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Play: A Christmas Carol Drag Story
Written and directed by Shannon Murphy
Production Dates: December 16 – 23, 2020

Blue Jeans Theatre is seeking submissions for their drag adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Think Queer Eye makeover with drag performer ghosts of Christmas Past, Future, and Present who help Scrooge embrace his inner self. All your favourite characters come with a modern-day twist while keeping Dickens’ time-honoured elements of magic and joy.

Given the rising COVID-19 cases and ongoing uncertainty about public gatherings, this show will have a virtual run.

Rehearsals begin at the beginning of November.

Compensation will be by honorarium.

About Blue Jeans Theatre

Blue Jeans Theatre is a queer theatre collective founded by Shannon Murphy and Kristy Benz. Our aim is to make theatre accessible to the public, to unite Calgarians through art, and to spread joy and acceptance.

Roles to be cast:

  • Scrooge (M) – Young capitalist
  • Marley (M) – Dead, to begin with. Scrooge’s past partner
  • Fred – Scrooge’s nephew. A community activist and host of at-risk youth.
  • Bob – Employee of Scrooge
  • Tiny Tim – Young, at-risk teen
  • Spirit of Christmas Past – Drag performer
  • Spirit of Christmas Future – Drag performer

The role of Christmas Present has already been cast.

Blue Jean Theatre seeks to meet the 35//50 initiative. We encourage submissions from IBPOC artists, as well as all gender identities and sexual orientations.

Submission Guidelines

To audition, please send an email to bluejeanstheatre@gmail.com with the subject line CHRISTMAS CAROL SUBMISSION + YOUR NAME + ROLE.

Your submission should include:

  • A PDF file of your headshot and resume.
  • An audition video of no longer than three minutes.

For the Spirits: We would like to see your drag persona. Please tell one-holiday story, real or fictional, and also perform a lip-sync to a song of your choice.

For all other roles: Please perform one contemporary monologue and tell one-holiday story, real or fictional.

Submissions are due by the end of the day on Friday, October 2, 2020.

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