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SUNFLOWER: A NEW MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics by Laura Guli
Music and Orchestration by Premila Mistry
Directed by Deanna Belardinelli
Produced by Austin Scottish Rite Theater, July 22 - Aug 14, 2022
About: Sunflower is an original musical that tells the story of Amalie, a shy and sensitive 6th grader,
who magically travels through the painting Cafe Terrace at Night and meets the 19th-century artist
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) at the cafe.
Amalie doesn’t fit in with her peers, who often exclude and bully her. Desperate to find a friend, she finds a kindred spirit in Van Gogh, who is living in 19th century Arles, France. As Amalie faces social pressure and bullying at school, she finds escape in the world of the painting. Van Gogh, who calls Amalie “Sunflower,” inspires her to believe in herself and understands her loneliness and pain. At the same time, Van Gogh suffers challenges of his own that eventually lead to his despair and suicide. After Amalie is betrayed by her peers, and also finds out about Vincent’s fate, she faces her own darkness. Book and music are formally copyrighted. The cast is composed of both kids ages 11-13 as well as adults. Scenes alternate between the real world at Amalie’s school and home, and the magical world of 19th century Arles.
AUDITION TIMES: Friday, May 20th 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm & Saturday, May 21st 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Callbacks: Sunday, May 22nd 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. (Digital Auditions are also possible, if these dates don't work.) Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Sides will be made available to all actors after they make an audition appointment. Auditions will be held at Austin Scottish Rite Theater at 207 West 18th Street, Austin Texas 78701. There is limited parking behind the theater, and coin-metered street parking nearby. As well as underground parking at the Bob Bullock Museum.
REHEARSALS: early June-July 22, 2022.
SHOW DATES: Performances: July 22 – August 14, 2022: Friday & Saturday at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm!
· Actors will be sent sides from the script to prepare when they make an audition appointment.
· Prepare 32 bars of a song from a musical and bring the sheet music with you.
· Please bring 1 copy each of your headshot and resume if you have them.
**Digital Audition Info**: Unlisted YouTube video links containing: 1 minute monologue and 1 minute vocal selection. Video should show performers from at least the waist up and be well lit with the angle of the camera directly at eye level. Please do not sing to the camera, but just to the right or left. Please keep in mind that this is a stage audition, and not a film audition.
CASTING: 10-12 persons. One role is precast. A stipend will be paid to all actors.
CHARACTERS: 4 girls / 3 boys; 3 men/ 2 women
Girl 1 …AMALIE, a shy, socially awkward 11-year-old girl (preferably cast person of color)
Girl 2 …MADISON, popular girl, born leader, but bullies others
Girl 3 …LILY, 11-year-old girl, a follower, popular, always twirling hair, love-sick
Girl 4 …JANIE, 11-year-old girl, intellectual, tries to be kind but wants to fit in
Boy 1 …NORI, quirky, 11-year-old gender neutral, confident in self
Boy 2 …ZACH, 11-year-old boy, athletic popular jock
Boy 3 …RUDY, 11-year-old boy, hip-hop and gamer fan
Man 1 (Already Cast) …VINCENT VAN GOGH, at age 37 and GATEKEEPER (also museum docent/bus driver)
Man 2 WAITER, ARLES TOWNSMAN, AMALIE’S FATHER VOICE, ADDITIONAL FATHER VOICES
Man 3 ARLES TOWNSMAN, ADDITIONAL FATHER VOICES
Woman 1 6th GRADE TEACHER; ARLES TOWNSWOMAN; AMALIE’s MOTHER VOICE; ADDITIONAL MOTHER VOICES
Woman 2 ARLES TOWNSWOMAN; ADDITIONAL MOTHER VOICES
THE VIRGIN TRIAL
By Kate Hennig
A Texas premiere of a new play written by a powerful new playwright.
Directed by Michael Cooper
produced by The Alchemy Theatre
AUDITION DATE: Saturday, May 28 – 12 noon to 4pm
AUDITION LOCATION: The Mastrogeorge Theatre, 130 Pedernales Street, Austin TX 78702 (@ Cesar Chavez). Lot and street parking.
REHEARSALS: Beginning the week of August 1, 2022 (specific rehearsal times TBD and based upon actor availability)
PERFORMANCE DATES: September 1, 2022 to September 24, 2022 -- Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 8pm
PAY: Some pay.
SYNOPSIS: Author Kate Hennig cleverly explores the contemporary themes of victim shaming, sexual consent, and the extraordinary ability of girls becoming women as she reimagines the scandalous and little-known story of fifteen-year-old Elizabeth the First before she was Queen.
BESS - a princess - 13-15 yrs (intelligent, precocious, entitled, un-edited, sexual - fire)
MARY - a princess - 30-32 yrs (private, cutting, wounded, capable, loyal - water)
ELEANOR- a lady of the court - 50ish (contained, obsessive, incisive, independent, vengeful - earth)
ASHLEY - a lady of the court, governess to Bess – 30-40ish (guileless, reliable, effortless, unrefined, maternal - water)
THOM - Lord High Admiral, husband to Katherine Parr – 35ish (athletic, reckless, impulsive, ineffectual, loving - air)
TED - Lord Protector to Edward VI, brother to Thom - 50ish (paternal, jovial, authoritative, patient, devoted - earth)
PARRY - A lord of the court, secretary to Bess - 30ish (buoyant, cheerful, sensitive, abrupt, nervous - air)
ALL ROLES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
SUBMISSIONS: If you are interested in a particular role, please let us know by submitting your headshot and resume to the attention of Michael Cooper at: email@example.com and we will be happy to review and consider your request. Both your headshot and resume should be in PDF format and your full name must appear in the file name. Requests should be sent to the above address with a valid email address included for the purposes of correspondence.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Garrison Martt
Produced by The Archive Theatre
Audition Dates: June 10-12, Location TBA
Callbacks: Monday, June 13, Location TBA
Performance Dates: September 8-25 (See Archive website for details.)
Rehearsal Dates: Late July–September. 2-4 weeknights & 1 weekend daytime rehearsal per week, scheduled w/ consideration for cast/director.
To sign up for auditions, click here. Please also email your resume and headshot to the stage manager by clicking here.
Auditions will consist of prepared readings of sides from the play. To download sides, click here. Auditioners will work in pairs. You're encouraged to sign up in pairs with people you enjoy. For solo sign-ups, an audition reader will be provided. Local Austin-area actors only! If you live outside a 45-minute drive from Austin, do not sign up. In order to audition, you must show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR COVID test taken within 48 hours of your scheduled audition time.
SEEKING: 14 actors (2 of which will be swings/understudies) will play 28 characters (7 men, 4 women, 3 tracks open to any gender). All actors and understudies will be paid a stipend. Most roles will call for a basic level of dancing and choral singing in addition to the characters fully described here.
About the Play: This telling of Macbeth is set in post-Civil War Appalachia in the mythical county of Scotsland, Kentucky. It will be a period-appropriate production with costumes, props, music, and sets inspired by historical references from the 1860s, and will be performed in the round in the 100-year-old dance hall at Pioneer Farms. Performances will be affected by outdoor temperatures and actors should be prepared for summer weather. The play will include live music, stage fighting, and dancing in which many of the actors will be participating. Vocal or instrumental talent will be valued in the audition process.