Theatre / Live Performance

Gramophone

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Shelby Satterthwaite
Phone Number: 
6047900598
Production Company or School: 
Ignite Youth Festival
Producer(s): 
Ariel Martz-Oberlander
Director(s): 
Shelby Satterthwaite
Casting Director(s): 
Shelby Satterthwaite
Audition Location: 
1128 Quebec St - The National @ Citygate
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
The Cultch Historic Theatre
Compensation / Rates: 

no compensation, but a great opportunity to meet other young artists in Vancouver and to be a part of an amazing festival!

Synopsis: 
Gramophone is a ten minute play written by emerging playwright Zahida Rahemtulla. Riaz is getting his father high for the first time (for medicinal purposes, of course) and together they discuss superfruits, music, munchies, and chemotherapy. A touching look into the bond between a father and his son in a time of emotional strain.
Submission Instructions: 

Please email shelby.satterthwaite@gmail.com with your resume and a headshot if you have one (selfies are okay too!) with the subject line "GRAMOPHONE - YOUR NAME HERE" to secure an audition time. If you have a specific character in mind please include that as well. Let me know if you have any date/time preferences as well.

Additional Comments: 

*all actors submitting MUST be between the ages of 13-26*

Audition Date(s): 
March 14th
Character 1 Name: 
Riaz
Character 1 Age: 
17-26
Character 1 Description: 
Vancouver born, Pakistani descent. Possibly a stoner. Intelligent, genuine, thoughtful. Loves his family. He has invited his father over to try medical marijuana as a pain reliever.
Character 2 Age: 
early to late 60s
Character 2 Name: 
Dad
Character 2 Description: 
Pakistani, immigrated to Vancouver 40 years prior. Strong willed, humorous, nostalgic. He has been diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
Character 3 Name: 
Friend
Character 3 Age: 
17-26
Character 3 Description: 
Riaz's friend. Open ethnicity/gender. Definitely a stoner. Just here for the vibes, man.
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
TBA (between April 30th - May 4th)
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Submission Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Sueňo Americano

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Stephanie Wong
Phone Number: 
7783213936
Production Company or School: 
Ignite! Youth Theatre Festival
Producer(s): 
The Cultch
Director(s): 
Shanae Sodhi & Stephanie Wong
Casting Director(s): 
Shanae Sodhi & Stephanie Wong
Audition Location: 
The Greenhouse at The Cultch
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
The Culture Lab at The Cultch
Compensation / Rates: 

Unpaid

Synopsis: 
Sueňo Americano is a play written by emerging writer Brenda Munoz. Paz is an aspiring actress in Hollywood, and Javier is an aspiring poet and musician who has just arrived to America.  Both are in pursuit of the elusive "American Dream," and in their journeys find each other. In this once off meeting, they discuss their aspirations, proper pronunciations of Spanish words, American vs. authentic tacos, and the complexities surrounding the representation of their shared culture.
Submission Instructions: 

Please include a resume and headshot if possible. Contact Shanae Sodhi at: shanae.sodhi6@gmail.com

Additional Comments: 

We are committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities, particularly of the LatinX community. The festival is for ages 13-26. Submissions from all performers are welcome.

Audition Date(s): 
March 1st & 2nd
Character 1 Name: 
PAZ
Character 1 Age: 
18-24
Character 1 Description: 
Aspiring actress, Paz is passionate, dedicated, sometimes stubborn, but has the talent to back her up.  Spanish speaking a strong asset.
Character 2 Age: 
18-24
Character 2 Name: 
JAVIER
Character 2 Description: 
Aspiring musician and poet, Javier is smooth with his words, and strong in his sense of cultural identity and history. Spanish speaking a strong asset.
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
April 26th & 27th
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Submission Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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Love You Forever...and More Munsch

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Ian Harmon
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
6047803044
Production Company or School: 
Beach House Theatre
Producer(s): 
Candace Radcliffe and Rick Harmon
Director(s): 
Ian Harmon
Casting Director(s): 
Ian Harmon
Audition Location: 
March 10th, 1-4pm at Carousel Theatre "Studio C," March 11th, 6-9pm at Alexandra Neighbourhood House 2916 McBride Ave, Surrey, (Crescent Beach) in the Media Room0
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Open air theatre on Crescent Beach, in Surrey, BC
Compensation / Rates: 

Actors will receive an honorarium.

