Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fall Play Reading Series

We are excited to announce the selected plays for our Fall Play Reading Series! Drumroll please....

Shanghai Black Beer by Chris Lam 
Friday, October 30, 2015

Julio. Sarah. Edith. Derek. Four young Asian twenty-something’s navigating through a landscape of dysfunctional relationships, sex, violence, identity, language and karaoke. Directed by Milton Lim.

Serious Dude by DBH Montgomery 
Friday, November 6, 2015

A certain mayor. A certain street-level confidant. A certain reporter. And, a certain video of said mayor smoking a certain derivative of powder cocaine. (Crack. It’s crack). These are the ingredients of the play a politically-conscious anti-oppressive alt-alt-theatre troupe is trying to stage, despite the unhelpful presence of its white-dude author. Sparks fly onstage, off-stage, and into a glass pipe. Fun for the whole family—if your family happens to be a right-wing political dynasty. Directed by Brian Cochrane.

Small Change by Mack Gordon 
Saturday, November 7, 2015

As a coin passes hands, we catch a glimpse into many lives. Maxine and Will are breaking up. Diane is having an intervention for her husband. Geraldine is a germaphobe. Can anybody ever really change? Directed by Katrina Darychuk.

Mrs. Lana Greer by CR Packer 
Friday, November 20, 2015

In an interrogation room, a woman answers difficult questions that we cannot hear. Is she to blame for her son’s abuse? Mrs. Lana Greer is a meditation on neglect and culpability, and the uneven remainders of abusive relationships. Directed by Jamie King.

Two Thirds by Julie McIsaac 
Friday, November 27, 2015

Equal doses quirky comedy and moving drama, Two Thirds explores the strained relationship between working mom Ellen and stay-at-home dad Andy. The couple has decided to divorce, but nine year-old Janey – who only has eyes for pet cat Slinky Malinki – seems oblivious to the tension between her parents. When Janey’s oddball energy and obsessive behaviour are revealed to be symptoms of a much bigger problem, Ellen and Andy must reexamine their commitment to their family, and to one another. Directed by Sabrina Evertt.

All readings will take place at the Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, at 9:30pm (post-show of either Tender Napalm or 52 Pick-up. Admission is by donation (suggested $5).


See you at the theatre!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Calling All Playwrights

Twenty Something Theatre is seeking new one-act plays by emerging and/or young playwrights to be part of a series of play readings to take place in conjunction with our fall programming. Check out our 2015 fall productions here: www.twentysomethingtheatre.com/news 

Dedicated to new play development, over the past 5 years Twenty Something Theatre has produced the World Premiere’s of Prodigals (2011) and Us & Everything We Own (2013) by Sean Minogue. Currently in development is Julie McIsaac’s The Out Vigil set to premiere in March 2016 at the Firehall Arts Centre.

GUIDELINES:
  • Plays must be no longer than approximately 60 mins in length
  • Plays must not have been previously read, staged or performed publicly; however, a play that has been through a workshop process and/or had a public reading but has been significantly rewritten since will be accepted.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18-35 OR must not have had a play previously produced by a professional theatre company in Canada. 
Each play submitted will receive written feedback from Artistic Producer Sabrina Evertt and/or Associate Artistic Producer Brian Cochrane.

Between 4 - 8 plays will be selected to receive a public staged reading that will take place on selected dates between October 23rd – November 29th at the Havana Theatre following the performance of one of our main stage fall productions.

TO APPLY:

All plays must be hard copies submitted via mail, accompanied by a reading/administration fee of $20 made out to Twenty Something Theatre Society, and sent to:

Twenty Something Theatre
c/o 102 – 1565 W. 16th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 2L7

Please include name, email and phone number along with a 75-word bio about your background & experience as well as any history of the play, if applicable.

You many submit more than one play; however, each play is required to have a separate reading/administration fee of $20.

DEADLINE:

Submissions must be postmarked no later than July 24, 2015.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tender Napalm - Auditions

Twenty Something Theatre is holding auditions for our upcoming production of Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley, directed by Sabrina Evertt.

We strongly encourage submissions from actors of all cultural backgrounds.

Description: 

Explosive and poetic, Tender Napalm weaves a compelling tapestry that re-examines and re-defines the language of love. Two people with an intense physical and emotional connection struggle to survive in the face of catastrophe and explore the process of grieving and healing without cliché or clumsy sentiment.

Casting:

Man – 30-something, any ethnicity

Please note: There is a large movement component to the piece. Strong movement skills are an asset.

Audition Date: Friday, July 3, 2015

Contract Dates: September 29, 2015 thru November 8, 2015

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume (pdf file only) & headshot (jpg under 2MB) to auditions[at]twentysomethingtheatre[dot]com with Tender Napalm in the subject line.

Due to the volume of submissions only successful applicants will be contacted for an audition.

Deadline: Friday, June 26, 2015 6pm PST

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Out Vigil - Auditions

Twenty Something Theatre is holding auditions for our upcoming production of The Out Vigil by Julie McIsaac, directed by Sabrina Evertt.
We strongly encourage submissions from actors of all cultural backgrounds.

