AUDITION CALL – Sun Jan 14 and Mon Jan 15

Now in its 32nd year, the University of British Columbia presents the Brave New Play Rites Festival, premiering twenty-four short plays at Studio 1398 on Granville Island.

We are seeking fifteen female actors and fifteen male actors for our Full Productions and Staged Readings Series.

The plays are 10 to 15 minutes each.

Please note; we are only able to cast Non-Union actors.

Essential Dates:

  • Wed Jan 10: Audition Request Deadline – 17:00
  • Sun Jan 14: Auditions – 12:00 to 19:00
  • Mon Jan 15: Auditions – 18:00 to 20:30
  • Tue Jan 23: Confirm Casting
  • Wed Jan 24 to Sun Mar 11: Full Productions book rehearsals with directors – 15-25 hours
  • Sun Jan 28 to Sun Mar 04: Free Rehearsal Space Available – 12:00 to 17:00
  • Mon Jan 29 to Mon Mar 05: Free Rehearsal Space Available – 18:00 to 20:30
  • Sun Feb 11: Staged Reading Rehearsal – 12:00 to 17:00
  • Sun Mar 04: Staged Reading Rehearsal – 12:00 to 17:00
  • Sun Mar 11: Staged Readings Series – 13:00 and 16:00
  • Mon Mar 12 to Sat Mar 18: Full Productions Technical and Performance Schedule

If you are selected to audition, please:

  • Prepare one contemporary monologue, less than two minutes. (No Classical monologues, please.)
  • There will be many directors in attendance, please expect at least one redirect during your audition.
  • Indicate your top two preferred audition time slots from the following four; Sun Jan 14 at 13:00-15:0015:00-17:00or 17:00-19:00, or Mon Jan 15 at 18:00 to 21:00
  • Auditions will take place at the UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street (at Keefer).
  • You will be contacted beginning Wed Dec 27 to confirm your audition time slot.

How to Apply:

Please include your name, phone number, a 50 word biography, recent headshot and your curriculum vitae.
Please put ‘AUDITION REQUEST’ in the email subject line.

Deadline for Applications:
Wednesday January 10, 2018 at 12:00 Noon
Late submissions will not be considered.
Due to the number of submissions, only those invited to audition will be contacted.

All are welcome to apply.
We look forward to hearing from you.

-The 2018 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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