Auditions

Note:  auditions are posted in groups of two, by audition date.

Please call 817-784-9378 to secure an audition appointment.  Video submissions should be sent to dana [at] stagewest.org.  Sides are posted with each show. Note: some may not be facing correctly; you can adjust.  

July 27 and 28

Ada and the Engine

by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Emily Scott Banks

Sides:  Ada-Lovelace     Ada-Charles     Ada-Charles2     Ada-Anabella     Ada-Byron

Young and curious mathematician Ada Byron is caught between two worlds. Her mother is pushing for a prestigious marriage to Lord Lovelace, hoping to repair the damage Ada’s father, the late Lord Byron, imposed on the family name. But Ada sees the creative potential in the analytic engines created by her elder friend and scholar Charles Babbage. As pressures mount and feelings grow, these two form a partnership that will change the course of the future.

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.

Ada Byron Lovelace - 18 to 37. Curious, funny, brilliant, aware of her brilliance, stories, aware of her story. Never met her famous father. Tries to be a “good girl” but just cannot help her curiosity and love of all things impossible. A woman of our time stuck in hers.

Charles Babbage - 42-61. Ada’s soul mate, friend, mentor. Lauded genius of London. A holder of famous salons, and inventor, a mathematical scholar, a dreamer who just cannot seem to make his dreams into the metal they require to be real. Almost perfect for Ada. Almost.

Lady Anabella Lovelace - 41-60. Ada’s mother, harsh strict, jealous? Yes. But realistic. She has had a hard life largely due to Ada’s Father. Projects his sins on her. 
ALSO PLAYS Mary Sommerville - 53. Charles’ friend and colleague and Ada’s mentor. There are no women as successful and respected in science and math as her. Pragmatic, sharply friendly, someone who will tell you when you’re wrong.

Lord Lovelace - 28-47. A gentleman who becomes Ada’s husband. He’d rather that he was more rich and more lordly but he’ll manage with his lot. A proud man. A wanting man. A serious man. Is not madly in love with Ada but she’ll do just fine.
ALSO PLAYS Byron - 36. A charming man, darkly funny, unpredictable, emotional, brooding but self-aware. A poet.

Audition Dates/Times:
     Saturday, July 27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     Sunday, July 28, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Callbacks will be held Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
Video Submission deadline is Friday, July 26, 2019.

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, December 9, 2019. 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, January 9, 2020 through Sunday, February 9, 2020 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].

Between Riverside & Crazy

by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Directed by Ruben Carrazana

Lulu1     Lulu2     Oswaldo1     Oswaldo2     LieutCaro1     LieutCaro2     Junior1     Junior2     DetOConnor1     DetOConnor2     DetOConnor 3     ChurchLady1     ChurchLady2

Irrepressible ex-cop and recent widower Walter Washington is under a lot of pressure. He’s in an ongoing legal battle, clinging desperately to grievances from the past. Barely holding on to the palatial rent-controlled Manhattan apartment that he shares with his newly paroled son and a ragtag surrogate family who call him “Pops,” he is not ready to accept payout or surrender. But as tensions come to a head in a swirl of demands from family and friends, a final ultimatum from former NYPD colleagues causes “Pops” to draw the line and make some demands of his own. 

Roles:  Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. EMC points may be received for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are paid for rehearsal and performances.
Ethnicities listed in order of playwright’s preference

Oswaldo - Male. 20s-30s. Puerto Rican/Latino/Hispanic. Junior’s ex-con friend from rehab. Troubled, former addict. Trying to get his life together by eating clean and staying away from any of the substances that derail him. Alienated by his own family. Living in Pops' house and looks on him as a father figure.

Lulu - Female. 20s-30s. Latina/Hispanic. Junior’s current girlfriend. Says she is a current college student studying accounting. Lives with Junior, holds tightly to this newfound family, and wants desperately to get married. Funny, good-hearted, and dedicated. She has retained her sweetness and naïveté despite the difficult choices she’s had to make.

Junior - Male. 30s. Black. Pops' son and currently dating Lulu. Trying to work his way through life as best he can. At odds with Pops and is perhaps doing some illegal activity to make a few bucks. Stuck at the moment.