Synopsis: 
Love You Forever and More Munsch. Join Mortimer and his irrepressible chaotic energy as he navigates through his imagination and favourite Munsch stories, Mortimer, Murmel Murmel Murmel, The Paper Bag Princess, Zoom and Love You Forever.
Submission Instructions: 

Please send resume and head shot to beachhouseauditions@gmail.com to schedule an audition before March 8th.

Actors are asked to prepare a monologue 1-2 minutes in length that showcases their physical comedic strengths and is suitable for family audiences.

Audition Date(s): 
March 10th and 11th
Character 1 Name: 
Mortimer
Character 1 Age: 
20-30
Character 1 Description: 
All three actors will be playing multiple character roles with a large emphasis on physical comedy. Strong movers and ability to sing is an asset.
Character 2 Age: 
20-40
Character 2 Name: 
Mother
Character 3 Name: 
Sister
Character 3 Age: 
20-30
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
August 14 to 17th (11am show for young audiences)
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Submission Deadline: 
Friday, March 8, 2019
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Romeo and Juliet

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Ian Harmon
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
6047803044
Production Company or School: 
Beach House Theatre
Producer(s): 
Candace Radcliffe and Rick Harmon
Director(s): 
Candace Radcliffe and Abby Swansburg
Casting Director(s): 
Candace Radcliffe and Abby Swansburg
Audition Location: 
March 10th, 1-4pm at Carousel Theatre "Studio C," March 11th, 6-9pm at Alexandra Neighbourhood House 2916 McBride Ave, Surrey, (Crescent Beach) in the Media Room
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Open air theatre on Crescent Beach, in Surrey, BC
Compensation / Rates: 

Actors will recieve an honorarium.

Synopsis: 
Romeo and Juliet is a tale of passionate love, loyalty and defiance. A young man and a young woman from opposing families fall madly and irrationally in love. Their secret marriage and the strife between their families brings ultimate tragedy for them and everyone who loves them. The story is filled with lively moments of humor, intense action and extraordinary romance. It is a vibrant show, much beloved and underscored by ingenious wit and astonishing beauty.
Submission Instructions: 

Please send resume and head shot to beachhouseauditions@gmail.com to schedule an audition before March 8th.

Actors are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute Shakespearean monologue.

Audition Date(s): 
March 10th and 11th
Character 1 Name: 
Romeo
Character 1 Age: 
20-30
Character 1 Description: 
The son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague. Romeo is handsome, intelligent, and sensitive. Though impulsive and immature, his idealism and passion make him an extremely likable character.
Character 2 Age: 
20-30
Character 2 Name: 
Juliet
Character 2 Description: 
The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. A beautiful young girl, Juliet begins the play as a naïve child who has thought little about love and marriage, but she grows up quickly upon falling in love with Romeo.
Character 3 Name: 
Friar Lawrence
Character 3 Age: 
40-55
Character 3 Description: 
A Franciscan friar, friend to both Romeo and Juliet. Kind, civic minded, a proponent of moderation, and always ready with a plan, Friar Lawrence is also an expert in the use of seemingly mystical potions and herbs.
Character 4 Name: 
Mercutio
Character 4 Age: 
20-30
Character 4 Description: 
Kin to the Prince, and Romeo’s close friend. Mercutio overflows with imagination, wit, and, at times, a strange, biting satire and brooding fervor. Mercutio loves wordplay, especially sexual double entendres. He/she can be quite hotheaded, and hates people who are affected, pretentious, or obsessed with the latest fashions.
Character 5 Name: 
The Nurse
Character 5 Age: 
40-55
Character 5 Description: 
Juliet’s nurse and closest friend. A loving, long-winded, and sentimental character, the Nurse provides comic relief with her frequently inappropriate remarks and speeches.
Additional Characters: 

