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Audition: Wahala dey o! Saga Tiata

Nigerian theatre company seeks local performers for Toronto remount. Nigerian theatre company, Saga Tiata, is holding auditions for their Toronto remount of Wahala Dey Oh! (adaptation of Chaucer’s Miller’s Tale). Saga Tiata is looking to cast approximately 20 local actors (three parts are already filled by Nigerian performers who are coming to Toronto with the director). Actors will play multiple roles and all must have a basic ability with singing, dancing, and drumming (or be able to quickly learn basic drumming). While the performers will represent Nigerian characters, this audition is open to performers from all ethnic backgrounds. A detailed character breakdown is below. Knowledge of Nigerian culture is a bonus.

Auditions will be held Monday April 9th from 3-9pm at 75 St. George (Leonard Common Room in the basement of Morrison Hall). Callbacks will be Wednesday April 11th (time and place TBD). Please send headshot and resume to for an appointment.

Please prepare a 1 minute comedic monologue and be prepared to present your ability to sing, dance, and play an instrument (if you play an instrument) VERY briefly in whatever way seems best to you. Please do not sing musical theatre material. More info about the show at

Rehearsals will be held in downtown and in Mississauga beginning in early June. Performances are July 13 and 15, 2018 as a feature of the New Chaucer Society Conference.

Character Breakdown

Nikori: Tenant/student/lover boy. Male 25-35 Nigerian, speaks Pidgin English with Nigerian accent, must play Saxophone, sing and dance. Handsome, tall, fair and well-built body, charming.

Abusolon: Wannabe lover. Male 25-35. Afro-Caribbean, Dark, handsome, slim, plays guitar, sings and dances. Lively.

Rabiu: House boy. Male 25-35 Nigerian, speaks Pidgin English with Nigerian accent, average height, sing dance. Funny.

Carpenter: husband to an 18 year old. Male 50-60 Nigerian, Old, fat, short, bald. Pathetic.

Alice: 18-25 Attractive female, tall, slim, fair, dance, sing, wife to an elderly man. Alluring.

Julie: 25-30, short/tall, speaks Pidgin English with a Nigerian accent, sings and dances. Likable.

Ensemble: 20-40 years old. Men and women. Must sing and dance.