Production name: MUSIC MUSIC LIFE DEATH MUSIC: An Absurdical
Deadline to submit: January 15, 2018
Audition date: week of January 22, 2018
Email applications to: OneLittleGoatTC at
Contact name: Adam Seelig

“Toronto’s enterprising One Little Goat Theatre Company” (New York Times) is holding auditions for the world premiere of MUSIC MUSIC LIFE DEATH MUSIC: An Absurdical by Artistic Director Adam Seelig (Executive Producer, Derrick Chua; Assistant Producer, Annie MacKay).

Synopsis: DD and JJ’s romantic night at home is interrupted when B (DD’s mother) arrives unannounced, waking up PP (DD and JJ’s teenage son). MUSIC MUSIC LIFE DEATH MUSIC follows the unexpected dynamics between these four characters representing three generations of family.

Dates: performances May 25 - June 10, 2018 at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space; rehearsals April 30, 2018 onward (precise schedule tbd).

We are seeking actors of the highest calibre with excellent singing abilities for the following roles - actors of all vocal ranges and cultural backgrounds welcome:

  • DD: a woman (age 40-50, any vocal range, any ethnicity)
  • JJ: a man, DD’s spouse (age 40-50, any vocal range, any ethnicity)
  • B: a woman, DD’s mother (age 65-75, any vocal range, any ethnicity)
  • PP: a boy, DD and JJ’s son (age 14-15, any vocal range, any ethnicity)

Note regarding the role of PP: only actors aged 16+ will be considered; the role may be played by an adult man or woman who can play a teenage boy.

Please submit résumé and headshot by email to Adam Seelig, Artistic Director, OneLittleGoatTC at by 5pm, Monday, January 15, 2018. *Optional: if available, please forward a link to a sample of your singing abilities.

Only Equity (CAEA) members will be considered, except for the role of PP who can be played by a CAEA or non-CAEA actor.  Only those selected for an audition will be contacted. Actors will be engaged under a form of Equity policy.

One Little Goat is North America’s only theatre company devoted to contemporary poetic theatre. Acclaimed for its highly interpretive, provocative approach to international plays, One Little Goat consistently features leading Canadian theatre artists. MUSIC MUSIC LIFE DEATH MUSIC is the company’s second play-with-music for mature audiences (the first was UBU MAYOR by Adam Seelig, starring Michael Dufays, Richard Harte and Astrid Van Wieren).