Detective Audrey O’Connor - Female. Late 30s-40s. White. Irish-American. Pops’ former NYPD colleague and friend. Very sharp, but would rather avoid conflict.

Lieutenant Caro - Male. Late 30s-40s. White. Italian-American. Audrey’s fiancee, headstrong New York cop, gets what he wants.

Church Lady - Female. 30s-50s. Originally from Brazil, a novitiate for the convent. Holding dark secrets that suggest a complicated history. Trying to do the right thing, whatever that means to her.
**This character engages in simulated sexual intercourse. No nudity, but undergarments might be seen briefly. Intimacy choreographer will be present.

[THE ROLE OF POPS HAS BEEN PRECAST.]

Audition Dates/Times:
     Saturday, July 27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     Sunday, July 28, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Callbacks will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
Video Submission deadline is July 26, 2019.

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. Advance perusal of the script is requested.

Rehearsals:  Begin Monday, August 3, 2020. 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, August 27, 2020 through Sunday, September 27, 2020 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].

August 3 and 4

The Lifespan of a Fact

by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

Directed by Marianne Galloway

Jim     John     Jim-John     John-Emily

At a prestigious magazine publication, a determined, young employee is about to be given an opportunity. The demanding editor-in-chief is giving him a big assignment: she wants him to fact check a groundbreaking piece by an illustrious, albeit unorthodox author. As the deadline approaches and the lines between accuracy and artistic license blur, boundaries are crossed and the high-stakes world of publishing becomes personal in this brand new comedy of conflict.

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

John D’Agata - Male. 40s-60s. Essayist. 

Jim Fingal - Male. Mid-20s. New Employee.

[THE ROLE OF EMILY PENROSE HAS BEEN PRECAST.]

Audition Dates/Times:
Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Sunday, August 4, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Callbacks will be held Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
Video Submission deadline is Friday, August 2, 2019.

Audition Requirements - AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Saturday 12:00 PM to 5:00PM. 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, October 14, 2019. 
***PLEASE NOTE: Rehearsals during the week of October 14-18 will be daytime between the hours of 10:00am-4:00pm. Actors MUST be available for these hours.
Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturday with Sundays off.
Rehearsal times (*apart from the first week*) are Mondays through Fridays 7-11PM, and Saturdays 1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM.

Performances:  Thursday, November 7, 2019 through Sunday, December 8, 2019 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].

Church & State

by Jason Odell Williams

Directed by Jenna Richanne Hannum 

Tom     Sara     Charlie-Sara     Charlie     Alex1     Alex2

Three days before his bid for re-election, in the wake of another school shooting, a Republican U.S. Senator has a life-altering crisis of faith, and makes an off-the-cuff comment that sends the entire campaign into a tailspin. His wife and campaign manager try to contain the damage, but in a country where religion influences politics and politics have become a religion, how do you reach the people and stay true to yourself? A timely and fast-paced story that is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.

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.

Senator Charles “Charlie” Whitmore (R-NC) - Male. 40s-50s. Born and raised in North Carolina, he is a former state senator, now incumbent Junior U.S. Senator up for reelection. His father was governor of North Carolina for many years before he died. Charlie’s two older brothers are members of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Though not gunning for it himself, the party is grooming Charlie for a presidential run in a few years. Charlie is a man filled with doubt. But he has plenty of charisma and sex appeal. He’s a rare honest politician and gifted public speaker. A real family man who loves his wife, sons, and constituents.

Sara Whitmore - Female. 40s. Charlie’s wife. A former real estate agent, now stay-at-home mom to their boys Matthew (9, athletic and fearless) and Luke (6, artistic and sensitive). She is sweet, charming, and instantly likable. Even when she’s bossing you around, she does it with an irresistible smile. Brassy, tough, and can certainly hold her own with the big boys. Also born and raised in North Carolina. Loves her family, Jesus, and the Bible. She’s a tough Southern woman with a soft underbelly.

