Call for auditions - The Memory of Water

WHAT: Auditions for the spring production The Memory of WaterThe Memory of Water
WHEN: Sunday 19 January, 2 pm to 6 pm
WHERE: FINNBRIT, Fredrikinkatu 20 A, Helsinki (Map)

Our spring production will be The Memory of Water, a play by Shelagh Stephenson, directed by Pauliina Munukka and Anna Rawlings. We are looking for a cast of 4 females and 2 males. Also those with interest in backstage work – including Stage Managing – are welcome to join us at the auditions. Hope to see you there!

The performances will take place in April or May 2014. This will be confirmed at the auditions.


We would greatly appreciate it if those interested in auditioning would let us know beforehand by e-mailing Pauliina (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you would like to audition but are unable to attend on the 19th, please contact Pauliina to make other arrangements.

If you are interested in reading the play before the auditions, please get in touch with Pauliina. Remember that expressing initial interest and/or requesting the script neither bind you nor are obligatory for attending auditions.


This darkly funny tragicomedy is set in the present day. The storyline centres around three sisters, Mary, Teresa and Catherine, who come together in their childhood home after the death of their mother Vi, to arrange and attend her funeral. Over the course of the play, also Mark, the (married) boyfriend of Mary, and Frank, Teresa's husband, join the women. Vi the deceased mother appears to Mary from beyond the grave.

All characters are middle-aged, but we are not overly concerned with the ages or accents of the cast. Developing realistic, multifaceted characters and their relationships and interactions is the key issue in this play.

The play is essentially an ensemble piece with no real leads or supports. Whilst the three sisters are somewhat bigger parts than their other halves, the male roles are also fully developed and substantial. Vi's role is smaller in lines, but by no means unimportant, as she carries some pivotal scenes that condense some of the main points of the play. All roles are "meaty" and will present the actors with interesting and – we hope – rewarding challenges.