Auditions

Auditions for Life Sucks. and An Act of God

Life Sucks.

by Aaron Posner, sort of adapted from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

Directed by Emily Scott Banks

Audition scenes to download:  Aster/Ella   Aster/Pickles/Vanya   Aster/Sonia   Aster/Vanya   Babs/Professor   Babs/Vanya   Ella/Pickles   Ella/Professor   Ella/Vanya   Pickles/Sonia   Professor

Life is, like, really hard. It’s tough being the gorgeous woman desired by all but understood by none. Or the homely girl with a heart of gold. Or the middle-aged man insightful enough to see the cavernous depth of his own failings. A quirky and deeply human new installment from the Chekhov cycle of the playwright of Stupid F*cking Bird - full of all the delight and charm that love and longing can inspire.

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.

Vanya - 45. A ruminator. A kvetch. A smart, sweet, passionate, insightful, wound-tight failure.
Sonia - 24. Kind, caring, and quirky. Serious self-esteem issues. Not comfortable in her body.
Ella - 36. Searching, frustrated, hopeful, and sad. Very attractive and rampantly desirable.
Babs - 64. Vibrant, artistic, outspoken, and even enlightened. A great soul and scrappy wit.
The Professor - 62. Big mind, big ego, big vocabulary. small-ish soul. Selfish. Well-meaning.
Pickles - 40ish. An odd, sweet, loyal duck. Very literal. A relentlessly positive utopian lesbian.
*The role of Dr. Aster has been precast.

Audition Dates/Times:
Sunday, June 25, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, June 26, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Callbacks will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Audition Requirements - AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 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, September 18, 2017. 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: Thursday, October 12, 2017 through Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery in Fort Worth.
[Note: performances will be Thursday nights at 7:30, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 and Sunday matinees at 3:00].

 

An Act of God

by David Javerbaum

Directed by Harry Parker

Direct from the pearly gates, and flanked by His ever-faithful and devoted archangels, the Almighty Himself is back to set the record straight and answer the deepest questions plaguing humanity since Creation. In this hilarious, no holds barred, irreverent, and critically acclaimed new play, God takes the stage to deliver a new and improved set of Commandments that are sure to have audiences rolling in their seats with side-splitting glee while providing angel-food for thought.

Roles:
Roles open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities, ages, and genders. EMC points may be received for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are paid for rehearsal and performances.
Roles require a strong sense of comedic timing and the ability to sing and/or play an instrument.

Michael - an archangel assisting God on a mission; a great advocate for humanity; interacts with the audience.
Gabriel - an archangel assisting God on a mission; a bit like God’s personal assistant.
*The role of God has been pre-cast.

Audition Dates/Times:
Sunday, July 9, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, July 10, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Callbacks will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Audition Requirements - AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Auditions will involve cold readings from the script.
Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of an upbeat pop song a cappella, if requested.
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, November 6, 2017. 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:
Thursday, November 30, 2017 through Sunday, December 31, 2017 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]

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