Scripting Aloud! Monday, Jan 21 reads TAKE BACK


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Scripting Aloud: Nov 2018, BC Artscape, Vancouver – reader group photo (image: @jaymeemak)

Happy New Year! Scripting Aloud kicks off 2019 with a staged reading Monday, January 21 of TAKE BACK, an original feature-length screenplay (drama/action) written by P. Cohen.

Local producer in attendance. Reader casting on the day from 5:30 pm (arrive early/on time!). Script reading from 6:30 pm.  $2 Membership* at the door, cash only (good through the 2018-2019 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)

READING/Q&A: 6:30 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).


FEATURE (Drama/Action) — TAKE BACK (full, 101 p): written by P. COHEN

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

LEAD: 2 Roles (1 Female, 1 Male)

  • 1 Female Open Ethnicity (originally Caucasian Cdn) 30s
  • 1 M OE (originally Caucasian Cdn) 30s

PRINCIPAL: 5 Roles (1 Female/4 Male)

  • 1 Female Open Ethnicity (originally Caucasian Cdn) plays 10yrs old
  • 1 Male Open Ethnicity (originally Asian Cdn) 30s
  • 2 Male Open Ethnicity (originally 1 Asian Cdn, 1 Caucasian Cdn) 40s
  • 1 Male Open Ethnicity (originally Caucasian Cdn) 60s

ACTOR/FEATURED: 6 Roles (2 Female/4 Male)

  • 1 Female Open Ethnicity (originally Asian Cdn) 30s
  • 1 Female Open Ethnicity (originally Caucasian Cdn) 40s
  • 4 Male Open Ethnicity (originally 3 Asian Cdn, 1 Caucasian Cdn) 40s

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).