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Cold Reading Event

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The Cold Reading Event is a live script reading event based on the popular Vancouver organization, The Cold Reading Series. This is an event for actors, writers, directors, producers and audience members to connect and network.

We are only accepting writing submissions from women, non-binary, and gender diverse writers. women, non-binary and gender diverse writers. Writers may submit their scripts which will be read cold by professional actors. This is an excellent opportunity for writers to hear their work out loud and know what is working and what needs to be adjusted. It is a perfect environment to share your work in progress with a supportive and encouraging audience.

Script Submission Form:

We are accepting actor submissions from all diverse backgrounds and genders. We will have a variety of roles to fill. Actors may submit a quick video slate showcasing their personality. We are accepting union and non-union actors. We will cast the roles one day before the event. The actors are allowed to contact the writers if they have any questions. This is an opportunity to make strong choices and be present with little preparation.

Actor Submission Form:

If you would like to check out the event, we are selling tickets at a suggested price of $10 but there is a pay what you can option. A portion of the ticket sales will go to the actors and writers. Tickets are available here: