AUDITIONS | Like It Or Not by Katey Hoffman
Application Deadline: June 24, 2021
Posted: June 2, 2021
Green Thumb Theatre is accepting submissions from Lower Mainland based performers for Green Thumb Theatre’s tour of Like It or Not, a new comedy by Katey Hoffman, directed by Rachel Aberle.
This initial tour will be taking place in the Lower Mainland, touring into elementary schools in the fall of 2021.
Initial round of auditions for Like It or Not will be taking place via Zoom.
Production dates: *SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Rehearsals beginning October 14, 2021
Opening: November 8, 2021
Closing: December 10, 2021
All artists will be engaged under the CTA, specifically Article 55: Theatre for Young Audiences.
About the show:
Zoey and Leah are best friends. They have been inseparable since kindergarten. But at the beginning of grade six something has changed. Leah begins to hang out with Makayla, a fellow fashionista (and most popular girl in school!), and soon finds herself buying new outfits and posting pictures on her new fashion app, in the hopes of gaining “likes” and “followers”. This new comedy from the author of Green Thumb’s hit, WHAT IF, takes a close look at how young people can become preoccupied with their perception of who they are and how they are seen, both on social media and in school. Join Zoey, Leah, Makayla, Coach Dana, Mom and Madame LaGrange as they try to understand the pressures of finding out who you are in a world that is obsessed with body image and social media “likes”.
Roles to be cast (3 actors):
* Please note: all characters will be portrayed by adult actors
11-years-old. Leah’s best friend. Gregarious, the life of the party, class clown. Wears grass-stained denim and loves soccer.
11-years-old. Zoey’s Best Friend. Shy, smart, artistic, lives in Zoey’s shadow. Wears glasses and loves fashion.
Makayla/Coach Dana/Zoey’s Mom/Madame LaGrange:
Makayla: The coolest grade six girl. She has vocal fry and wears massive, ridiculous sunglasses even indoors.
Madame LaGrange: Larger-than-life. She drinks A LOT of espresso.
Zoey’s Mom: Extremely stressed-out mother who is always holding two babies. She speaks through a plastered-on smile and doesn’t have the time or mental capacity to listen to anyone.
Coach Dana: A very intense and competitive soccer coach. She speaks with a Texas-ish accent.
Please submit a headshot and resume as attachments in one email by June 24th, 2021, with attachments named in the following format: YourName_Headshot and YourName_CV.
Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: AUDITIONS L.I.O.N – Your Name. In the body of the email, please indicate which role you are interested in auditioning for, and if you are an Equity member.
Auditions will take place over Zoom on the afternoons of July 13 & 15, 2021. Callbacks will take place in person (dependent on Public Health orders) July 22 & 23. Auditionees will be provided with sides.
Those who submitted for our general auditions and introductions in February are welcome to submit brief letter of interest for this call by email, if interested in this particular production. They do not need to re-submit headshot and resume.
Deadline to submit for consideration is June 24, 2021 at 11:59PM. We thank all applicants for their interest. Due to capacity, for this call we will only be contacting individuals selected for an audition time.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Equity members are seen first initial zoom auditions. Please bring Equity number to audition.
If you have any questions pertaining to this posting, or require assistance with your application, please contact Georgia Beaty, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at email@example.com or by phone at 604-254-4055 (ext. 226). Please note that due to staff working in office on a limited basis due to COVID-19, voicemails are checked once per week.
COVID-19 and cancellation:
This tour will only move forward if the Theatre has the ability to tour into schools in our 2021-22 season. The Theatre will make every effort to keep the actor apprised of changes to the schedule. Green Thumb abides by the CTA and the accompanying COVID-19 Addendum, with specific reference to clauses 38:01 and 55:23.
Green Thumb Theatre is actively seeking to dismantle inequity in the theatre sector, and to furthering principles of access, inclusion, and equity in our work. We strongly encourage applications from artists of all ethnicities, cultures, gender expressions, sexualities, body types, and abilities. We welcome members of communities that face marginalization to self-identify as they feel comfortable.
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.
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's offices are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
June 1, 2021