ABOUT THE GRAND THEATRE
A leading cultural hub, the Grand is proudly located in the heart of downtown London, Ontario. We are a place for all to gather, discuss, challenge, debate, celebrate, and be inspired and entertained by exceptional theatre experiences. A not-for-profit regional theatre, the Grand produces and presents professional theatre on two stages: the Spriet Stage (~800 seats) and the Auburn Stage (~150 seats).
A typical season at the Grand runs from September to May including an annual fall High School Project production, which has a 24-year history as an integral part of our programming.
The Grand is World Curious and London Proud. We bring the world to London with diverse, relevant, and original stories from around the globe, and through collaborations with exceptional national and international performing arts organizations.
And we bring London to the world stage with a commitment to developing, producing, and premiering new and original stories through COMPASS, our new play development program. In partnership with artists and playwrights from around the world and around the corner, we present relevant, provocative and entertaining stories that remind us of our collective humanity.
BY INS CHOI
DIRECTED BY ESTHER JUN
Content Advisory: This production includes themes of racial stereotyping, prejudice and biased opinion, cultural rivalry, and mild language.
GRAND THEATRE (London, ON) DATES:
Rehearsals Begin: September 19, 2023
First Preview Performance: October 17, 2023
Opening: October 20, 2023
Closing: November 4, 2023
Mr. Kim is a first-generation Korean immigrant, a father of two, and the proud proprietor of Kim’s Convenience for the past 30 years. After building his empire from nothing, the stubborn Mr. Kim grapples with his changing Toronto neighbourhood, and the growing chasm between him and his second-generation children. In this heart-warming and hilarious story, audiences will follow the Kim family as they tackle their challenging past and look to face an unknown future.
A relatable story for all families, Ins Choi’s award-winning play—that inspired the beloved hit TV show of the same name—is a modern Canadian classic.
JUNG – early to late 20s, Asian.
Jung is a second generation Korean-Canadian, estranged from his father. He had a very rebellious youth and struggled with the pressure of his parents’ expectations. Still grappling with the weight of adulthood and a new child to take care of, Jung looks to repair his relationship with his family.
ALEX & various roles – late 20s to early 30s, Black.
Plays various roles from customer to real estate agent. Alex is a police officer and an old high school buddy of Jung. Sparks fly when he meets Janet, now all grown up.
Please submit a resume and headshot for consideration via Casting Workbook or through our form located here: https://forms.gle/kLHX5eHzBzG9PcDq8 Please only submit once.
The deadline for submissions to be received is Monday, May 8 at 5:00 pm.
Priority will be given to Equity artists, and they will be seen first at all auditions.
OUR COMMITMENT TO ANTI-OPPRESSION
The theatre sector is in a period of much-needed change and tremendous opportunity.
At the Grand, we are committed to creating and practicing a company culture that ensures an accessible, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming space for artists, audiences, donors, boards, and staff.
We encourage all applicants to review the Grand’s Anti-Oppression Mission Statement on our website to confirm that your personal and professional values are aligned with this vision.