Call for Submissions: 2016 Delinquent Theatre Playwrights in Residence Program

Do you have a story to tell that you feel isn’t getting told?

We want to hear it. And we want to help you tell it.

Delinquent Theatre is bringing back their Writers in Residency program to help writers develop and move forward with their work through sweet incentives and hard deadlines.

WHAT YOU HAVE You self-identify as coming from an underrepresented community – as defined by you – and you’ve got a half-finished script for the theatre, a first draft, or a really solid outline.

WHAT YOU NEED You need to get that script done. And you need the tools to help you do it.

WHAT WE HAVE Writers will receive a $500 commission, 3 one-day workshops, a writing retreat on Vancouver Island, and a staged reading of their work in April 2017.

WHAT WE NEED Interested applicants must be BC-based writers at any stage in their career; workshops and readings will take place in Vancouver, BC. Travel costs and childcare during workshops will be provided. To apply, please prepare the following:

  • A letter of intent outlining your project, where you stand in its development, and what you’d hope to get out of this process. This program will be what you make of it – the more specific your goals, the better we can help you achieve them (maximum 1 page)
  • A resume or short biography
  • A detailed synopsis of your script (maximum 1 page)
  • If applicable, a sample of your script (maximum 15 pages)
  • We will only accept one proposal per playwright

Please send your submission along with your contact information and the title of your script to Laura McLean and Christine Quintana at delinquentsubmissions@gmail.com by September 15th 2016.

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Audition Notice: Never The Last

Never The Last

Written by Molly MacKinnon and Christine Quintana

Director: Laura McLean

Choreographer: Kayla Dunbar

Audition Date: December 30th (morning).

This is a new work from Delinquent Theatre in association with Electric Company Theatre that will premiere in May 2016. Never The Last is a multidisciplinary theatre piece exploring the life and work of Russian born Canadian classical music composer Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté.

Man – Mid 20s to 30s. Strong movement background and musical proficiency an asset. You will be asked to read a scene from the script, sing a verse and a chorus of a song, and participate in a short movement call.  This is a work in development that will be influenced by the participating artists – as such, we hope to receive submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, or indigeneity, and with any performing arts background they feel is relevant to the project.

Equity and non-equity artists will be seen.  Please submit headshot and resume to delinquentsubmissions@gmail.com by Wednesday December 23.

Audition Notice: STATIONARY

Have you ever wanted to be a Delinquent?  Here’s a chance to join the cast of STATIONARY!

 

STATIONARY: a recession-era musical produced by Delinquent Theatre 

Audition Date: June 20.

Deadline to Submit: May 29

Directed by Laura McLean with additional direction by Chelsea Haberlin, music director Steven Greenfield, choreographer Kayla Dunbar.  Rehearsals begin mid-March 2015, contract ends May 2nd 2015. Contract includes a 1 week run at Talk is Free Theatre in Barrie Ontario, and a 2 week run at the Cultch in Vancouver BC.  This is a non-Equity contract with a weekly artist fee.  More information on the show at www.delinquenttheatre.com/stationary

Aiden: Early 20’s.  Recent university grad and new employee at Northern Light Communications.  Eager, idealistic people-pleaser who is struggling with his transition into ‘real life’.  Must be a strong singer, a competent beat-boxer and skilled in at least two instruments (piano strongly preferred, brass or woodwinds an asset).

Actors will be asked to accompany themselves while singing a song of their choice.  A piano will be available.  Actors may also demonstrate their proficiency in other instruments to a maximum of 3 minutes.  Sides for a short scene will also be provided.

To submit, please email headshot and resume and a brief description of your musical training and experience to delinquentsubmissions@gmail.com

 

STATIONARY in the Cultch’s 2014/2015 season

Meaghan Chenosky, Mishelle Cuttler, and Kayla Dunbar.  Photo by Tristan Casey.Last night The Cultch announced it’s 2014/2015 season, and we’re happy to report that STATIONARY: a recession-era musical will be playing from April 21 – May 2 at the Historic Stage.  We’re incredibly grateful to Executive Director  Heather Redfern and Managing Director Cindy Reid for their wonderful support of our show.

Subscriptions are on sale now, and we gotta say it’s pretty  much the best deal in town.  Other shows in the Cultch’s season include works from Ronnie Burkett, Marie Clements, Theatre Replacement and Blackbird Theatre, and they start at $76.  Check it out at The Cultch’s website.

Three years after our first full-length incarnation of STATIONARY at the Neanderthal Festival (now the rEvolver Festival), we’re so excited to be returning to The Cultch stage.