Please Note: Celestial Being is a play about a 9-year-old girl with Aspergers. Quest would like to give preference to casting an adult performer who is on the Autism Spectrum for this 6-week Calgary/Alberta School Tour. To this end, Quest Theatre will consider auditioning people with varying degrees of theatre experience, and anyone interested should apply. Please feel free to share with us, to whatever degree you would like, or are comfortable with, if you identify as having Autism or you identify as being on the Autism spectrum. Please do not hesitate to contact Nikki if you need to know more about this opportunity.
- Rehearsals take place during the day 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday, and performances take place typically during the school hours with a few weekend performances.
- Rehearsal dates: October 26 – November 7, 2020 Subject to change.
- Tour dates: November 9 – Dec 6, 2020 Subject to change.
- Deadline for audition submissions is Friday March 20, 2020.
- Audition Date Monday, March 30, 2020 in Calgary.
- Actors will be asked to prepare one monologue, no longer than 2 minutes, and to prepare a reading from the play provided by Quest.
- If you would like to be considered please send a resume, and photo to
Nikki Loach, Artistic Director at Quest Theatre at email@example.com
Please make the subject heading: Celestial Being Audition Submission.
- Please note we do not accept video auditions.
Roles played by adults:
• Celeste Female. 9-year old, a hugely imaginative kid with awkward social interactions – has Aspergers.
• Martin Male. 9-year old, a new kid at school who loves space and with whom Celeste develops a friendship.
- Quest Theatre is dedicated to advancing and supporting Albertan emerging and established artists. Quest Theatre is in the position to consider artists outside the province who have the means to travel to Calgary and find accommodation for themselves while on contract.
- Quest Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and operates within the jurisdiction of the Canadian Theatre Agreement. Artists cast in any production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. Which means this is a paid contract, and there are certain rules as a company we agree to in order to ensure artists are treated fairly.
- Equity and Non-Equity artists may apply and will have the same protections and similar contracts as professional artists.
- We thank all artists in advance for their interest however only those selected for an audition will be contacted.
- Full scripts are available to read at the Quest Theatre offices. 9:30 – 4:30 weekdays. Please call Nikki at Quest Theatre at 403-264-8575 to ensure access.
- Quest Office Address:
cSPACE King Edward
Suite 325 (3rd floor)
1721 29th Avenue S.W.
Quest believes all artists should explore theatre for young audiences as part of their ongoing practice. We encourage and want to work with any artist who is passionate about sharing their love of theatre with young people. In order to create meaningful and relevant work, it is important that we expose young people to diverse artists, cultural viewpoints, and a myriad of human perspectives. We want you just the way you are, because somewhere out there, is a young person just like you. You are an important piece in our job to share theatrical stories that promote a happy, healthy and inclusive society for everyone.
Quest Theatre is a professional theatre company that uses adult performers in plays to nurture young people through exceptional adventures in theatre. For more information on Quest Theatre and our other programming for young people visit www.questtheatre.org