Whitby Courthouse Theatre is seeking Production Teams for its 2023-2024 Season.
You may apply as an individual, or as a team to any of our four productions.
Directors will be required to provide a resume and attend an interview. Other roles may be required to attend interviews, provide resumes, references, and/or answer questions by email.
Interviews will be held in-person in Whitby on March 6th, and 7th. Interviews are conducted by our Production Team Selection Committee and are scheduled for approximately 30 minutes with each prospective director. The director will be asked to:
- Outline their vision for the production
- Provide details of their experience
- Provide an overview of their audition and rehearsal plans
- Detail the experience of their team (if they have one). The Committee may reach out to those members directly with any questions they may have.
Vulnerable Sector Checks
The Producer, Director, Stage Manager, and any other member of a Production Team in a position of power, will be required to undergo a Vulnerable Sector Check, following instructions from Whitby Courthouse Theatre, for any production which is likely to have vulnerable members in the cast or crew.
Whitby Courthouse Theatre is a non-profit organization that relies on its volunteers to produce high-quality theatre. There are nominal honourariums available for selected roles.
How to Apply
If you wish to apply, complete the applicable application form, available in the drop-downs. If you are interested in multiple productions, you must complete a form for each respective show.
If you are applying as a team, the Director should complete this form on behalf of the team. You will then be contacted with an interview time.
Applications are due no later than February 28, 2023.
Lost in Yonkers
About Lost in Yonkers
7 roles (3f, 4m)
Bella is thirty-five years old, socially awkward, and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne'er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady's doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.
June 25 (7-10pm), June 26 (7-10pm), with callbacks on the June 28 (7-10pm), 2023
Tuesday (7-10pm), Thursday (7-10pm), Sunday (7-10pm) beginning September 5, 2023
8pm on November 9, 2023
8pm on November 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 2pm on November 11, 18, 25, 2023
10 roles (gender flexible)
A Broadway musical favourite comes to Whitby Courthouse Theatre with a masterful retelling of the original production, injected with contemporary and dazzling new arrangements. A small group of people tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comedic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is used to convey Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance, and love.
June 11 (7-10pm), June 12 (7-10pm), with callbacks on June 14 (7-10pm), 2023
Sundays (2-5pm) beginning September 10, 2023
8pm on February 8, 2024
8pm on February 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 2pm on February 10, 17, 24, 2024
About Drinking Habits
8 roles (5f, 3m)
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.
November 19 (7-10pm), November 20 (7-10pm), with callbacks on the November 22 (7-10pm), 2023
Monday (7-10pm), Wednesday (7-10pm), Sunday (7-10pm) beginning January 7, ending February 21, 2023
8pm on April 11
8pm on April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 2pm on November 13, 20, 27.
The Lightning Thief (Young Performers)
About The Lightning Thief
7 roles (any gender)
As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure "worthy of the gods"
Young Performers Production - cast must be between 8-17 years old
December 17 (2-5pm), December 18 (7-10pm), with callbacks on December 20 (7-10pm), 2023
Sundays (2-5pm) beginning February 4, 2024
8pm on June 6, 2024
8pm on June 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, and 2pm on June 8 and 15, 2024