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.