6. Tybalt – Male - 20-35 - a Capulet, Juliet’s cousin on her mother’s side. Vain, fashionable,
arrogant and hot-headed. Loathes Montagues.
7. Capulet/Lady Capulet 35+ - Regal, controlling, preoccupied with status and looks, both
very self-centered. Charming, quick to anger.
8. Paris – Male, 20--30 - A kinsman of the Prince, and the suitor of Juliet most preferred by
Capulet. Once Capulet has promised him he can marry Juliet, he behaves very
presumptuously toward her, acting as if they are already married.
9. Benvolio – Male 20-30 - Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin and thoughtful friend.
Makes a genuine effort to defuse violent scenes in public, though Mercutio accuses him
of having a nasty temper in private.
10. Princess Escalus – Female 30+ - The Princess of Verona. As the seat of political power in
Verona, she is concerned about maintaining the public peace at all costs.
11. Lady Montague/Sampson/Peter – Female 30 + Lady Montague- elegant, quiet and
nervous. Peter is clumsy, devoted, earnest, and keen yet not too smart. A Capulet servant
who invites guests to Capulet’s feast and escorts the Nurse to meet with Romeo.
12. Lord Montague/Apothecary- Male 30+ - Lord Montague is a caring father who is regal,
polite and sensitive. Apothecary- shady, strange and mystical- will be aged and wretched
looking.
13. Ensemble Members x2- Female/Male 20-30 - to fill various ensemble roles including but
not limited to Balthasar/Abram, Watchman, Gregory, illiterate serving man

Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
Aug 13th-18th
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Submission Deadline: 
Friday, March 8, 2019
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Alice in Glitterland

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Ryan Caron
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
778-848-5945
Production Company or School: 
Geekenders Theatricals Inc., and The Playwrights Theatre Centre
Producer(s): 
Ryan Caron
Director(s): 
Fairlith Harvey
Casting Director(s): 
Fairlith Harvey
Audition Location: 
Renegade Studios
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
The Wise Hall, Vancouver
Compensation / Rates: 

Honorarium

Synopsis: 
‘Alice in Glitterland’ is an immersive, dance-based theatre piece that loosely suggests a sixties-style Vegas/Moulin Rouge setting. Audience will wander, sandbox-style, through a lushly-imagined Wonderland built in East Vancouver’s WISE Hall, able to explore sets, read correspondence, watch a story told principally through movement — 1/3 of the show has dialogue, 2/3 is told through dance — and if they’re lucky, have one-on-one encounters with characters as they experience the familiar story in a new way. Exploring loving and loving with mental illness, and having wisdom thrust upon you before you’re ready, and what you make of yourself afterward, Alice in Glitterland thrusts the classic coming-of-age tale into a new context for 2019. None of the animal characters will be wearing animal costumes, but rather clothing that suggests an animal while keeping them looking human.
Submission Instructions: 

Please submit your headshot and resume to geekenders@gmail.com with your first, second, and third time slot choices, as well as characters you are interested in and the subject line "GLITTERLAND: CASTING SUBMISSIONS".

Time slots of March 29th: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
Time slots for March 30th: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm

If you have performed with us before and feel we know your skill set well enough to judge whether you'd be suitable, please still indicate your interest in an email. Please come and audition if you can, though.

Additional Comments: 

We are looking for professional-level dancers and movers who act. There are two non-dance roles, for extremely strong improvisers. We welcome submissions from performers working at a professional level with disabilities or mobility limitations. This is a new work, and choreography will be designed to emphasize the abilities and strengths of the cast.

Geekenders are committed to representing our diverse community on stage, and are especially interested in meeting performers from underrepresented and traditionally marginalized communities and groups. We welcome submissions for all roles from performers of all ethnicities, body-types, and gender expressions.

Casting is gender and sexuality-blind (regardless of character pronouns) with the exception of the Mad Hatter (whose story is gender-specific).

