Auditions

Auditions for:  

  • An Octoroon  (sides posted below)

  •  Don't Dress for Dinner  (sides posted below)

An Octoroon

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by Akin Babatunde

Audition sides:  BJJ     Dora     George/M'Closky     George/Zoe     Grace     Lafouche     Lafouche2     M'Closky     Minnie/Dido     Minnie/Dido2     Pete     Pete2     Playwright     Wahnotee     Zoe     Zoe2

The Terrebonne plantation is in upheaval - the Master has died. His naïve, young nephew tries to hold things together, but the evil neighbor is out to buy the land. Meanwhile, the slaves chat and gossip, and the beautiful, young ward of the estate has a secret that will change everything. Based on a controversial classic, this Obie-Award winning play is part period satire and part metatheatrical middle finger - it’s a provocative and moving challenge to the racial climate of “the land of the free” in both the antebellum South and today.

Roles:
Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC points may be received for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are paid for rehearsal and performances.

BJJ/George/M’Closky - Male. African-American or black, 25-45
Playwright/Wahnotee/LaFlouche - Male. White or can pass as white, 35-55
Assistant/Pete/Paul - Male. Native American, mixed-race, South Asian or can pass as Native
American, 20-35
Zoe - Female. An octoroon, white, quadroon, biracial, multi-racial, or actress of color who can pass
as an octoroon, 25-40
Dora - Female. White or can pass as white, 20-35
Minnie - Female. African-American, black, or an actress of color, 30-40
Dido - Female. African-American, black, or an actress of color, 20-30
Grace - Female. African-American, black, or an actress of color, 25-35

Audition Dates/Times:
Monday, October 23, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Video Submission deadline Monday, October 23, 2017.

Callbacks will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

Audition Requirements:  AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tues-Sat Noon to 5 PM. Auditions will involve cold readings from the script. The script is available at S.T.A.G.E. (for members only) and the Stage West offices. Auditions will be held at Stage West, 821 W Vickery. It is strongly recommended that you read the script prior to auditions.

Rehearsals:
Begin Monday, August 6, 2018. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturday with Sundays off.
Rehearsal times are Mondays through Fridays 7-11PM, and Saturdays 1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM.

Performances:
Are Thursday, August 30, 2018 through Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.

[Note: performances will be Thursday nights at 7:30, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 and Sunday matinees at 3:00].

 

Don't Dress for Dinner

By Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon

Directed by Christie Vela

Audition sides:  George     Robert/Suzette     Robert     Suzette     Suzanne

Hilarity and hijinks ensue when Bernard invites his mistress over for a weekend romp while his wife Jacqueline is meant to be away. But when Jacqueline discovers Bernard’s friend Robert is also coming over, she decides to stay. Robert is supposed to be Bernard’s alibi for the weekend, but he is also Jacqueline’s secret lover. By the time the mistress and the cook show up, trysts and sweet-nothings are postponed as marital treachery, mistaken identities, and madcap chaos take hold in an evening of adulterous mirth.

Roles:
Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC points may be received for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are paid for rehearsal and performances.

Robert - Male. 35-55. Best friend to Bernard.
Suzanne - Female. 35-55. Mistress to Bernard.
Suzette - Female. 25-40. A cook.
George - Male. 25-40. Husband to Suzette.

*PLEASE NOTE: The roles of Bernard and Jacqueline are precast.

Audition Dates/Times:

Sunday, November 5, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, November 6, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Video Submission deadline Monday, November 6, 2017.

Callbacks will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

Audition Requirements:  AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tues-Sat Noon-5 PM. Auditions will involve cold readings from the script. The script is available at S.T.A.G.E. (for members only) and the Stage West offices. Auditions will be held at Stage West, 821 W Vickery. It is strongly recommended that you read the script prior to auditions.

Rehearsals:
Begin Monday, June 18, 2018. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturday with Sundays off.
Rehearsal times are Mondays through Fridays 7-11PM, and Saturdays 1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM.

Performances:
Are Thursday, July 12, 2018 through Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.
[Note: performances will be Thursday nights at 7:30, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 and Sunday matinees at 3:00].

 

Sign up for our actor email list here for audition notices