Hapax Theatre Now Accepting Expressions of Interest:

We’re seeking actors of all levels of experience to bring to life a number of works in development. Afterlight, by Sarah Shepherd; To Wish Upon, by Emma Sainte-Marie; and Civis Sum, by Celia Taylor. If you’ve been curious about working with hapax theatre, this is a great chance to dip your toe into the environment that we strive to create based on mutual respect, appreciation, and humanity.

All participants will receive a small honorarium and will be fed some light snacks during rehearsal.

Rehearsal on August 28 from 12-6pm. Performance on August 29 from 7-10pm.

Character breakdown for Civis Sum
Four Performers and 1 Reader to bring alive two interweaving stories of immigration bias in present day Canada and ancient Rome:
● Female identifying, BIPOC wears hijab, playing range 25-45
● Male identifying, with Neuromuscular Disorder, playing range 30-60
● Male identifying, playing 30-60
● Male identifying, playing 30-45
● Reader for Stage Directions (Any age, ethnicity, gender)

We are seeking to honour the work of the playwright and her vision for the characters as she attempts to throw into dramatic relief the cultural prejudices that underlie our laws and the mutability of social power dynamics.

Character breakdown for Afterlight
● Natalie – 16 – Dead. Studious, introverted, doesn’t make a lot of trouble.
● Paula – 40s – Natalie’s boss. Quick to anger, but genuinely cares for her employees.
● Steve – 20s – Jogger. Overthinks things. Found Natalie on his morning run.
● Mary – 40s – Natalie’s mother. Typically very strong, although it is not seen here.
● Josh – 17 – Natalie’s friend. Jock. He was hosting a party the night Natalie died.
● Phoebe – 17 – Josh’s girlfriend and Natalie’s friend. She is in denial about a lot.
● Eric – 16 – Natalie’s friend. Studious. Very quiet, sensitive. The designated driver.
● Amanda – 19 – Natalie’s sister. Engineering student. Makes jokes to lighten the mood.
● Charlie – 17 – Natalie’s boyfriend. Soft-spoken, loved Natalie. Heartbroken.

Character breakdown for To Wish Upon
● Father – 40s – A botanist, and the father of Penelope and Juniper—caring and patient, trying his best to help his daughters understand the world around them.
● Penelope “Penny” – 18 – Has a responsibility she is yet to understand—she is an aspiring writer. Book-smart, yet naïve to the world around her, she tries to navigate what truly matters and what does not.
● Juniper “Junie” – 14 – The whiny sister of Penelope—she cares about finding her “knight in shining armour” more than anything else, she has a kind heart and means well.

hapax theatre is an independent not-for-profit theatre organization based in Victoria, BC that is committed to providing opportunities to emerging artists.

hapax theatre respectfully acknowledges that we live, create, and perform on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen People, today known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.