Audition Date(s): 
March 29th 7pm 8pm 9pm, 30th, Callbacks April 6th
Character 1 Name: 
Bill
Character 1 Age: 
Open
Character 1 Description: 
Any pronouns, depending on actor. Bill the Lizard. The lounge’s host. Greets people, interacts with them, and gives audience training. THIS IS NOT A DANCE ROLE; THIS IS AN IMPROV ROLE. Must be someone charming who is good at making people feel at ease, and chatting with them. Must be able to talk about Wonderland to adults, as an adult, without a wink, or a trace of irony.
Character 2 Age: 
Open
Character 2 Name: 
Pat
Character 2 Description: 
Any pronouns, depending on actor. A slightly anxious, befuddled guinea pig who assists Bill the Lizard in hosting activities in the lounge. Greets people, interacts with them, and gives audience training. THIS IS NOT A DANCE ROLE; THIS IS AN IMPROV ROLE. Must be someone charming who is good at making people feel at ease, and chatting with them. Must be able to talk about Wonderland to adults, as an adult, without a wink, or a trace of irony.
Character 3 Name: 
Alive
Character 3 Age: 
Youthful
Character 3 Description: 
She/Her/Hers. She is a young woman on the cusp of accepting adulthood, thrust into a strange situation that she tries to deal with, with as much grace as possible. There are places that are not safe for her, and though she might want to do ‘adult’ things and reckless things, she comes to the realization too late that she’s not ready to lose that innocence. She seeks seclusion and privacy to give herself space to make decisions, but she is consistently found, and her space invaded. She is so excited to try new things. She discovers her sexuality during the course of the show, and it does not align with what the Hatter wants. Fun, playful, adventurous.
Character 4 Name: 
White Rabbit
Character 4 Age: 
Open
Character 4 Description: 
He/him/his. Is in a co-dependent relationship with the Red Queen, while also acting as her servant. Playful, charming person with a nervous disposition. Has great tenderness and compassion. Refers to audience members as ‘Mary Ann’. Enjoys spending time with Alice, and never mistakes audience members for her. The red queen makes him feel secure that he will be loved, and he loves and protects her in return. He tries to keep her safe, but is unwilling to do that at the expense of his and others’ happiness, which sometimes causes problems.
Character 5 Name: 
Cheshire Cat
Character 5 Age: 
Open
Character 5 Description: 
He/him/his or they/them/theirs, depending on the actor and the decisions we make together. A powerful, controlling creature wrapped in a suave, charming exterior. Seductive, intense. He genuinely tries to help people, with the end goal of encouraging the party everyone is at to last eternally; if people are unhappy, they’ll leave, and he’s having a good time. He finds suffering funny as long as it doesn’t affect him, but he prefers to watch and pursue hedonism, and include others in that end. He is very sexually motivated. His dance relationship with himself is reminiscent of Gene Kelly’s style. Must have an intriguing smile.
Additional Characters: 

RED QUEEN - She/her/hers. Anxious and paranoid. She appears elegant and aristocratic, but only to mask her insecurity, doubt, and fear. Is in a co-dependent relationship with the Rabbit, who is compassionate to her. She is aware of her pathologies but isn’t able to shake them off. She is so afraid that she will be alone, that she drives people away. She’s very controlling of her environment, and hates being lied to. She wants to find people who can love her despite her problems; the rabbit is the only one who doesn’t find her frightening or funny. She has to learn to control her jealous/insecure moments. She almost destroys herself trying to be 'enough'.

WHITE QUEEN - She/her/hers. Pathologically nurturing. She feels she knows what’s best for everyone, even if they have their own opinions. She would rather see someone be sick and need her, than not need her at all. She wants to be the queen of Wonderland, and has passive-aggressive, controlling moments to rival her sister. She wants a White Rabbit of her own. Her witch’s familiar is the Cheshire Cat, but he does his own thing.

MAD HATTER - He/Him/His.The Hatter is every fully-grown man who thought a teenage girl was adult enough to save him and enrich his life with adventure, but who wasn’t mature enough to focus on her growth and safety. Infatuated with Alice, but afraid of her. Wants to protect her, but fails. Doesn’t tell her how he feels directly. He gets confused about who Alice is. He wants everyone just to get along, but his companions are too chaotic and are not true friends to him. Easily led. He likes being alone very much; he would enjoy being alone much more than the love he chases, if only he could ever really introspect. All the alone time, or time he shares with just one audience member, is holy to him. We are looking for a cisgender man of any sexuality or background to fill this role.

MARCH HARE - She/her/hers. Glamourous flapper kind of girl, carrying a jewelled rabbit mask. Delights in causing chaos. Jealous of the attention the Hatter pays to Alice. Tinkerbell-like, pouting and wanting her own way. Will do nefarious things to achieve those ends. Zelda Fitzgerald-esque. Chaotic, narcissistic, and likes it that way. Self-destructive, but aware of it. The walking embodiment of hairography. She lives what she thinks is her best life, using people the way she’s been used in the past, and turning the tables on those who want to hurt her. Wants to party, and will manipulate those around her to make that happen.

DORMOUSE - They/them/theirs. A shy, narcoleptic creature who tries not to sleep. They have night terrors and see terrible things when they’re sleeping. Asexual, and avoids sensuality. They fancy themself a poet, but when they dream they’re a vaudeville star. Does not like being preyed upon by the Cheshire cat, and can find no help or understanding from anyone. Hardens somewhat by the end of the show.

