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AUDITIONS | WHAT IF by Katey Hoffman

Application deadline: September 3, 2021

Posted: August 9, 2021

Green Thumb Theatre is accepting submissions from Lower Mainland based performers for the role of NICKY in WHAT IF by Katey Hoffman, directed by Jamie King.

WHAT IF will tour in-person to Ontario, as well as locally throughout the Lower Mainland. All other roles in the show have been cast.

Production dates (subject to change):

Rehearsals beginning: March 7, 2022

Opening: April 4, 2022

Closing: May 8, 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.

About the show:

Every day, Nicky wakes up with knots in her stomach and worries in her brain. While most kids can’t wait for recess so they can hit the playground, anxious Nicky would rather spend her time safely hidden away in the school’s sick room with her Big Book of Birds. In the sick room, Nicky can enjoy her routine in peace and quiet – but when Milo, a rambunctious boy with diabetes, comes barreling into her life, Nicky’s peace and quiet turns to chaos! At first, these polar opposites’ worlds collide, but as time goes on, cautious Nicky and adventurous Milo both come to discover they may have more to learn from each other than they think.

Roles to be cast*:

NICKY: A cautious 10-year-old who experiences anxiety. Loves birds and birdwatching.

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

To apply:

Please submit a headshot, brief cover letter, and resume as attachments in one email by September 3, 2021, 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 -- specifically what you’re current “obsession” is – be it cooking shows, cross stitch, skateboarding – you name it!

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: WHAT IF 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.

Those selected for an audition will be provided sides and invited to send in a self-tape. In-person callbacks will be held during the week of October 11, 2021. In-person callbacks will take place at Green Thumb Theatre studios (5522 McKinnon Street). All those auditioning will be asked to sign off on Green Thumb’s COVID-19 Audition Policy, which will be sent prior to in-person auditions.

Deadline to submit for consideration is September 3, 2021 at 11:59PM. We thank all applicants for their interest. Due to capacity, for this call 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 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.

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August 9, 2021