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Fall 2022 Production information

Everybody

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by Lauren Diesch

Summary:
This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play
Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living.

Schedule:
Rehearsals begin Monday August 22
Performances September 30-October 8

This play is written for a diverse company of nine performers. All roles are open to any gender, race, ethnicity, and age (unless specifically noted). All roles in this play are living ideas. The exact breakdown of some roles will vary from performance to performance. Each actor should bring their unique self to whatever role they are playing.  

Usher/God/Understanding—played by an actual usher, or at least it should seem so initially. This role has an intimate, open relationship with the audience. The same actor will play this role each night.  

Death—played by the oldest actor in the company. Death is and is not what they appear to be.  

Girl/Time—played by a young child (or actor that can play a child) stolen from the audience—or at least it should seem so initially.  

Love—played by an audience member, or at least it should seem so intially.  

Somebodies—played by 5 actors until they become something else. Each night a lottery will determine what role each somebody plays. These roles include: 

Everybody 

Friendship 

Kinship 

Cousin 

Stuff 

Beauty  

Mind 

Strength 

Senses 

Evil 

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Gross Indecency

by Moisés Kaufman

Directed by Daniel Sappington

Summary:
A dramatically charged trove of trial transcripts, personal correspondence, interviews and other source materials tell of the downfall of the great man of letters, Oscar Wilde, whose artistic genius has long been overshadowed by the scandal surrounding his imprisonment.

 Schedule:
Rehearsals begin Monday August 22
Runs October 21-29

***Gross Indecency… will utilize a gender-inclusive ensemble. Performers of all genders are encouraged to submit themselves for consideration, and all interested artists are guaranteed a callback*

NARRATORS:
A group of contemporary college students in search of answers regarding Oscar Wilde. Who was he? In what ways were his gender and queerness on trial? How do we view his actions through a contemporary lens? These individuals serve as an extension of the audience and must be comfortable with audience interaction. Open to all ages, genders, ethnicities, and abilities.

THE VICTORIANS: Historical figures involved with the trials of Oscar Wilde. Includes Sir Edward Clarke, Marquess of Queensberry, Edward Carson, Queen Victoria, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Parker, Constance Wilde, and (many) more. These roles will require dialect work. Open to all ages, genders, ethnicities, and abilities.

MOISÉS KAUFMAN: Founder of Tectonic Theater Project and writer of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Male. Latinx. **This role will be pre-recorded; therefore, performance date availability is not required** 


MARVIN TAYLOR: Wilde historian. Male. Open to all ethnicities and abilities. **This role will be pre-recorded; therefore, performance date availability is not required** 

The roles of OSCAR WILDE and LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS have been cast.

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

by Dave Malloy

Directed by Richard Roland
Choreographed by Lauren Haughton Gillis
Musical Direction by Ray Fellman

Summary: 
A fanciful retelling of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, this electropop opera gives musical flair to this classic work of literature. When Natasha arrives in Moscow and falls under the spell of the roguish Anatole, it is up to Pierre to pick up the pieces of her reputation.

Schedule:
Rehearsals begin Monday September 12
Runs November 3-12, including a Wednesday matinee and two Saturday matinees

For initial audition submissions, please prepare two cuts, 60 to 90 seconds each: one in an indie rock or electro pop style, and one that shows a classical style of singing. Selections should feature strong story telling.

All roles are open for any Race/Ethnicity.
Any musical instrument talent strongly encouraged. Please submit additional videos of your instrument playing. Don’t be shy!
Extended vocal techniques (glottal yodeling, for example) also encouraged.
Let us know of any special skills!

Natasha (Range: Soprano, G3-F5 (Belt to C5)- innocent, wide-eyed, loves Andrey with all her heart. Impetuous and impulsive ingenue who is dangerously and lethally romantic. Age range: 19-26.

Sonya (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, B3-C5; Belt to A4)- Natasha's cousin, dear friend, and confidante. She has lived with Natasha's family like a daughter since childhood. Passionate, selfless, loyal, and devoted to her friend. Age range: plays 20s.

Marya (Range: Alto, G3-B4)- The grande dame of Moscow, a mother figure, old fashioned and chatty but deeply kind. Strong sense of humor, self-awareness. Glamorous. Natasha's Godmother, strict yet kind. A domineering, doting and protective guardian. Age range: plays 30s to early 60s.

Hélène (Range: Alto, G3-F5; belty alto)- Aristocrat, the queen of society. Deceptive and amoral. Anatole's sister, married to Pierre. Strong, self-absorbed (like her brother, Anatol), likes to stir things up and cause problems for people for her own enjoyment. Enjoys a potentially inappropriate relationship with her brother and having an affair with Dolokhov, all while married to poor Pierre. Highly sexualized but with a good sense of humor. Age range: plays late 20s-40.

Mary (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, G3-B4)- Lonely spinster daughter of a wealthy price. She is cut off from the world in her father's grand old house and resigned to his cruelty. Command of extended vocal techniques a plus. Age range: 20s to 30s.

Pierre (Range: Bari-Tenor, Ab2-Ab4)- Dear, bewildered, awkward, he is a melancholy outsider despite being very wealthy. Unhappily married to Helene, he is searching for some, any, meaning in and for his live. Gruff, pessimistic, and detached, yet at times warm. Age range: plays 30s-40s.

Anatole (Range: Tenor, B2-C#5; C#5 must be belted, access to E6 for riffing preferred). Aristocrat and hedonistic, shamelessly flirtatious, he knows how powerful his attraction is. High Operatic Tenor. Bonus if he can play violin. Age range: plays late 20s to 30s.



Dolokhov (Range: Baritone, E3-F4)- A fierce officer in the military. Anatole's closest friend, and co-conspirator. Having an affair with Pierre's wife and a crazy good shot when in a duel. Hedonistic and a bit of a sociopath. Droll sense of humor. Fiercely intelligent but remorseless and regretful. Age range: plays late 20s-30s.

Old Prince Bolkonsky (Range: Baritone, Ab3-F4)- is a conservative, old-fashioned aristocrat whose dementia has causes him to be alternately nasty and incapacitated. Lives with his still unmarried daughter, Mary. Age range: plays 70s to 80s.

Andrey (Range: Baritone, F2-Eb3)- Prince Andrey, is the finest catch in all of Russia. incredibly handsome and a noble officer, very serious. Old before his time and carrying a weight on his heart and mind. Age range: plays late 20s-40.

Balaga (Range: Baritone, A2-E4)- A Russian troika driver who drives like a maniac race car driver, a larger-than-life fantasy-like character. Has supernatural abilities with his troika and can drink incredible amounts. Lower class but bold. Dripping with energy. Ragged and raw but warm. Age range: plays late 20s-40s

Ensemble

Residents of Moscow: All genders encompassing all of Russian society: rustic villagers, aristocrats, butlers, maids, opera singers…all walks of Moscovian life in 1812. Must be excellent singers and movers, and be very comfortable with audience interaction/no fourth wall; fun and wild. Playing musical instruments a huge bonus! Age range: to play any and all.