AUDITION: Casting 4 Non-Union Actors for digital performance of “My Korean Canadian Friend” at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2021
SYNOPSIS: “My Korean Canadian Friend” follows two Korean immigrant boys who compete in a South Korean game show where they learn how to be Canadian in order to fit in and survive the dangerous territories of high school.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applicants must send their submission by June 9th. Select applicants will be notified and scheduled to have a Zoom audition sometime between June 10-13.
Eric – Asian teenage male. Immigrated from South Korea to Canada 10 years ago. Has fully assimilated to Canadian behaviour, attitudes, and values. Demonstrates a wide variety of knowledge of Korean culture. Hot tempered. Stubborn. Domineering. Actors must be able to perform in Korean and English.
Kang Joon – Asian teenage male. Recently immigrated from South Korea. Follows traditional Korean culture, customs, behaviour, attitudes, and speech. Sincere. Warm hearted. Patient. Naive. Actors must be able to perform in Korean and English.
MC 1/Boy – The main host of the variety show. Leads conversation between all characters. Diplomatic.
MC 2/Ajani/Psychologist – The supporting host of the selected variety show. Outspoken. Compassionate.
For all roles, actors able to play teens should apply. For Eric and Kang Joon, spoken Korean is preferred, but not mandatory. MC 1 and 2 are open to all genders and ethnicities.
* Please note that character names may change.
Please submit a resume, headshot, and a short monologue or demo reel by June 9th to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject: My Korean Canadian Friend Audition – [Name of Role] – [Your Name]