CALL FOR ARTISTS - The Great Bloom 
Story Theatre is hiring!

The Great Bloom by Sydney Marino will tour to libraries in Northern BC between July 13-27, 2024, with a possible 2 week extension. Rehearsals run locally between July 2-10 in point of origin, Victoria BC. The Great Bloom will be co-directed by Sydney Marino and Erica Petty. The production and tour will be managed by Kathryn Boyd. 

Story Theatre is looking for:

1-3 Designers (Set, Costume and/or puppets) - see job description below

3 Touring Actors (of any genders, disabilities and racial backgrounds)

Rate of pay

Set, Costume, Puppet Designers - Designers fee + materials budget + equipment and materials to upcycle

Please see full fee breakdown and job description here:

Touring Actors - $700-850/week + accommodations + per diems


DAWN - A forest spirit out of place, who uses her unconventional skills to solve problems. Loves to spend time at the pond with her friend Bumper the frog, and is questioning the world and systems around her. Strong presence and vocal projection is an asset. 

VIOLET (+ Spider) - A forest spirit and Dawn's oldest friend. Is determined to please others and live up to her older sister's reputation. Follows the rules to her detriment. Also plays the Spider. Movement & puppeteering experience is an asset. 

BUMPER (+ Flora, Beatrix the Bee) - A vegetarian frog scared of flies and bugs. Living in his own world, eating all the blueberries he can find. Also plays Flora, the leader of the forest spirits. She is strict, commanding, and stuck in her ways. Character versatility and improvisation experience is an asset. 


UPDATE APR 24: Virtual self-tape auditions only are now welcomed until MAY 1 2024. Please provide a link (Google drive, Youtube) below shared to
If this pivot presents a barrier to you, please email us and we will problem solve together!

Please prepare 1 TYA monologue or poem (2 minutes max, comedy preferred)

NOTE: Actors are encouraged to apply regardless of their experience level/resume. Story Theatre honours and welcomes all experiences and aims to remove barriers to artists at all stages of their careers. 

The Great Bloom Synopsis

Dawn is a forest spirit, a magical species in charge of protecting the forest. In an annual journey called The Great Bloom, young forest spirits venture through the woods to get matched with the plants they will be tasked with protecting forever. Dawn doesn’t feel ready, and her best efforts to protect the forest result in a comedic disaster. “The Great Bloom” explores themes of fitting in, standing out, and self acceptance. Laugh along as Dawn and her friends discover through difficulty the value we can add to our communities. Even, or especially, when our path looks different from others!

Questions or accessibility needs are welcomed by emailing!

Pictured: Workshop of The Great Bloom November 2023
L-R, Tenyjah McKenna (they/she), Erica Petty (she/her), Sydney Marino (she/her), Monica Ogden (they/she), Rain Fox (he/they)
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If applying for set, costume, and/or puppet designer, are you available for a build contract between May 15-July 1, as well as for some rehearsal involvement July 2-10?  
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