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Audition – THE MIXOLYDIAN by Ashley Cook

Green Thumb Theatre is accepting submissions from Lower Mainland based performers for the role of NOKOMIS in THE MIXOLYDIAN by Ashley Cook, directed by Michelle Olson.

Contract dates (subject to change):

August 28th, 2023 to November 26th, 2023

First day of rehearsal: August 28, 2023

Opening performance: Friday, September 22, 2023

Contract closes: Sunday, November 12, 2023 with a possible two-week extension to Sunday, November 26, 2023.

Please note, all dates are subject to change.

This production will be touring Elementary Schools throughout BC. The performer we cast is required to have a valid class 5 driver’s license or equivalent.


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.


Fee: $700/week.

Out-of-town per diem: $137.50/day


About the show:

Bellevue, an 11-year-old Anishinaabe/Metis girl, is on a journey through the woods. Reconnecting with her culture and language, Bellevue is accompanied by her “imaginary friend”, a shapeshifter named Thomas. Having recently lost her grandfather (Shoom), Bellevue feels out of touch with the stories and words her Shoom used to share. Luckily, with some help from ancestor Nokomis, Bellevue learns that Shoom’s knowledge lives on in her, and there is more to her friend Thomas than meets the eye.

Role to be cast:


Nokomis: An Anishinaabe ancestor. In The Mixolydian, Nokomis is depicted as wise, funny, and a little scattered. She weaves dreamcatchers and webs to catch little bugs and bad dreams, which she learned from her spider friend, Cavatica. Strong comedic and movement abilities an asset, some singing required. The actor playing Nokomis also plays Bellevue’s Auntie who is loving and stern. For this role we are accepting submission from Indigenous and non-Indigenous racialized actors.

Please note, the roles of Thomas and Bellevue have already been cast.

All characters 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 March 22nd, 2023, 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 confirm that you have a valid class 5 driver’s license or equivalent. Email your application to submissions@greenthumb.bc.ca with the subject line: THE MIXOLYDIAN AUDITIONS – YourName

Auditions will be taking place in-person the week of April 3rd, 2023. Call backs will take place in-person the week of April 17th, 2023. 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 March 22nd, 2023. 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's offices are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. As a touring company, Green Thumb Theatre’s work often takes place throughout the traditional homelands of most of the Indigenous Nations and cultures across British Columbia and beyond. 

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.

Posted on

March 6, 2023