Kaethe Yanovsky kaethe at caea.com
Wed Jul 16 16:26:05 EDT 2003

Call For Auditions

"China Doll" by Marjorie Chan
Directed by Kelly Thornton

Roles: 3 Asian Characters (2 Female, 1 male)

Tuesday July 22 and Wednesday July 23

Auditions will be held in the Tapestry Nightwood New Works Studio in the
Distillery District- 55 Mill St. The Cannery Building, #315-316

Please send CVs and Headshots to:
Nathalie Bonjour
55 Mill St. 
#301, The Case Goods Building
Toronto, ON
M5A 3C4

For more information call:
Nathalie Bonjour: 416-944-1740 ext. 3
Janice Rieger: 416-944-1740 ext. 5

The Play will be produced by Nightwood Theatre at the Tarragon Theatre
Extra Space.  Rehearsals begin January 19, 2004 and the show runs
February 19- March 14, 2004

Character Breakdown:
Setting: 1905-1919 Shanghai, China

POA-POA: The maternal Grandmother of the lead character Siu-Ling.  She
has had a bitter life, growing up as a concubine\'s daughter in a
wealthy household, and eventually ending up as a seamstress.  She is
driven by her need to reclaim her former life and social status.  She is
traditional but with a fiery temper.  character age: 50-60

MERCHANT LI: A lonely fabric merchant of Shanghai, who has a fetish for
lotus shoes and bound feet.  He runs a fabric shop visited by Siu-Ling
and Poa-Poa.  He has ties to Western Cultures and the black market of
Shanghai.  He teaches Siu-Ling to read and provides her with the Chinese
translation of \"A Doll\'s House.\"  In his loneliness, he resorts to
prostitutes and opium dens.  He is a complicated loner who ultimately
loses his battle with his obsessions.  Character age: 35-50

MING: Siu-Ling\'s maidservant.  She has worked her entire life as a
servant in the Chen household.  She has an acute understanding of class
and how best to use it to her own advantage.  She is rebellious,
mischievous and rough around the edges.  There is always a sense of
danger around her.  Character Age: Teenager (can be played by actor


Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. 
Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity
form of contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the

Please direct all responses and inquiries directly to the theatre or
association listed in the e-drive notice. 

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