Auditions

BLUEBARN Theatre Auditions for Season 30:

Indecent

by Paula Vogel

Auditions will be held at The Bluebarn Theatre, 1106 South 10th St

  • Saturday, Dec. 1st from 12pm-4pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 2nd  from 12pm-4pm
  • Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 12-4pm

Indecent runs March 21st, 2019 through April 14th, 2019

Rehearsals begin February 11th , 2019

Company Members Needed

 The Stage Manager, Lemml (M, 30-50) – A wise fool who sees it all.

The Ingénues (1F, 1M, 20-35) – All the brides, the grooms, the writers, the socialists, the believers.

The Primes (1F, 1M, 35-55) – All the vamps, all the vice, the scarred and the schemers in their prime.

The Elders (1F, 1M, 50+) – All the fathers, mothers, the sages and the fools at any age.

The Musicians- (3 any gender, any age) – On violin! On accordion! On clarinet! Performers who also sing and move and act with the troupe. 

Preparation

Please present a classic or contemporary monologue under 2 minutes. Be prepared to perform 30-60 sec  of “Ain’t We Got Fun” or a folk song of your choice, a capella. Auditions will include prepared sides and cold readings. There may also be dance/movement elements at the auditions. Sides will be available on November 12th.

For more information, to request a copy of the script, or to schedule an audition, please contact Barry at bcarman@bluebarn.org .

*Indicate which roles you’d like to be considered for when scheduling your audition.

*If you are auditioning as a musician, please indicate which instrument(s) you play when scheduling your auditions, and prepare a one-minute solo.


About the play:

Inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance—a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. INDECENT charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. A glorious celebration of the power of theatre to harness the very best of the human spirit.

Strangemen Theatre Company’s
The Woodsman

by James Ortiz
w/music by Edward W. Hardy & lyrics by Jen Loring

Auditions will be held at The Bluebarn Theatre, 1106 South 10th St

There will be three sessions:

   Session 1:  Monday, Dec 10st from 5pm-7:30pm

   Session 2:  Monday, Dec 10th from 7:30-10pm

   Session 3:  Tuesday, Dec 11th from 3pm-6pm 

   Callbacks will be held Tuesday, December 11th from 7:30-10pm

*Violinists will be auditioned from 6:30-7:30 on Tuesday, Dec 11th, those called back   

  will join the 7:30-10pm session with the actors immediately following. 

The Woodsman runs May 16th, 2019 through June 16th, 2019

Rehearsals begin April 8th, 2019

Company Members Needed

7 Actors     1M and 1F (20s-30s), 1 F(20s-40s), 4 others (any age)

1 Violinist

To request a character breakdown with descriptions, possible doubling, and puppets, contact bcarman@bluebarn.org   

Casting note: The Woodsman is a wordless, physical, actor-driven ensemble that incorporates puppetry. All actors must be able to move well and fill physical shape with story, character and intention, and have strength, flexibility, and stamina. All actors are on stage for most of the 75minute show.

Preparation

Actors 

Please prepare a one-minute classical monologue (Shakes, Moliere, Ibsen, Strindberg, etc),and 16 bars of a folk song in the style of the show to be sung a capella.

Come prepared to move; most of the audition will consist of an hour exercises with other actors in ensemble work and imaginative storytelling. 

Violinists 

We are looking for a dynamic and intuitive player, who can play the exhilarating passages with bravado but won’t tire from the tedious passages. 

Should be able to adapt to the ambience of every scene. Must be an experienced team player, adept at their part with a command/knowledge of all other vocal parts.

To request audition passages, contact bcarman@bluebarn.org

To hear the music, go to https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7fEXlXPYpdCm27MYOUL0OE

Schedule your Audition with Barry Carman at bcarman@bluebarn.org .


About the play:

Based on the forgotten writings of L. Frank Baum, Strangemen Theatre Company’s THE WOODSMAN gives this darkly beautiful, haunting, and heart-breaking story new life through original music, physical storytelling, and innovative puppetry. A re-imagined tale of the origin of Baum’s “The Tin Woodman of Oz.”

Statement of Principle

BLUEBARN Theatre strives to present programming that is as diverse and inclusive as the communities it serves. We recognize that representation matters and are committed to casting choices that honor a given character’s identity. We are also committed to actively working against implicit bias in casting decisions where a given role is open or neutral. BLUEBARN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, or disability. Rather, BLUEBARN embraces these distinctions and celebrates these differences.

Statement against Harassment

BLUEBARN Theatre is committed to fostering a culture of civility, dignity and respect as a right and responsibility of all who walk through its doors. Employees, guest artists, volunteers, and patrons are entitled to and responsible for maintaining an environment of mutual trust- free from intimidation, exploitation, harassment and discrimination. Offensive, abusive or unwelcome verbal or physical conduct will not be tolerated. Adhering to this standard is vital to the BLUEBARN’s mission: “to provoke thought, emotion, action, and change.”