Above The Hospital

Production Company
Midtwenties Theatre Society
Beau Han Bridge
Casting Director(s): 
Beau Han Bridge
Union Status
Project Type
Theatre / Live Performance
Student Production
Compensation Details

Flight/travel expenses to Montreal will be covered by Midtwenties Theatre Society.

Accommodation in Montreal to be provided by St-Ambrose Montreal Fringe Festival and Midtwenties Theatre Society.

PROFIT SHARE MODEL will be set up between Midtwenties Theatre and hired Cast Members. Details to be discussed after casting. Aside from potential profit share, Cast members will be guaranteed a $100 honorarium for their efforts.

NOTE - Director and Understudy positions are volunteer-based and non-paid. furthermore, only CAST MEMBERS will be required and given support to travel to Montreal with a provided Stage Manager on hand.

Audition Date(s)
January 25th (6pm - 9pm), January 26th (1pm - 5pm), January 27th (1pm - 5pm)
Audition Location
Vancouver - Downtown / False Creek Area
Shoot / Perf. Date(s)
May 27th - June 16th, 2019
Shoot / Perf. Location(s)
Montreal, Quebec
Submission Deadline
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Submission Instructions

ACTORS - please submit headshot, resume, and preferred date/time to midtwentiestheatre@gmail.com. Chosen actors will be given sides, confirmation, and location info.

DIRECTORS - please submit resume and any demo footage or reviews of previous shows they have done in the past to midtwentiestheatre@gmail.com. Chosen candidates will contacted and an interview will be arranged to the candidates preference.

Project Synopsis
A remount of a newly-revised version of Midtwenties Theatre's first-ever original production ABOVE THE HOSPITAL that centers around a young millennial couple that are forced to confront each other when unexpected guests arrive at their place one evening. Written by Beau Han Bridge. Further info on the previous production and other shows can be found at www.mtstheatre.com
Additional Comments: 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRODUCTION WILL BE TAKING PLACE IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC (Not Vancouver) and that actors must be WILLING TO TRAVEL and WILL BE REQUIRED to be at the festival (which takes place in MONTREAL) from MAY 27th to June 16th, 2019. Performers unable to make the time and/or are unwilling to travel to Montreal should not submit.

REHEARSALS = TBD from March 18th to May 18th, 2019 (will likely be set for 2-hours each session, monday to wednesday evenings)

All production details and aspects will be addressed during auditions. Please also note that a full script of the play will NOT be provided for auditions.

All roles are open ethnicity. Actors with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to submit.

Character 1
19 - 26
A very pragmatic and rational girl with an intelligence and personality that far surpasses her age. Nervous, antisocial, and the type of girl that had the college boyfriend while she was in grade 9 instead of many girlfriends and naturally get’s along with boy’s more than girls. Her underlying desire to be a filmmaker is constantly repressed by her fears of instability and being societally debased, causing her to always talk about ideas, even though she never puts anything to action in the end. She also studies nursing part-time while she works at “F As In Franks” to pay for her tuition and rent.
Character 2
A carefree idealist that aspires to be a musician capable of writing songs to the likes of famous singer-songwriters (I.e. Dallas Green, Ben Gibbard, Conor Oberst, etc.). Naturally romantic, thoughtful, and even potentially capable of actually accomplishing his dreams. Unfortunately, fears, uncertainties, and his dependence on drinking, smoking, and company inevitably prevent him from working towards them, and this insecurity ends up manifesting in his difficulty to show his true feelings or show his own original songs to anybody, including the love of his life, Lauren.
Character 3
20 - 29
A pretentious, overzealous individual that only thinks as far as the weekend ahead of him and spends most of his-off time painting black-n-white abstracts for grassroots art galleries or going out and collecting life experiences with his girlfriend, Abby. He paints more quantity than quality, honestly, but the times always seem to work in his favour, which is a quality that his best friend, Cameron, utterly despises.
Character 4
19 - 28
A very confident and self-assured girl that is doing a master’s in Botany at UBC while working for her tuition at “F As In Franks”. Aside from her job, her genuine love for classical-hollywoods films (I.e. Billy-wilder/Ingrid Bergman/Howard Hawks, etc.) is the glue that binds her friendship with Lauren. She is also very sociable and rebellious, but is also the type of person that stays quiet and passive during serious situations that would perhaps benefit if she were to choose to step in instead of stand back.
Character 5
19 - 26
The type of adolescent that would be the perfect husband, that get’s friend-zoned by his crushes, that get’s ID’ed at every bar, that is always the third-wheel at hangout’s, and that is the most memorable and talked about when not around.
Additional Characters

NATASHA (19 - 25): An anxious, naive girl that is smarter and stronger than she makes herself out to be. Has never encountered any trouble or negative experiences throughout her life but still suffers from chronic anxiety and recurrent early-onset depression. Also a first-year psychology student at SFU that prefers animals over people and has to have music playing in the background wherever she is to avoid confronting her worst fear - awkward silences.