Our commitment to 100% open auditions means YOU are always welcome at Verge Theater, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, gender, identification, expression, socioeconomic level... You get the idea. No experience (or head shots) necessary. Just come on down! You can also join our mailing list to be notified of auditions from Verge and others around the Gallatin Valley by emailing Hilary and asking her to put you on our Actors List.
Auditions: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2-4pm (see below)
Callbacks (if needed): Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6-7:30pm
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Katie Gilbertson
THE STORY: Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It's a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.
Physical/ The Viewpoints*
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM
January 10th-26th, 2020
Saturday, October 5th, at Verge Theater, 2304 North 7th Ave.
2:15 - 2:45 movement
2:45 - 4:00 readings from the script
Please plan to attend both parts
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the audition list
The rehearsal process and play structure will be physical and ensemble driven: drawing from The Viewpoints*
The audition will consist of ensemble movement and readings from the script.
Scripts and sides can be checked out from the Verge before auditions.
We may ask some people to stay longer to read with others and reduce the need for callbacks.
Make-up auditions and callbacks, if needed, will be Tuesday evening, 10/8.
It is requested, but not necessary, to bring a recent head shot or picture and resume. This helps us remember you!
OLYMPE DE GOUGES: Female, 18+
Age 38. Badass activist, playwright, and feminist. Theatre nerd, excitable, passionate, a showman. Widowed and never remarried to ensure her personal freedom. Trying to figure out the best words to inspire rebellion.
Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity
CHARLOTTE CORDAY: Female, 18+
Age 25. Badass country girl and assassin. Very serious, hardened by righteousness, murders Jean Paul Marat in his bathtub because he’s an asshole. Seeking a final “line” to leave them all when her head leaves her body. Also plays FRATERNITÉ.
Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity
MARIANNE ANGELLE: Female, 18+
30s, black. A badass black woman in Paris. She is from the Caribbean, a free woman, a spy working with her husband, Vincent. Tough, classy, vigilant, the sanest one of them all.
Ethnicity: Black or Brown / African Descent
ARIE ANTOINETTE: Female, 18+
Age 38. Less badass but fascinating former queen of France and lover of ribbons. Bubbly, graceful, opinionated, totally unaware, unintentionally rude, and oddly prescient. Never had a real friend. Also plays FRATERNITÉ.
Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity
Begin around the week of 11/2
Rehearsals WILL take place during the holidays, but not on any holiday celebrated by any cast member.
First month of rehearsals will be 2-3 days a week and consist of ensemble building and character work
Second month will be building the show
Tech week will have rehearsals every day beginning 1/5 or 1/6
Contact Katie at email@example.com with questions, or to request a different audition time.
*The Viewpoints is an improvisational system that trains actors to use their bodies in time and space to create meaning. It is through movement that viscerally dynamic moments of theatre with actors is discovered. Learn more here: https://dramatics.org/understanding-viewpoints/
Death of a streetcar named virginia woolf: A parody
auditions: Sunday, Oct. 13, 1-4PM
This show will run Dec. 12-21 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM. Rehearsals will start shortly after casting.
Auditions will be held from 1-4PM on Sunday, Oct. 13 at Verge Theater, 2304 N. 7th Ave. in Bozeman.
The story — When a mysterious invitation brings Blanche DuBois back to New Orleans, she finds herself once again face-to-face with the smoldering Stanley Kowalski. They are soon joined by luckless salesman Willy Loman and hard-drinking, hard-fighting couple George and Martha, and suddenly all bets are off. Add a folksy Stage Manager and the comic genius of The Second City team, and the question quickly becomes: Will the American theatre ever be the same?
What to expect at auditions — This show is a very funny parody based on the following plays: A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, Our Town and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? It would be helpful to be familiar with these American classics. Southern accents will be needed to play Blanche and Stanley, and each actor plays other small roles. Feel free to contact director Peg Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have questions.
The cast (4 male, 2 female… all races, ethnicities, abilities, experience levels, etc. welcome!):
The Stage Manager [40-70], a folksy, omniscient narrator of New England descent.
Blanche DuBois [40-50], an anxious, fragile, secretive Southern woman.
Stanley Kowalski [30-40], a sexually aggressive, blue-collar hothead.
Willy Loman [50-70], a defeated, down-on-his-luck Salesman.
George [50-70], a jaded, henpecked, university professor.
Martha [50-70], George’s brassy, equally jaded wife.