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AUDITIONS | FOR NOW by Scott Button

Deadline to submit: February 13, 2022

Posted: January 11, 2022

Green Thumb Theatre is accepting submissions from Lower Mainland based performers for the roles of BEX and JACOB in:

FOR NOW by Scott Button

Directed by Leslie Dos Remedios

Assistant Directed by Rachel Aberle

Contract dates (subject to change):

March 6th, 2023 – April 23rd, 2023 with a possible extension to April 30th.

All artists will be engaged under the CTA, specifically Article 55:00 Theatre for Young Audiences. Accommodation and per diems are supplied for any out-of-town touring.

About the show:

From the outside, best pals Jacob and Bex make an odd pairing: Jacob is queer and comes from a wealthy family, while Bex is straight and working class – yet they’ve navigated the minefield of high school together, venting about annoying boys and being passionate advocates for LGBTQ+ causes around their school. But on the first day of Grade 12, Bex shares something with Jacob – and the world – that may change their friendship forever. Or maybe just for now.

FOR NOW is a touching and funny new play for youth that explores issues of gender, sexuality, and privilege among two best friends.

Roles to be cast:

All characters will be portrayed by adult actors.

Bex, 17 (they/them) – white settler-Canadian, assigned female at birth, has recently come to identify as non-binary and is in the process of coming out to those around them. Low-income family, caught somewhere between the feminine styles they previously wore and the masc/androgynous style they are coming to embrace. Jacob’s best friend.

Jacob, 17 (he/him) – settler-Canadian of East Asian descent, cisgender, gay. High income family, fashion forward, comfortable in his queer identity. Bex’s best friend.

*Note: In the play’s current draft Jacob is referred to as Chinese-Canadian, however the text will be adjusted to reflect the cultural identity of the actor cast.

To apply:

Please submit a headshot, brief cover letter (pdf), and resumé (pdf) as attachments in one email by February 13th, 2022, 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 a little about yourself.

In the body of the email please indicate if you are an Equity member. Email your application to submissions@greenthumb.bc.ca with the subject line: FOR NOW 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.

Deadline to submit for consideration is February 13th, 2022 at 11:59PM. We thank all applicants for their interest. Due to capacity, we will only be contacting individuals we will be inviting to audition.

Auditions will be taking place in-person or over Zoom (depending on current Public Health parameters) on March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2022.

Call backs will take place on March 9th, 10th, 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.

If you have any questions pertaining to this posting, or require assistance with your application, please contact Aliya Griffin, Tour & Education Manager, at submissions@greenthumb.bc.ca.

Green Thumb Theatre is actively seeking to dismantle inequity in the theatre sector, and to further 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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January 11, 2022