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Stories Less Spoken is dedicated to showcasing writers from all ethnicities, races, genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, classes, religions, national origins, and abilities. We also encourage artists who are currently in, or recovering from addiction, to work with us. 

how to apply

First, choose one or more of the stories posted below that you would like to audition for.  


Send an email to storieslessspoken@gmail.com with the subject line: Audition and the information below.

Name:

Pronouns: 

Where you live:

Which story (or stories) you would like to read: 

Performer bio (between 100-200 words, written in the third person):

Social media handles or website (if you like): 

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the rules

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Auditions are open to any performer who is currently living in British Columbia. We aim to capture an authentic performance by recording the stories from start to finish in one sitting. (Performers will read from a script, but we will not be doing any major edits to the final reading).

 

As a note; we are working towards the larger goal of being able to have a great production where everyone can be compensated for their talents and time, but we just aren’t there yet. 

 

That being said, we want all the people involved in the production to know how much they are appreciated, and so we can offer space on our social media platforms to promote you, credit on IMDB, audio files of everything we do with you, and write references for your performance portfolio. 

 

We are also happy to discuss any other creative ways we can help or work with you.

Auditions for Season Two

NARRATOR 

Darius and the Joshua Tree, by Shawnda Wilson

Darius and the Joshua Tree is a dark and dreamy story that bends the edges of reality. Darius lives alone in a strange world, where life is marked by the daily tasks of feeding (sometimes on ants), sleeping, and finding water. One night, strangers arrive with cruel intentions and violence, and Darius finds himself somewhere else completely… 

Excerpt from the story:  

“If Darius knew what loneliness was, he would know that he was the loneliest man on earth. He seldom spoke out loud; there was no one for him to speak to. Sometimes he would caress his Joshua tree and sing her lullabies, wordless tunes that came to him on the wind. Usually, when he ventured out into the world, he wore his cloak, so no one would speak to him because no one saw him."

30 - 60 years old 

Ethnicity: Not specified

Gender: Male* 

*This designation is referencing the character in the story, but the audition is open to, and we encourage, people of all gender identities or lack thereof to apply

ESTHER

The Wedge, by W.M. Herring

 

The wood splitter is dangerous, Esther knows this. This is not the only dangerous thing in teenage Esther’s life, her stepfather is sometimes one, settling for the life she was born into is another. She reflects on these as she runs the wood splitter with her stepbrother, Jacob-the-dolt, and the monotony is broken only by the most beautiful piece of wood she has ever seen… 

Excerpt from the story:

“Esther picked up a sturdy piece of firewood, walked calmly behind Jacob to a point behind his right shoulder and struck him on the skull. He slumped forward, his belly against the wedge. Blood flowed now from the back of his head as well, but his breathing was slow and regular.” 

14-17 years, *possibly bilingual with accent   

Ethnicity: Not specified

Gender: Female*

*This designation is referencing the character in the story, but the audition is open to, and we encourage, people of all gender identities or lack thereof to apply

 

 

ATHANASIOS

The Named Me, More or Less, Immortal

By Loucas Raptis 

 

These are the stories of the three holes in the back of Athanasios’ head, placed like the holes on a bowling ball. This is the story of the grace of Greek gods, Athena, Artemis, and Demeter, making the long trek from Mount Olympus to Canada. These are all the ways that this stubborn old father isn’t going anywhere… 

 

35 + 

Ethnicity: Greek 

Gender: Male*

*This designation is referencing the character in the story, but the audition is open to, and we encourage, people of all gender identities or lack thereof to apply