Tuesday, July 10, 2018

audition notice - THE ANTIPODES & THE CAKE - Stray Cat Theatre - July 22


STRAY CAT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR THE FIRST 2 SHOWS OF SEASON 17:

THE ANTIPODES by Annie Baker
directed by Ron May

and

THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter
directed by Katie McFadzen

WHEN:
Sunday, July 22nd, 12pm-4pm

Callbacks for THE ANTIPODES will be on Monday, July 23rd in the evening.
Callbacks for THE CAKE will be on Tuesday, July 24th in the evening.

Rehearsals for THE ANTIPODES will begin on or around Monday, July 30th.
Rehearsals for THE CAKE will begin in late September/early October

WHERE:
Childsplay Campus of Imagination and Wonder
900 S. Mitchell Dr. Tempe, Arizona 85281
Please enter on the Mitchell side.





ROLES AVAILABLE:

THE ANTIPODES:
Available roles: 7 M 2 F
Sandy, M, Caucasian, 55-70
Sarah, F, Any race, 22-32
Eleanor, F, Any race, 36-46
Adam, M, NOT Caucasian, 28-38
Danny M1, M, Any race, 42-52
Danny M2, M, Any race, 35-45
Josh, M, Any race, 30-40
Dave, M, Any race, 35-45
Brian, M, Any race, 22-32

THE CAKE:
Available roles: 3 F, 1 M
Della, F, 50s, pleasant, round, with a mass of big, curly hair*
*****PLEASE NOTE this role requires partial nudity – all of the particulars will be covered by frosting so not so much nudity as birthday suit plus frosting underwear. We will be considering members of AEA for a possible Guest Appearance contract for this role.*****

Tim, M, 50s, her husband, a good ol’ boy
*****PLEASE NOTE this role requires partial nudity – all of the particulars will be covered by frosting so not so much nudity as birthday suit plus frosting underwear.*****

Jen, F, early 30s, with a wedding binder, who has dreamt of her wedding day her whole life

Macy, F, early 30s, her reluctant fiancé, African American

PLEASE PREPARE:
2 CONTRASTING MONOLOGUES
- Total time of both monologues should be absolutely no longer than 3 minutes. You will be timed.
- Monologues MUST be from contemporary plays (no Shakespeare, no classics).
- When scheduling, please be sure to provide ALL of the information requested.
*****We will be considering members of AEA for a possible Guest Appearance contract for the role of DELLA in THE CAKE.

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:
DO NOT CALL!
SEND AN EMAIL WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.
IF YOU ARE MISSING ANY OF THE INFORMATION REQUESTED YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED:
1. NAME
2. SHOW(S)/ROLE(S) YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR
3. GENERAL TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION. (We will do our best to accommodate these requests.)
4. PLEASE INDICATE WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE A MEMBER OF ACTORS EQUITY
5. A PHONE NUMBER TO REACH YOU
REMEMBER THIS EMAIL MUST HAVE ALL OF THIS INFORMATION OR YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED. YOU WILL RECEIVE CONFIRMATION WITHIN 24 HOURS.

EMAIL: rmay@straycattheatre.org

PAY:
There is a stipend for all actors cast.
*****We will be considering members of AEA for a possible Guest Appearance contract for the role of DELLA in THE CAKE.

ABOUT THE SHOWS:
THE ANTIPODES
By Annie Baker
September 7 – 22, 2018
at Tempe Center for the Arts
Directed by Ron May

The Wrap – 11 Best Theatre Productions of 2017
Time Out New York – 10 Best Theatre Productions 2017

A play about people telling stories about people telling stories
Following the successes of her Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick and her haunting and enigmatic John, Stray Cat is thrilled to once again bring the latest work by in-house favorite playwright Annie Baker. An unnamed conference room. A group of creators on an intense and intensely surreal brainstorming session for unspecified purposes. All we know is that these people are being asked to keep coming up with stories - the more personal the better - in the hopes that something will jell and move their project – whatever that may be - forward. “Annie Baker’s in-all-ways fabulous new play about professional fabulators in pursuit of the ultimate yarn…(is) endlessly fascinating…The Antipodes is also deeply funny…” – New York Times

THE CAKE
By Bekah Brunstetter
November 9 – 24, 2018
at Tempe Center for the Arts
Directed by Katie McFadzen

Sometimes a cake isn’t just a cake
Jen lives in New York but has always dreamed of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown, so she heads down south with her partner to ask Della, her late mother's best friend, to do the honors of making the wedding cake at her bakery. Della's cakes are legendary ­ even earning her a spot as a contestant on the "Great American Baking Show." She is overjoyed at Jen's request ­ until she realizes there's not just one bride, but two, forcing her to re-examine some of her deeply-held beliefs, as well as her own marriage. Food, faith, and family loyalty take center stage in a paradigm-shifting comedy sure to leave you hungry for more. "I laughed, I cried, I learned, I loved.…Bekah Brunstetter has written that rarity among LGBT-themed plays, one that might actually inspire baby steps towards mutual understanding.” – StageScene LA


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