Auditions

STUPID F*CKING BIRD

By Aaron Posner, sort of adapted from Chekhov’s The Seagull

Downloadable audition sides:  Con/Dev, Con/Nina, Dev Song, Dev/Mash1, Emma, Mash Song, Mash/Nina, Nina/Trig, Sorn, Trig/Emma
New sides for callbacks (please look at all which apply):  Con, Con/Emma, Dev/Mash2, Mash/Dev Song, Nina/Con, Sorn/Emma/Dev/Trig, Sorn/Mash

directed by Emily Scott Banks

Dev loves Mash. Mash loves Con. Con loves Nina. Nina loves Trig. But so does Emma. Thus, the stage is set for sidesplitting heartache. An irreverent and unabashedly provocative riff on Chekhov’s classic tale of the timeless battle between young and old, past and present, amidst the search for the true meaning of it all - only this time, convention gets shot to f*cking hell.

Roles:  Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC points may be received for Non-Equity performers. AEA members – this is a local hire (no per diem or housing/transportation provided). Non-Equity performers are paid a stipend for rehearsals and performances.  

Conrad - 20's. Emma's son. Would-be playwright. In love with Nina. Tortured.
Dev - 20's-early 30's can sing & play an instrument of some kind. In love, hopelessly, with Mash.
"A good muffin." (Please prepare the piece of music for Dev, or another sung selection featuring an instrument of your choosing.)
Mash - 20's sings and plays ukulele. Hopelessly, darkly, in love with Con. Wears black. (Please prepare the piece of music for Mash, or another sung selection featuring ukulele or guitar.)
Nina - 20's beautiful. Like, really beautiful. Wants to be famous. A bit foolishly idealistic...but not stupid.
(Possible partial nudity for this role.)
Emma Arkadina - mid 40's-mid 50's famous actress. Happy to not exist too much beyond that...but
she's aging a bit. Dominates every room she is in. Fabulous. (Possible partial nudity for this role.)
Dr. Eugene Sorn - mid 50's-60 Emma's older brother. Comfortable, rather drowned out by all the
big personalities...but has deep waters, actually.
Doyle Trigorin - famous author. Emma's (perhaps slightly younger) lover. A great writer, but kind of
an asshole. (Possible partial nudity for this role.)

Callbacks:  Tuesday, Oct 4 at 8:00

Requirements: Auditions by appointment only! Sides and music are available above, as PDFs. (Printed copies will be provided at auditions.)

Rehearsals:  Begin Monday Dec 26, 2016. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Friday 7:00-11:00 PM and Saturday 1:00-9:30 (with 1 ½ hour dinner break). Sunday is designated as AEA day off.

Performances:  Thursday, January 19, 2017 through Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery
[Note: performances will be Thur nights at 7:30, Fri & Sat nights at 8:00 and Sun matinees at 3:00].

 

DEER

By Aaron Mark

Downloadable audition sidesCynthia/Deer (Ken), Cynthia/Ken 1, Cynthia/Ken 2, Ken

directed by Garret Storms

Ken and Cynthia have been married for thirty years. Ken and Cynthia drive to their vacation home for the weekend. Ken and Cynthia hit a deer. Ken seriously just wants to spend the weekend alone with this wife, but Cynthia seriously will not abandon their lifeless, bloody new pet. As the carcass begins to take over their lives, secrets surface, sanity slips, and someone may not be quite as dead as they should be.

Roles:  Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC points may be received for Non-Equity performers. AEA members – this is a local hire (no per diem or housing/transportation provided). Non-Equity performers are paid a stipend for rehearsals and performances.  

Cynthia - fifties, A nurturer and public school counselor, really trying her best to keep it all together - it’s not going well. Desperate, but always hopeful.

Ken - fifties/sixties, Her husband, a novelist, who loves her to pieces - but he’s totally losing control. Hasty and a bit oblivious, but always well-intentioned.

Audition Dates/Times:  Friday October 7, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM and Sunday, October 9, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Callbacks:  Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Requirements: Auditions by appointment only! Sides are available above, as PDFs. (Printed copies will be provided at auditions.)
To make an audition appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Saturday noon to 5:00 PM.   Callbacks will be 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, 823 W Vickery Blvd (in the Studio Theatre).
It is strongly recommended that you read the script prior to auditions.  

Rehearsals:  Begin Monday, February 13, 2017. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Friday 7:00-11:00 PM and Saturday 1:00-9:30 (with 1 ½ hour dinner break). Sunday is designated as
AEA day off.

Performances:  Thursday, March 9, 2017 through Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery
[Note: performances will be Thur nights at 7:30, Fri & Sat nights at 8:00 and Sun matinees at 3:00].