Call Type: EPA
Attending the audition will be directors for our 2018-2019 Season:
Janet Stanford, Artistic Director of Imagination Stage
Kathryn Chase Bryer, Associate Artistic Director of Imagination Stage
Meg Lowey, Casting and Artistic Coordinator of Imagination Stage
Two guest directors will be chosen for the season, but will not be present at EPAs
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An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
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SEEKING / Updated 02.12.19
Equity Actors of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Looking specifically for strong singers and dancers as our season includes a number of Musicals.
Imagination Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not tolerate discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
2019-2020 season is as follows:
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR(Play with Puppets)
Three of Eric Carle’s beloved stories told with three actors and 77 puppets.
First Rehearsal: Sept. 9, 2019
Tech Begins: Sept. 20, 2019
First Preview: Sept.25, 2019
Opening: Sept. 28, 2019
Closing: Oct. 27, 2019
Run Length: 5 weeks
Seeking ADULT AEA actors (18+)
Puppeteer 1 (any age/gender)
Puppeteer 2 (any age/gender)
Puppeteer 3 (any age/gender)
THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE (Dance musical)
Imagination Stage’s Helen Hayes award-winning version of the C. S. Lewis classic, featuring modern dancers, singer/actors, and a life-sized puppet of Aslan the Lion.
First Rehearsal: Oct. 28, 2019
Tech Begins: Nov. 15, 2019
First Preview: Nov. 20, 2019
Opening: Nov. 23, 2019
Closing: Jan. 12, 2020
Run Length: 8 weeks seeking
Peter: (m, tenor) The oldest of the Pevensie children, a natural leader and protective older brother. Actor/singer/dancer.
Susan: (f, mezzo) The second-oldest sibling; practical, nurturing, and patient. Actor/singer/dancer.
Edmund: (m, tenor) The second-youngest sibling; hotheaded, with a taste for turkish delight and a need to prove himself. Actor/singer/dancer.
Lucy: (f, soprano) the youngest Pevensie; generous, open, and imaginative. The first to discover Narnia. Actor/singer/dancer.
Man 1: (m, baritone) the Warden, the Professor (owner of the house where the Pevensie children shelter from the London bombings), Mr. Beaver, and the voice and head of Aslan (puppet), protector of Narnia.
Mrs. Beaver: (f, mezzo) nurturing and welcoming resident of Narnia. Helps the children defeat the White Witch. Actor/singer/dancer.
Dancer 1: (m) Mr. Tumnus, the Narnian faun who befriends Lucy, as well as an Elf.
Dancer 2: (any gender) Maugrim, wolf of the White Witch.
Dancer 3: (f, soprano) Mother, Mrs. Macready, and the evil White Witch. Strong dancer/actor/singer.
Dancer 4: (any gender) a servant, tree, ghoul, and other various residents of Narnia.
Puppeteer 1: (any gender) operates a clock, Aslan, sleds, robin, mice, etc.
Puppeteer 2: (any gender) operates a knight, Aslan, sleds, robin, mice, etc.
The quest of a girl no bigger than your thumb to find others like herself. Along the way, she escapes a toad, a mole and maybugs who want her to conform to their ways.
(In repertory with ZOMO THE RABBIT)
First Rehearsal: Dec. 30, 2019
Tech Begins: Feb. 11, 2020
First Preview: Feb. 14, 2020
Opening: Feb. 15, 2020
Closing: April 5, 2020
Run Length: 8 weeks
Actor 1: (f) Thumbelina - a girl no bigger than your thumb, trying to find where she belongs
Actor 2:(any gender) Narrator - sometimes it’s hard not to get involved in the story you’re telling
Actor 3: (m) Toad, Prince, and others - ugly and lonely, the Toad finds a friend in Thumbelina
Actor 4: (f) Old Woman, Field Mouse, Mayfly, and others - the Fieldmouse is a skittish, warm-hearted hoarder
Actor 5: (m) Mole, Mayfly, and others - wealthy and selfish, the Mole tries to adopt Thumbelina as his daughter
ZOMO THE RABBIT: A Hip Hop Creation Myth (musical)
Zomo is a Hip Hop trickster who calls on the help of Sky God to help him get respect from the other animals. She sends him on a quest that introduces him to the Hip Hop talents of dance, graffiti and DJ-ing such that Zomo realizes that together the aminals can create a new culture.