CATERPILLAR - They/them/theirs. Mystical creature who can see the future but doesn’t tell anyone the really important things in it. Delights in hedonism, and encourages other people to indulge as well. Happy to guide people without telling them what to do; they’re more powerful than they seem, and recognize what a big responsibility that is. They get high to forget about that.

WHITE ROSE/DRINK ME - She/her/hers. The white rose is socially anxious and sweet. Gets irreversibly changed too many times in the course of the show, and has to learn to look at herself and accept herself after all that change. Drink Me is a metaphor for first positive sexual experimentation.

Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
Sept 5th-15th 2019
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Friday, March 29, 2019
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Persuasion

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Joan Bryans
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
604-224-2464
Production Company or School: 
Metro Theatre
Director(s): 
Joan Bryans
Casting Director(s): 
Joan Bryans
Audition Location: 
TBA
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Compensation / Rates: 

None

Synopsis: 
The family of Anne Elliot is moving house to lower their expenses and get out of debt. They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife. But the Admrial’s brother in law is none other than a Captain Wentworth, a man who in the past, Anne had fallen in love with. But the young man had no fortune, and Anne had allowed herself to be persuaded to give him up. Now, eight years later, with Wentworth’s return Anne’s never-diminished love is muffled by her pride, and he seems cold and unforgiving.
Submission Instructions: 

Send headshot and resume to the director at j.bryans@telus.net

Additional Comments: 

Actor will also play two small other roles

Audition Date(s): 
TBA
Character 1 Name: 
Admiral Croft
Character 1 Age: 
40-60
Character 1 Description: 
Warm, open-hearted, accomplished
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
March 30-Apr 20
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Diane Gendron
Phone Number: 
6045344242
Production Company or School: 
Bard in the Valley
Producer(s): 
Diane Gendron
Director(s): 
Darcy J. Knopp
Casting Director(s): 
Darcy J. Knopp
Audition Location: 
Douglas Recreation Centre – 20550 Douglas Crescent, Langley B.C.
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Three outdoor venues in Langley
Compensation / Rates: 

All volunteer

Synopsis: 
The overall concept for this Midsummer Night’s Dream would be to focus on the haunted forest. This is the domain of the faerie folk. This is the place where they twist and warp reality. They create apparitions and visions to bewitch the intruders. The lovers are trespassing on faerie turf and must pay the penalty. They become the unwilling entertainment for the silly games of the Faerie Folk. It is really up to the likes of Oberon, Titania, and especially Puck, whether or not Hermia, Helena, Lysander and Demetrius make it out of the forest in one piece. We hope to bring a spooky twisted “Dream” to the stage summer 2019.
Submission Instructions: 

The audition does not require an appointment but if you would prefer to book a time, please contact director, Darcy J. Knopp at tinman_32@hotmail.com. Actors wishing to audition without an appointment are asked to arrive at the Douglas Recreation Centre – 20550 Douglas Crescent – on Sunday, March 10 at 12:30 p.m. or on Monday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. to hear an outline of the production, performance expectations, rehearsal commitments, and to complete the audition form.

Callbacks will be announced, if necessary.

Everyone auditioning will be asked to do a cold read from the script and will be given time to prepare with a scene partner. Some will be asked to read for specific roles. DO NOT send digital headshots or resumes. Bring a printed hardcopy headshot and resume to the audition to be turned in with the audition form.

Additional Comments: 

We are looking for a cast of 15-16 actors. Some actors may play multiple roles. We are also looking for a few actors with a background in dance and movement. We are looking for the best actor to play the role, not necessarily a particular gender. We encourage actors of all backgrounds to audition.

Audition Date(s): 
March 10 at 12:30 & March 11 at 7:30
Character 1 Name: 
Puck
Character 1 Age: 
18 to 35
Character 1 Description: 
AKA Robin Goodfellow. Puck is Oberon’s lieutenant and is known throughout fairyland as the chief troublemaker.
Character 2 Age: 
19 o 30
Character 2 Name: 
Hermia
Character 2 Description: 
Egeus’ headstrong daughter. She loves Lysander, but Daddy promised her to Demetrius whom she abhors. She is desperately seeking a way out of her betrothal.
Character 3 Name: 
Helena
Character 3 Age: 
19 to 30
Character 3 Description: 
She is a prize worthy of the best of all the eligible bachelors of Athens. Unfortunately, she is hung up on the only guy in Athens who wants nothing to do with her. Maybe she is a little clingy…Maybe a little whiny…Maybe a bit of a drama queen.
Character 4 Name: 
Titania
Character 4 Age: 
20 to 40
Character 4 Description: 
The Queen of the Fairies who has defied her King’s demands to turn over the changeling boy to Oberon.
Character 5 Name: 
Oberon
Character 5 Age: 
20 to 40
Character 5 Description: 
He is the King of the Fairies. His royally p.o.’d at his Queen. He wants revenge and will stoop to the lowliest of lows to get it.
Additional Characters: 

