Upcoming: auditions for Cannonball Festival of Youth Directed, Youth Written, and Youth Performed Theatre!
It’s back! CYPT’s 2017 Cannonball Festival of youth-driven theatre will take over West Village Theatre in April and May, and we are auditioning for FOUR youth-directed, youth-written, and youth-performed plays!
Where: Auditions will be held at the Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 1st street NW
When: January 29-30, 2017 – sign up for a slot online today!
Who: Kids ages 10+
What: For your audition, please prepare one short, contemporary monologue (approx 1 minute in length – longer is not better!). Please also bring a copy of your schedule – NOTE: the Cannonball Festival runs the same weekend as the High School One Act Play Festival, so check with your drama teacher and let us know of any scheduling conflicts at the audition. Once cast, you are expected to be completely available for rehearsals and performances!
The Festival: Rehearsals begin March 4, and Cannonball begins April 27th with our pre-cast production of The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh. Then, from May 4 – 7, 2017, we will feature four brand new one-act plays selected specifically for this festival.
THE CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER
written and directed by Sophi Murias and Connor Welsh
Betrayal. Romance. Gambling. Allusions to classic literature. Fancy computers. Poker chips. Shoulder chips. Potato chips. Wordplay. Professional differences. Romantic tension. It all comes
together in the heist of a lifetime. Five diverse individuals must work together to bridge their differences in kinda stressful circumstances. Will they succeed? Or will they screw up and go home? No one knows.
written and directed by Mya Welsh
During tech week of any play, friendships are tested, curses are activated, love hecadecanonagones are revealed, and memories are made. In this play, Amber, Christy and Brian will bring you through all the emotional ups and downs of their tech week. After the newbie to theatre says the cursed “M” word during a rehearsal,some peculiar things start to happen: impromptu fires, chairs randomly falling apart, and strange behaviour from kids who might have had a little too much Red Bull. Will the show go on, or will the chaos distract them from getting ready for the play? Opening night is only a week away! Find out in Tech Week!
THIS IS NOT A LOVE STORY
written and directed by Parker Feenstra
Four kids are enduring purgatory together when strange events change the perception that they had of their place of suffering. With two teenage murderers and two drivebyvictims, this chilling tale explores a strange place and even stranger happenings through a haze of unexplained events.
WHAT I STAND FOR IS WHAT I STAND ON
written by Samantha Cote, directed by Paige Prystupa
The natural world runs on balance and harmony. But when that balance is disrupted it can be difficult to find our way back. We are living on this planet like we have another one to go to, and it’s something we can’t afford any longer. Follow our cast of nature’s colourful characters as we learn to stand up for our planet.
This program is completely free for all participants!
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