(In repertory with THUMBELINA)
First Rehearsal: Dec. 30, 2019
Tech Begins: Jan. 31, 2020
First Preview: Feb. 5, 2020
Opening: Feb. 8, 2020
Closing: March 29, 2020
Run Length: 8 weeks
Zomo the Rabbit: (m) a clever, rapping rabbit
Sky God: (f) a wise, supernatural being
Big Fish: (f) a very confident, dancing fish, also plays Anansi the Spider, Mural #1, and Cobra
Wild Cow: (m) a gruff, spray-painting cow, also plays Reynard the Fox and Dog
Leopard: (f) a cool, Latina leopard DJ, also plays Raven the Bird, Mural #2, and Zoey Flamingo
THE VANISHING ELEPHANT (Play with Puppets)
An Indian elephant survives a sea voyage and years as a circus performer before being reunited with her beloved trainer by Harry Houdini.
First Rehearsal: April 6, 2020
Tech Begins: April 24, 2020
First Preview: April 29, 2020
Opening: May 2, 2020
Closing: May 31, 2020
Run Length:5 weeks
Actor 1: (m) Father, Landlord, Villager 2, Sailor 1, Jim, Older Kid, Houdini
Actor 2 (m_ Opu, Clown 1, Pa
Actor 3: (f) Carole, Villager 1, Very Young Kid, Doctor 1
Actor 4: (f) Mother, Sailor 2, Glory, Clown 2, Mrs. Powers
Actor 5: (m) Mahout, Jarrett, Young Kid, Mr. Powers, Doctor 2
NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED (Rock ‘n Roll musical)
Adapted from the book by Mo Willems. In the underground world of Naked Mole Rats, Wilbur comically challenges the status quo with his passion for clothes.
First Rehearsal: June 1, 2020
Tech Begins: June 19, 2020
First Preview: 24, 2020
Opening: June 27, 2020
Closing: August 9, 2020
Run Length: 7 weeks
[Note, the genders of each character is of no relevance in casting, but is denoted below for traditional vocal range]
Actor A: (m) Wilbur J. Mole Rat, Jr. - The dreamer, always looking at the clouds when everyone else has tunnel vision. Sees the best (dressed) in everyone.
Actor B: (f) Grande Mole Rat - The popular kid and, consequently, the one with the most to lose. Any shift in the culture could threaten Grande’s social dominance.
Actor C: (m) Venti Mole Rat - The enforcer. The colony is a tricky place to understand, and now that Venti does, the mole rat is scared of having to re-discover a new place in it.
Actor D: (f) Tall Mole Rat - A rule-follower with a heart of gold. Cannot reconcile the non-naked rules with her conscience and naked decency.
Actor E: (m) Grand-Pah Mole Rat, Stark Naked, Announcer - Grand-Pah is the moral authority, less interested in pomp than in figuring out how to solve problems. Intimidating in the abstract, dyspeptic and old in reality.
Actor F: (f) Weather Mole, Potential Customer, Secret Service - Secret Service Mole is dead serious, who quickly and magically transforms into a Hendrix/Joplin rocker, then back to dead serious.
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4908 Auburn Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814-2629
Auditioners should sign in at a table in the Main Gallery.
Monday, February 25, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please prepare a 90 second monologue and 16 bars of an up-tempo song. If you plan on singing, please bring sheet music in the appropriate key as an accompanist will be provided. Please note that although we are a Theater for Young Audiences, your material does NOT need to be from a children's show.