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Iron Crow Theatre Season Auditions: 19/20 Season of the Renegade: A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

SEEKING
Equity and non-Equity singers, dancers, actors, and/or performers of all gender identities, expressions, sexual orientations, and ethnicities/races for Iron Crow Theatre’s upcoming 19/20 Season of the Renegade. Audition appointmens can be made here.

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties; In Essence, A Queer and Occasionally Hazardous Exploration; Do You Remember When You Were in Middle School And You Read About Shackleton And How He Explored The Antarctic?; Imagine The Antarctic As A Pussy And It’s Sort Of Like That
Written by: Jen Silverman
Directed by: Dr. Natka Bianchini
Rehearsals begin: August 13, 2019
Performances: September 6 - 15, 2019

AUTHOR’S CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Betty 1: Femme, probably (but not necessarily) white. Rich, uptight, fueled by secret rage.
Betty 2: Femme, any ethnicity, rich, uptight but coming undone.
Betty 3: Femme, Latinx, charismatic and pretty, kind of a know-it-all.
Betty 4: Butch lesbian, any ethnicity, great tattoos, gently melancholic, is too often ignored.
Betty 5: Genderqueer (masculine-of-center), any ethnicity, great tattoos, owns a hole-in-the-wall boxing gym.

The View UpStairs
Book, Music and Lyrics by: Max Vernon
Directed by: Sean Elias
Rehearsals begin: October 23, 2019
Performances: December 6 - 15, 2019

AUTHOR’S CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
WES - Up-and-coming fashion designer. Has a following, mid/late twenties.
PATRICK - Young, runaway hustler. Sex, magic, whimsy, bell-bottoms, early twenties.
BUDDY - Resident pianist. Elton John-coulda-been. Married, forties.
WILLIE - Might know all the secrets of the universe, might be in the early stages of dementia, forties-to-sixties, black.
HENRI - Bartender. Tough as nails, no-nonsense, old-school butch lesbian, thirties/forties.
FREDDY - Construction worker by day, drag queen Aurora Whorealis by night, twenties/thirties, Latino.
INEZ / REALTOR - Freddy’s mother, makeup consultant, and cheerleader. As Realtor - the human equivalent of an uplifting pharmaceutical commercial with horrible side effects, late forties-to-sixties, Latina.
RICHARD - Priest of the Metropolitan Community Church. It is possible to have the character of Richard played by a women, in which case the name Rita Mae is to be used, forties.
DALE - Hustler, homeless, hungry for acceptance. Means well. Burns down the UpStairs Lounge, thirties/forties.
COP - Seventies Cop is corrupt, homophobic, violent. Present-day Cop is just a guy doing his job, with awk-but-nice dad vibes.

The Rocky Horror Show
Book, Music and Lyrics by: Richard O’Brien
Directed and Choreographed by: Quae Simpson
Rehearsals begin: December 17, 2019
Performances: February 7 - 16, 2019

DR. FRANK ‘N’ FURTER: A “sweet transvestite” scientist from the planet of Transsexual, located in the galaxy of Transylvania. He is the master of the castle which doubles as his laboratory. He is renowned for his decadence and self-indulgence, male, age flexible.
JANET WEISS: Good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. Emotionally weak, caves into pressure easily, female, twenties/thirties.
BRAD MAJORS: Quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet. Overly optimistic at times, male, twenties/thirties.
ROCKY: Frank’s magnificent creation. Sexually appealing with prominent muscles, twenties/thirties.
MAGENTA: One of Frank’s servants. Has an oddly close relationship with Riff-Raff who is presumably her brother. Female, age flexible.
RIFF-RAFF: One of Frank’s servants if not the main servant. Creepy, resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. Male, age flexible.
COLUMBIA: One of Frank’s servants, female, age flexible.
NARRATOR: Follows our two hero’s through the story by narrating directly to the audience, age and gender flexible.
EDDIE/DR. SCOTT: As Eddie: delivery man, “went to pieces.” Misses the rock-and-roll life. Comes back to life only to die after his solo. As Dr. Scott: German scientist and Eddie’s uncle. Age and gender flexible.
4 PHANTOMS: Ensemble. Hedonists, deviants, dare we say — renegades? Age and gender flexible.

Homos, or Everyone in America
Written by: Jordan Seavey
Directed by: Sean Elias
Rehearsals begin: April 28, 2020
Performances: May 29, 2020 - June 7, 2020

AUTHOR’S CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
The Writer: Male, caucasian jew, ages from late twenties to early thirties.
The Academic: Male, latino, ages from late twenties to early thirties.
Dan: A friend, male, race: he’s adopted so who knows? Thirty-ish.
Laila: A stranger, female, any race but caucasian, thirty-ish.

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals take place in Baltimore, MD five (5) days a week: four (4) nights during the weekday from 7:00pm - 11:00pm and one weekend day from 9:00am - 6:00pm. Exact rehearsal dates and times are specific to production needs and may vary based on the production itself. The above information should be used as a general guideline as you review your availability.

PERFORMANCES
All productions perform 8 performances over the course of two weeks at the historic Baltimore Theatre Project located at 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Please note that The Rocky Horror Show performs a special 11:30pm performance on Valentine’s Day 2020.

PAYMENT
Actor’s Equity Association: Equity Special Appearance Contract available.
Non-Equity: A multi-hundred dollar stipend is paid following the successful completion of all performances.

HOUSING
Local performers preferred. Limited Housing options may be available.

AUDITION DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sunday, July 28, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm

Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20011

BALTIMORE
Monday, July 29, 2019 and Tuesday, July 30, 2019
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

MORE INFORMATION
Auditions will be held by appointment. Walk-in's are welcome and will be seen as time permits. If you are unable to attend the auditions but are able to secure housing in the DMV area, you may submit your audition via video to [email protected]. All actors who are interested in auditioning in person should register for an audition appointment below. In most cases, you must be available for callbacks in order to be considered for final casting. Callback information detailing what material to review will be sent via email as soon after auditions as is possible. Please note that callbacks are scheduled to take place shortly following the audition date. It is our recommendation that you familiarize yourself with the piece prior to the auditions and callbacks.

CALLBACK DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION
Those actors who are invited to callbacks will receive specific information detailing exactly when they will be needed for the callback session and what material to prepare. In most cases, actors must be available for the callback session to be considered for final casting. Callbacks for Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties will take place Tuesday, July 30 at 9:00pm. The View UpStairs and Homos, or Everyone in America may host callbacks on Saturday, August 3. The Rocky Horror Show may host callbacks on Sunday, September 22.

Categories:
Auditions Theater
Employer Name:
Sean Elias
Job Title:
Artistic Director
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
Please be prepared to present a memorized monologue from a published piece of theatre and/or a musical theatre selection of your choice that best shows-off your range and ability. Both selections (in any order and/or cut) should not exceed three minutes in length. You may be asked to read/sing from your book and/or the script/score of the production you are auditioning for. Singing from the production itself is acceptable. A live accompanist will be provided.

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