Theatre / Live Performance

The Enemy of the People

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Joan Bryans
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
604-224-2464
Notes and Comments to Administrator: 

Please note this is a somewhat different process for us as actors and creatives will be creating the play from the ground up so parts have yet to be determined. Hope this is okay to post as is...

Production Company or School: 
United Players of Vancouver
Casting Director(s): 
Jack Patterson
Audition Location: 
TBA
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Jericho Arts Centre
Compensation / Rates: 

None

Synopsis: 
What would I be doing: In a re-imaging of the semi-professional theatre, creating with artists and community, you would be an integral member of the creative ensemble.  Working with director/deviser Jack Paterson, you will be writing, playing, devising and creating - bringing your voice to the stage – in creating a new work of theatre inspired by Ibsen’s classic.
Submission Instructions: 

 To submit your interest, please do one of the following:
 Write us a short 2-3 paragraphs and tell us about yourself and your passion
 OR
 Send us a short video or audio clip telling us about your passion
 OR
 Inspired by the phrase “The Enemy of the People”, “Water” or “Henrik Ibsen”  do one of the following: 
o Write a short poem, story or essay (1 page max).
o Send us a picture or image you created 
o Send us a short video or sound clip you created

If you have any barriers to the above, please let us know.

Send you submission by email to upsubmission@gmail.com
Please include a short paragraph about yourself

Additional Comments: 

Are you a theatre maker, actor, film maker, dancer, musician, poet, writer, acrobat, sculptor, graphic artist?  Are you none of the above, but have something to say?  

Join us in the creation of United Players’ “The Enemy of the People” after Ibsen.

What would my commitments be?
You would be agreeing to commit to:

 A Creation Period:

  •  A minimum of three 4-5 hrs creation periods per week from November 24, 2019 to January 12, 2020 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday Evenings, Sunday Daytime – Yes, there will  be a Holiday break!)

 Production and Putting it together:

  •  January 14, 2019 to January 24, 2019
  •  Tuesday to Friday, 6 to 10 PM
  •  January 18 & 19, 2019 
  •  Saturday & Sunday, full day

 Performances:

  •  January 24 - February 16, 2020
  •  Thursday to Sunday at 7
  •  Matinées at 2pm on the second, third and last Sundays of the run

What do I bring?

  •  You would bring openness, your imagination and your willingness to create!

This sounds fantastic! Would everybody be included in performance?

  •  We intend to bring as many voices to the public as possible.  That includes yours.   If there are any barriers to your participation in performance, we are happy to work with  you.

How do I join?
 We are interested in your creativity and what you have to say.  We also aim keep our participation barriers low. 

About the director:
Jack Paterson is an award-winning director, divisor, dramaturge, translator, actor, and producer whose practice has taken across Canada, The United Kingdom and around the world.  His work has ranged from contemporary devising, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary projects to main stage and classical theatre.  He trained at Circle in the Square (NYC, USA), GITIS The University of Performing Arts (Moscow, RU), SENI Indonesian Institute of the Arts (Bali, INA) and received his MFA from East 15 Acting School (London, UK).  At the JAC, his work has included Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus (Mad Duck Theatre Collective) and UP’s productions The Pitmen Painters and The Lion in Winter. www.JackPatersonTheatre.com

“The creation of theatre is by its nature an ensemble process.  What better way is there than to bring artists and members of the community together, get to know each other, and to make something magical?”
 
Inclusivity
United Players is committed to inclusive casting. We are committed to celebrating, welcoming, and sharing stories with the many different communities that make up Greater Vancouver. We strongly encourage submissions from community members who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. If there are any accessibility obstacles (language, disability, or any other considerations) preventing your submission or participation please let us know and we will work with you to overcome them.

About United Players
United Players of Vancouver Theatre Company is a long-established community theatre company renowned for its exciting and demanding repertoire of high quality successful productions. The uniqueness of United Players has been this successful blend of artists of all ages, experience and from all walks of life. The result is an exciting, energetic, creative, and fulfilling environment in which dreams can be realized, careers advanced, achievements fulfilled, and magic created.

