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Open Ethnicity

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Justyna Bania
Phone Number: 
438-862-0952
Production Company or School: 
Sunny Chen Prod.
Director(s): 
Sunny Chen
Casting Director(s): 
Justyna Bania
Audition Location: 
online-only, callbacks tbd
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Vancouver
Compensation / Rates: 

Volunteer

Synopsis: 
Upcoming dramedy web series "Open Ethnicity" portrays actresses of colour working (or not working) in Vancouver. GIRLS meets Frances Ha, but with women of colour. Please email your headshot, resume, and demo reel (if applicable) to openethnicityseries@gmail.com and I'll send you sides plus instructions for a self-tape. Unpaid but IMDb credit and demo footage will be provided, along with craft services and meals. UBCP ULB
Submission Instructions: 

Please send resume, headshot and demo (if available) to openethnicityseries@gmail.com

Additional Comments: 
Audition Date(s): 
Self-Tapes by Dec 19
Character 1 Name: 
LINDA (CASTING DIRECTOR #3) - RECURRING
Character 1 Age: 
30+
Character 1 Description: 
(written as a female character) Caucasian. Linda is stylish, friendly, and very professional. She's been casting for a long time, and knows what she's doing. Has a heart of gold.
Character 2 Age: 
19-29
Character 2 Name: 
SASHA (READER #2),
Character 2 Description: 
(written as a female character) early to mid-20's, open ethnicity. Really gets into the scene when she wants to, because she's good at her job. Almost too good. RECURRING
Additional Characters: 

We will be casting the roles below from self-tapes for Linda and Sasha, so feel free to include in your tape a different take on the sides to give us an idea of your range - if your demo isn't included. These roles are non-speaking in the pilot and develop in the next episodes.

CASTING DIRECTOR #1, open ethnicity/gender/age. GUEST STAR (possibly recurring)

CAMERA OP #1, open ethnicity/gender/age. GUEST STAR (possibly recurring)

READER #1, open ethnicity/gender/age. GUEST STAR (possibly recurring)

CASTING DIRECTOR #2, open ethnicity/gender/age. GUEST STAR (possibly recurring)

Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
Beginning of February
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Submission Deadline: 
Friday, December 14, 2018
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A Christmas Dinner

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Sebastian Lin
Phone Number: 
6047040999
Production Company or School: 
Vancouver Film School
Producer(s): 
Chuan Qin
Director(s): 
Sebastian LIn
Casting Director(s): 
Sebastian Lin
Audition Location: 
Vancouver Film School
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Richmond
Compensation / Rates: 

Providing Lunch /nonpaid

Synopsis: 
On a Christmas Eve, a housewife faces divorce and prepares the last dinner for her husband which is actually made of the husband's lover
Submission Instructions: 
Audition Date(s): 
Dec 13th
Character 1 Name: 
Miranda
Character 1 Age: 
30s
Character 1 Description: 
The housewife. She looks normal, weak and reticent, but under her skin, she is filled with desire and envy. She keeps all the negative emotions to herself and plays an obedient wife at her husband’s presence. When she found her husband derailed, all the hidden emotions turn her into a psycho.
Character 2 Age: 
30s
Character 2 Name: 
Jason
Character 2 Description: 
The husband. He is a businessman who has done fairly well in the market. He is tired of her wife’s reticence and obedience and the fusty relationship, so he finds a passionate young lady outside and falls in love with her. On Christmas Eve, he tries to settle the divorce with Miranda.
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
Dec 15th 2018
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Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018
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Voluspa

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Ioana Cheptea
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
7788628066
Production Company or School: 
Lingtinworld Studio
Producer(s): 
Chris Da
Director(s): 
Ioana Cheptea
Casting Director(s): 
Ioana Cheptea
Audition Location: 
4691 W10 ave, Vancouver
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Vancouver
Compensation / Rates: 

Volunteer - Food & Drink will be provided

Synopsis: 
In a futuristic world where there is no middle class, only poverty or opulence, Voluspa is the story of a young woman with a supernatural gift whose father has left her isolated from the world.
Submission Instructions: 

Please send resume & headshots/ photo to mo.cheptea@gmail.com.

Audition Date(s): 
Dec 7 & 14
Character 1 Name: 
Voluspa
Character 1 Age: 
15-17
Character 1 Description: 
A young woman of about 16 with telekinetic powers and the gift to heal any sickness. She is isolated from the world by her father, Gedde. Blonde and frail, she has a meek facade but a deep rooted resentment for what her life has become.
Character 2 Age: 
40-50
Character 2 Name: 
Gedde
Character 2 Description: 
Voluspa’s father, middle aged. He is a strict and angry man, seemingly robotic and devoid of emotion. Gedde is pawning off Voluspa’s gift to the rich and receiving money under the table, thinking he is doing what’s best for the family and getting them out of poverty but doesn’t realize the damage he is doing to his daughter.
Character 3 Name: 
Milo
Character 3 Age: 
16-19
Character 3 Description: 
Voluspa’s only friend, a classmate from school. He is tall but thin, very boyish and lighthearted, always meaning well.
Character 4 Name: 
Ingrid
Character 4 Age: 
55-65
Character 4 Description: 
A rich, older woman who was left paralyzed in a childhood accident. She is extremely sour and foul mouthed with a disbelief in Voluspa’s gift.
Character 5 Name: 
Anna
Character 5 Age: 
30-40
Character 5 Description: 
Voluspa’s mother, 35. Timid woman, meek and standoffish.
Additional Characters: 

