Auditions for our 2022 Summer Theatre Festival, July 4 & 5!

The NotaBle Acts Theatre Company invites all interested to participate in open auditions for our 2022 Summer Theatre Festival, which will staged from July 20-30. Thirteen different plays of varying lengths and genres, including one-act plays, play readings, and short 10-15minute outdoor plays will be cast at the auditions, with a large number of roles available for actors of all ages. Those interested can attend auditions either on Monday, July 4th or Tuesday, July 5th from 7:30-9:30 PM at Memorial Hall on the UNB Campus, Fredericton.

Auditions will consist of readings from the plays, with no advance preparation necessary. Actors will audition in small groups at scheduled times with directors of multiple plays present. Please email lfalken@unb.ca to book an audition time, indicating any preference for day and time. Actors may also audition via self-tapes if you are interested in auditioning but cannot make either of the audition dates or if you would prefer that format for other reasons. Please email the above address to make arrangements if so.

NotaBle Acts aims to reflect the diversity of New Brunswickers on stage and particularly welcomes auditions from artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, persons of colour, LGBTQ2IA+, and members of other marginalized communities.

Festival Overview: Plays for which we are holding auditions:

Acting Out: Two One-Act plays

The two winners of the 2022 NotaBle Acts one-act playwriting contest

Performed: July 28-30, 7:30 PM nightly, Memorial Hall, UNB

I Hope You Can See the Birds

by Kaitlyn Adair

An intimate narrative of death and dying: together with his daughter and granddaughter, Bryan, a senior in a nursing home, confronts his own mortality in a long string of goodbyes, disappointments, heartbreaks and enlightenments.

Murder Mondays

by Julianne Richard

In this love letter to the whodunnit, an esteemed naval captain is found murdered in his countryside home, and the crime is the investigating detective’s least pressing case to solve.

Taking it to the Streets: Four 10-Minute Plays

The four winners of the 2022 NotaBle Acts ten-minute playwriting contest

Performed: July 25-27, 7:30 nightly, outdoors, Beaverbrook Art Gallery Courtyard

To Dig or Not to Dig

by Julianne Richard

A famed paleontologist and her younger protégé spar over professional ethics, unearthing frank disapprovals of one another’s methods.

Keeping Tabs

by Brandon Hicks

Online interruptions abound as every tab on Allie’s computer can’t stop chiming in as she preps for her date with Nina.

Chicken Man

by Mary Walker

Never having accepted that it is her genetic destiny to remain earthbound, Harriet the chicken is determined to follow her icon, the comic book superhero Chicken Man, on a path into the skies and glory.

#MomLife

by Sandra Kell

All Jackie needs is a few moments of silence to get her fussy baby to sleep, but this evening the world, and a particularly persistent missionary, has other plans.

Street Scenes: Two Site-Specific Plays

Performed: July 25-27, 8:30 PM, outdoors, beginning at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Courtyard

Historical Walking Tour/ Where We go One We Go All

by Gillian Salmon

A misguided walking tour of downtown Fredericton and a yoga class forced off the rails by misinformation compete for laughs in this duology of sketches.

A Toast to Happiness

by Sana Hashmat

A groom with cold feet falls into a paradoxical loop of questioning his fate with his best man.

Play Out Loud: Reading of New Plays in Development

Readings of runners-up in the 2022 NotaBle Acts one-act playwriting contest

Dates and locations TBD

Darah + Cleopatra + The Invisible Magpie Mabel

by Erin Russell

Desperate to secure the social media presence needed to land a key arts grant, a jaded ceramics artist dabbles in the occult and makes an ill-advised Faustian bargain.

Journaling

by Ryca McCullough

An unlikely friendship forms and imposter syndrome sets in at Mrs. Mordig’s Academy for Gifted Students.

Play Out Loud: Readings of new plays in development

Featuring the winners of the 2022 NotaBle Acts High School playwriting contest

Date and location TBD

Here Without You

by Anna Houston

Exploiting a glitch in a time-altering simulation, Danny steps back in time to see an old friend, with heart-rending consequences.

Out of Time

by Merrit Johnson

An art gallery pelts a disgruntled psychologist back through time and space, where she discovers Vincent Van Gogh and re-discovers what she’d been missing.

2022 Playwriting Contest Now Open!

NotaBle Acts seeks entries for 21st annual Province-Wide Playwriting Competition

NotaBle Acts is once again seeking submissions for our twenty-first annual province-wide playwriting competition. Contest winners will have their work featured as part of the 2022 NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival, to be held in Fredericton, July 20-30.

If you’re a playwright from New Brunswick, you have the opportunity to submit work in three main categories, one for 15-30 minute site-specific plays, one for 7-10 minute short plays and another for 30-60 minute one-act plays. Two additional categories of the contest are specifically for young playwrights in New Brunswick Middle schools and High schools.

Click on “NotaBle Acts 2022 Playwriting Competition” to find the contest rules and guidelines, as well as instructions on how to submit scripts. Questions about the contest can be directed to lfalken@unb.ca or (506) 458-7406. The deadline for the main contest is April 30th, 2022, while the Middle School and High  School contest closes on May 15th.