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Theatre BC is pleased to announce its 2016 National Playwriting Competition. Complete details, rules and regulations can be found on this page or by clicking on the typewriter above. Entry deadline is extended to January 31, 2017. Our script entry submission form is now online. Start by reading the rules and regulations and entering the competition at the bottom of the page.

Our Media Release can be downloaded here.

Upcoming Events:


Theatre BC celebrates its 85th Anniversary in 2017 and will be holding Festivals featuring all-Canadian playwrights in the spring. To cap off the Festival season, we’ll celebrate Canada 150 in Vernon, BC with Mainstage 2017 at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. This week-long Festival of Best Play winning performances will include workshops and adjudications as BC community theatre enthusiasts celebrate Canada on stage. It’s also Vernon’s 125th birthday, so there will be plenty of celebrating to go around!

Mainstage 2017 will be held June 30 to July 8 – an accommodation information PDF can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you’re preparing a show for your regional zone Festival and are thinking ahead to Vernon, the Performing Arts Centre’s technical specs page can be found by clicking through the links here.

The tentative performance schedule, by the provincial zones, is as follows:

Evening Performances:
Okanagan Zone on Friday, June 30.
Central Interior Zone on Saturday, July 1.
Fraser Valley Zone on Sunday, July 2.
North Shore Zone on Monday, July 3.
South Island Zone on Tuesday, July 4.
Greater Vancouver Zone on Wednesday, July 5.
North Island Zone on Thursday, July 6.
Skeena Zone on Friday, July 7.

Kootenay Zone and Peace River Zone are slated for matinees on either Sunday, July 2 and/or Wednesday, July 5.

Theatre BC’s annual general meeting and The Mainstage Awards Gala will be held on July 8th in the afternoon and evening respectively.

Actual performance dates and zones will be confirmed once we know status of zone festivals by early February, 2017.

Come help Theatre BC Celebrate Canada on Stage next summer!

Congratulations to the following zones on your recent election of zone executives:

Skeena Zone (SKZ):
Marianne Brorup-Weston – Chair
Lyle McNish – Vice Chair
Robin MacLeod – Secretary
Alan Weston – Treasurer

Kootenay Zone (KOZ):
Benjamin Menzies – Chair
Bryan Lawrence – Vice-Chair
Larry Martin – Treasurer
Anna Pollo – Secretary

Okanagan Zone (OKZ):
Christine Daley – Chair
Vanessa J Lomas – Vice Chair
Cara Nunn – Secretary
Richard Kerton – Treasurer

Greater Vancouver Zone (GVZ):
Carroll Lefebvre – Chair
Pat McLean – Vice-Chair
Mary Adams – Secretary
Jacqollyne Keath – Treasurer

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Auditions for The Best Brothers

January 28, 2017, 1:00pm - January 28, 2017, 4:00pm

Terrace Little Theatre is holding AUDITIONS for its festival play, THE BEST BROTHERS. Parts for two middled aged men. For more information, contact Marianne 250.635.2942 (8am to 7pm only)

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General *AUDITIONS* for all three shows.
Bard to Broadway Community Theatre, Qualicum Beach.
Summer 2017 July 4th – August 19th.

Sat. 21 Jan. = NANAIMO ~ 1-4pm.
St. Paul's Church Hall ~ 100 Chapel St.

Sun. 22 Jan. = PARKSVILLE ~ 1-4pm.
Sat. 28 Jan. = PARKSVILLE ~ 1-4pm.
Shelly Road Centre ~ 186 Shelly Road.

MOON OVER BUFFALO ~ comedic farce by Ken Ludwig
Male and female actors aged 19 – 70+

LOOKING ~ by Canada's comic master Norm Foster
Male and female actors aged 40 – 60+-ish

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE ~ Canada's Tony-Award winning MUSICAL
Male and female actors aged 14 – 65+

To book an appointment (drop-ins will be accommodated at the first convenient opportunity) please contact Artistic Director GARY BROWN stageguy@shaw.ca.

- Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue.
- If auditioning for the musical (* suggested date Sunday 22 Jan.*) please prepare a song, and bring recorded backing track.
- Please wear comfortable clothing.
- Please be prepared to stay for about 1 hour.

NOTE: ALL THREE shows will (also) require stage managers, assistant stage managers, tech operators, backstage crew, assistance with costumes, set painting, set décor, props.

MOON OVER BUFFALO: Fading stars of the 1950s, George and Charlotte Hay find themselves on the brink of disaster with their steadily diminishing theatrical troupe in Buffalo, New York. But they might have one last shot at stardom – Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his up-coming movie! Innumerable complications result in a hilarious frenetic, fast-paced farce.

LOOKING: Val, Nina, Andy and Matt are four singles living average lives and "looking" for something more – love, sex and the whole damned thing. Canada's comic master begins with the first blind date, and takes us on a fabulously funny excursion through the highs and lows, the joys and dilemmas of middle-aged dating.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE: This Tony Award winning Broadway MUSICAL is one of Canada's greatest theatrical success stories. On the eve of their wedding, Robert and Janet encounter unexpected obstacles, until all is resolved in the best madcap, musical comedy tradition. A terrific, tuneful, toe-tapping tribute to the Twenties.
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Directors Wanted!

Vagabond Players is seeking experienced Directors/ Musical Directors & Choreographers for its 2017/18 season.

We are looking for individuals who have directed a minimum of two recent productions and can commit the necessary time to put on a fantastic production for our patrons. All directors receive a small honorarium for their work on our productions. Shows will have a minimum of five weeks of rehearsal time on stage and full use of the production facilities at The Bernie Legge Theatre in Queens Park. Our 2017/18 season has yet to be announced and show titles will only be released to interested parties but include a mixture of Musicals, Comedies, Dramas, and Thrillers. Performance dates are in October, December, February, April, and June.

If you are interested in learning more, please email playselection@vagabondplayers.ca with your Name and Resume and we will contact you back with additional information. Please use 2017/18 Director (or Musical Director/Choreographer) as the subject line of your email.

If you don’t meet the requirements to direct but would like to grow your skills and would be interested in Assistant Directing please also email playselection@vagabondplayers.ca with your name, availability and any other information you would like us to know. Please put 2017/18 Assistant Director as the subject line of your email.
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