THEATER MAINSTAGE AUDITIONS
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday, February 13th at 5pm
Performances scheduled Thursday, April 11th - Sunday, April 14th at 8pm & April 19th - 21st (Matinee on the 20th) in Lone Mountain's Studio Theater.
AUDITION SIDES (also found in audition form)
VIRTUAL AUDITION UPLOAD FOLDER (also found in audition form)
ABOUT THE SPRING THEATER MAINSTAGE
WORDS OF THE WISE: A Staged Reading Festival of Women Playwrights.
The PASJ Department brings you several contemporary plays written by some of the most influential female playwrights of today. This isn’t your traditional staged readings! There will be a little staging, a little design and a lot of fun - all with scripts in hand. We are breaking the rules!
“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. ... Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.” - Edwidge Danticat
*Casting actors male and female identifying, trans and gender non-conforming actors, and other members of historically and currently marginalized communities that are not well represented or misrepresented onstage in theatre productions.
NOTE: The Producer, Dramaturg and Directors will be in the room during your audition. Also note that your audition may be recorded for casting purposes only.
Content Advisory: There are scenes in some of the plays that deal with the following topics: racism, hate crime against the LGBTQIA+ community, sexism, suicide, teenage pregnancy, graphic sexual content, drug use and strong language. Please let us know if you're not comfortable performing in any scenes that deal with these topics.
WORK HARD HAVE FUN MAKE HISTORY by Ruth Tang
Directed by Reyna Brown
3+ Actors and Stage Directions
A catalog of all the possible phone calls that exist. A play that is not about Amazon, not about Jeff Bezos and certainly not about Elon Musk.
Possible Character Tracks:
NO / STOP / LEFT / NO BABY / ELON
YES / OPEN / BABY / HUMAN / JEFF
MACHINE / GO / CLOSED / RIGHT / YOUNG
OUR DEAR DRUG LORD by Alexis Scheer
Directed by Rinabeth Apostol
5 Actors and Stage Directions
The Dead Leaders Club has been formally disbanded by school administration for misappropriating school funds... and worshipping Pablo Escobar. So the members of this girl gang take refuge in a treehouse to continue their idolization, joined by a new recruit who may or may not be Pablo’s long lost daughter. But are they just messing with each other, or could they actually be messing with a higher spirit? Our Dear Dead Drug Lord explores the symptoms of a post 9/11 adolescence, and questions who the millennial generation will become if we don’t pay attention.
PIPE: female. 17. Cuban-American, but white-passing.
ZOOM: female. 15. Caucasian-American.
SQUEEZE: female. 17. Cuban on mom’s side, New Zealander on dad’s side. She is visibly a person of color.
KIT: female. 16. Ethnically ambiguous, but the claim she is Pablo Escobar’s daughter should be plausible.
PABLO FUCKING ESCOBAR: male. 44 Colombian. Must be a Spanish speaker.
SOMEONES DAD: male. 44. Ethnically ambiguous. Note: this character may also appear only as a voice over.
POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive by Selina Fillinger
Directed by Michelle Talgarow
7 Characters and Stage Directions
Any of these women can be any ethnicity. At least three of them should be WOC. Actors can be cis, trans, or non-binary. Age is flexible. Beauty is subjective. So long as they’re fast, fierce, and fucking hilarious.
The Women, in order of their emotional proximity to POTUS (closest to farthest):
HARRIET – His chief of staff.
JEAN – His press secretary.
STEPHANIE – His secretary.
DUSTY – His dalliance.
BERNADETTE – His sister.
CHRIS – A journalist.
MARGARET – His wife. The First Lady. [BLACK, FEMALE PRESENTING]
OPEN by Crystal Skillman
Directed by Ken Sonkin
1 Character and Stage Directions
OPEN is a magic show without magic. A woman called The Magician seems to pantomime a myriad of tricks, but her act reveals she is attempting the impossible—to save the life of her lover, Jenny. Impossible as it may seem, this Magician’s magic act may be our last hope against a world filled with intolerance and hate.
THE MAGICIAN - 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, a woman
BLACK STUDENT MUSIC SHOWCASE AUDITIONS
Location: Studio Theater (LM 148)
Date: Thursday, February 1st at 5pm
Time: 5pm - 7pm (Must register in advance using the Audition Form, link below)
BLACK STUDENT MUSIC SHOWCASE DESCRIPTION
The Performing Arts & Social Justice Program is proud to announce the return of USF’s Black Student Music Showcase produced by Delayn Partlow and Giacomo Fiore. Featuring the work of black-identifying artists and allies, the Black Student Music Showcase will exhibit a wide range of performance styles, including original music, covers, stand-up comedy, dance, DJ-ing, art exhibits, and more. Join us in experiencing this one-night-only musical event!
Performance scheduled for Thursday, April 18th at 7:30pm in Lone Mountain's Studio Theater.