Our crew call for High School Musical has been EXTENDED! We’re looking for a sound designer and operator, costume designer, makeup designer, and set designer to join the High School Musical crew. If you’re interested, email a resume and statement of interest to email@example.com by Dec 12, 11:59 PM EST.
We’re looking for crew members for one of our spring shows, Maggie Chun’s First Love and Last Wedding. The available positions are: sound designer, lighting designer, set designer, and assistant stage manager (ASM). If you’re interested, fill out the Google form by December 17, 11:59 PM EST to apply!
Link to form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvW5EQZp5UAQxFc0_WIBsikK9FnVEX5uBcH0gsq_M8uKBhDw/viewform?pli=1
We’re hiring a Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Equity Director to join the 2021-22 VCDS exec. If you’re interested, fill out the application package and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application package: https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/15VjlYAixQnVd1zlynzmARXJDn9cbmeubsHpY7Ahyyg4/mobilebasic
Extended: Drama Fest Submissions
VCDS is looking for student-written plays for this year’s Drama Festival! The deadline to submit has been extended to December 5, 11:59 PM EST. Eligible plays must be written by a U of T student, be between 45-60 minutes with a maximum of 12 cast members, and has never been produced before. If you’re interested, email your submission to email@example.com.
Crew Call for High School Musical!
Hey wildcats! Wanna join the team? We’re looking for a sound designer and operator, costume and makeup designer, and set designer to join the High School Musical crew. If you’re interested, email a resume and statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec 6, 11:59 PM EST.
Call for Submissions for Drama Fest!
We’re looking for student-written plays for this year’s Drama Festival! Submit your original work to us for the chance to have it produced and showcased. If you’re interested, email your submission to email@example.com by November 30, 11:59 PM EST. We can’t wait to see your wonderful pieces!
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: to be eligible, your play must be:
Auditions are now open for one of our spring semester shows, “Maggie Chun’s First Love and Last Wedding”! The deadline to audition will be November 26, 11:59 PM EST, with callbacks to be scheduled in December.
HOW TO AUDITION
Submit a 1-3 minute video of you telling a story about love — it can be about your first love, last love, or anything that reminds you of love. Email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and make sure you submit a Google form with your audition as well!
Maggie Chun has decided to get married to her high school boyfriend Rob Berkowski. When her middle school crush and ex-best friend Charlie Regan shows up, she turns Maggie’s perfect world upside down.
Maggie Chun - in her early 20s, reluctant, second-guesses herself. East Asian.
Rob Berkowski - Maggie’s fiance. Early 20s. Loyal, kind, a little bit corny but sweet. Good to Maggie. Good at business. Looks very good in a suit.
Jules Morton - Maggie’s best friend. Loves Maggie very much. Serious. Knows what she wants, a real go-getter! Good at business.
Charlie Regan - Maggie’s middle school crush. Kind of insanely charming and lovely.
Paul Beanie - Guy with a cowboy hat and perfect timing. Rob's best man.
Sister Berkowski - Rob’s mother. The only nun in all of Windser.
Note: We will only be considering East Asian performers for the role of Maggie, and will be prioritizing performers who identify as butch for Charlie.
AUDITION FORM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewjKEkuOq-iBO7JnOUoeck5j0cJDqMtPnC_J8HOPz4EZg2NA/viewform
VCDS Presents Auditions for The Gray!
[DEADLINE EXTENDED to Nov 19] We are excited to open auditions for our next show in the season, The Gray: A Wilde Audio Drama! Please submit your audition to us by November 17th, 11:59 PM EDT. Callbacks will be held live over Zoom, with the date to be determined based on availability. If you have any questions, feel free to email email@example.com.
PLOT SYNOPSIS: The Gray: A Wilde Audio Drama reimagines Oscar Wilde’s classic novel as a 4-part musical series which follows dead rock star, Dorian Gray, as he recounts his youth and tries to piece together the meaning of his life through one final farewell concert. Set in Toronto’s Gay Village during the late 1970s, The Gray brings these characters into the grunge punk rock scene of David’s Disco, merging the historical real-life setting with this timeless tale of morality and the relentless pursuit of beauty. When Dorian, a young singer-songwriter, catches the eye of Basil, the awkward closeted photographer, he cannot get enough of Dorian’s beauty. Promising to introduce him to Henry, the club’s owner, in hopes of becoming a star, Dorian lets Basil take a picture of him. Henry is entranced by Dorian’s red lipstick, and soon, Dorian also becomes obsessed with this picture of himself and the power it holds over others. After Henry makes Dorian the club’s headline act and corrupts the young songwriter into the dark side of nightlife culture, Dorian notices the once beautiful image turning into his nightmare. With an original musical score inspired by the legendary genre of glam rock, The Gray explores self-expression, the generational trauma of queerness, and the definition of beauty in LGBTQ+ spaces.
