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AUDITION | DERWENT IS DIFFERENT by Jamie Norris

Application deadline: May 23, 2022

Posted: April 22, 2022

Green Thumb Theatre is seeking submissions from Lower Mainland based performers for the role of Derwent in DERWENT IS DIFFERENT by Jamie Norris. Directed by Sarah Rodgers. The show will be touring to elementary schools throughout BC in the fall of 2022.

Contract dates (subject to change):

September 26, 2022 – December 11, 2022

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:

Imaginative Derwent feels like a bit of an outsider at school. Luckily, he has always been able to depend on his best friend, Ramona. But now, even Ramona says he’s “too weird”! To make matters worse, Ramona is spending time with Lucas — a classmate who is occupied with making Derwent’s life miserable. To save their friendship, Derwent creates a video diary for Ramona, chronicling his experiences.

DERWENT IS DIFFERENT explores the how we communicate in-person versus digitally, and the importance of staying true to yourself.

Roles to be cast:

Derwent, age 12 (he/him) open ethnicity – Imaginative, quirky personality. Loves performing magic tricks and creating movies.

Character will be portrayed by adult actor. Ability with physical comedy an asset. DERWENT IS DIFFERENT is a one person show.

To apply:

Please submit a headshot, brief cover letter (pdf), and resumé (pdf) as attachments in one email by May 23 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, 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 driver’s license. Email your application to submissions@greenthumb.bc.ca with the subject line: DERWENT IS DIFFERENT – Your Name

Auditions will be taking place in-person on June 6th, 7th and 8th , 2022. Callbacks will take place in-person on June 15th and 16th , 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 May 23, 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.

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 production. They do not need to re-submit a headshot and resumé.

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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