Jabber by Marcus Youssef
Presented by Green Thumb Theatre in Partnership with Neworld Theatre
Directed by Chelsea Haberlin

Artistic Director or casting person in attendance: Chelsea Haberlin and Patrick McDonald
Deadline to submit: 04/11/2017
Email applications to:
Contact name: Breanne Harmon
Agreement: CTA

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: Green Thumb Theatre and Neworld Theatre welcome and encourage submissions from artists of diverse backgrounds.

Audition Dates:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017: 10:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017: 12:00pm-4:00pm

*subject to change
Workshop: May 15-21, 2017
Rehearsal: October 2-22, 2017
Tour: October 23-December 2017

Play Synopsis:
When anti-Muslim graffiti targets hijab-wearing Fatima, her strict parents have her transferred to a new high school. Socially disconnected, she finds an unlikely friend in Jorah, a boy with a reputation for anger issues. As friendship blossoms into romance, they are forced to confront stereotypes, boundaries, and the consequences of their actions. Thought-provoking, comedic, and sometimes dark, Jabber invites audiences to examine their own assumptions and expectations of others, and to reflect on how these impact their relationships.

Character Breakdown:
Fatima, a teen girl. In grade 10. Relatively recently arrived immigrant from Egypt who wears a Hijab. Great sense of humour. Smart and quick witted.

Jorah, a teen boy. In grade 10. The guy at school that people are a little afraid of. There are lots of rumours about him and he gets in trouble a lot for testing authority. Kind of a jerk but also kind of funny and smart.

Mr. Evans, the thirty-four year old school counselor. Students call him Mr. E and pretty much like him He’s the ‘cool’ counselor.

This is a local and British Columbia high school tour. Class 4 driver’s license is an asset. All Artists will be required to travel.

To submit, please send a head shot and resume to Breanne Harmon at with the subject: “Jabber“ Audition Submission. Only those selected for an audition will be contacted.