Man on his deathbed - 65 - 70
Van Driver - any age/ any ethnicity

Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
January - TBA
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Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018
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Jerusalem

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Joan Bryans
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
604-224-2464
Production Company or School: 
Unite Players of Vancouver
Director(s): 
Kathleen Duborg
Casting Director(s): 
Kathleen Duborg
Audition Location: 
TBA
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Jericho Arts Centre
Compensation / Rates: 

None

Synopsis: 
On St George’s Day, the morning of the local country fair, officials from Kennet and Avon Council come to evict Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron. An ex-stunt driving Romany, Johnny lives in a battered mobile home in the woods, dealing drugs, telling yarns and attracting a motley crew of wastrels and youngsters. Adding to his troubles, Dawn, the mother of his six-year-old son Marky, pays him a visit and berates him for his inability to live up to his responsibilities as a parent. On top of which, the young May Queen due to appear at the fair has gone missing, and Troy, her father, holds Johnny responsible. Through it all, Johnny remains defiant, claiming a mystical affinity with the ancient giants who once inhabited England.
Submission Instructions: 

Send requested audition date/time and please attach resumé & headshot to jerusalemup@protonmail.com.

Audition Requirements: By January 1st, You will be given a character and specific sides that you may cold read or prepare for the audition. There will be a reader in attendance.
*A Wiltshire accent from the south of England is invited but not necessary for the audition.
READING COPIES available at United Players-Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver Public Library and by request.

Additional Comments: 

We are seeking a dynamic ensemble of 16 actors for the Vancouver premiere of this contemporary masterpiece. Jerusalem, a bold comic vision of life in rural England, was first performed at the Royal Court, London, transferring to The Apollo in NYC. A play that culminates to a final defiant cry against the forces of conformity, The Guardian hailed the play as ‘unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century.’

Audition Date(s): 
Jan 7th, 11th (5:00-8:00 pm), Jan 12th (12:00-5:00) Can’t make these dates? Others may be possible by request
Character 1 Name: 
See notes below
Character 1 Age: 
Open
Character 1 Description: 
See notes below
Additional Characters: 

We will cast an energetic and committed ensemble of actors to bring this play to life. Role details and sides will be included in Audition response. Note: all roles require a Wiltshire accent and a dialect coach will be assisting in this regard. Performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
June 7th - 30th, 2019 (performances Thu-Sun)
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Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019
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Detroit

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Jeremy Heynen
Phone Number: 
604-315-0233
Production Company or School: 
Vagabond Players
Producer(s): 
Jeremy Heynen
Director(s): 
Ken Fynn
Casting Director(s): 
Kenn Fynn, Jeremy Heynen
Audition Location: 
The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster
Compensation / Rates: 

This is a non-equity community theatre production

Synopsis: 
In a suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. The quintessential American backyard party turns quickly turns into something more dangerous—and filled with potential.
Submission Instructions: 

A monologue will be provided by the director at the audition.
Book your audition here: https://www.supersaas.com/schedule/Vagabond_Players_Audition/Detroit
You are welcome to bring your headshot and resume to the audition or you can email a digital copy to jeremy.heynen@vagabondplayers.ca

Additional Comments: 

All cast & crew are required to become members of Vagabond Players.(www.vagabondplayers.ca)
This may be an entry into the Theatre BC festival. Candidates must be available for an additional performance at the end of April and, if chosen, be open to additional rehearsals before performing at Theatre BC's Mainstage Festival in Port Alberni July 5 – 13, 2019
- Those without an appointment will be seen in the first open slot of the schedule
- Candidates may be asked to stay later to read with other actors

Audition Date(s): 
January 13, 2019 (3pm-6pm)
Character 1 Name: 
Ben
Character 1 Age: 
30-50
Character 1 Description: 
Raised in the United States, somewhere inland: Kansas City, maybe Denver. He worked at one bank for five years and another bank for six years. Recently laid off from his job.
Character 2 Age: 
30-50
Character 2 Name: 
Mary
Character 2 Description: 
Raised in the United States, somewhere inland: Kansas City, maybe Denver. Met Ben after work at a happy hour, when he was working in a bank and she was working as a paralegal assistant. Now she works as a paralegal at a small law firm.
Character 3 Name: 
Sharon
Character 3 Age: 
30-50
Character 3 Description: 
Raised in Tucson, Arizona, until she was nine, when she and her mother moved to Columbus, Ohio, for two years and then to Indianapolis, where she went to high school. Now Sharon works at a phone bank, answering customer service calls. Fresh out of major substance abuse rehab.
Character 4 Name: 
Kenny
Character 4 Age: 
30-50
Character 4 Description: 
Raised in several cities in California until he was twelve or thirteen, when his parents finally split up and he moved to Omaha with his mom. Now he works as a warehouse manager. Fresh out of major substance abuse rehab.
Character 5 Name: 
Frank
Character 5 Age: 
60-80
Character 5 Description: 
Two generations older than the other characters. Maybe he’s in his late seventies, early eighties? But he’s spry, the kind of man who’s been fixing his roof and rewiring the electricity on his house and taking care of his impeccable lawn for many years. He’s happy.
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
April 4 - 27, 2019
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Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Extinct

