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).



DOORS/CHECK-IN: 10:00 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


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

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).