AUDITIONS!!

CYPT is holding auditions for our 2019 Cannonball Festival of Youth Theatre!

What is Cannonball?

Cannonball is our annual festival of short plays written, directed, stage managed, and performed by youth!  This year’s festival will feature 6 brilliant new plays led by young artists.

How much does it cost?

This program is completely free!  There is no fee for involvement to be involved in Cannonball, but there will be a charge for tickets to see the shows.

How do I sign up to audition?

Signing up to audition is a simple four step process:

  1. Review the rehearsal schedule here: CB 2019 Rehearsal Schedule
  2. Fill out our online audition form here: CLICK HERE
  3. Send us a headshot (photo) and resume (list of any previous performance experience): CLICK HERE
  4. Sign up for an audition slot here: CLICK HERE

Please review the rehearsal and performance schedules before signing up.  By signing up, you agree that you are available and committed to participating in any and all rehearsals and performances.  Actors are expected to be completely available for all rehearsals and performances, but if you let us know of a conflict in advance, we can sometimes work around it.


Audition Requirements:

  • Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue to perform at your audition.  Make sure it’s memorized, but remember, it’s not about showing us how well you can memorize words, it’s about showing us how you perform a character.
  • The directors may have you read a scene from the play.  Scenes will be emailed out the week before auditions.
  • Actors auditioning for Metamorphosis may be asked to lip-sync to a pop song of their choice.

Nervous about auditioning?  Have no fear, we’ve put together some handy tips to help you.

Audition location: The basement of the Unitarian Church at 1703 1st Street NW, Calgary.


The plays:

  • 2012

    Written and Directed by Ben Gaudet and Heather Thomas

    Have you ever wondered why the world didn’t end in 2012? The four Horsemen of the apocalypse are here to clear up any confusion. After deciding they’re having too much fun inflicting pain and suffering on the human race, this quartet of disagreeable co-workers decides to save the world. Or try to, anyways.  Join Death, War, Pestilence, and Famine of Horseman, Horseman, Horseman & Horseman Inc. in their mission to stop Armageddon.

  • The Wake

    Written by Bailey Lohmann, Directed by Nadia Kolesnikova

    Finn Morgan is dead. That much is known for sure. Finn Morgan: friend, foe, enigma. In the wake of his death remain questions of identity, legacy, and memory… questions asked by three strangers who find themselves drawn together by the life of one person. Who was Finn Morgan? The funeral hasn’t quite started yet, and there might be just enough time for Landon, Jasper, and Isla to find the answer.

  • Session

    Written and Directed by Mya Welsh

    Relationships can be hard. With nowhere else to turn, couples counseling could be the only hope for Devon and Sadie. As this young couple works through their problems, secrets are revealed about Sadie …and Devon begins to question who she really is.

    His world is crumbling,

    There’s only one thing left to do.

    Therapy is in session.

  • Metamorphosis

    Written and Directed by Aiden Lang

    Felix is a young man with big dreams. After having a fight with his father, Felix makes his way to Twirl, a night club with the power to transform. There, Felix meets three beautiful and talented Drag Queens who take him under their wing. Honey Dip, Simone Shadows and Chantel teach him everything he needs to know to be able to turn out a look. After some trial and error, some valuable life lessons, and stunning performances from the queens, Felicity is born.

  • Super Spud

    Written by Zoe Bechtold, Directed by Mari Wilson

    Meet Spudley Starch, your average couch potato. He does homework. He doesn’t do homework. He lets one of the Tater Tots he’s babysitting named Yam (or was it Sweet Potato?), go into the woods. Which may have been a bad idea, since a money-making maniacal mastermind, the one and only Roodle MacDoodle, has just broken some vengeful spuds out of prison. Thus begins the graphic tale of a spud somewhat set on saving his fellow citizens of Spudville from becoming … comfort food.

  • Heartbeat

    Written and directed by Kaylee Cavanagh

    Have you ever heard the phrase “We’ll meet again in another life”? Have you ever pondered what lies before or after your lifetime? Will you come back? Christine has, and the mysteries of her past lives are beginning to unfold. In this existential, alternate universe drama where soulmates exist, young lovers Christine and Singer uncover the infinitude of their universe and the footprints they’ve left throughout it. And with the help of some spiritual visitors, they take a glimpse into the past and unearth the answer to the burning question. Who was I?