Casting Call (Round 2): Tantalus presents original play “Amuse Me”

Audition date: August 12 (Potential callbacks: August 13)

Tantalus will be holding a 2nd round of auditions for its fall production of the new play Amuse Me, written by Laurent McCuaig-Pitre and directed by Rahul Gandhi. We aim to blow up the “Born Sexy Yesterday” trope by establishing relationships with a single ethereal character played by several people. The process will involve workshopping and critical thinking, where the actor(s) cast will collaborate into creating a final performance.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, August 12th in the evening at the Freestanding Room (4324 St Laurent Blvd, Suite 300), with a potential callback session Sunday August 13th (Time TBA). Each audition will run approximately 20 minutes.

Amuse Me will run December at the Freestanding Room. Artists will be compensated by profit-share.

A writer accidentally conjures a Muse into his apartment. What will happen when two worlds collide? Love? Learning? Loss? “Amuse Me” is about the lengths that we go to gain our freedom.

MUSE: Any gender, age, and ethnicity . Muse travels to our world, into a body. Throughout the play, they discover the limitless control they can exert on changing their world, their story, their play.

The audition will comprise of the following:

  • Any Shakespearean monologue or sonnet of your choice. Do not worry about gender, just pick your favorite.
  • Scene work from Amuse Me. Short scene will be provided via email, and at the audition, where an actor will play with you. You do not need to be off-book.
  • Sing 30 seconds of any song of your choosing, or a dance solo, or solo movement piece of approximately the same length.
  • Prepare a small squeak. Muse comes into the world in a wordless state, and the only noise they can muster is a squeak.

Email to book your audition timeslot today! Very limited space.


Founded in 2016 by Rahul Gandhi and Adrian MacDonald, Tantalus aims to produce thought provoking-works that put the ideas of what it is to be human in the light of modern day. After a near sold out run of Adoration in March, and another run at the Fringe, Tantalus is back with Amuse Me. 

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