Casting Call: Auditions for Black Theatre Workshop’s “BLUENOSE”

Submission Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016

Black Theatre Workshop is holding auditions for its Black History Month school tour of BLUENOSE by Emil Sher, directed by Tamara Brown.

Rehearsals begin on January 16, 2017
The contract ends on February 26, 2017

BLUENOSE, a play for young audiences, is a swashbuckling, comedic tale about culture clashes and cultural assumptions, set on the deck of the Shark de Triomphe, a food-stained, foul-looking pirate ship.  Ratt, Spatt and Knat are three red-nosed pirates who guide their cluttered ship wherever the scent of riches leads them. They pillage and plunder with abandon, fueled by an insatiable appetite to acquire whatever they fancy, wherever they find it. Their lives are predictable on the blustering seas until Ku, a confident blue-nosed pirate, washes up on deck.


Ratt: is the self-proclaimed captain and has a take-charge attitude.
Spatt: is like a cabin-boy who forever aspires to a higher position but doesn’t have the brains to get there.
Knat: is the most thoughtful of the trio.
Ku: masks a stone-hard drive to remain true to her sense of self. Ridiculed by the other pirates because of her blue nose, she does not wilt in the face of a barrage of insults. She has her own prejudices and preconceptions, however is always willing to listen.

For this production, we are seeking performers who are proficient in movement/clown and dance/singing.

Actors are asked to prepare:

  • 1 monologue, up to 3 minutes max.
  • 1 a cappella song, 1-2 minutes max.
  • A self-created movement/gibberish scene, 1-2 minutes max. about “a day in the life of a pirate”

To submit, please email your headshot and resume to

Seeking Equity and Non-Equity Performers.

Deadline to submit: Monday, October 3, 2016.

The full script is available to read at Black Theatre Workshop; 3680 Jeanne Mance, suite 432.

Read the official audition notice at

Black Theatre Workshop

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