The Rolling Stock Theatre Society, an independent theatre company dedicated to new play development, will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of Chainmail Bikini, a one-act comedy/drama written by Peter Boychuk. The play is set in a store that sells role-playing games and features four young characters:
RAVEN: Female in her late teens. A Goth. Her parents kicked her out of the house for quitting school and she’s been secretly living at the store.
TIM: Male in his twenties. The storeowner and father of the group. He is still haunted by the death of Jordan, a gaming buddy who perpetrated a Columbine-like shooting.
LUCAS: Male in his twenties. Tim’s oldest friend. He found religion after Jordan’s death and is now a youth pastor.
DEREK: Male in his twenties. Tim’s business partner. A geek among geeks. Provides much of the comedy relief in the script.
Auditions are by appointment only and will take place at the Alliance for Arts & Culture (100 – 938 Howe Street) on September 6th, 2008. Rehearsals will take place in the evenings and weekends, and will begin September 16th, 2008.
The play will be performed in the Havana Theatre from Oct. 8-11 alongside Boychuk’s political drama Fortunate Son.
Performers will be paid a small honorarium and will gain valuable exposure. Also, it should be a lot of fun.
To book an appointment, email a headshot and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the play: Chainmail Bikini premiered at the Calgary Fringe Festival. The Calgary Herald highlighted the play as a pick of the Fringe and described it as:
Well-written, thoughtful…Boychuk has a nice way of weaving his deadpan wit into a pot that’s brimming with social issues.
Peter Boychuk is an award-winning playwright whose one-act play, Afterglow, is published in the anthology Two Hands Clapping by Signature Editions. He trained at Studio 58 and holds a BFA in Theatre from Concordia University in Montreal.
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