Call Type: EPA
Minimum - $384/wk
Written by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, and Alison Bechdel
Directed by Cheryl Denson
Music Direction by Adam C. Wright
Rehearsals begin March 16, 2020.
Production Opens April 10, 2020, and closes April 26, 2020 with 4 shows a week.
Callbacks will be held on December 9.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
See breakdown. Local hires preferred.
ALISON BECHDEL, female, reads age 43, Mezzo-Soprano (E3-D5): Lesbian cartoonist; wry, pragmatic, super intelligent; she is at a standstill artistically and is re-examining her own life and her sometimes difficult relationship with her father, determined to piece together a truer version of her father’s life than the one she’s hung onto since he died.
BRUCE BECHDEL, male, plays ages 33 to 43, Baritone (B2-G4): Alison’s father, a closeted gay man. He is a high-school English teacher and funeral home director who spends his spare time on the historic restoration of his home; a complex man with a hot temper as a result of years of repression; he can be caring and attentive to his children but is also quick to anger.
HELEN BECHDEL, female, plays ages 36 to 46, Mezzo-Soprano (G3-E5): Alison’s mother. Intelligent, composed, with a quiet coiled intensity; has spent her life trying to be a good mother and wife while turning a blind eye to her husband’s affairs with other men; eventually she becomes frustrated and exhausted by her tumultuous, emotionally abusive marriage.
MEDIUM ALISON, female, reads age 19, Mezzo-Soprano (G3-E5): Alison Bechdel as a freshman at Oberlin College, discovering her sexuality. Incredibly well-read and hyper-intelligent, her uncertainty about who she is makes her socially awkward at times.
JOAN, female, reads early 20s, Alto (G3-C5): A student at Oberlin. She exudes a confident, sexual energy, with a dry sense of humor. Unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her skin and openly identifies as a lesbian.
ROY / PETE / MARK / BOBBY JEREMY, male, plays ages 16-28, Tenor (E3-A4): One actor who plays the following characters – Roy, a handsome young man Bruce hires to do yard work; Pete, a mourner who visits the funeral home; Mark, a high school junior; Bobby Jeremy, the good looking lead singer of a band in Alison’s imagination.
SMALL ALISON, female, reads age 9-12, Alto (A3-E5): Alison Bechdel as a child. Precocious and opinionated, on the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a girl her age should behave and dress; confident and intelligent.
CHRISTIAN BECHDEL, male, reads age 9-12, (Must be able to sing D5): Alison’s older brother; oldest of the three children; he tries to be the leader but is sometimes overshadowed by Alison’s strong personality.
JOHN BECHDEL, male, reads age 6-8, (Unchanged voice): Alison’s younger brother; like most boys his age, he is full of energy with a quirky imagination; looks up to his siblings.
Audition appointments strongly encouraged. For appointment, go to uptownplayers.org/auditions or call 214-219-2718 between 1p and 6p Tue through Fri.
Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219-5502
Free Parking lot at theater. Check in at theater lobby.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Prepare 2 cuts of contrasting Broadway Selections in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot and resume as well.