AUDITION NOTICE

COST OF LIVING AUDITIONS

Cost of Living by Martyna Majok
Directed by Ashlie Corcoran

Dates in Vancouver, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Vancouver Rehearsals begin September 17, 2019, initiating the Arts Club Theatre Company’s contract
Tech with Actors October 5, 2019
Previews begin October 10, 2019
Opening October 16, 2019
Closing November 3, 2019 concluding the Arts Club Theatre Company’s contract

Dates in Edmonton, Schoctor Theatre
Actors on stage January 7, 2020, initiating Citadel Theatre’s contract
Previews begin January 11, 2020
Opening January 16, 2020
February 2, 2020 concluding Citadel Theatre’s contract

Part of the 2019/20 season at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Vancouver
and Shoctor Theatre, Edmonton

A play about relationships that explores the space where bodies – abled and disabled – meet each other

CASTING 2 ROLES

JOHN: A beautiful graduate student in his mid-20s, studying at an Ivy League school. He has cerebral palsy. John is educated and intelligent. He comes from wealth and wears it undeniably. John has a speech impediment that manifests itself in a kind of halted way of speaking. He is searching for a connection.

ANI: A woman in her early 40s. She was left a quadriplegic after a severe car accident and is in the middle of a divorce from her husband of nearly 21 years. She is sarcastic, proud, tough, and very funny. Independent and occasionally sharp-tongued, she has a capacity for tenderness and vulnerability. She has her own ways and she is fine with those ways and those that do not agree don’t need to stick around—as many haven’t. She can seem brusque or intense to some people. A cat that resists being pet. Until she wants to be.

To quote the playwright: “Self-pity has little currency in these characters’ worlds. Humor, however, has much”.

It is important to us that the roles of John and Ani are played by actors who self-identify as disabled.

Submissions are welcome from across the country.

Statement of diversity:

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.

The Citadel Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

Please email submissions to shargreaves@artsclub.com, with “Cost of Living Auditions” in the subject line, by March 27, 2019.

THE WEDDING PARTY AUDITIONS

Vancouver, BC
Audition days: April 9, 10 & 11, 2019

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Production rehearsal date: October 29, 2019
Submission deadline: March 25, 2019
Submission email: shargreaves@artsclub.com
Stephanie Hargreaves 604.687.5315
www.artsclub.com / www.pte.mb.ca

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: Open to actors of any ethnicity. Prairie Theatre Exchange is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Wedding Party
By Kristen Thomson
Directed by Ann Hodges

The Arts Club Theatre Company is reviving the PTE production (in its entirety) and this is not considered a tour or joint production. Prairie Theatre Exchange will contract for its dates with a Winnipeg point of origin.
Arts Club Theatre Company will contract for its dates with a Vancouver point of origin. (as per Article 18:41 Revival of the CTA).

WINNIPEG:
Rehearsal Begins: October 29, 2019
Preview: November 20, 2019
Opening: November 21, 2019
Closing: December 8, 2019

VANCOUVER:
Rehearsal Begins: February 22, 2010
1st Preview: February 27, 2020
Opening: February 29, 2020
Closing: March 22, 2020

AVAILABLE ROLES

Actor A (male, 50s, plays the following roles)
Jack Sealey-Skeete Senior — Father of the groom. Has the confidence that comes with being obscenely wealthy. Wishes his son had married someone like Alice, not Sherry.
Tony Sealey-Skeete — Uncle of the groom, estranged twin brother of Jack Sr. Always lived in the shadow of his older (by twenty-minutes), richer, more successful twin brother. Father of Tiger. Reluctantly attends the wedding, but has a good reason to do so.
Janice Boychuck— Sister of the bride, Maid of Honour. Has a PhD in Economics, thinks marriage is a racket, has a Spanish lover named Tomas.
Magician

Actor B (female, 40s, plays the following roles)
Margaret Sealey Skeete — Step-mother of the groom, trophy wife to the extremely wealthy Jack Sealey-Smith. A hugger.
Alice Tarbet — Best friend of the groom and MC at the reception, Alice harbours a secret unrequited love for the groom.
Vlad — Half-brother of the bride. Son of a strongman in the circus, he's enormous and very strong.
Magician's Assistant

Actor C (female, 20s to early 30s, plays the following roles)
Katrina — The wedding planner. Excellent at her job, desperately trying to make the evening unfold as planned.
Pippa — Step-sister of the groom (Margaret's daughter). A young girl.
Tomas — Janice's Spanish lover, a former bullfighter.
Sherry Boychuck— the bride as a little girl

Actor D (male, 40s to 50s, plays the following roles)
Murray — The Groom's father's lawyer (Jack Senior's lawyer). Was tasked with the job of getting the pre-nup signed.
Frank (Boychuck) — Bride's Uncle; Brother of Maddy. Split from his wife, he's finding a new freedom. Is a huge fan of Vlad the strongman.
Edna (Boychuck)— The bride's grandmother. She says what she thinks (both privately and publicly). A very masculine woman.

Actor E (female, late 20s to 30s, plays the following roles)
Tiger (Sealey-Skeete)— Cousin of the groom, Tony's son. 18 years old, quite shy, has never been to a wedding like this, but has an open heart, and is determined to deliver his gift.
Edward — Margaret's father, Pippa's grandfather. His age won't stop him from enjoying all that a wedding offers.
Jack (Sealey-Skeete) Junior — the groom as a little boy
Cleo — a server at the wedding.

Actor F (female, 40s to 50s, plays the following roles)
Maddy Boychuk — Mother of the Bride. Mama-bear to her daughter Sherry as she unites with the wealthy Sealey-Skeete family, determined to ensure the Bride has her day. Enjoys the punch bowl a little too much.
Pilot — Dog of Jack Senior. A Bernese. There is a place set for him at the wedding reception.

All actors also play Kevin the videographer, and various servers at the reception.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Those auditioning will be asked to read the script in advance and read sections from the play. Materials will be provided.

Please send submissions to indicating in the subject line “The Wedding Party Submissions” and the role that you wish to read for. Please include one PDF with a current photo and resume.