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Outvisible General Auditions
will be held Thursday, May 10 from 7-10PM and Saturday, May 12 from 10AM-1PM.
Please check back for audition requirements, roles available, and audition request form.
Auditions for the 2nd Annual Detroit New Works Festival will be held Sunday, March 4 at 11AM.
Outvisible Theatre Company will be holding auditions for five staged readings as a part of its 2nd Annual Detroit New Works Festival. The festival will take place April 28-29. If cast, actors will receive a $20 stipend (per role) to offset travel costs. Two rehearsals will be scheduled during the month of April based on the entire creative team’s availability. AEA actors permitted to be hired under a staged reading contract.
At this time, we are not accepting video auditions. If you have previously worked with Outvisible and cannot make the audition, you may send an email to email@example.com indicating the roles in which you are interested, but auditioning in person is preferred since there are five new directors involved.
- One monologue, two minutes or less in length
- You will be asked to do a cold read
- Please bring one copy of your headshot and resume
DNWF dates: April 28-29, 2018
Detailed reading information:
Ripped by Rachel Bublitz
Directed by Mycah Artis
Being read Saturday, April 28 at 2:30PM
Lucy, a freshman in college, is torn between her excitement about the new people in her life and having to leave her old life and loves behind. As she struggles to find a balance between the new and the old, a sexual encounter leaves her confused and concerned that she may have been a victim of rape. The play moves back and forth through time and space as Lucy tries to piece together the unraveling interactions between herself and the two young men she’s torn between, illuminating the events behind her uncertainty and sparking questions regarding consent.
Woke by Avery Sharpe
Directed by Casaundra Freeman
Being read Saturday, April 28 at 4:45PM
WOKE is a story that follows two young men who are best friends. Even though one is black and the other is white, they have always lived and loved each other like family. However, after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, they both arduously discover how to navigate their different world viewpoints with justice, patience, and love. Through family, romance, and their own friendship, they painstakingly and comically explore what it truly means to be woke.
Nettled by Kristian O’Hare
Directed by Robert Schorr
Being read Saturday, April 28 at 7:30PM
Under the influence of nettle-infused cocktails, two men, celebrating their 10th anniversary, embark on a rousing journey through the city of San Francisco. From foraged haute cuisine to bathhouse poetry to hipster threesomes, these men must confront their true feelings about love and loyalty in a city (and within a culture) that bucks heteronormative culture, by celebrating alternatives to traditional love and commitment.
The Growing Stone by Peter Snoad
Directed by Scott Anthony Joy
Being read Sunday, April 29 at 2PM
Matt Barnett harbors a dark family secret from his childhood. Returning home years later when his mother is dying, Matt seeks truth and healing – and finds a future he never expected. A play about love, pain, redemption, loyalty, aboriginal wisdom, and hope in the stars.
Gifted and Talented by Sonya Sobieski
Directed by Sarah Hawkins Moan
Being read Sunday, April 28 at 4:30PM
Middle-class mom Shana is thrilled that her daughter tested into the most prestigious public school in the city… until she joins the PTA. Gifted and Talented is the behind-the-scenes struggle of a public school to survive shrinking government funding–as well as the large personalities of its increasingly indispensable volunteers.
GIFTED AND TALENTED
- ELEANOR, Caucasian, mid 40s. Casually dressed; sneakers, jeans. An incredibly even-tempered individual. Under most circumstances.
SHANA, Caucasian, early 40s. Casual, somewhat thrift store chic. A failed (which doesn’t mean untalented) artist. Kindergarten parent. Earnest and cautiously bubbly.
- EVE, Caucasian/Middle-Eastern or Latina, early 40s. Business attire. Pragmatic, articulate. The only one with a 9-to-5 job outside the school.
- GEORGETTE, Caucasian, late 40s-early 50s. Slightly frumpy, lots of energy. Passionate about change and unafraid to speak her mind.
- KATIE – ALREADY CAST
THE GROWING STONE
- LUKE BARNETT, 41. Widower and single dad. Caretaker for his dying mother, is also now dying of cancer. High school teacher.
- MATT BARNETT, 44, his older brother. Affluent and prosperous in an urban way. Victim of sexual abuse as a child by his father.
- MARYANNE BARNETT, their mother. Extremely religious and traditional. Has developed severe dementia.
- ENAJ BARNETT, 16, Luke’s daughter. Stubborn, sarcastic, curious, intelligent. Had to grow up too quickly.
- JOSH-male, late 30s/early 40s. Adjunct college English professor. Funny and earnest. Seth’s long-term partner.
- SETH-male, late 30s/early 40s. Works in tech, very well off. The more pragmatic of the couple.
- MONTY*-male, late 30s/early 40s
- SKIP*-male, late 30s/early 40s
- *The roles of MONTY and SKIP will also double to play: MIXOLOGIST, DRAG QUEEN, HIPSTER DUDE, GO-GO BOY, LEATHERMAN, BATHHOUSE POET.
- LUCY, female, 18. Freshman at UC Berkeley. Rambles when she’s nervous. Bubbly in an anxious way.
- JARED, male, 19 or 20. Sophomore at UC Berkeley. Sincere, thoughtful, charming.
- BRADLEY, male, 18 or 19. Lucy’s high school boyfriend. Jealous, impulsive, cares a lot for Lucy.
- Jesse Blanche, A young white man. Well off and top of his class. Can rap.
- Adrian Strong, A young black man. Self described “oreo.” Passionate and thoughtful.
- Martha Blanche, Jesse’s mother. Overly affectionate and full of energy.
- Frank Blanche, Jesse’s father. Something about him says “all-American”.
- Tanisha McCoy, A young black woman. Intelligent and always speaks her mind.
- Natasha Boyd, A young black woman. Responsible, tends to be the peacemaker.
** UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL ETHNICITIES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL CHARACTERS
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