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AUDITION | CRANKED: THE REMIX by Michael P. Northey

Application deadline: April 21, 2022

Posted: March 21, 2022

Green Thumb Theatre is accepting submissions from Lower Mainland based performers for the role of STAN in CRANKED: THE REMIX by Michael P. Northey, directed by Rachel Aberle.

Contract dates (subject to change):

September 6th – December 18th, 2022 AND April 17th – May 19th, 2023

*ACTOR MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR BOTH CONTRACTS

The fall portion of the contract will include rehearsals in Vancouver and a school tour in BC with workshops and residencies in select locations, as well as an out-of-province venue and school tour.

The spring portion of the tour will include a remount-rehearsal and a venue run out-of-province.

Please note, all dates are subject to change.

All artists will be engaged under a CTA form of contract, specifically Article 55:00 Theatre for Young Audiences. Submissions from Equity and non-Equity performers are welcome. Accommodations are arranged and per diems are supplied for any out-of-town touring as per the CTA.

About the show:

Stan, a.k.a. “Definition” is a rising freestyle MC – or at least he was, until his life’s passion lost out to his drug habit. Now on the road to recovery and preparing for a come-back show, Stan confronts his demons and recounts his harrowing journey through the wild highs and deep lows of addiction. Using spoken word and hip hop, this pulse-pounding, full-sensory experience deals in the brutal realities of addiction and drug culture, and the redemption that can lie in recovery. This highly popular production has been updated to include content addressing the current fentanyl and opioid crises. As addiction weaves its way through communities across BC, this powerful piece is more timely than ever.

Roles to be cast:

Stan, 17 (he/him), open ethnicity – An up-and-coming rapper with a dry sense of humour. Actor must be able to rap and sing tenor. The actor playing Stan also embodies the roles of a counsellor, teacher Stan’s father, sister, and others.

Character(s) will be portrayed by adult actors.

To apply:

Please submit a headshot, brief cover letter (pdf), and resumé (pdf) as attachments in one email by April 21st, 2022 at 4:30pm, with attachments named in the following format: YourName_Headshot, YourName_Coverletter, and YourName_CV. In your cover letter let us know what interests you about the project, your experience with rap and musical performance, and anything else you think we should know about you.

In the body of the email please indicate if you are an Equity member and if you have a valid class 5 drivers licence. Email your application to submissions@greenthumb.bc.ca with the subject line: CRANKED THE REMIX AUDITIONS – Your Name

Those who submitted for our general auditions and introductions in February 2021 are welcome to submit a brief letter of interest in pdf format, if interested in this particular production. They do not need to re-submit a headshot and resumé.

Auditions will be taking place in-person on May 16th and 17th, 2022. Call backs will take place in-person on May 26th and 27th, 2022.

Green Thumb Theatre has a Mandatory Vaccine Policy for all staff and contractors. All those auditioning will be required to provide proof of double vaccination and adhere to the COVID-19 audition policies that will be sent out prior to your audition date.

Deadline to submit for consideration is April 21st, 2022 by 4:30pm. We thank all applicants for their interest. Due to capacity, we will only be contacting individuals we will be inviting to audition.

If you have any questions pertaining to this posting, or require assistance with your application, please contact us at submissions@greenthumb.bc.ca.

Green Thumb Theatre is actively seeking to dismantle inequity in the theatre sector, and to furthering access, inclusion, and equity in our work. We strongly encourage applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other communities facing systemic marginalization, and welcome members of those communities to self-identify as they feel comfortable. Green Thumb also recognizes that artists and contractors are informed by all facets of their identities. We welcome applicants to inform us of their pronouns if they wish, and to include details about how their identity informs their practice and needs as they see fit. All Green Thumb staff, contractors, and volunteers will be asked to sign off on Green Thumb’s Anti-Oppression and Anti-Harassment Policy. This policy can be found at https://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/resources/anti-oppression-anti-harrassment-policy

About Green Thumb Theatre:

Green Thumb Theatre is a force within the field of theatre for young audiences, not only in British Columbia, but across the country and throughout the world. Green Thumb Theatre creates, produces, and tours plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth, and young adults. We provide theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today’s generation and culture to stimulate empathy, debate, and critical thinking.

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