Performance Dates: May 29-June 6, 2017 as part of the Vancouver Children’s Festival and the Theatre Wire Subscription Series, and Saskatoon International Children’s Festival. Fringe Tour July 15- Aug 27. Cities TBA.
Rehearsal Dates: May 8-26
Venue: The Revue Stage
Compensation: Fully paid, non-union
Audition Dates: November 23th 10am-3pm/November 24th-12pm-4pm
Description: The Canada Show is a fast-paced TYA comedy compiling the history of our country into one hour of songs, sketches, and debates between three actors. It is highly physical, fast-paced material that requires young (however you choose to define that!), energetic performers who can move, sing and misbehave. The three characters have their own view of Canada’s history and fight to have their take represented.
Actor 1 The “straight man” or parental figure. Male. First Nation, Aboriginal, or Metis identifying. This character needs to be able to control the chaos of the show. Serious, passionate, and able to captivate the audience in an almost ringleader type role.
Actor 2 The English representative. Female. Open ethnicity. This character is trying to get English Canada’s history represented, as well as fighting for telling the stories of Canadian women in history. Mischievous, trouble-making, high-energy.
Actor 3 The French representative. Male. Open ethnicity. Must speak fluent French, ideally with a quebecois accent.This character is trying to get French Canada’s history represented, and resents being picked on by the other actors. Like actor 2 they are mischievous and high-energy but also tormented and resilient.