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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.