Playbill General Auditions (Video Submission) for the ’20-’21 Season in Washington, DC!
The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol (a flexible black box space located in The Villages, Florida) will hold be accepting video audition submissions through Friday, June 26th, 5pm EDT.
- At the start of your video please SLATE with your name, equity status, and location (city, state)
- To be considered for Plays AND Musicals please tape a 90 second monologue and a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song in the style of the shows.
- To be considered for the Plays ONLY please tape two contrasting 60-90 second monologues.
A note on casting: At The Studio Theatre we practice Non-Traditional Casting. Non-Traditional Casting is a method designed to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for women, actors of color, seniors and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, age or the presence or absence of a disability are not germane. To that end we encourage all actors to audition.
Show Listing and Breakdown (show and rehearsal dates subject to change):
Spike Heelsby Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Celine Rosenthal
Rehearsals start: August 31, 2020
Opening: SEP 25, 2020-Closing: OCT 24, 2020
- Georgie (late 20s-30s, female-identifying): working-class background, street-smart legal secretary. She is sex-positive, sarcastic, and confident; has a short fuse. The Eliza Doolittle in this Pygmalion.
- Andrew (30s, male-identifying): Georgie’s neighbor. A professor of political philosophy at a small college in Boston, and self-appointed “teacher” for Georgie. He is engaged to Lydia. Andrew is the quintessential “nice guy.”
- Edward (30s, male-identifying): Georgie’s boss and Andrew’s friend. He is an aggressive, hot-shot criminal defense lawyer; argumentative because it’s fun.
- Lydia (30, female-identifying, White): Andrew’s fiancée, who is conspicuously absent through Act I. She is the epitome of an upper-class New England WASP (white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant). Seemingly, Georgie’s opposite.
PipelineBy Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Roberta Emerson
Rehearsals start: October 26, 2020
Opening: NOV 20, 2020-Closing: DEC 19, 2020
- Nya (30s, female-identifying, Black): Single mother. Public H.S. Teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty. A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent doing her damndest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker. Holding together by a thread.
- Omari (teens, male-identifying, Black): Smart and astute. Rage without release. Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger, Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community. Nya’s son.
- Jasmine (teens, female-identifying, Black or Latinx): Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. In touch with the poetry of her own language.
- Xavier (30s, male-identifying Black): Single father – struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing exec. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. Nya’s ex-husband. Omari’s father.
- Laurie (50s, female-identifying, White): Pistol of a woman. Teaches in Public High School and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment. Doesn’t bite her tongue. A don’t-fuckwith-me chick.
- Dun (30s, male-identifying, Black): Public High School security guard. Fit and optimistic. Charismatic with women. Genuine and thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment. It’s not easy.
9 to 5, Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick, based on the Twentieth Century Fox film
Directed by Nathaniel Niemi, Music Directed by Gary Powell
Rehearsals start: December 28, 2020
Opening: JAN 29, 2021-Closing: MAR 13, 2021
- Violet (40s, female-identifying, Alto) : The company’s Head Secretary and Mr. Hart’s Administrative Assistant, she is a single mother and typically stands up for what she believes in. Attractive, strong, ambitious. CAST, seeking Understudy ONLY
- Judy (30s, female-identifying, Soprano) : The “new” girl at the firm, she has been burned by her husband’s affair and is searching for personal empowerment. Insecure, determined, and hopeful. CAST, seeking Understudy ONLY
- Doralee (late-20s, female-identifying, Mezzo) : A young, sexy spitfire who works at Mr. Hart’s office. She is proof that there is more to a woman than just her looks.
- Franklin Hart (40s, male-identifying, Baritone) : One of the firm’s executives and a notorious chauvinist. He is capable of faking charm but usually shows his true colors as an arrogant, self-absorbed boss.
- Roz Keith (40, female-identifying, Alto) : The attentive office gossip queen and snitch. She has an unrequited love for Mr. Hart and will do anything she can to win his approval. CAST, seeking Understudy ONLY
- Joe/Ensemble (30, male-identifying, Tenor) : A handsome, young office accountant. Genuine and nice, and smitten with Violet.
- Dwayne/Ensemble (late-20s, male-identifying, Tenor) : Doralee’s attractive husband. He is very supportive of her professional pursuits.
- Josh/Ensemble (18, male-identifying) : Violet’s awkward teenage son.
- Maria/Ensemble (20s-30s, female-identifying, Latinx) : A young and vibrant secretary in Hart’s office.
- Dick/Tinsworthy/Ensemble (30s-40s, male-identifying) : Judy’s soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago. Tinsworthy is Franklin Hart’s boss and Chairman of the Board; a good man who knows more than he lets on.
- Kathy/Missy/Ensemble (20s-30s, female-identifying) : Kathy is a secretary in Hart’s office with a tendency to gossip. Missy – Franklin Hart’s wife, completely oblivious to her husband’s bad nature.
- Margaret/Ensemble (30s-40s): A secretary in Hart’s office, and an alcoholic.
Ada and the Engine By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Nathaniel Niemi, Music Directed by Gary Powell
Rehearsals start: March 15, 2021
Opening: APR 9, 2021-Closing: MAY 8, 2021
- Ada Byron Lovelace (18-36, female-identifying, White, English): Curious, funny, brilliant, aware of her brilliance, stories, aware of her story. Never met her famous father. Tries to be a “good girl” but just cannot help her curiosity and love of all things impossible. A mathematician; a poet at heart. Curious, wry, self-aware. Above all, bright, in every sense. A woman of our time stuck in hers. Singing role.
- Lady Anabella Byron (35-55, female-identifying, White, English): Ada’s fierce tiger of a mother. Handles her out-of-control life by exerting control on her daughter. Harsh, strict, jealous? Yes. But realistic. She has had a hard life largely due to Ada’s father. Projects his sins on her. (DOUBLES Mary Somerville)
- Charles Babbage (40-60, male-identifying, White, English): Ada’s scientific partner and closest friend. A quietly burning furnace of ideas and ideals. More capable of dreaming than doing. Lauded genius of London. A holder of famous salons, an inventor, a mathematical scholar, a dreamer who just cannot seem to make his dreams into the metal they require to be real. Almost perfect for Ada. Almost. Singing role.
- Lord Lovelace (late 30s, male-identifying, White, English): Ada’s proud and proper husband. A literal man, if not a particularly literate one. Content with a monochromatic life, he cannot even begin to perceive all the colors that Ada can see. He’d rather that he was more rich and more lordly but he’ll manage with his lot. A proud man. A wanting man. A serious man. Is not madly in love with Ada but she’ll do just fine. (DOUBLES Byron)
- Mary Somerville (40-60, female-identifying, White, Scottish): Ada’s mentor and Charles’ friend and colleague. Equal parts warm and sharp, supportive and practical. There are no women as successful and respected in science and math as her. Pragmatic, sharply friendly, someone who will tell you when you’re wrong. (DOUBLES Lady Anabella Byron)
- Byron (late 30s, male-identifying, White, English): The spirit of Ada’s late father, the famous (and infamous) poet. Charming and passionate; quick-witted and brash… and regretful. Darkly funny, unpredictable, emotional, brooding but self-aware. Singing role. (DOUBLES Lord Lovelace)
August 31, 2020 – May 8, 2021
Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to Placement@barbizonusa.com. For more information about Barbizon visit https://www.barbizonmodeling.com.