CAlling Male & Female Actors!


Above The Hospital

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Midtwenties Theatre Society

PRODUCER(S)

Midtwenties Theatre Society & Red Gate Arts Society

DIRECTOR(S)

Beau Han Bridge

UNION STATUS

Non-Union

PROJECT TYPE

Theatre / Live Performance

STUDENT PRODUCTION

No

COMPENSATION DETAILS

Each six actors will receive an honorarium of $100 + 3% of profit share for the entirety of the production, as well as digital recordings and any promotional and documentary material they wish to have.

AUDITION DATE(S)

Self-Tape

AUDITION LOCATION

N/A

SHOOT / PERF. DATE(S)

January 12 – 21, 2018

SHOOT / PERF. LOCATION(S)

Red Gate Revue Stage (Granville Island)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a resume and headshot to midtwentiestheatre@gmail.com.

Chosen applicants will be contacted and be given a monologue or scene to self-tape. Instructions will also be provided as to how to self-tape and what information must be given for consideration.

Tapes must be sent in by Wednesday, September 27th @ 5pm and chosen actors will be notified on September 29th.

PROJECT SYNOPSIS

In 2017 “Trudeau”-Era Vancouver City, two lower-class Millennials – the rational, nursing student Lauren; and her older, aspiring, musician-boyfriend Cameron – live together in an overly-priced, tiny apartment above a hospital. One night, a poor experience at a restaurant forces them to come back to their dingy-abode earlier than expected, where a casual-evening of sex, pot, and talk turns into a casual-night of drinking, arguing, and reminiscing about the past… a casual-evening for the both of them… until unexpected guests arrive at their place, disrupt their stable existence, and force them to reexamine themselves in the face of an unknown future.

Additional Comments:

NOTE – Play is a 90-page original-work that contains strong language and depicts drug-use, non-toxic smoke effects, sexual content, and psychological violence/emotional abuse. Actors will be given questions with their audition to address if they are comfortable with these elements.

Actors chosen MUST BE available for dates listed below. Rehearsals will only be on Monday & Wednesday evenings for 2 hours from 7pm – 9pm. Each rehearsal session will deal with approximately 5 to 7-pages of the play, with the whole play comprising of 90-pages.

Rehearsals will all take place at Carousel Theatre on Granville Island (1411 Cartwright St. Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R7)

Dates required to commit:
October 2 = First Meeting (Monday, 6pm)
October 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 (Monday & Wednesday, 7pm – 9pm)
November 1, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 (Monday & Wednesday, 7pm – 9pm)
December 4, 6, 11, 13 (Monday & Wednesday, 7pm – 9pm)
January 3, 8, 10 (Tech Rehearsals 6pm – 9pm)
January 12 – 21 (Performance – 10 Shows Total)

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Lauren Bernicke
AGE

19 – 26

GENDER

Female

DESCRIPTION

A very pragmatic and rational girl with an intelligence and personality that far surpasses her age. Anxious, antisocial, and the type of girl that had the college boyfriend while she was in grade 9 instead of many girlfriends and naturally get’s along with boy’s more than girls. Her underlying desire to be a filmmaker is constantly repressed by her fears of instability and being societally debased, so she’ll always talk about plans and ideas, but never puts anything to action in the end. She studies nursing part-time while she works at “F As In Franks” to pay for her tuition and rent.

Cameron Holger
AGE

20 – 29

GENDER

Male

DESCRIPTION

A carefree idealist that aspires to be a musician capable of writing songs to the likes of famous singer-songwriters (I.e. Dallas Green, Ben Gibbard, Conor Oberst, etc.). Naturally romantic, thoughtful, and even potentially capable of actually accomplishing his goals. Unfortunately, fears, uncertainties, and his dependence on drinking, smoking, and company inevitably prevent him from working towards them. This insecurity, then, ends up manifesting through his difficulty to show his true feelings and constantly declining to show his original songs to anybody, including Lauren, and to only play well-known covers instead.

Bo Han Renders
AGE

20 – 29

GENDER

Male

DESCRIPTION

A pretentious, overzealous individual that only thinks as far as the weekend ahead of him and spends most of his-off time painting black-n-white abstracts for grass-root art galleries or going out and collecting life experiences with his girlfriend, Abby. He paints more quantity than quality, honestly, but the times always seem to work in his favour in the end, which is something that his best friend – Cameron – utterly despises.

Abby Allaire
AGE

19 – 28

GENDER

Female

DESCRIPTION

A very confident and self-assured girl that is doing a master’s in Botany at UBC while working for her tuition at “F As In Franks”. Aside from her job, her genuine love for classical-hollywood films (I.e. Billy-wilder/Ingrid Bergman/Howard Hawks, etc.) is the glue that binds her friendship with Lauren. She is also very sociable and rebellious, but is also the type of person that stays quiet and passive during serious situations that would perhaps benefit from her involvement if she were to choose to step in instead of stand back.

Natasha
AGE

19 – 28

GENDER

Female

DESCRIPTION

An anxious, naive girl that is smarter and stronger than she makes herself out to be. Has never encountered any trouble or negative experiences throughout her life but still suffers from chronic anxiety and recurrent early-onset depression. Also a first-year psychology student at SFU that prefers animals over people and has to have music playing in the background wherever she is to avoid confronting her worst fear – awkward silences.

ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS

MICHAEL (19-26, Male): A jolly-kid. The type of adolescent that would be the perfect husband, that get’s friend-zoned, that get’s ID’ed at every bar, that is always the third-wheel at hangout’s, and that is the most memorable and talked about when not around.