Content Warning: Homophobia & Use of Homophobic Language, Drug Use, Alcohol Use, Discourse about Body Image, Discourse on Gender Dysphoria, Emotional Abuse, Mentions of Sexual Assault
Book, Lyrics & Music by Anthony Palermo
Director: Anthony Palermo
Production Manager/ Sound Designer: Alison Starkey
Dramaturge: Brynn Bonne
Music Arranger: Benjamin Kersey
Music Editor: Marco Wong
- DORIAN GRAY (he/they): 19, a budding songwriter experimenting with their gender who gets sucked into the night life of David’s Disco. Singing role. (Ep. 1-4)
- HENRY LEBLANC (he/him): Mid 30s, Owner of David’s Disco who believes that The Village belongs to him. (Ep. 1-4)
- BASIL (he/him): Early 30s, An awkward closeted photographer on the rise in Toronto’s art scene. Becomes entranced with everything about Dorian. (Ep. 1-3)
- VANITY (they/she/he): Early 20s, A gender noncomforming emerging rockstar who expresses their emotions through music. Begins to connect with Dorian, developing a romantic relationship and later performing together. Singing role. (Ep. 2-3) *Note: We ask only self-identifying non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, or trans* individuals submit for this role.
- Stage Manager
- Disk Jockey
- Club Patrons
The cast would include 6 (six) actors in total. This features 4 (four) actors in the main cast, as well as 2 (two) other actors who would perform various smaller parts throughout the episodes. This is a workshop production, so we are interested in having actors involved in the process who are flexible and ready to adapt, as well as comfortable giving feedback on the piece at times.
Please note we are prioritizing queer, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, trans*, and BIPOC performers for all roles.
Please submit an audio file self-tape (.mp3) of 1-4 sides of your choice. If submitting for the roles of Dorian and/or Vanity, please also include a 1-minute cut of any contemporary rock/pop song in addition to the sides. The Google Doc with the Audition Sides contains ALL material for each character. Auditions can be submitted in the Google Form linked below.
If you do not have another reader, please only perform the text of the character you are auditioning for and leave silence between the lines. If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google Form to Audition: https://forms.gle/JRzngivjLkDW6YN4A
Audition Sides (Google Doc): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s1xAeE08VLSI0gq0-9769_zdEvaLQeKAT23gXXccreY/edit?usp=sharing
AUDITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL!
Hey wildcats, auditions are open for our spring production of High School Musical! If you’re interested in being a part of the cast, fill out the Google Form in our bio and send us your self-tapes with a one minute contemporary monologue and 1:30 minutes contemporary musical song performance, by October 1 11:59 PM EDT.
Audition form: https://forms.gle/vqSgLWKWhGjsRtZQ9
Callbacks will be held on Monday, October 4th and Thursday, October 7th, from 5-9 PM. However, if none of these times work for you, please talk to the director and music director to schedule a better time!
It's the first day after winter break at East High. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the winter musicale. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.
Troy Bolton: Vocal range: B2-B4
Gabriella Montez: Vocal range: F3-E5
Chad Danforth: Vocal range: A2-B4
Zeke Baylor: Vocal range: B2-G4
Sharpay Evans: Vocal range: A3-F5
Ryan Evans: Vocal range: B2-B4
Taylor Mckessie: Vocal range: G3-C5
Jack Scott: Vocal range: B2-G4
Kelsi Nielsen: Vocal range: A3-D5
Ensemble: Jocks; Thespians; Skaters; Cheerleaders; Party Kids; Adults; Brainiacs; Spectators
We're hiring an Assistant Stage Manager for High School Musical! This show will be put on in the spring of 2022, and we're looking for someone to join the team. The ASM should have a relatively open schedule to devote time to the production, and priority will be given to BIPOC applicants. If you're interested, email your resume and a statement on why you want to work on the show to email@example.com by September 30, 11:59 PM EDT. We're all in this together!