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Call for Actors - Vancouver International Children's Festival

A call for submissions from our friends at The Vancouver International Children's Festival and Boca Del Lupo: Vancouver International Children’s Festival in association with Red Diva Projects and Boca del Lupo are looking for submissions from theatre artists who are South Asian and Indigenous. The cast of four (4) includes include one (1) role for a South Asian female and 3 Indigenous male parts. PEG (working title)Peg is a ten-year old South Asian girl in the trenches of a posh boarding school in London. Trying to survive is a daily battle against Three It Girls who cast terrible shadows over her world, from the time she gets up to the time she goes to sleep. After her beloved Grandmother dies, an unexpected parcel comes for her. Inside are three Canadian cast iron soldiers. They are so small and the shadows of the Three It Girls are getting so big. In despair, she throws them against the floor and the three small figurines come to life as the Three Indigenous Snipers from World War I just in time to wage an epic battle.  Written by Marie Clements, directed by Sherry Yoon. The show will be 50 minutes in length. PEG is a commission by Vancouver International Children’s Festival for celebrated writer, Marie Clements, to write a play highlighting the intersection of Canada’s indigenous people and the United Kingdom. The Vancouver International Children’s Festival, in association with Red Diva Projects and Boca del Lupo, is producing this new, main-stage TYA performance. Directed by Sherry Yoon, shows will be at VICF May 28 – 30th, 2018 followed by a possible tour in the United Kingdom in October/November 2018. Director: Sherry YoonContact name: Jay DodgeContact email: jay@bocadellupo.comContact phone: 604.818.8250 Deadline to submit: January 04th, 2018 Please submit a resume and headshot to Boca del Lupo, c/o Michelle Knealle: associate@bocadellupo.com Development: Possible 3-day script workshop in January, dates TBC. 1 week of development in February/March, 2018. Exact dates are TBC Rehearsal: 3 weeks May 6th – 24th, 2018 Performances:  May 27th preview 7pm, May 28 – 30th 2 shows per day, May 28 – 12:30pm, 7pm, May 29 – 10:30am, 12:30pm, May 30 -  10:30am, 12:30pm Roles:   PEG, age 10. British Pakistani. A new student at a private Girl's school in London. Smart, pretty, and kind. Faced with odds she can't seem to fight against. 3 Indigenous Canadian Soldiers who participated in WW1:Age 21. Ojibway. The most decorated military sniper in the Canadian army in World War I.  An expert sniper, marksman, and scout. A leader and activist in life, and a leader of the Iron Soldiers.Age 20, Metis. French/Cree.  A highly decorated famous sniper from World War I. An ex-rodeo performer. Deadly but with a kind heart.Age 18, Interior BC Salish. Another highly decorated sniper from World War I. An ex-rancher. A skinny guy with a strong instinct.Double cast: TEACHER CHAIRS AND DEAN HALL AND MS. FREED. They could also embody all teachers depending on strategy. THE THREE IT GIRLS. Three bigger than life bullies. Students at the same private school.  

Spotlight on Alumni - Charlie Gallant

Charlie Gallant is an actor, musician, dancer, collaborator and writer who graduated from Studio 58 in 2007. The following year he appeared in Green Thumb Theatre’s production of STEEL KISS by Robin Fulford, which wound up winning the cast a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Significant Artistic Achievement for their work as an ensemble. Charlie also appeared in several seasons at Bard on the Beach, and starred in Green Thumb’s critically acclaimed production of THE DECEMBER MAN, before making a move across the country to Ontario. Charlie now calls Toronto his home, with four years of playing leads at the Shaw Festival under his belt, and a recurring role on FX’s “The Strain”. 2017 was a busy year for Charlie; he appeared at the famed Winter Garden Theatre in a remount of the Dora Award Winning Groundling Theatre’s THE WINTER’S TALE in rep with MEASURE FOR MEASURE, and returned to Vancouver to star in both THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Bard on the Beach, before appearing as Prince Harry in KING CHARLES III at the Art’s Club’s Stanley Theatre. 2018 is sure to keep Charlie equally busy, as he heads back to Ontario to make his Stratford Theatre Festival debut as Clitus in JULIUS CAESAR and Edmund Tyrone in LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT.​ Go get 'em Charlie!

Welcome Bronwyn!

Green Thumb Theatre is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a BC Arts Council Early Career Development Grant to support a season-long internship for Bronwyn Carradine. "I first met Bronwyn when she was stage managing a show I directed at Studio 58," says Green Thumb Artistic Director Patrick McDonald. "It was immediately clear to me that Bronwyn was hardworking, diligent, and smart. As I got to know her I got to witness her broad range of skills and talent, and it was clear to me that she has a bright future in theatre. I'm thrilled that Green Thumb gets to be part of making that future a reality." Bronwyn Carradine is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist based in Vancouver who directed her first play, TRAIN TRACKS, a show based on 14-year-old Prince Tyre’s death, when she was 17. Since then she has been travelling across the country both in productions and continuing her training. After a summer at the Stratford Festival’s Shakespeare School, she attended Bishop’s University, and later Studio 58 where she was able to continue her passion for acting, as well as writing and directing. Vancouver Assistant Directing credits include: ELBOW ROOM CAFÉ, THE MUSICAL phase 1 & 2 (Zee Zee Theatre), ROMEO & JULIET (The Chop & Studio 58), and DRESSING FOR A WEDDING (Solo Collective). Most recent writing credits include: HONOUR (Zee Zee Theatre), POLISHED (Intrepid Theatre) and NUMBERS (Studio 58). Earlier this year she directed LION IN THE STREETS for Resonance Theatre Collective at Pacific Theatre. Carradine is thrilled to be joining the team at Green Thumb Theatre this season, and is looking forward to gaining a greater knowledge in all aspects of TYA. Over the past two years, she has often ended up at Green Thumb when she needed inspiration or leadership, and she is grateful to be able to join them full-time for the 2017-18 season.​

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