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Audition – THE MIXOLYDIAN by Ashley Cook

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

Contract dates (subject to change):

September 16, 2024, to December 15, 2024

First day of rehearsal: September 16, 2024

Opening performance: Monday, October 7, 2024

Contract closes: Sunday, December 15, 2024.

Please note, all dates are subject to change.

This production will be touring Elementary Schools throughout BC and Saskatchewan. 

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: $725/week.

Out-of-town per diem: Per Diems are determined by the applicable CTA rate.


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:

Bellevue: An 11-year-old urban Anishinaabe/Métis girl, who talks fast and likes to paint. In The Mixolydian, Bellevue is tasked with bringing a feast plate for her grandfather (Shoom) into the forest. Bellevue is taken on a journey where she faces challenges and confronts her memories with her imaginary friend. Strong comedic and movement abilities are an asset, some singing is required. For this role, we are accepting submissions from self-identifying Indigenous actors.

Please note that the role of Nokomis has 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 Sunday, April 14th, 2024, 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 the role you are applying for, if you are an Equity member and confirm if 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 on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024, and online (via Zoom) on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Callbacks will take place in-person or online (via Zoom, for out-of-town actors only) on April 25th, 2024. 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 Sunday, April 14th, 2024. 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 15, 2024