Audition Date(s): 
Tba
Character 1 Name: 
See above
Character 1 Age: 
See above
Character 1 Description: 
See above
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
Jan 24 x Feb 16, 2020, Thurs - Sun
Project Category: 
Union Status: 
Character 1 Gender: 
Is this a Student Production?: 
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
Is there guaranteed monetary compensation, if cast?: 
Confirm Email Address: 

Anything Goes

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Doug Irwin
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
604-838-8457
Production Company or School: 
Highlands United Productions
Producer(s): 
Doug Irwin
Director(s): 
Doug and Gillian Irwin
Casting Director(s): 
Doug and Gillian Irwin
Audition Location: 
Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver
Compensation / Rates: 

This is a volunteer community musical production. There is no financial compensation.

Synopsis: 
Anything Goes is a delightful and hilarious musical with music by Cole Porter - "It's Delivery", "I Get a Kick out of You", the title song "Anything Goes", and so many more. We are particularly looking forward to working with experienced tap dancers. Please bring your tap shoes to auditions. All parts are available.
Submission Instructions: 

No advance submissions required. Please feel free to bring a head shot and resume to the auditions.

Additional Comments: 

Highlands United Productions is excited to continue our tradition of outstanding musical presentations every second year. Two of our previous productions (JCS in 2014 and The Music Man in 2018) were nominated for the Outstanding Community Musical Award by the Ovation Awards committee. We would love to have the opportunity to work with you on this exciting project.

Audition Date(s): 
November 3 at noon, November 4 at 7pm., callbacks November 6 at 7pm.
Character 1 Name: 
All parts available
Character 1 Age: 
All ages
Character 1 Description: 
This is a large cast musical with characters of all ages.
Project Category: 
Union Status: 
Character 1 Gender: 
Is this a Student Production?: 
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, November 4, 2019
Is there guaranteed monetary compensation, if cast?: 
Confirm Email Address: 

General Audition

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Tiffany Lee
Phone Number: 
6048807413
Production Company or School: 
Eyagi Productions
Director(s): 
YooRa Kang & Ryan Nunez
Casting Director(s): 
YooRa Kang & Ryan Nunez
Audition Location: 
Carousel Theatre for Young People
Compensation / Rates: 

Honorarium

Synopsis: 
Eyagi Productions is now conducting general auditions for its inaugural theatrical season. This season will include Dreams: A Cabaret, The Last Five Years and the world premiere of the bilingual English-Korean production of Next to Normal.
Submission Instructions: 

Due to a high volume of interest, auditions are invitation only. Please complete this form to indicate your interest and submit your headshot and resume: https://forms.gle/r3eZjv1HUtd7FeZL6

Full character breakdowns are available on our website: https://eyagiproductions.wordpress.com/general-auditions/

Audition Date(s): 
October 27, 30 & November 3rd, 2019
Character 1 Name: 
The Last Five Years
Character 1 Age: 
25-35
Character 1 Description: 
We will be casting Catherine Hiatt and Jamie Wellerstein for this production. We seek actors of any ethnicity and any gender. Due to our agreement with the license holders, the characters must retain male pronouns (Jamie) and female pronouns (Cathy), but we will cast the best people for the job regardless of gender identity, as long as they are comfortable with being referred to by a binary gender pronoun in the context of scenes from the production. This production is non-equity. For full character breakdowns, please see https://eyagiproductions.wordpress.com/general-auditions/
Character 2 Age: 
Various
Character 2 Name: 
Next to Normal: Bilingual English-Korean Production
Character 2 Description: 
We are casting for the roles of Gabe, Dan, Natalie, Henry and Dr. Madden. Actors auditioning for Gabe, Dan and Natalie must be able to speak and sing in Korean and English. For full character breakdowns, please see https://eyagiproductions.wordpress.com/general-auditions/
Project Category: 
Union Status: 
Character 1 Gender: 
Character 2 Gender: 
Is this a Student Production?: 
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Is there guaranteed monetary compensation, if cast?: 
Confirm Email Address: 

