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Audition notice 

We are looking for performers to join the cast of Chicken Girl, rice & beans theatre’s upcoming production at the Annex Theatre in 2019 as part of a 2-year residency at the venue. Chicken Girl is a company collaboration with Playwrights Theatre Centre, with support from the Canada Council, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver, and the Province of British Columbia.

Project: Chicken Girl
Audition dates: 2:30 – 6:00pm, 19th – 21st December, 2018
Audition location: Playwrights Theatre Centre, #202-739 Gore Avenue, Vancouver BC
Rehearsals: 28th April – 19th May, 2019
Run: 24th May – 7th June, 2019
Venue: Annex Theatre, Vancouver
Contract: ITA or equivalent

Synopsis: Why, indeed, did the chicken cross the road? Our titular character embarks on a surreal adventure to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her Uncle Chan. A homesick intergalactic rock star struggles to reconcile with his estranged family. An anxiety-ridden submariner recruits an anthropomorphic cat to settle an old score. Intertwining multilingual dialogue, flamboyant rock numbers, and idiosyncratic marine trivia, three magical worlds collide in front of our eyes as we contemplate the idea of home, cultural identity, and the point of our existence.

Character descriptions: 

CHICKEN GIRL (25-35): Young woman who works at a 24-hour fried chicken shop. A distinct lack of sentimentality, but a good heart deep down. Weary, skeptical, sleeps too little, curious, cool.

SUPERSUPERSTAR (25+): Washed-up intergalactic rock star, still capable of panache. Singing required. Think great performers like Freddie Mercury, Alison Mosshart, David Bowie, St. Vincent, Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, etc.

CAT (35+): Androgynous human-sized cat. Result of a mystical mishap, a rescue mission gone wrong. Was once young and eager. Grouchy, irritable. Looking for salvation, no matter the cost.

To submit: Please reply to auditions@riceandbeanstheatre.com, with an electronic copy of your resume and headshot attached. A hard copy is not required on the day of audition. Submissions from BIPOC, non-binary, and trans folks are especially encouraged. We’re committed to engaging diverse professional artists in regards to gender, orientation, ethnicity, or ability, and acknowledge that we develop and produce our work on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

Submission deadline:          End of 10th December, 2018.