Scripting Aloud! Monday, Sep 30: AGM + Tales of the Eastside Lantern

Scripting Aloud: Improv Edition! May 2019 with Vancouver Improv Practice Meetup, BC Artscape, Vancouver (image: @kathyacross)

Scripting Aloud returns for its second season on a special (read: different) day and time: Monday, September 30, with an Annual General Meeting followed by a reading of TALES OF THE EASTSIDE LANTERN — an original one-act dramatic musical for the stage, script and lyrics by Shon Wong. How will this play out (pun intended)?

Local creator in attendance. Doors at 5:00 pm. AGM at 5:30 pm. Reader casting on the day from 6:00 pm. Script reading from 6:45 pm followed by Q&A.  $2 Membership* at the door, cash only (good through the 2019-2020 season).

Cross-cultural scripts and writers — for our cross-cultural community, and a borderless audience. If this is your reality (or you want it to be), this event is for you!

*Scripting Aloud is a registered BC non-profit, producing script development and live staged reading events for 19+ attendees (same idea as film festival society membership fees)

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DOORS: 5:00 pm / AGM: 5:30 pm / CASTING: from 6:00 pm / READING+Q&A: 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

VENUE: BC Artscape, Suite 308 (3rd Flr), 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver (between Main and Gore, near where Hon’s Chinatown used to be). Elevator access to 3rd floor from street entrance/lobby on Keefer. Street parking and parkades adjacent. (Note: The Impark Parkade in the building closes at 7 pm and after that your vehicle will be locked in for the night.)

AGM: View agenda

ACTORS: Reader casting starts from 6:00 pm. Arrive from 5:00 pm for the AGM at 5:30 pm, and stay for the reading after! You’re welcome to bring a headshot/resume (reclaim at end of event).


ONE-ACT (Dramatic Musical Stage Play) — TALES OF THE EASTSIDE LANTERN (current draft 20 p): script and lyrics by SHON WONG

BREAKDOWN: Full breakdown (+logline+synopsis) on the day, prelim below –

LEAD: 2 Roles (1 Female, 1 Male)

1 Female, Chinese Canadian, Open Age
1 Male, Chinese Canadian, mid 30s

PRINCIPAL: 2 Roles (2 Male)

1 Male, Chinese Canadian, 60s
1 Male, Caucasian Canadian, 30s

ACTOR: 6 Roles (1 Female, 2 Male, 3 Open Gender)

1 Female, Open Ethnicity, 20s
1 Male, Caucasian Canadian, 40s
1 Male, Chinese Canadian, Open Age
3 Open Gender, Open Ethnicity, Open Age

And if you’ve been “here” before: You know what this is, you know what to do! After a decade hiatus (something-something Life Happened), Scripting Aloud — Vancouver’s “reading diversity” public staged script development platform — returns. Our regular season runs fall through spring annually.

Script submissions are always open (rolling deadlines).