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Musical Auditions: Head Over Heals & The Rocky Horror Show at Iron Crow Theatre

SEEKING
Equity and Non-Equity singers and dancers of any age, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, race, or ethnicity for all roles in the 22/23 Season of Defiance musicals Head Over Heels and The Rocky Horror Show. We are working diligently in pursuit of casting one of the largest gender-flexible and multi-cultural ensembles ever. You do not need to identify as queer in order to audition or be cast.

HEAD OVER HEELS
Songs By The Go-Go’s
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted By James Magruder
Directed by Sean Elias, Artistic Director
Assistant Directed and Choreographed by Quae Simpson
Rehearsals begin on October 10, 2022.
Performances begin on December 2, 2022, and end on December 18, 2022, at Baltimore Theatre Project.

Please note: The Broadway adapter has signed on to this project.

Synopsis: A bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening. This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, Head Over Heels follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.

Read the character breakdown here.

All roles are open.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
By Richard O’Brien
Directed by Sean Elias, Artistic Director
Rehearsals begin on April 17, 2023.
Performances begin on June 2, 2023, and end on June 18, 2023, at Baltimore Theatre Project.

Synopsis: Blatimiore’s favorite interactive tradition returns with a raucous celebratory pride event. In this live stage musical best known for the 1975 cult film, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky.” All tickets include a prop bag with all the “essentials” for a wild ride!

Read the character breakdown here.

All roles are open.

STEP 1: AUDITION IN-PERSON OR SUBMIT A DIGITAL AUDITION
Auditions will be held in person by appointment in both Baltimore and Washington, DC. Auditions currently scheduled are below.

Saturday, September 17, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
DC Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Digital auditions may be submitted. Once reviewed, invitations to callbacks will be sent on a rolling basis. Submit headshot, résumé, and audition link to [email protected]. For Head Over Heels and The Rocky Horror Show, please submit by Sept. 16. Callbacks are on September 18.

STEP 2: ATTEND IN-PERSON CALLBACK
Callbacks will be held in person in Baltimore, MD. Please note we can not consider anyone for a role who does not attend callbacks in person.

Sunday, September 18, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare one monologue from a published piece of theatre and 32 bars of a pop-rock song, and/or a contemporary musical theatre selection of your choice that best shows off your range and ability. Please bring backing tracks as an accompanist will not be provided.If you are unable to attend in person, you may submit digitally. Digital submissions include one monologue from a published piece of theatre and 32 bars of a pop-rock song, and/or a contemporary 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. Also, include with your submission a digital headshot and resume. Portfolios/personal websites may also be submitted for review. No physical mailings. Submit all materials in one email to [email protected].

COMPENSATION
Iron Crow Theatre's compensation rates are competitive amongst small professional theatres in Baltimore. Compensation for Non-Equity performers ranges from a multi-hundred dollar to thousand dollar stipend based on role. Compensation for Actors' Equity members is dictated by the requirements of Actors’ Equity Special Appearance Contract Tier 2. Iron Crow Theatre currently offers at least one Equity Special Appearance contract per production.

HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION
Housing and transportation are not provided.

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals take place during the week (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM) and on one weekend day (10:00 AM - 5:30 PM) in Baltimore, MD. Exact rehearsal dates and times are specific to production needs and the availability of the cast. In general, rehearsals do not take place on Fridays or Sundays.

PERFORMANCES
All Performances take place at the historic Baltimore Theatre Project located across from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at 45 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

WHO WE ARE
Iron Crow Theatre is an award-winning, professional, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and Baltimore’s queer theatre. Iron Crow Theatre produces queer theatre for a queer city, celebrating the renegade and the unorthodox in all of us. Iron Crow Theatre welcomes everyone. You do not need to identify as queer to work at Iron Crow Theatre.

OUR VISION
Iron Crow Theatre strives to become Baltimore's next professional Equity theatre, producing theatrical work of the highest artistic quality in hopes of offering artists and administrators alike with competitive pay, access to the Equity Membership Candidate program, and a creative environment founded on professionalism that is both safe and inclusive to all.

SAFETY
Iron Crow Theatre is committed to producing work of the highest artistic quality and to a rehearsal and performance process that upholds the highest standards of professionalism; modeling ourselves after Equity theatres, we continue to admire greatly. We are devoted to fostering both a culture and an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion, promotes safety and well-being, and allows our artists to do some of their best work here - free from harassment of any kind.

When working on a production at Iron Crow Theatre, all cast and crew members receive Safer Spaces training to ensure a professional harassment-free workplace. In addition, Iron Crow Theatre’s staff, directors, and stage managers have been trained in a variety of best practices as it pertains to trauma-informed practices and staging intimacy by Theatrical Intimacy Education. Furthermore, an Intimacy Coordinator is hired for each production requiring scenes of intimacy. In addition, members of our staff have been certified in mental health first-aid by The National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

Iron Crow Theatre utilizes the Equity deputy system for all productions and has a member of the board of directors serve as an ombudsperson providing direct access to additional support at the highest levels of the organization.

Regarding Covid-19, Iron Crow Theatre has a certified COVID-19 Compliance Officer who ensures our practices follow the requirements of Actors’ Equity Association, scientific fact, and the latest CDC recommendations. Iron Crow Theatre requires all actors and crew members to be fully vaccinated, boosted, and agreeable to ongoing testing in order to work on a production.

Salary Range
Part-Time/Hourly
Categories:
Auditions
Employer Name:
Sean Elias
Job Title:
Artistic Director
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
Please prepare one monologue from a published piece of theatre and 32 bars of a pop-rock song, and/or a contemporary musical theatre selection of your choice that best shows off your range and ability. Please bring backing tracks as an accompanist will not be provided.If you are unable to attend in person, you may submit digitally. Digital submissions include one monologue from a published piece of theatre and 32 bars of a pop-rock song, and/or a contemporary 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. Also, include with your submission a digital headshot and resume. Portfolios/personal websites may also be submitted for review. No physical mailings. Submit all materials in one email to [email protected]
Benefit Package
N/A.

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