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Application deadline: May 24, 2023

Posted: April 25, 2023

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 and venues throughout BC in the winter and spring of 2024.

Contract dates (subject to change):

January 29, 2024 – March 31, 2024


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

‍‍DERWENT IS DIFFERENT is a one person show.


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. Class 5 Driver’s License an asset.


To apply:

Please submit a headshot, brief cover letter (pdf), and resumé (pdf) as attachments in one email by May 24, 2023 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


Deadline to submit for consideration is May 24, 2023 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 in April 2023 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.

Auditions will be taking place in-person on May 31 and June 1, 2023 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Callbacks will take place in-person the week of June 13, 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.


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.

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.


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April 25, 2023