAYING production.

Thank you.


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