Eastern Front Theatre
Jeremy Webb - Artistic Producer
Jeremy Webb joined Eastern Front Theatre in November 2015, after 6 years producing theatre as Off The Leash Creative and being Artistic Director of WillPower Theatre. His most recent Canadian stage appearances include ‘Jaggers’ in Great Expectations (Neptune Theatre), ‘Jack’ in Broadway on Argyle St (WillPower/OTL), ‘George’ in I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (Valley Summer Theatre), ‘Macbeth’ in Macbeth (WillPower Theatre), ‘Max Bialystock’ in The Producers (Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg), ‘Riverdale/Churchill’ in Rexy (Neptune), ‘Under Milk Wood (touring since 2013,) ‘Paul Fisher’ in his own play Fishing (touring since 2012), ‘Beowulf’ in Beowulf (Two Planks & A passion), and many more.
In Canada, he directed (and wrote) The Chuckle Hour (Festival Antigonish), he wrote Broadway On Argyle St. (for WillPower), Pinocchio (for Shakespeare By The Sea), Urinetown, Blue Remembered Hills, The Wizard of Oz, A Streetcar Named Desire, Animal Farm, The Farm Show, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, Liar, Joseph, Grease, Godspell, The Wind In The Willows, and Til It Hurts, I Do! I Do!, Double Double, Les Miserables, The Hobbit and Oliver.
His one-man version of A Christmas Carol has been touring Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the USA, in schools and theatres since 2003. In 2015, actor Rhys Bevan John took over the role and Webb directed the show. His other plays, Shakespeare On Trial and Fishing have also toured extensively. Shakespeare On Trial was handed over to a new cast (after 550 performances) that will continue to tour in 2016.
Jeremy won a Best Actor Merritt Award for his portrayal of Iago in Othello, for Shakespeare By The Sea. He won the 2010 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Theatre. In 2013, Jeremy won the Creative Arts Nova Scotia Established Artist Award. In 2014, Off The Leash/Jeremy Webb won the 2014 Touring Performers Award, presented by The Atlantic Presenters Association.
Emily Pettet - Administration Assistant
Jessica Lewis - Production Manager - STAGES Festival
Jessica is a Lighting Designer, TD and PM based in Halifax NS. She has taken Productions across Canada and throughout the Southern States.
Selected works include: DMV Theatre (Drowning Girls, Pageant, The Ugly One), Mermaid Theatre (The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites), Off the Leash (Broadway on Argyle St, Under Milk Wood, A Christmas Carol), Zuppa Theatre (How Small, How Far Away, Slowly I Turn, Uncle Oscar’s Experiment)
This is Jessica's 11th year working with Eastern Front Theatre on their spring festival, and she is looking forward to helping artists from across Canada share their work at the Stages Festival.
AUDITION NOTICE - ACTOR – Eastern Front Theatre – HALIFAX, NS
Production name: Half-Cracked: the Legend of Sugar Mary by Mary-Colin Chisholm
Date production rehearsal/job starts: Feb 20th, 2018
Audition date: SEPT. 12, 2017
Deadline to submit: SEPT. 5, 2017
Email applications to:
Contact name: Jeremy Webb, Artistic Producer
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 902 466 2769
Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: All ethnicities and performers of all abilities are welcome and encouraged to submit.
1st rehearsal on: February 20th, 2018
Opening on: March 15th, 2018
Closing on: April 1st, 2018
Additional information: local actors only
About the play: The ‘What if...?” leaping off point of Mary-Colin Chisholm’s quirky new comedy comes from the rural story telling traditions of her childhood. Two spinster sisters, abandoned by their parents years before, weave fact and fantasy into a blend of truth, fiction and gossip to entertain and detain their surprise guest, a hapless folklorist who’s car has broken down at the foot of their driveway. Sugar Mary believes it is destiny that they meet, much to the dismay of her fiercely protective sister Yewina.
SUGAR MARY: (UNCERTAIN AGE) Rural spinster, innocent and sheltered, somehow prescient with perhaps an air of “other-worldliness” about her; a wicked storyteller; her best friend is a chicken named Sheila
YEWINA: (three years older than Sugar Mary) the practical sister of the duo, hunter/provider, fiercely protective of her younger sister
SCOTT: (25-45) American, a folklorist and amateur Norwegian folk dancer, perennial student and searcher
To submit please send headshot and resume in PDF format to: email@example.com
Sides will be provided.