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! Monday, Oct 28 reads CACTI & WEED + KIN

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Scripting Aloud AGM/Reading Oct 2019, BC Artscape, Vancouver, BC image credit @sonofjamesmusic)

The witching hour looms! See you at Scripting Aloud’s spooktacular next event Monday, October 28, reading CACTI & WEED, an original short screenplay (comedy) written by Zoe Ho; and KIN, an original feature screenplay (drama) written by Osric Chau.

Just want to watch and listen? Audience always welcome – the writers need your feedback!

Local creators in attendance. Reader casting on the day from 5:30 pm (arrive early/on time!). Script reading from 6:15 pm.  $2 Membership* at the door, cash only (good through the Sep 2019-May 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)

See our event on Facebook

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DOORS/CASTING: 5:30 pm
READINGS/Q&A: 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

VENUE: BC Artscape, Suite 308 (3rd Flr), 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver (between Main and Gore, 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.)

ACTORS: Reader casting starts from 5:30 pm, performers please arrive for then if you’d like to be considered. You’re welcome to bring a headshot/resume (reclaim at end of event).

SCRIPTS ON THE TABLE:

SHORT (Comedy) — CACTI & WEED (full, 17 p): written by ZOE HO

BREAKDOWN: 7 roles. Full breakdown, logline + synopsis on the day, prelim breakdown below:

LEAD: 1 Role (1 Female)

1 Female, Chinese,  35 – Cantonese speaker

SUPPORTING LEAD: 2 Roles (1 Female, 1 Male)

1 Female, Chinese, 65 – Cantonese speaker / accent
1 Male, Chinese 40 – Cantonese speaker

PRINCIPAL: 2 Roles (2 Male)

1 Male, Chinese, 65 – Cantonese speaker / accent
1 Male, Vietnamese, 40

ACTOR: 2 ROLES (1 Female, 1 Male)

1 Female, OE, 30
1 Male, OE, 30

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FEATURE (Drama) — KIN (full, 94 p): written by OSRIC CHAU

BREAKDOWN: 13 roles. Full breakdown, logline + synopsis on the day, prelim breakdown below:

LEAD: 4 Roles (2 Female, 2 Male)

1 Male, Asian, late 20s
1 Male, Asian, late 50s – Slight Cantonese accent
1 Female, Caucasian, late 20s
1 Female, Asian, late 50s – Strong Cantonese/Malaysian accent

SUPPORTING LEAD: 1 Role (1 Male, Asian, early 60s – Cantonese accent)

SUPPORTING: 3 Roles (2 Female, 1 Male)

1 Female, Asian, late 20s
1 Female, Asian, late 50s
1 Male, Asian, 80s

PRINCIPAL: 5 Roles (1 Female, 4 Male)

1 Female, Caucasian, late 20s
2 Male, Caucasian, late 20s
1 Male, Asian, early 50s
1 Male, Caucasian, early 60s

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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).