Theseus- He is the ruler of Athens a war hero returned to lead his city in the political realm. He is the coolest guy in the city and he is about to tie the knot. He is as popular as a modern-day George Clooney and is somewhat uncomfortable with the complicated duties of being the head of state.

Hyppolita- She is a warrior princess promised to Theseus. She is used to being the centre of attention and she maybe not be as enthusiastic about the big wedding day, and perhaps not 100% sold on her intended groom.

Philostrate- Theseus’ over-worked but extremely loyal aide. The boss is a better celebrity than he is a ruler, good thing Philostrate can keep the political parts of the machine running smooth.

Egeus- A firm supporter of Theseus during his war days he enjoys an influential position in Theseus’s court. He has come to demand judgement over the arranged marriage that his daughter is refusing. He is a bit of a high-strung chap and a stickler for the rules.

Lysander – An affable Athenian youth who is head over heels for Hermia. Despite his state being equal or better than his rival, Lysander is not the man Egeus wants as a son-in-law.

Demetrius- Not a bad guy, though his reputation of being a bit of a “player” shadows him. Not to worry, he has struck a deal with Egeus to marry Hermia. Now if only Theseus would give his royal “okay” life would be perfect. Oh yeah, there is also the problem of stalker ex-girlfriend.

Nepala (first Fairy)- Titania’s messenger fairy who gets caught in the middle of the royal fairy feud.

Other Fairies include Moth, Cobweb, Peaseblossom and Mustard seed

Bottom- A weaver by day, Bottom is the most interesting person in the world according to Bottom

Quince- The poor soul tasked with directing these oddball mechanicals in a play for the Theseus’ wedding

Flute- A simple bellows mender who yearns to be a wandering night, but gets stuck with the role in drag.

Other mechanicals include Snug, Snout, and Starveling

Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
June 27, 28, 29, 30; July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13; July 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28.
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Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Steffi Munshaw
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
604.518.9405
Production Company or School: 
Secondary Characters Musical Theatre Society
Casting Director(s): 
Shelley Wojcik, Artistic Director
Audition Location: 
Chilliwack
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Chilliwack Cultural Center
Compensation / Rates: 

Non-paying

Synopsis: 
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.
Submission Instructions: 

One or two musical theatre song excerpts; the full song is not necessary, but completely acceptable. A pianist will be provided; please bring sheet music.
Head here to sign up for your Spelling Bee audition or for more audition information: http://www.secondarycharacters.org/auditions.html

Audition Date(s): 
March 16 & 17
Character 1 Name: 
Chip Tolentino
Character 1 Age: 
Child (played by adult)
Character 1 Description: 
An athletic, social, boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment.
Character 2 Age: 
Child (played by adult)
Character 2 Name: 
Logainne Schwartzandgrubeniere (Schwartzy)
Character 2 Description: 
Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures. She is driven by internal and external pressure, but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers proud. She is somewhat of a neat freak and speaks with a lisp.
Character 3 Name: 
Leaf Coneybear
Character 3 Age: 
Child (played by adult)
Character 3 Description: 
The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark and finds everything about the bee incredibly amusing. He is home-schooled and comes from a large family of former hippies. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder and spells words correctly while in a trance.
Character 4 Name: 
William Barfee
Character 4 Age: 
Child (played by adult)
Character 4 Description: 
A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts and is back for vindication. His famous "Magic Foot" method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy, bullying personality.
Character 5 Name: 
Marcy Park
Character 5 Age: 
Child (played by adult)
Character 5 Description: 
The ultimate over-achiever, Marcy has never been given another option. She comes from a family where excellence is expected and so simply produced. A parochial school student, she assumes God, too, expects perfection.
Additional Characters: 

- Olive Ostrovsky (child played by adult)
- Rona Lisa Peretti (adult)
- Douglas Panch, Vice Principal (adult)
- Mitch Mahoney, Comfort Counsellor (adult)

Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
July 18-28
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Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
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