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AUDITIONS: Blind Date (Arts Club Theatre Company)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:30 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

The Arts Club Theatre Company seeks to fill a role in Rebecca Northan's Spontaneous Theatre's production of Blind Date, directed by Rebecca Northan.

About the Performance: 

Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience! Straight from sold-out runs in New York, London’s West End, and Toronto, this fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improv, theatre, and social experiment is sure to make you fall in love with Mimi and celebrate her audience-member-turned-Romantic-Hero!

Role(s): Ensemble Member / Understudy Mimi / Lead Clown Improviser

Role Description: Woman (trans or cis)

Role Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years improv experience
  • Strong grasp of Johnstone theories & practise an asset, but not essential
  • Strong actor
  • Good team player
  • Experience with audience participation an asset
  • Willing to travel (in the event of future bookings)
  • Some clown experience (not essential)

Audition Requirements: Actor will be asked to improvise in a few key scenes from Blind Date. There will also be a short interview.

The Arts Club Theatre Company Inclusive Casting Policy: Committed to inclusive casting, the Arts Club encourages submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

Audition day 1: August 4, 2018
Audition day 2: August 5, 2018

Timeline: Rehearsals begin on November 19, 2018, running at the Goldcorp Stage, followed by a tour of the GVRD, until February 3, 2019.

Requirements for Submission:

  • Cover letter indicating why you are interested in Spontaneous Theatre and Blind Date
  • Resume outlining both ACTING and IMPROV experience
  • Headshot
  • Submit as a SINGLE PDF document, with your name as file name and BLIND DATE AUDITIONS in the subject line to Stephanie Hargreaves, shargreaves@artsclub.com. Contact phone 604-687-5315 x 226.

Submission Deadline: July 30, 2018

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. Please bring your membership card to the audition.

Info on the company:

The Arts Club Theatre Company is the largest theatre company in Western Canada. Each year, over a quarter of a million people experience the best in professional theatre at its three venues: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, as well as on tour throughout the province. Its popular productions range from musicals and contemporary comedies to new works and classics. The Arts Club also expands its audiences outside Vancouver through a three-show mini-season tour presented at venues around British Columbia. The 2018/2019 Arts Club season features six productions at the historic 650-seat Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage; five productions at the vibrant 440-seat Granville Island Stage; and four productions at the intimate 250-seat Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre. Learn more at artsclub.com

The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.