Perform for Pride

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Reese Findler
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
778 984 5246
Production Company or School: 
Independent
Producer(s): 
Reese Findler
Casting Director(s): 
Reese Findler
Audition Location: 
N/A
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre
Compensation / Rates: 

Volunteer

Synopsis: 
Perform for Pride is a one night benefit cabaret raising money for RainCity Housing’s LGBTQ2S+ housing program.
Submission Instructions: 

Please email submissions to performforpride@gmail.com.
Submissions should include:
•completed form (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FfMAyLvS5gOPjuQAH1AFT3BUl4FoJbhHi-3a...)
•headshot/recent photo
•a short video/audio sample of your performance art (singing, dance, spoken word, etc) - can be a past recording/self-tape

Additional Comments: 

Performers must be available all day on the 11th and will be asked to attend a tech rehearsal on a separate evening TBD (between January 5th and 10th).

Audition Date(s): 
Online submissions only
Character 1 Name: 
Performer
Character 1 Age: 
Youth
Character 1 Description: 
Both allies and LGBTQ+ youth are welcome to submit with any type of performance art!
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
January 11th, 2020
Project Category: 
Union Status: 
Character 1 Gender: 
Is this a Student Production?: 
Submission Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Is there guaranteed monetary compensation, if cast?: 
Confirm Email Address: 

Drinking Habits 2 - Caught In The Act

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Valerie Lawlor
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
604-521-0412
Production Company or School: 
Vagabond Players
Producer(s): 
Isabel Mendenhall
Director(s): 
Rob Larsen
Casting Director(s): 
Rob Larsen
Audition Location: 
The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen's Park, New Westminster
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen's Park, New Westminster
Compensation / Rates: 

Non-equity, no compensation. All cast and crew are volunteers.

Synopsis: 
The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing long for the excitement of the old days when they were saving convents and reuniting long lost families. SO when they find out that the orphanage where Paul and Kate grew up is in peril, they have no choice but to come to the rescue. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money. But it's not an easy task, when Kate's expecting any day, Sally's hiding from stage-fright stricken Paul after another flight from the altar, Mother Superior's acting is unexpectedly narcoleptic, and the sisters' award-winning wine keeps getting switched with the grape juice.
Submission Instructions: 

Audition Requirements:
- This is an open audition, actors will be seen in order they arrive
- This is a cold read - sides will be provided
- Please bring headshot and resume to the audition

Additional Comments: 

All cast and crew are required to become members of Vagabond Players.( www.vagabondplayers.ca )

Audition Date(s): 
Sunday, Oct. 27 & Monday, Oct. 28 from 7pm-10pm. Callbacks (if necessary) Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 7-10pm
Character 1 Name: 
Sister Philamena
Character 1 Age: 
20-50
Character 1 Description: 
a joyful and dedicated Nun
Character 2 Age: 
20-50
Character 2 Name: 
Sister Augusta
Character 2 Description: 
a joyful and dedicated Nun
Character 3 Name: 
George
Character 3 Age: 
20-30+
Character 3 Description: 
slow, but happy Groundskeeper
Character 4 Name: 
Mother Superior
Character 4 Age: 
50's
Character 4 Description: 
in charge of the convent for a long Hme, but still happy
Character 5 Name: 
Paul
Character 5 Age: 
25+
Character 5 Description: 
a Priest in training
Additional Characters: 

- Father Chenille - 50’s - a Priest
- Sally - 20’s - a Newspaper Editor
- Kate - 25+ - married to George

Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
February 6 - 29, 2020
Project Category: 
Union Status: 
Character 1 Gender: 
Character 2 Gender: 
Character 3 Gender: 
Character 4 Gender: 
Character 5 Gender: 
Is this a Student Production?: 
Submission Deadline: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Is there guaranteed monetary compensation, if cast?: 
Confirm Email Address: