Theatre / Live Performance

Jerusalem

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Joan Bryans
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
604-224-2464
Production Company or School: 
Unite Players of Vancouver
Director(s): 
Kathleen Duborg
Casting Director(s): 
Kathleen Duborg
Audition Location: 
TBA
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Jericho Arts Centre
Compensation / Rates: 

None

Synopsis: 
On St George’s Day, the morning of the local country fair, officials from Kennet and Avon Council come to evict Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron. An ex-stunt driving Romany, Johnny lives in a battered mobile home in the woods, dealing drugs, telling yarns and attracting a motley crew of wastrels and youngsters. Adding to his troubles, Dawn, the mother of his six-year-old son Marky, pays him a visit and berates him for his inability to live up to his responsibilities as a parent. On top of which, the young May Queen due to appear at the fair has gone missing, and Troy, her father, holds Johnny responsible. Through it all, Johnny remains defiant, claiming a mystical affinity with the ancient giants who once inhabited England.
Submission Instructions: 

Send requested audition date/time and please attach resumé & headshot to jerusalemup@protonmail.com.

Audition Requirements: By January 1st, You will be given a character and specific sides that you may cold read or prepare for the audition. There will be a reader in attendance.
*A Wiltshire accent from the south of England is invited but not necessary for the audition.
READING COPIES available at United Players-Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver Public Library and by request.

Additional Comments: 

We are seeking a dynamic ensemble of 16 actors for the Vancouver premiere of this contemporary masterpiece. Jerusalem, a bold comic vision of life in rural England, was first performed at the Royal Court, London, transferring to The Apollo in NYC. A play that culminates to a final defiant cry against the forces of conformity, The Guardian hailed the play as ‘unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century.’

Audition Date(s): 
Jan 7th, 11th (5:00-8:00 pm), Jan 12th (12:00-5:00) Can’t make these dates? Others may be possible by request
Character 1 Name: 
See notes below
Character 1 Age: 
Open
Character 1 Description: 
See notes below
Additional Characters: 

We will cast an energetic and committed ensemble of actors to bring this play to life. Role details and sides will be included in Audition response. Note: all roles require a Wiltshire accent and a dialect coach will be assisting in this regard. Performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
June 7th - 30th, 2019 (performances Thu-Sun)
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Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019
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Detroit

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Jeremy Heynen
Phone Number: 
604-315-0233
Production Company or School: 
Vagabond Players
Producer(s): 
Jeremy Heynen
Director(s): 
Ken Fynn
Casting Director(s): 
Kenn Fynn, Jeremy Heynen
Audition Location: 
The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster
Compensation / Rates: 

This is a non-equity community theatre production

Synopsis: 
In a suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. The quintessential American backyard party turns quickly turns into something more dangerous—and filled with potential.
Submission Instructions: 

A monologue will be provided by the director at the audition.
Book your audition here: https://www.supersaas.com/schedule/Vagabond_Players_Audition/Detroit
You are welcome to bring your headshot and resume to the audition or you can email a digital copy to jeremy.heynen@vagabondplayers.ca

Additional Comments: 

All cast & crew are required to become members of Vagabond Players.(www.vagabondplayers.ca)
This may be an entry into the Theatre BC festival. Candidates must be available for an additional performance at the end of April and, if chosen, be open to additional rehearsals before performing at Theatre BC's Mainstage Festival in Port Alberni July 5 – 13, 2019
- Those without an appointment will be seen in the first open slot of the schedule
- Candidates may be asked to stay later to read with other actors

Audition Date(s): 
January 13, 2019 (3pm-6pm)
Character 1 Name: 
Ben
Character 1 Age: 
30-50
Character 1 Description: 
Raised in the United States, somewhere inland: Kansas City, maybe Denver. He worked at one bank for five years and another bank for six years. Recently laid off from his job.
Character 2 Age: 
30-50
Character 2 Name: 
Mary
Character 2 Description: 
Raised in the United States, somewhere inland: Kansas City, maybe Denver. Met Ben after work at a happy hour, when he was working in a bank and she was working as a paralegal assistant. Now she works as a paralegal at a small law firm.
Character 3 Name: 
Sharon
Character 3 Age: 
30-50
Character 3 Description: 
Raised in Tucson, Arizona, until she was nine, when she and her mother moved to Columbus, Ohio, for two years and then to Indianapolis, where she went to high school. Now Sharon works at a phone bank, answering customer service calls. Fresh out of major substance abuse rehab.
Character 4 Name: 
Kenny
Character 4 Age: 
30-50
Character 4 Description: 
Raised in several cities in California until he was twelve or thirteen, when his parents finally split up and he moved to Omaha with his mom. Now he works as a warehouse manager. Fresh out of major substance abuse rehab.
Character 5 Name: 
Frank
Character 5 Age: 
60-80
Character 5 Description: 
Two generations older than the other characters. Maybe he’s in his late seventies, early eighties? But he’s spry, the kind of man who’s been fixing his roof and rewiring the electricity on his house and taking care of his impeccable lawn for many years. He’s happy.
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
April 4 - 27, 2019
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Submission Deadline: 
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Is there guaranteed monetary compensation, if cast?: 

Democracy

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Bruce Mohun
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
778 379 4041
Production Company or School: 
Independent
Director(s): 
Bruce Mohun
Casting Director(s): 
Bruce Mohun
Audition Location: 
Vancouver
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
Fringe Festival stage
Compensation / Rates: 

One quarter of box office for seven Fringe Festival performances

Synopsis: 
This is a Fringe Festival proposal, working title, Democracy. It's a 45-minute comedy. A poor doll maker and his wife host their village's ballot box for the upcoming election. The local guerrilla tells them if anyone votes they will have a finger cut off. The local government functionary, who stuffs the ballot box, tells them if anyone doesn't vote, they will spend six months in mail. All four went to the same high school. The wife was a former lover of the two visitors. Much fun ensues. And no one loses a finger.
Submission Instructions: 

Contact Bruce Mohun at bruce@dreamfilm.ca

Additional Comments: 

I'm submitting in Jaunuary for next September's Fringe Festival in Vancouver.

Audition Date(s): 
January
Character 1 Name: 
Hector, the doll maker
Character 1 Age: 
Roughly 35
Character 1 Description: 
Hector's a mild-mannered artisan.
Character 2 Age: 
Roughly the same as the others
Character 2 Name: 
Lulu
Character 2 Description: 
The doll-maker's wife. She's the fulcrum of the plot and finally solves their impasse.
Character 3 Name: 
Dag
Character 3 Age: 
Same as the others
Character 3 Description: 
Dag is a guerrilla, living in the hills with the rest of his leftist liberation front. He's a bit behind the times.
Character 4 Name: 
Axel
Character 4 Age: 
same as the others
Character 4 Description: 
He's a well-off government functionary, charged with stuffing the ballot box before the election. He eventually has a change heart.
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
September
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Submission Deadline: 
Monday, December 17, 2018
Is there guaranteed monetary compensation, if cast?: 

The bracelet

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Josephine Niyo
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
6043459518
Production Company or School: 
Frontline
Casting Director(s): 
Josephine Niyo
Audition Location: 
TBD
Compensation / Rates: 

-An honorarium of 50 dollars after the play.
-Reference letter upon request

Synopsis: 
The play is about a young black woman who is racially profiled after and before being accused of stealing a bracelet from a clothing store.
Submission Instructions: 

-Please title your e-mail with the name of the Character you are auditioning for.
- In your email, please include your phone number, age, head shot and the character you wish to audition for. impulsiveshow@gmail.com

Additional Comments: 

Yasin Misago, President and CEO of Frontline public relations is holding his annual black history month Arts and entertainment show on February 15th-20th. There will be musicians, Dancers, A live fashion show and the play "the bracelet"
It will be a family friendly event aimed at bringing awareness to racism and showcasing the beauty of Africa.

We are looking for people who are able to commit to practice every Saturdays until the day of the show.

Audition Date(s): 
December 1rst - December 16th
Character 1 Name: 
Zarah
Character 1 Age: 
18 - 35 years old
Character 1 Description: 
Zarah is a young black woman racially profiled in a store.
Character 2 Age: 
18 - 35
Character 2 Name: 
Beth
Character 2 Description: 
Beth is a young Caucasian woman who accuses Zarah of stealing.
Character 3 Name: 
Lena
Character 3 Age: 
18 - 35
Character 3 Description: 
Lena is a Caucasian female who works at the front counter with Beth. She too accuses Zarah of stealing.
Character 4 Name: 
Mary
Character 4 Age: 
18 - 35
Character 4 Description: 
Mary is a Caucasian shopper at the store.
Character 5 Name: 
police officer
Character 5 Age: 
20 - 45
Character 5 Description: 
The police officer called in after the accusations.
Additional Characters: 

Vanessa
18 - 35
Female
Vanessa is a Caucasian shopper at the store who is looking to buy the bracelet.

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Submission Deadline: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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