CALL FOR ACTORS (Auditions: January 22-23, 2017)




Photos from Brave New Play Rites Festival 2016 – Photo Credit: Ramon Esquivel

Brave New Play Rites is a festival of new work by UBC playwriting students. Staged Readings run March 19, 2017, Full Productions run March 23-26, 2017 at Studio 1398          on Granville Island. We are currently seeking actors to round out this year’s company.

Seeking non-union actors for roles for 10 full productions and 16 staged readings. To  build a company that reflects the diverse population of Vancouver, we encourage actors   of all backgrounds to audition.

All full production and staged reading plays are between 10-15 minutes each.

2017 Festival Company

Live Productions

  • 9 actors – female 20s/30s/40s
  • 1 actor –  female 20s (singing ability a must)
  • 10 actors – male, 20s/30s/40s
  • 1 actor – male 40s/50s (Japanese)
  • 1 actor – male 20s (singing ability a must)

Stage Readings

Seeking companies of 3-5 actors each to read  for one of the 4 programs of Staged Reading (4 plays in each Staged Reading Program)

Submission Details

To be considered for an audition,  submit the following

  • a HEADSHOT (or clear photo of your face, shoulders and up)

to by 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 19th. *Late submissions will not be considered.

Please put ‘AUDITION REQUEST’ in the email subject line.

Indicate any scheduling conflicts on the audition days.

  • Sunday, January 22nd from 12:00-7:00 PM
  • Monday, January 23rd from 6:00-10:00 PM

Those selected for an audition will be asked to prepare one contemporary monologue, no more than two minutes. (No Classical monologues, please.)

*We are casting for many different plays and will have all directors in attendance, please expect at least one redirect during your audition so directors can sense how you might fit in with their play.
**As one of our plays is a 2-hander musical please indicate in your submission email if you would like to be considered for one of the singing roles.

All auditions will take place at the UBC Learning Exchange 612 Main Street Vancouver, BC Canada V6A 2V3.

Unfortunately, due to the number of submissions, only those invited to audition will be contacted.

We look forward to hearing from you.

-2017 BNPR Production Team


About Brave New Play Rites

Every year, UBC’s Brave New Play Rites Festival premieres ten short full productions and a staged reading series at Studio 1398 on Granville Island. In 2018, the festival dates are March 10-17. The plays, written by UBC Creative Writing students, are an ambitious collaboration between emerging and established directors, dramaturgs, designers and actors from our vibrant artistic community to create stories of profundity, hilarity and chaos.
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