Auditions

Auditions for:  

  • Hir (sides posted below)

Hir

By Taylor Mac

Directed by Garret Storms

Audition Sides:    Isaac/Arnold       Isaac/Max       Isaac/Paige

After returning from the wars, Isaac arrives at his childhood home to discover that the house and family he knew have been upended. His once-timid mother is on a whirlwind crusade to subvert the patriarchy, his sister is now his genderqueer brother who refers to hirself in gender-neutral pronouns. Meanwhile, his stroke-ridden father slumps on the couch in a muumuu and clown makeup. As Isaac attempts to reclaim structure in a household that refuses to be tamed, the family is forced to confront what it is to live in a new world when one is stuck in the past.

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.

Paige Connor - 55. Cisgender mother to Max and Isaac. Wife to Arnold. Main actions are to entertain, excite (with new information she’s discovered), and tear apart the old regimes.

Arnold Connor - 58. Cisgender father to Isaac and Max. Husband to Paige. Main actions are those of an old dog; eat, sleep, and get comfortable. Arnold was an angry man but has had a stroke, which turned him into more of a clown - rather like a slower and older Harpo Marx. When he feels something, he expresses it, uncensored. In a heartbeat, he can switch from complete joy to complete sorrow and back again.

Isaac Connor - 24. Cisgender son of Paige and Arnold. Brother to Max. Main actions are to assess the situation, assert himself, convert, and keep things under control. The action is, for Isaac, one long attempt at squashing down a major PTSD explosion. At times he is more successful than others (meaning he can almost relax) and he uses different, lighter tactics (including teasing), but ultimately he fails. There should be peaks and valleys, but a slow burn is what’s been crafted into the play.

Max Connor - 17. Transgender child of Paige and Arnold. Sibling to Isaac. Main actions are to excite (with new information ze’s discovered), ward off attacks, showboat, raise hir status on the family totem pole, and stake hir intellectual territory. Ideally, the actor playing Max should be someone who was a biological female and now identifies as transgender or gender-queer.

Audition Dates/Times:

Sunday, September 17, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday, September 18, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Video Submission deadline Monday, September 18, 2017.

Callbacks will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

Audition Requirements:  AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tues-Fri 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM or Sat 12-5:00 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, April 23, 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, May 17, 2018 through Sunday, June 17, 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]

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