Black Hole Disco

Production Company
Simon Fraser University
Dag Davidge, Sophia English, Evelina Groll
Dag Davidge
Casting Director(s): 
Dag Davidge, Sophia English, Evelina Groll
Union Status
Project Type
Student Production
Compensation Details

This is a volunteer project, so monetary compensation won't be available. However, food will be provided on-set and the final cut will be available for demo reels!

Audition Date(s)
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
Audition Location
Shoot / Performance Date(s)
November 4th, 5th, and 6th
Shoot / Performance Location(s)
East Vancouver
Submission Deadline
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Submission Instructions

If interested, please send a headshot, resume, and demo reel to Vimeo, YouTube, and Google Drive links will be accepted for demo reels. We welcome any couples who would like to apply together!

Project Synopsis
When Adrian, a control-driven anthropology student, awakens their partner, Emerson, in the eerie morning calm of the day predicted to be when a rogue black hole swallows Earth, they embark on the journey to complete a bucket list. However, unbeknownst to Adrian, before leaving the house, Emerson forgot to defrost the chicken for the highly-anticipated “fancy dinner.” Adrian anxiously hurries them through the list, playing eye-spy and cloud-watching, but after calling their parents for the last time, Adrian begins to realize the list is irrelevant. So, discovering that the chicken is still frozen, instead of freaking out, Adrian chooses to let go of control and be in the present while Emerson, inspired by their crossword puzzle, suggests a disco.
Additional Information & Safety Protocols: 

- All cast and crew must abide by provincial and regional COVID-19 guidelines
- All cast and crew must complete a temperature-check and health survey before each shoot
- Extra masks will available on-set
- This set will be a safe space for any LGBTQ2S+ applicants
- Priority will be given to couples that apply and queer applicants

Character 1
Adrian Orbison
Adrian Orbison is the kind of person who strives for perfection. They constantly try to keep everything in order; they run on a strict schedule and always plan ahead. However, this does not mean they are cold. On the contrary, they deeply love their family and partner, Emerson, and show it whenever possible, but their struggle with their predominantly anxious nature prevents them from remaining in the present for too long. So, when hearing the news that a black hole is about to swallow Earth, they fall back on their controlling nature, to the point where it becomes their detriment.
Character 2
Emerson Mitchell
In contrast to Adrian, Emerson, Adrian’s partner, is naturally calm. They rarely ever plan, generally make decisions on the fly, and constantly joke in ways that delightfully annoy Adrian. Thus, when the last day of Earth’s existence arrives, they initially lean into their carefree nature, but when emotions heighten and the reality of the situation sets in, they retreat to themselves. Emerson is simultaneously boisterous, thoughtful, and reserved.