Crisis on Planet Z!

Crisis on Planet Z! is an environmental, science-fiction play for young audiences. Zephyr and their alien species the Alphabetians are celebrating 100 years of being on Planet Z when Zephyr makes a new friend and a horrifying discovery: a fuzzy Ziffle shows them how Alphabetians haven’t been ‘improving’ the planet, they have been slowly destroying it! Together, the Ziffle and Zephyr try to warn the Alphabetians, but it’s too late! The rockets are packed, and the aliens are ready to blast off to the next planet. Little do they know, there is no next planet: Planet Z is the very last planet in their solar system! Together, the Alphabetians must account for their actions, learn how to pronounce symbiosis, and find a way to save Planet Z.

Premiering at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival May 31-June 5 2022.

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And we’re holding auditions:

ABOUT THE PLAY: Crisis on Planet Z! is an environmental, science-fiction play for young audiences. Zephyr and their alien species the Alphabetians are celebrating 100 years of being on Planet Z when Zephyr makes a new friend and a horrifying discovery: a fuzzy Ziffle shows them how Alphabetians haven’t been ‘improving’ the planet, they have been slowly destroying it! Together, the Ziffle and Zephyr try to warn the Alphabetians, but it’s too late! The rockets are packed, and the aliens are ready to blast off to the next planet. Little do they know, there is no next planet: Planet Z is the very last planet in their solar system! Together, the Alphabetians must account for their actions, learn how to pronounce symbiosis, and find a way to save Planet Z.

ACTOR 1 – Actor 1 primarily plays Zephyr and also operates the Ziffle puppet.

ACTOR 2 – Actor 2’s track includes multiple characters, in fact, EVERY other character in the play. They will also be required to puppeteer.

We encourage submissions from Vancouver based actors. Video submissions will be accepted. We especially encourage artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S+, dDeaf, Mad, Disabled/People with Disabilities, and/or Neurodiverse to submit. Please let us know any access needs you may require in your submission email. 

PRODUCTION DATES:  The production will premiere at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival from May 31 – June 5 2022. Rehearsals will take place in May in so-called Vancouver. (There is a tentative plan to tour the show in Feb/Mar 2023, no commitment required at this time.)

HOW TO APPLY: Please email a statement of interest, a headshot, and theatre resume to monstertheatre@gmail.com [monstertheatre AT gmail DOT com] with the following in the subject line: PLANET Z AUDITIONS.

ABOUT MONSTER THEATRE: Monster Theatre creates original plays that challenge preconceptions, excite imaginations and embody the way of the Monster: strange, twisted and bizarre on the outside, but always with a noble heart. Our process puts story first by adapting universal stories to make them relevant for our specific time and place in the world, or re-imagining history with impeccable research and utter irreverence. Our unique brand of theatre applies the philosophy and techniques of improvisation during both the creation process and in performance, the results are fast-paced, physical, loose, cerebral and often, but not always, comedic.

Monster Theatre is committed to the health and safety of our artists, audiences, and community. As a condition of engagement, all Monster Theatre artists must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 using a Health Canada approved vaccination dosage before any in-person work commences. In person auditions will follow all provincial health guidelines including but not limited to masking, capacity limits, and distancing.