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AUDITIONS | The Code by Rachel Aberle

Application Deadline: August 20, 2021

Posted: August 4, 2021

Green Thumb Theatre is accepting submissions from Lower Mainland based performers for the role of SIMON in THE CODE by Rachel Aberle.

THE CODE will tour in-person to Saskatchewan, as well as locally – including an engagement at the Waterfront Theatre in Vancouver. All other roles in the show have been cast.

Production dates: SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Rehearsals beginning: March 24, 2022

Opening: April 11, 2022

Closing: May 14, 2022

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

Auditions will be held in-person at Green Thumb Theatre studios (5522 McKinnon Street, Vancouver BC). Sides will be provided.

Please note, auditions for the role of NICK in STILL/FALLING are being held concurrently with auditions for THE CODE. For information on that production, visit: https://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/post/auditions-still-falling-by-rachel-aberle.

Artists are welcome to submit for both projects.

Those auditioning will be required to adhere to Green Thumb Theatre’s COVID-19 Audition Policy, which will be supplied for review prior to the audition. Those auditioning will be provided with a voluntary vaccination disclosure form to fill out at auditions. Please note information is provided on a voluntary basis and is for internal Green Thumb use only.


Tuesday, September 7: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday, September 8th: 10am -  12:00pm, 2pm – 4pm

Thursday, September 9th: 10am – 4pm


Friday, September 10th: 10am – 4pm

About the show:

Moira takes pride in standing up for what she believes in. But after spearheading a protest at school that results in the spring dance being cancelled, she receives cruel messages online and at school. Luckily her best friends Simon and Connor have her back – until Simon reveals his romantic feelings towards Moira, which she doesn’t return. Feeling “friend-zoned”, Simon joins the barrage of hurtful comments, and Connor is forced to take a hard look at where his loyalties lie. With humour and nuance, THE CODE challenges teens to hold themselves accountable for their words and actions, and consider what’s at stake when lines are crossed.

Roles to be cast*:

SIMON: Grade 11 student. An aspiring filmmaker and romantic. Hopelessly smitten with Moira

* Please note: all characters will be portrayed by adult actors

To apply:

Please submit a headshot and resume as attachments in one email by August 20, 2021, with attachments named in the following format: YourName_Headshot and YourName_CV. 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: THE CODE AUDITIONS – Your Name

Those who submitted for our general auditions and introductions in February 2021 are welcome to submit a brief letter of interest for this call by email, if interested in this particular production. They do not need to re-submit a headshot and resume.

Deadline to submit for consideration is August 20, 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.  

If you have any questions pertaining to this posting, or require assistance with your application, please contact Georgia Beaty, Development & Outreach Manager, at submissions@greenthumb.bc.ca or by phone at 604-254-4055.

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.

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.

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August 4, 2021