Audition Notice: Lusty Juventus

We are seeking actors for this non-Union production with paid honorarium.

Lusty Juventus

A short Tudor Interlude by R. Wever

Poculi Ludique Societas (PLS), Toronto’s renowned medieval and renaissance players, is a non-profit, non-Equity theatre company affiliated with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. PLS is dedicated to the production of early plays for research and entertainment. See more about PLS at:

Performance dates: March 27–29, 2020

Rehearsals will begin in mid-February, schedule TBD depending on actors’ availability.

About the play:

Lusty Juventus is a short mid-16th century Moral Interlude of the “Prodigal Son” type, telling the story of a young man tempted by the joys of the flesh. It was written during the brief reign of Henry VIII’s son Edward VI for a small troupe of travelling players, as the title page states “Four may play it easily.” PLS Artistic Director Linda Phillips has created a new modern-spelling script for this production.

We are looking for diverse actors who are comfortable with speaking verse, playing multiple roles including the evil (Satan, Hypocrisy), the good (Good Counsell, Knowledge), and Juventus (Youth). There is some singing of the jolly drinking song variety.

Audition dates/times (by appointment only):

  • Saturday, February 1, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 2, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Monday, February 3, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Please submit your photo and resume to  (with subject line: Auditions) to arrange an audition time. Come prepared with a short monologue.

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  1. TC

    Surprised to hear U of T is supporting a show by men, for men, about men, MEN MEN MEN lol. It’s 2020, come on. Glad the director is a woman but this casting notice is pretty exclusionary, although it asks for diversity.