Room - Call for Submissions

The Grand Theatre


Call for Submissions

The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario is seeking submissions for the role of Little Jack our production of Emma Donoghue’s Room in March/April 2020.

Room is the story of a woman, Ma, who has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five year old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room. The play explores the power of the imagination and a mother’s love.

Room, author Emma Donoghue’s adaptation of the book, was first staged in London, England in 2017 with music and lyrics by Cora Bissett and Kathryn Joseph, and directed by Cora Bissett. This Canadian premiere co-production between the Grand Theatre, Mirvish Productions, and Covent Garden Productions is directed by Cora Bissett, and will feature a new all-Canadian cast.

Grand Theatre Artistic Associate Megan Watson will be holding auditions for the role of Little Jack in London on Tuesday October 1st 2019.

Character description

Age 7-12, reads as age 5, and mixed race with a white father and African American mother. Shares the role with an adult actor who acts as a narrator for LITTLE JACK’s experience. LITTLE JACK is curious, inquisitive, and strong willed.

About the Production

Rehearsals Begin (at the Grand): February 10, 2020
Previews (at the Grand): March 10, 2020
Opening (at the Grand): March 13, 2020
Closing (at the Grand): Sunday, March 29, 2020

Load-in (at Mirvish): March 31, 2020
Previews (at Mirvish): April 4, 2020
Closing (at Mirvish): April 26, 2020


Please submit a resume and headshot for consideration by casting workbook only to Christine Gruenbauer, Administration Associate, at auditions [at] grandtheatre [dot] com.

The deadline for submissions to be received is Thursday September 12th 2019.

Priority will be given to Equity artists, and they will be seen first at all auditions.

In our desire to reflect the world and our community on our stage, the Grand Theatre is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from all qualified performers, without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, race, or gender identity.

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