Scripting Aloud! Sat May 14 reads ENTITLEMENT by Sugith Varughese

It’s Asian Heritage Month! Scripting Aloud returns for explorASIAN festival 2022 at our first IN-VENUE event* since the “before times.” See you Saturday, May 14 for a reading of ENTITLEMENT, an original TV pilot teleplay (comedy) written by Sugith Varughese. Thanks to event presenter and co-producer, the 10th Annual VAFF Industry Insight Series: “Celebrate Representation, Opportunity and Evolution.”

Want to read one of the roles? Sign up here. Want to watch and listen? Register to attend. This is a FREE event! Audience always welcome – the writer needs your feedback!

Creator in attendance. Doors/check-in at 10:00 am. Script reading (table read) and Q&A from 10:30 am.  Our usual seasonal $2 Membership** (good from now until August 2022) is waived for this special event!

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!

*All current provincial, venue, and producing partner health and safety guidelines followed and respected.

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

SIGN UP TO READ (PERFORMERS ONLY)

REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT (AUDIENCE ONLY)

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DOORS/CHECK-IN: 10:00 am
OPENING REMARKS: 10:15 am
READING/Q&A: 10:40 am – 11:30 am

— Performers will be pre-cast from the reader sign-up list (open to non-binary).
— $2 Membership** fee is waived for this reading.

VENUE: Brix Studio, 211 Columbia St #102, Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5 (Google Maps

SCRIPT ON THE TABLE:

TV PILOT (Comedy) — ENTITLEMENT (full, 26 p): written by SUGITH VARUGHESE

BREAKDOWN: 11 roles. Full breakdown, logline + synopsis on the day, prelim breakdown below:

LEAD: 1 Role (1 Male)

1 Male, South Asian,  mid-40s – open to non-binary

SUPPORTING: 4 Roles (2 Female, 2 Male)

1 Female, Black/BIPOC, late-30s – open to non-binary
1 Female, Caucasian, 20s (to play 20 – early-20s) – open to non-binary
1 Male, Caucasian, 20s (to play 19 – early-20s) – open to non-binary
1 Male, Caucasian, late-20s – open to non-binary

PRINCIPAL: 3 Roles (2 Female, 1 Male)

1 Female, Black, late 20s – open to non-binary
1 Female, Open Ethnicity, early-40s – open to non-binary
1 Male, Open Ethnicity, Any Age – open to non-binary

ACTOR: 4 Roles (1 Male, 3 Any Gender)

1 Any Gender, Open Ethnicity, 10/Tweens (will cast any age)
1 Male, Open Ethnicity, 20s – open to non-binary
2 Any Gender, Open Ethnicity, Any Age

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Have a script you want to hear read aloud? Want to work your performance skills through reading scripts cold? Interested in experiencing a creative vibe that’s welcoming and cross-cultural? Scripting Aloud is for you. We’re a not-for-profit public cold-read script development platform and live staged reading event that helps develop original short- and long- form scripts for multiple channels and platforms — focusing on cross-cultural content, writers, and performers. Produced by Pan Asian Staged Reading Society.

Script submissions are always open (rolling deadlines).

Scripting Aloud! Online Edition Friday March 19 reads On the Wings of Sorrow

Scripting Aloud’s next online reading event on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST

Read:
(10p) of On the Wings of Sorrow (short screenplay) by Ana de Lara
More about the creators: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1891405/

Characters breakdown:
– NORA, (Female, late 80’s, Filipina)
– EMILY, (Female, late 20’s mixed race)
– JOSHUA (Male, 30’s, Japanese)
– JOY, (Female, 50’s Filipina)
– BILL (Male, 60’s, Caucasian)

Event includes a post-reading Q&A/talk back with the playwright.

READER PRE-CALL: 5:00 pm
READING: 5:20 pm – 6:00 pm (includes post-reading Q&A)

— Performers will be pre-cast from the registration/sign-up list.
— $2 Membership* fee is waived for this reading.

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

Event Format:
▪ Interactive workshop on Zoom

REGISTER FOR THE READING


Have a script you want to hear read aloud? Want to work your performance skills through reading scripts cold? Interested in experiencing a creative vibe that’s welcoming and cross-cultural? Scripting Aloud is for you. We’re a not-for-profit public cold-read script development platform and live staged reading event that helps develop original short- and long- form scripts for multiple channels and platforms — focusing on cross-cultural content, writers, and performers. Produced by Pan Asian Staged Reading Society.

