Audition Notice

Realwheels Theatre is holding auditions for Disability Tour Bus, a new roving, site-specific production.

Rehearsals will be part-time (~4.5 hours/day) and divided into two phases: 

April 17-May 5 and June19-July 5, with a six-week hiatus between those dates.

Performances: July 6 – 19, 2023

Rolling through February 2023. Kindly submit ASAP. Auditions will continue until roles are cast.

780 SW Marine Drive,  Vancouver, BC  V6P 5Y7

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Rolling to mid-February 2023.  Call will remain open until roles are cast.

Submit CV and headshot along with any information relevant to the role,

Type: “DTB SUBMISSION | < Role # >” in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls svp.  Only those invited to audition will be notified.

ROLE #1 (lead) 

Female, late 20’s to mid-30’s.  Shiloh is a progressive-minded, energetic young woman eager to prove herself on her first day on the job leading tours.  Sensitive to anyone thinking she may be the diversity-hire, she’s done her homework and is prepared to excel, but runs into conflict with a senior colleague’s non-woke, traditionalist perspectives.  Shiloh is a wheelchair user; the role is intended for an actor who uses a wheelchair. 

ROLE #2 (lead)

Male, mid-40’s to late 50’s.  Hugh is a well-practiced tour guide who prides himself at giving his patrons a good time and spreading his love of our Funcouver.  He’s an old school guy and a teller of bad jokes. The role calls for a confident live performer with proven comic chops,  capable of leading an ensemble in a roving, site specific show.  Within the scripted play will be opportunity for improvised interplay with the audience. Preference will be given to experienced improvisers, and while not a requirement, tour guiding experience is a plus!  The role is intended for an able-bodied actor.

ROLE #3 (multiple)

Male, late 30’s to late-40s.

One actor will play three roles:  1) An entitled jerk 2) A drunk American tourist 3)  A man in love.  These characters meet up with the tour at various locations.  The role is intended for an able-bodied actor.

Disability Tour Bus may be described as a city tour in which a play breaks out.   This comedic show is 100% site specific.  Beginning outside at a central Vancouver location where we launch the tour, actors will lead the audience to an awaiting bus that everyone will board. Most of the action will take place on this bus as it tours sites in the downtown area. 

This is a paid gig / professional production, paying Equity rates, however, this is not an Equity/ACTRA production.
Support will be provided to out-of-town artists to defray costs.

Realwheels encourages submissions from actors of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, as well as actors with diverse gender and sexual identities.

If you have any accessibility needs or identify any barriers, please let us know. We encourage you to identify your disability in your application.

We acknowledge that we work in the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Our mission is to create and produce performances that deepen understanding of the disability experience. We tell stories in which disability itself is not the focus of the conflict, but rather forms the landscape on which universal issues are debated onstage.

Our vision is the full inclusion and integration of disability both on and off Canadian stages; a barrier-free diverse performing arts world that reflects the real world and all of its people.

For the safety of our community, the Realwheels Board of Directors passed a policy on 7th December 2021 outlining that, “unless medically contraindicated, it is the expectation that all eligible employees, staff, contractors, volunteers, participants, and students are fully vaccinated against COVID-19”. Those auditioning must be able to provide proof of double vaccination if invited to an in-person audition.