Alex Klein - Female. 30s-40s. Charlie’s campaign manager. A fast-talking, no-nonsense liberal Jew from New York whose star is on the rise as a go-to campaign manager. Hired by the Whitmore campaign so she wouldn’t defeat him working for the other side. She is great at her job, but knows her career is on the line if this election goes badly. Her self-doubt bubbles to the surface at times, but she’s clearly a professional at the top of her game.

Tom/Marshall/Reporter/Security Guy - Male. 20s-30s. Tom is a paid intern with the campaign. Simple with a good heart. Tom is an NC State graduate and North Carolina boy through and through; more “country”, while Marshall is more of a “Southern gentleman.” Marshall is a blogger with Christian values but not much journalistic experience. Reporter is a smart, charming, on-the-scene news reporter. Security Guy is a typical non-speaking bodyguard.

Audition Dates/Times:
Saturday, August 3, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, August 4, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Callbacks will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
Video Submission deadline is Friday, August 2, 2019.

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. Advanced perusal of the script is requested.

Rehearsals: Begin Monday, April 13, 2020. 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, May 7, 2020 through Sunday, June 7, 2020 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].

August 10 and 11

The Children

by Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni

Hazel     Rose1     Rose2     Robin 

In a seaside cottage on the east coast of England, a pair of retired nuclear scientists are startled by the reappearance of a former colleague. As crackers and wine are trotted out, so are remembered stories, old jealousies, and haunting secrets, all leading to the true reason for this sudden visit: a chilling and dangerous plan. The evening will be revelatory and the fallout will be cataclysmic. Brave, humane, and beautifully written, this play confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves the world.
 
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.

Rose - 60s. Voluntarily childless. Takes life as it comes, has a distinct sexual power. Warm, loquacious, enigmatic, and self-assured. British dialect required.

Hazel - 60s.  A mother to 4 adult children; married to Robin, and a former colleague of Rose. Super-organized yogi in denial of her body’s dilapidation. A cautious, wholly determined creature of habit and normalcy, exudes domesticity even in moments of crisis. British dialect required.

Robin - 60s. A father to 4 adult children; married to Hazel, and former colleague of Rose. Charming, dramatic, and genial. Weary with an underlying sense of unease, but wily and has the ability to transform from boorish to noble in the blink of an eye. British dialect required.

Audition Dates/Times:

Saturday, August 10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, August 11, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Callbacks will be held Monday, August 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
Video Submission deadline Friday, August 9, 2019. 

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, February 17, 2020. 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, March 12, 2020 through Sunday, April 12, 2020 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].

Into the Breeches!

by George Brant

Directed by Joanne Zipay

Celeste1     Celeste2     Ellsworth     Grace1     Grace2     Grace3     Ida1     Ida2     June     Winifred1    Winifred2 

It’s 1942, and there’s a problem at Oberon Playhouse - with the director and leading men all off at war, it looks like the season will be cancelled. That is until a determined and passionate group of ladies rally the troops at home and set out to put on an all-female production of Shakespeare’s Henry V. An increasingly unexpected team is assembled, with a hilariously desperate array of thoughts and ideas, but united in desire. This delightful and moving backstage comedy examines the power of art to bring us together, even in the hardest of times.

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

Celeste Fielding - Female. 50s. The Diva, plays Henry Fifth and Fourth.

Ellsworth Snow - Male. 60s. The conservative Board President of the Oberon Play House.

Winifred Snow - Female. 50s. The untalented but enthusiastic Socialite, plays Falstaff.

Ida Green - Female. 30s. African-American. The imaginative Costume Designer, plays Hotspur.

June Bennett - Female. Late teens-early 20s. The Ingenue, plays the Kates.

Grace Richards - Female. Late 20s-early 30s. The Raw Talent, plays Henry Fourth and Fifth.

[THE ROLE OF MAGGIE DALTON HAS BEEN PRECAST.]

[THE ROLE OF STUART LASKER HAS BEEN PRECAST.] 

Audition Dates/Times:
Saturday, August 10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, August 11, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Callbacks will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
Video Submission deadline is August 9, 2019. 

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. Advanced perusal of the script is requested.

Rehearsals: Begin Monday, June 8, 2020. 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, July 2, 2020 through Sunday, August 2, 2020 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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