Description:

Mere hours before the opening of the perilous king crab fishing season,
a young Newfoundlander arrives in Alaska, desperate for a job. A local
fisherman grudgingly agrees to help him out, but past & present collide
when a young woman shows up. A modern fable steeped in maritime lore,
"The Out Vigil" questions our ability to accept the natural world for
all that it is, both beautiful and terrifying.

Casting:

Cal - male, mid-20's, American, king crab fisherman, any ethnicity

Audition Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015

Contract Dates: February 22, 2016 thru March 27, 2016

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume (pdf file only) & headshot (jpg under 2MB) to
auditions[at]twentysomethingtheatre[dot]com with The Out Vigil in the
subject line.

Due to the volume of submissions only successful applicants will be
contacted for an audition.

Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2015 6pm PST

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity
members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of
contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the
audition.

Monday, May 26, 2014

THE OUT VIGIL - Coffee Talk with Ian Schimpf

Ian Schimpf is designing the set & lights for The Out Vigil. He enjoys a good GLASS of screech, wants to travel back in time, and is still grounded enough to mention how great his parents are. Class. Act.

(What? Who?)

1. How did you become involved with THE OUT VIGIL? 

I was doing the Set and Lighting design for the Arts Club remount of Bomb-itty of Errors. Emailing back and forth with Sabrina about that show, she asked if i wanted to design this show. The rest is history.

(Living the dream.)


2. If you had to live in either Alaska or Newfoundland - which would you pick?

Newfoundland. Thanks to my dad, I quite enjoy a glass of Newfoundland Screech.

(I don't know where to begin... This is a great photo.)


3. What is something that you consider to be a mind-altering piece of art?

What they are doing with Projection mapping now, that stuff is amazing.

(Supervillain.)


4. What would your dream theatre project be?

I think it would be great to do a show going back to the whole pageant wagon days, It would be awesome to just pull up to spot, open you wagon having it designed like a pop up book, and as the doors are opening your set is coming together as well, then show is ready to go, perform for whatever audience shows up, take it all down, and move on to the next place.

(Staying lit.)


5. Give a shout-out to someone... 

To my parents, who have stood by and supported me (mentally, and financially) while pursuing my creative dreams.


BONUS: What's a youtube video everyone should know about? 


Sunday, May 25, 2014

THE OUT VIGIL - Coffee Talk with Christina Cuglieta

(No doubt something beautiful & romantic is happening here.)

Christina Cuglieta has worked across Canada as an actor, musician, and musical director. She is a graduate of Canada College of Performing Arts. We are thrilled to feature her musical talents in The Out Vigil.

1. How did you become involved with THE OUT VIGIL?

Through the playwright Julie. We met through some mutual friends and both studied @ CCPA, though not at the same time.


(Finding a good yoga spot is important.)


2. If you had to live in either Alaska or Newfoundland - which would you pick?

Canada is cool, so I'm going to have to go with Newfoundland, although Alaska is a place I'd like to visit, and if it were part of our great nation, I might have to re-think my answer.


(She's got moves for any occasion.)


3. What is something that you consider to be a mind-altering piece of art?

Life!


4. What would your dream theatre project be?

Any multi-disciplinary projects with good peeps.




5. Give a shout-out to someone... 

Dennis and Catherine, hollaaaaaa.

(Christina is well-suited to our play about living close to water...)


BONUS: What's a youtube video everyone should know about? 

You're asking the wrong gal. That's not the name of the video. I am just not much of a YouTuber. No bonus points for me:(

... You're in luck, Christina, Twenty Something Theatre has provided a youtube video for you:



Saturday, May 24, 2014

THE OUT VIGIL - Coffee Talk with Matthew MacDonald-Bain

Matthew MacDonald-Bain is an actor and musician who has spent much of the last year working behind the scenes on various theatre projects, including Hardline's Of Mice & Men and Bug. He plays music with The Savoys.  Twenty Something is thrilled to be putting him front & centre in The Out Vigil - May 28-31 at the Havana.


(Malcom Dow & Matt are nominated for a Jessie Award for Of Mice & Men)


1. How did you become involved with THE OUT VIGIL? 

I was asked to come in and read for one of the workshops this past Fall. When the workshop weekend was finished, they asked if I'd like to stick around!


2. If you had to live in either Alaska or Newfoundland - which would you pick? 

Most of my mom's side of the family lives in Nova Scotia and I always said that at some point I'd like to live there. I guess Newfoundland's close enough.


(Not sure if that's a wink or a squint but the background looks nice.)


3. What is something that you would consider to be a mind-altering piece of art?

I would have to say Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side comic strips. I read and re-read them growing up and I feel like they not only shaped my humour, they also helped me form an interesting perspective on my life.



4. What would you dream theatre project be?

I would love to be a part of another production of Les Misérables. Beautiful musical that I wouldn't have to dance in.


(Sweet tree.)

5. Give a shout-out to someone... 

Shout-out to my grandma in Arisaig, NS! See you soon!


(Judging Matt's life by the pictures he shared, this guy's got it all.)


Bonus: What's a youtube video everyone should know about?