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Now casting for Shadow Girls, a Pencil Kit Productions x Blank Canvas x Gladstone Hotel project.

Written by Keshia Palm and Claren Grosz and first workshopped as part of the 2017 Rhubarb Festival, Shadow Girls is a lo-fi experimental theatre piece that blends overhead projector art and performance. The production details the relationship of Maggie and Amelia, who’ve had a history of sex and friendship since high school. After years of separation following an adolescent hook-up-and-break-up, they meet again in young adulthood and begin an affair. Shadow Girls explores how internalized misogyny and homophobia complicate the articulation of bisexual identities within both queer and heteronormative cultures, while delving into universal themes of secret desires, sexual discovery and shame.

Immersed in a world of shadow art to be collectively conceived of by the ensemble, the piece will be developed collaboratively under the direction of Claren Grosz. Unlike with other projection art, overhead projection offers something organic that requires real-time, hands-on manipulation. The audience gets to observe this process alongside the performance. Working with found objects and materials, the projectionists create evolving images that translate both the inner emotions of the characters and their outside world. The result is experiential-- the audience becomes enveloped in otherworldly images. Shadow Girls is a sensuous presentation of a queer love story.

We’re casting the following lead roles:

Maggie (f) 20s: a visual artist.
Amelia (f) 20s: a bicycle shop owner.

While we accept applications from all passionate artists, we are especially interested in working with queer women and women of colour for this project. Must be non-union and available Wed-Fri morning/afternoons and Sunday afternoons/evenings. Rehearsals will be scheduled 15-20 hrs/week. Artists will be compensated by profit share at the end of the run.

Audition dates: February 14 10am-4pm
Callbacks: February 14 4pm-6pm
Rehearsal dates: March 20 - April 20
Tech dates: April 23 + 24
Performance dates: April 25 - May 6

To submit, please email Claren Grosz and Keshia Palm at with a headshot, resume, and preferred audition time. We encourage early submissions as we will start filling our limited slots immediately.

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