Friday, April 25, 2014

The Edge Academy - Apply Now!



This year Green Thumb is taking The Edge Project in a bold new direction. We’re creating an ensemble of 12 teen theatre artists and leading them through a fall session of theatre training modules including voice, movement, scene study, and improv. The group of young actors will be part of the development of a play they will perform at the end of the year. From first idea to full production, the ensemble will be involved in each step of the process.  This brand new play will be performed by the Edge Ensemble in Spring 2015.
We are looking for students who are thinking about becoming theatre artists (primarily actors, though writers and directors are encouraged to apply). If you have students who are considering pursuing theatre in post secondary education/as a career, then this is the program for them!
This year long professional training program can benefit the participant greatly with audition prep, as theatre experience on a college application, and as distinctive achievement when applying for scholarships.
We are looking for Metro Vancouver’s best and brightest so let your most passionate students know about this amazing opportunity.

Audition Dates: 
May 31 and June 1

Monologues will be provided on our website (www.greenthumb.bc.ca) It is expected that the students will read the entire play from which the monologue is taken. The plays will be available at the Vancouver Library Reference Desk and through Green Thumb
(email: info@greenthumb.bc.ca)

The training sessions will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school for two hour sessions beginning in September 2014. The play we’re building will be devised by the ensemble. Once a month throughout the fall, we’ll hold full day sessions on a Saturday to build the play’s content. Beginning in January 2015, full-fledged rehearsals will begin and the play will be presented in Spring 2015.

APPLY NOW!



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2014 General Auditions












Green Thumb Theatre and Axis Theatre are currently accepting submissions for their joint 2014 General Auditions to be held in Vancouver. Students graduating this spring/summer as well as December 2014 are encouraged to submit.

Audition Dates: May 28 & May 29, 2014
What to prepare: Please prepare one (1) two-minute contemporary monologue
Submissions: Please submit two (2) copies of your resume and two (2) headshots to:

 Axis Theatre
1405 Anderson Street
2nd Floor
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3R5

No email submissions please. For more info about these companies, see www.greenthumb.bc.ca and www.axistheatre.com

Monday, March 10, 2014

Green Thumb Theatre 2014/15 Season


Green Thumb is pleased to announce our 2014/15 season! A season full of creative, entertaining and thought provoking shows for children, youth and young adults. 

Elementary Season


Photo by Moonrider Productions
This fall we'll be remounting one of Green Thumb's most beloved plays, Showdown (by Jamie Norris). Showdown is a play about acceptance, friendship and the pressure kids can face from parental expectations.

In the spring of 2015 we tour BC and Ontario with our elementary show Celestial Being (by Dave Deveau)the story of a girl with a whole world of imagination inside her head but has a hard time connecting to people outside of it. 

Secondary Season


Fall 2014 we premiere Still/Falling, the work of up and coming Vancouver playwright, Rachel Aberle. With humour and compassion, Still/Falling tells the story of Nina, a bright, witty teenager who struggles with anxiety and depression. 

Lindsay Winch.Photo by Moonrider Productions
Our smash hit tagged (by Dave Deveau), with it's powerful themes of online responsibility and the consequences of cyber bullying, hits the road again in Spring 2015. tagged will tour BC, and will also be appearing at a number of amazing venues across Canada, which we will announce in the coming weeks.



Moss Park


Graeme McComb, Haley McGee. Photo by Michael Cooper

Moss Park (by George F. Walker) will be coming back to the stage in 2015, stay tuned for the announcement about where you can catch a performance of this great new Canadian play.







The Edge Academy


Photo by Moonrider Productions

This year Green Thumb is taking The Edge Project in a bold new direction. We're creating an ensemble of 12 teen theatre artists and leading them through a fall session of theatre training modules including voice, movement, scene study, and improv. Meanwhile, we'll engage one of Vancouver's promising young playwrights to write an original script, tailor-made for the ensemble. The group of young actors will be a part of the play's development from the first idea to the finished product. This brand new play will be performed by the Edge Ensemble in Spring 2015.
Visit our website for more information and to learn how your students can become a part of The Edge Academy. 


The Green Thumb Theatre School. Coming September 2015.


In the fall of 2015, Green Thumb will be opening a theatre school for kids, teens and young adults. Our new home, on the grounds of Sir Guy Carleton Elementary, will provide the perfect setting for the opening of our long awaited theatre school. The Green Thumb Theatre School will provide affordable, professional and fun training for the youth of Metro Vancouver who are interested in acting, playwriting, design, music and stage management.



If you would like to book a show, apply for The Edge Academy,

 or if you have any questions 

CALL US: 604.254.4055 or EMAIL US: info@greenthumb.bc.ca