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Michael Lundin
Phone Number: 
604-831-2304
Notes and Comments to Administrator: 

Thank you in advance for letting me post my call. I've posted here many times before and I've always had nice respectable actors come out to audition!

Production Company or School: 
Capilano University
Producer(s): 
Chris Girard
Director(s): 
Lucas Jackman
Casting Director(s): 
Michael Lundin
Audition Location: 
Capilano University 2nd Floor
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
North Vancouver
Compensation / Rates: 

IMBD Credit, Free lunch, Screening at the Rio Theatre

Synopsis: 
Woolly, a hopeless romantic, has his heart broken by the girl he thought was “the one”. Newly single, Woolly fantasizes of finding love again, or at least finding someone to fill the void left in his heart. Yet, Woolly finds himself more of an outcast than ever in this modern world of dating. Will he adapt to this new era of romance or go extinct like many before him?
Submission Instructions: 

If you are interested in our film please send your resume and headshots over to ExtinctShortFilm@gmail.com

Additional Comments: 

This is a 4th Year Capilano University short film. Everyone on our set has had previous set experiences and we look forward to making a great film for our final year!

Audition Date(s): 
December 14th, 15th
Character 1 Name: 
Ryan
Character 1 Age: 
22
Character 1 Description: 
Ryan is the athletic guy that secretly seeks affection. His walls are constantly up but he is looking for someone who can understand who he truly is. Ryan just got out of a breakup and is trying to move on by being with a girl that understands him.
Character 2 Age: 
22
Character 2 Name: 
Renn
Character 2 Description: 
Renn comes from a foreign country, she travels to get away from her problems back home. She loves to go out and experience the world and try new things. Her blissful and content mind set makes her open to people and new relationships. (Must speak foreign language of any kind)
Character 3 Name: 
Em
Character 3 Age: 
23
Character 3 Description: 
Em is exactly what social media has made us today. Glued to her phone, Em often misses opportunities for social interactions, but if she’s scrolling through Instagram then she doesn’t care. She’s has always yearned for some type of connection but would rather not participate in conversations due to her anxiety.
Character 4 Name: 
Liam
Character 4 Age: 
23
Character 4 Description: 
Liam is Woolly’s best friend. All he wants to do is get Woolly to get with the times. Liam is slowly being taken over by social media like his girlfriend Em, but is trying to get Woolly to adapt. Liam tends to move with the crowd and trends, Em is slowly converting him into using more social media
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
February 14th - 17th
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Friday, December 14, 2018
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Democracy

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Bruce Mohun
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
778 379 4041
Production Company or School: 
Independent
Director(s): 
Bruce Mohun
Casting Director(s): 
Bruce Mohun
Audition Location: 
Vancouver
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Fringe Festival stage
Compensation / Rates: 

One quarter of box office for seven Fringe Festival performances

Synopsis: 
This is a Fringe Festival proposal, working title, Democracy. It's a 45-minute comedy. A poor doll maker and his wife host their village's ballot box for the upcoming election. The local guerrilla tells them if anyone votes they will have a finger cut off. The local government functionary, who stuffs the ballot box, tells them if anyone doesn't vote, they will spend six months in mail. All four went to the same high school. The wife was a former lover of the two visitors. Much fun ensues. And no one loses a finger.
Submission Instructions: 

Contact Bruce Mohun at bruce@dreamfilm.ca

Additional Comments: 

I'm submitting in Jaunuary for next September's Fringe Festival in Vancouver.

Audition Date(s): 
January
Character 1 Name: 
Hector, the doll maker
Character 1 Age: 
Roughly 35
Character 1 Description: 
Hector's a mild-mannered artisan.
Character 2 Age: 
Roughly the same as the others
Character 2 Name: 
Lulu
Character 2 Description: 
The doll-maker's wife. She's the fulcrum of the plot and finally solves their impasse.
Character 3 Name: 
Dag
Character 3 Age: 
Same as the others
Character 3 Description: 
Dag is a guerrilla, living in the hills with the rest of his leftist liberation front. He's a bit behind the times.
Character 4 Name: 
Axel
Character 4 Age: 
same as the others
Character 4 Description: 
He's a well-off government functionary, charged with stuffing the ballot box before the election. He eventually has a change heart.
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
September
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Submission Deadline: 
Monday, December 17, 2018
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