Hope. Challenge. Change. Telling Stories That Matter.



Fire Exit Theatre is seeking actors for their May 2019 production of Sacrament.


In the heart of a city gripped by a deadly epidemic, Father Caleb opens his church to offer people hope. But soon the people taking Mass no longer suffer sickness. When a leading scientist comes to investigate the miracle, an unexpected reunion turns into a showdown between divergent world views fighting for the future of humanity. Is the cure the wine, or in the faith of the people? A gripping illustration of a complex but whole-hearted search for healing.

World Premiere of the 2017 Winner “Scripts on Fire” New Play Competition
Directed by Val Lieske
Written by Gilbert da Silva

Schedule: Rehearsals will begin late February 2019 and take place on evenings and weekends. Tech rehearsals are May 5th–7th with performances running from May 8th-12th, 2019.

How to Prepare: Please prepare a contemporary monologue of one minute in length. The monologue may comic or dramatic, and should be something that you are emotionally connected to rather than a “good character monologue.” Pick something that resembles you at your most truthful. Actors will also be sent a side from the play.

How to Sign Up: Auditions will take place at Renfrew Baptist Church (1204 Renfrew Dr. NW, Calgary) on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Please schedule an audition time by emailing Val Lieske at [email protected]. Further auditions and callbacks will be scheduled as necessary.

Roles: We will be auditioning for the following roles:

Male: mid 30’s to mid 40’s
Parish Priest. True believer. Kind-hearted and willing to risk personal safety and personal happiness in service to others. A good debate is not lost on him. Willing to count the cost to stand for what he believes in.
Female: mid 30’s to mid 40’s
Scientist. Atheist. Matter of fact and never afraid to speak her mind. When she believes she is right she will stop at nothing to convince people of her position. She is driven, but it is because she is about the “greater good”. Much to her dismay, her anger can get the best of her.

Fire Exit Theatre is a non-equity semi-professional theatre company. Actor honorariums are paid.