Theatre / Live Performance

Silent Sky

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Joan Bryans
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Production Company or School: 
United Players of Vancouver
Casting Director(s): 
Laura McLean
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Shoot / Performance Location(s): 
Jericho Arts Centre
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SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson Henrietta Leavitt worked for the Harvard Observatory as a human computer in the early 1900s, in the course of which she discovered how to measure the distance between stars. Silent Sky explores the sacrifice and passion she brought to our understanding of the universe. 
Submission Instructions: 

Applicants are asked to submit a self-tape, with headshot and résumé, by SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 to producer Fran Burnside at [email protected]. Sides and more information about auditions can be found on the audition page of the United Players website at If you have any questions, please contact Fran.

Additional Comments & Safety Protocol (see help text below field): 

Callbacks: Friday/Saturday, December 11/12 by Zoom.
Rehearsals: Start mid-January. Some on Zoom and some in person, with all COVID-19 safety protocols strictly observed.
For more information see the United Players safety plan at
Actors are encouraged to audition for more than one role.
NOTE: Actors in the same household or bubble are encouraged to audition. Please note in your cover letter anyone you are connected to who is also auditioning.
Applications from IBPOC performers are encouraged.

Audition Date(s): 
Dec. 5th, 2020
Character 1 Name: 
Henrietta Leavitt
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Character 1 Description: 
brilliant, meticulous, excited
Character 2 Age: 
Character 2 Name: 
Margaret Leavitt
Character 2 Description: 
30s, homebody, creative, sweet, sister.
Character 3 Name: 
Peter Shaw
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Character 3 Description: 
the head astronomer’s apprentice … and the man.
Character 4 Name: 
Annie Cannon
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Character 4 Description: 
the leader, terse and sure, grows into a firebrand.
Character 5 Name: 
Williamina Fleming
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Character 5 Description: 
smart as a whip and fun, Scottish.
Shoot / Performance Date(s): 
Mar 26 - Apr 18 (thurs - sat @8pm, sun @2pm)
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Submission Deadline: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020
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