Firehouse Theater Announces Open Auditions for 2014-15 Season
Richmond’s Firehouse Theater has made a great name for itself, and now is your chance to take part in this amazing theater’s future works in it’s 21st season!
Open auditions for Wait Until Dark, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, This World We Know, and The Aliens will all take place on June 15th, 2014.
Auditions are available by appointment only, so please e-mail Operations Manager Nata Moriconi - email@example.com - to request an audition slot. Please specify which shows you are auditioning for. No roles are pre-cast.
Here’s a list of available roles via Firehouse Theater:
WAIT UNTIL DARK
By Frederick Knott
Directed by David Emerson Toney
Rehearsals begin August 18, 2014
Performances begin September 18, 2014
- Sam Hendrix – Susy’s husband, a photographer. Friendly, outgoing.
- Susy Hendrix – Recently blinded. Has an air of innocence, but an inner strength as well.
- Mike Talman – Recently out of jail. Must be charming, seem sincere; a good liar. Has a ruthless streak.
- Sgt. Carlino – Recently out of jail. Bit of a thug, thinks he’s a criminal mastermind.
- Harry Roat, Jr – Sociopath, must be capable of playing multiple ages/characters. Villain of the piece. Ringleader.
- Gloria – 9 – 12. Little girl who lives upstairs from Susy; a feisty, independent thinker.
- Policeman One & Policeman Two: 20-s – 50′s.
A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION
By Paula Vogel
Directed by Tawnya Pettiford-Wates
Music Direction by Andrienne Wilson
Rehearsals begin October 13, 2014
Performances begin November 21, 2014
- Bronson (Wormley) / Others – African American male characters, 30s-40s.
- Lincoln / Others – Caucasian male characters, late 30s – early 50s.
- Chester (John Surratt) / Others – Caucasian male characters, 20s.
- Wormley Son / Willy Mack / Others – African American male characters, 20s-30s.
- Whitman / Booth / Sherman / Lee / Grant / Longfellow / Others: Caucasian male characters, 30s – mid 50s.
- Hannah / Others – African American female characters, 20s-30s.
- Mary Todd / Others – Caucasian female characters, late 30s – early 50s.
- Mrs. Keckley / Others – African American female characters, late 30s-40s.
- Raz / Others – Caucasian female characters, 20s.
- Jessa – African American female child.
THIS WORLD WE KNOW
By Kelly Younger
Directed by Kerrigan Sullivan
Rehearsals begin January 5, 2015
Performances begin February 5, 2015
- Junior – Male, 27, brooding, unkempt, gentle, soft-spoken, withdrawn, a drifter, a nail-biter, likely mild autism, definite PTSD.
- Lottie – Female, 29, abrupt, defensive, domineering, overprotective, quick-tempered, conservative, a bulimic, a drinker, ruled by fear.
- Neil – Male, 63, weathered, businesslike, efficient, reserved, square, graying, muscular, handsome, uncomfortable, stubborn, stooped.
- Charlotte – Female, 65, earthy, gracious, uninhibited, optimistic, vital, warm, intuitive, devoted, spiritual, truthful, meditative, calm.
By Annie Baker
Directed by Gary Hopper
Music Direction by Leilani Giles
Rehearsals begin March 16, 2015
Performances begin April 16, 2015
- KJ – Male, early 30s. UVM dropout living with his mother in small Vermont town. He hides his vulnerability with a haze of zen-like calm and innocent playfulness. Some singing involved.
- Jasper – Male, early 30s. A street-smart devotee of Charles Bukowski with more mileage in his 30 years than most, Jasper wrestles with the demise of his recent relationship. Actor must play guitar, some singing involved.
- Evan – Male, 17. Earnest and eager to please, Evan is a high school senior, camp counselor and part-time coffee shop employee caught between childhood and adulthood. Actor must play guitar and sing.
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