Scripting Aloud! Online Edition Mon Jan. 22 reads THE BED and DAY 220

Scripting Aloud’s next online reading event on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in partnership with 11th Annual Vancouver Short Film Festival

Two Reads:
(15p) of THE BED (short screenplay) by Henry J. Mah
More about the creators: http://www.henryjmah.com/

(32p) of DAY 220 (short screenplay) by Alesandria Mentari
More about the creators: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9924717/

Event includes a post-reading Q&A/talk back with the playwright.

READER PRE-CALL: 5:00 pm
READING: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (includes 5 minute break and post-reading Q&A)

— Performers will be pre-cast from the registration/sign-up list.
— $2 Membership* fee is waived for this reading.

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

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Have a script you want to hear read aloud? Want to work your performance skills through reading scripts cold? Interested in experiencing a creative vibe that’s welcoming and cross-cultural? Scripting Aloud is for you. We’re a not-for-profit public cold-read script development platform and live staged reading event that helps develop original short- and long- form scripts for multiple channels and platforms — focusing on cross-cultural content, writers, and performers. Produced by Pan Asian Staged Reading Society.

Event Format:
▪ Interactive workshop on Zoom

REGISTER FOR THE READING

See our event on Facebook

Check out the lineups of the Vancouver Short Film Festival at https://www.vsff.com/
It’s on Jan. 22 – 24, 2021, Programmes on demand till Jan. 31, 2021

Scripting Aloud! Online Edition Mon Nov 2 reads FALLING IN TIME

Screen capture from the Saturday, October 10, 2020 online reading event

As we ease into Fall…Scripting Aloud’s next online reading event on Monday, Nov 2 in partnership with the 17th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival, reads Act One (42 p) of FALLING IN TIME (stage play, drama) by C.E. Gatchalian. Event includes a post-reading Q&A/talkback with the playwright.

READER PRE-CALL: 5:30 pm
READING: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (includes 5 minute break and post-reading Q&A)

— Performers will be pre-cast from the registration/sign-up list.

— $2 Membership* fee is waived for this reading.

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

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Have a script you want to hear read aloud? Want to work your performance skills through reading scripts cold? Interested in experiencing a creative vibe that’s welcoming and cross-cultural? Scripting Aloud is for you. We’re a not-for-profit public cold-read script development platform and live staged reading event that helps develop original short- and long- form scripts for multiple channels and platforms — focusing on cross-cultural content, writers, and performers. Produced by Pan Asian Staged Reading Society.

Event Format:
▪ Interactive workshop on Zoom

REGISTER FOR THE READING

See our event on Facebook

QUESTIONS? Email: boxoffice.heartfestival@gmail.com

View all other events form our partner, the 17th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival (Oct 28 – Nov 8, 2020)

Scripting Aloud! Online Edition Sat Oct 10: AGM + A Wicked Whisper Comes

All treat, no trick: Scripting Aloud returns in Halloween month for its third season in a special year, with its Annual General Meeting followed by a spook-tacular reading of Arran Crawley’s A WICKED WHISPER COMES (feature, uncanny horror).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/arrancrawley/

READER PRE-CALL: 1:30 pm
AGM: 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
INTRO / READING: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
(5 minute break)
Q&A: 4:00 pm

Whether you want to read, or watch/listen and give feedback afterward – we’d love you to be with us.

SIGN UP to get the private Zoom meeting link: https://forms.gle/dE3xcqfodeGYyx8PA Registration closes at 1 pm Saturday October 10.

— Interested to read? Sign up at the link above! PERFORMERS WILL BE PRE-CAST FROM THE SIGN-UP LIST and contacted latest the FRIDAY before the reading, for a 15 minute pre-call on the day from 1:30 pm. AGM starts from 1:45 pm. Reading event starts from 2:00 pm.— Local creator in attendance.

— $2 Membership* fee is waived for this reading.

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 staged reading events for 19+ attendees (same idea as film festival society membership fees)

See our event on Facebook


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WHAT’S ON:

FEATURE (Uncanny Horror, 75p) — A WICKED WHISPER COMES: by ARRAN CRAWLEY

Full breakdown+logline+synopsis on the day, prelim below:

LEAD: 1 Role (1 Female)
1 Female, East Asian – 29

SUPPORTING LEAD: 1 Role (1 Female)
1 Female, Caucasian/OE – late 30s

SUPPORTING: 2 Roles (2 Male)
1 Male, Caucasian/OE – mid 60s
1 Male, Black/OE – 30s

PRINCIPLE: 3 Roles (3 Male)
1 Male, OE – early 20s
1 Male, OE – early 80s
1 Male, OE – 40s

ACTOR: 1 Role (1 Female)
1 Female, Caucasian/OE – child (will cast older)

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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)