Audition Notices

Ethno Cultural Mandate:

Neptune Theatre is committed to fostering an environment of equity and diversity, and factor this into every casting decision we make. We encourage submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities, abilities and identities. All artists are invited to remove measurements and physical features from the resume. Applying artists should be aware that Neptune does not tolerate any form of harassment of its employees, clients, volunteers, or any persons visiting or spending time on its premises.


Audition Notice - Neptune Theatre Touring Company 2019/20

 

School Tour

 

Please direct all responses and inquiries directly to the theatre or association listed in the notice below.


AUDITIONS

 

Audition day:

November 18th, 2019

10am-1pm (by appointment)

Callbacks 2-4:30pm

 

Audition city:

Halifax, NS

 

Audition material:

Please prepare a monologue of your choice (maximum two minutes in length).

Those given an audition time will also be sent sides they may be asked to read from during the audition and/or the callback. These do not need to be memorized.


PRODUCTION INFORMATION

 

Production names:

- Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures

- Jabber

 

Production rehearsal date:

March 10 - 22, 2019

 

Performance dates (Schedule details still to be confirmed):

March 23 - May 31, 2019 

 

Submission deadline:

November 9, 2019

 

Submissions:

Please make all submissions to the Neptune Theatre portal by CLICKING HERE.

 

Contact Name:

Julia Topple

 

Phone:

902-429-3750

 

Company website:

www.neptunetheatre.com

 


Additional Information:

The Neptune Touring Company brings Theatre for young audiences to over 60 schools all over Nova Scotia every year. This is an opportunity to inspire young audiences and see the beautiful province of Nova Scotia.

Neptune Theatre is looking for three versatile actors for its 2020 tour of two TYA shows: Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures, and Jabber. Touring Nova Scotia from March to May in 2020. Actors will be cast in both shows and play roles in rep. These shows contain the exploration of gender identity, cultural identity, freedom of religious expression, teenage physical intimacy, and islamophobia.

 

Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures - by Mark Crawford

Jabber - by Marcus Youssef

 

Auditions are only in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Local actors only. Valid driver's license is considered an asset, a valid police check is required.

Please submit a joint PDF of your headshot and resume with the title “(NAME) TOUR AUDITION SUBMISSION" to the Neptune Theatre portal. If you are unable to join your headshot and resume into one PDF, please submit them separately, but make sure your name is on both documents! Visit neptunetheatre.com/submit to submit your headshot and resume.

Submissions end November 9, 2019

Auditions will take place on November 18, 2019, and selected artists will be contacted by November 12, 2019.

 

Artists will be engaged in section 55:00 for the CTA (TYA Tour)

 

Agreement or Policy expected at the time of posting:

CTA

 

Please do not submit without reading the show descriptions and character breakdown (below).


 

SHOW DESCRIPTIONS

 

Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures - by Mark Crawford

Deep in Simon’s basement, there is a secret world of imagination and adventure. When he invites his new friend Abby over to work on an assignment, Simon quickly steers them towards the theatrical! Meanwhile, Simon’s older brother is frustrated and hesitant about all the dressing up and princess stories. As the three characters battle over their personal conflicts, they improvise a brand new fairy tale where everyone can transform into their “true-selves,” including a magic prince, an evil king, a young girl who’s an ace with a bow and arrow, and a fire-breathing dragon. A thoughtful and hilarious new play about our ability to transform. This playful and moving story explores the search for a place to be ourselves safely; fully express who we are without judgement; to find out what we are made of with the support and celebration of our friends and family.

 

Jabber - by Marcus Youssef

Fatima is a typical Canadian young woman, rebelling against her strict parents. When anti-Muslim graffiti appears on the school walls, this hijab-wearing teenager is transferred to a new school. There, she makes an unlikely friendship with Jorah, a boy who has a reputation for anger issues. As their mutual attraction grows, the lines they cross to get closer together become the subject of an intense exploration of boundaries. Jabber examines assumptions based on appearances within the school world – where a diverse student population must learn to negotiate cross-cultural respect and mutual understanding.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 

Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures

 

SIMON: 8 years old, any gender. Presents (doesn’t necessarily identify) as a boy.

 

ABBY: 8 years old, a girl. SIMON’S friend.

 

ZACH: 13 years old boy. SIMON’S older brother.

 

Director:

Anna Shepard



Jabber 

 

FATIMA*: a teen girl.

 

JORAH**: a teen boy.

 

  1. EVANS**: the school counsellor.

 

*the actor playing FATIMA wears a hijab, which is briefly removed during the action of the play.

**the actors playing JORAH and MR. EVANS also play other characters.

 

Director:

Julia Shultz

 

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