Seeking Actors / Performers for Iron Crow Theatre's 19/20 Season of the Renegade

Seeking Actors / Performers for Iron Crow Theatre's 19/20 Season of the Renegade

CATEGORY: Performer

Iron Crow Theatre
Baltimore, MD
US

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SEEKING

 

Equity and non-Equity singers, dancers, actors, and/or performers of all gender identities, expressions, sexual orientations, and ethnicities/races for Iron Crow Theatre’s upcoming 19/20 Season of the Renegade, which includes Bare, The Rocky Horror Show, and Straight.

 

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BARE

 

Book by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo

Music by Damon Intrabartolo

Lyrics by Jon Hartmere

Directed by Sean Elias

Rehearsals Begin: October 22, 2019

Performances: December 6 - 15, 2019

 

Synopsis: Bare, the worldwide coming-of-age rock musical phenomenon, and one the most significant pieces of contemporary queer musical theatre, follows a group of high school renegades at a Catholic co-ed boarding school as they wrestle with their sexuality, their religion, and ultimately their identity. With deep honesty, alarming cultural relevance, and a gritty, alt-rock-pop score reminiscent of RENT and Spring Awakening, Bare delivers one of the most powerful and gripping theatrical experiences of this generation — an introspective into the fragility of our "bare" humanity.

 

Author’s Character Descriptions:

 

JASON: handsome golden child of St. Cecilia’s senior class

 

PETER: Introspective, Jason’s clandestine boyfriend

 

IVY: pretty, popular, insecure

 

NADIA: Jason’s pudgy, sardonic twin sister

 

MATT: studious, pious, Jason’s academic rival

 

LUCAS: The school’s fun-loving purveyor of altered reality

 

TANYA: Lucas’s girlfriend

 

KYRA: Student, sexy

 

DIANE: Student, very naive

 

RORY: Student, sarcastic

 

ZACK: Student, jock type

 

ALAN: Student, nerdy

 

CLAIRE: Peter’s mother

 

SR. CHANTELLE: African-American nun, wise, no-nonsense

 

PRIEST: St. Cecilia’s headmaster 

 

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - VALENTINE’S DAY EDITION!

 

Book, Music and Lyrics by: Richard O’Brien

Directed and Choreographed by: Quae Simpson

Rehearsals begin: December 17, 2019

Performances: February 7 - 16, 2019 

 

Synopsis: Baltimore's award-winning and favorite tradition, The Rocky Horror Show, returns with a Valentine’s Day spin like you've never seen before! Experience this quintessential queer theatrical experience live on stage — complete with call-outs, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props. 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." Bring your sweetheart (or sweethearts!) to this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci-fi gothic thriller, now more daring and outrageous than ever! Be sure not to miss the special Valentine's Day midnight performance!

 

Author’s Character Descriptions:

 

DR. FRANK ‘N’ FURTER: A “sweet transvestite” scientist from the planet of Transsexual, located in the galaxy of Transylvania. He is the master of the castle which doubles as his laboratory. He is renowned for his decadence and self-indulgence, male, age flexible. Please note the role of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter has been cast.

 

JANET WEISS: Good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. Emotionally weak, caves into pressure easily, female, twenties/thirties.

 

BRAD MAJORS: Quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet. Overly optimistic at times, male, twenties/thirties.

 

ROCKY: Frank’s magnificent creation. Sexually appealing with prominent muscles, twenties/thirties. 

 

MAGENTA: One of Frank’s servants. Has an oddly close relationship with Riff-Raff who is presumably her brother. Female, age flexible. 

 

RIFF-RAFF: One of Frank’s servants if not the main servant. Creepy, resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. Male, age flexible.

 

COLUMBIA: One of Frank’s servants, female, age flexible. 

 

NARRATOR: Follows our two hero’s through the story by narrating directly to the audience, age and gender flexible.

 

EDDIE/DR. SCOTT: As Eddie: delivery man, “went to pieces.” Misses the rock-and-roll life. Comes back to life only to die after his solo. As Dr. Scott: German scientist and Eddie’s uncle. Age and gender flexible.

 

4 PHANTOMS: Ensemble. Hedonists, deviants, dare we say — renegades? Age and gender flexible.

 

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STRAIGHT

 

Written by: Scott Elmegreen & Drew Fornarola

Directed by: Sean Elias

Rehearsals begin: April 28, 2020

Performances: May 29, 2020 - June 7, 2020 

 

Synopsis: In a contemporary society that often insists you can only be one or the other — Ben likes beer, sports, Emily — and Chris. A provocative, intricate and compelling comic drama, Straight takes us on an enthralling exploration of sexuality and identity in a "post-equality" America. Funny, sad, sexy and surprising, this complex love story featuring three actors in a tour-de-force performance takes aim at the moral neurosis of a generation that prides itself on the pretense of acceptance. 

 

Author’s Character Descriptions:

 

BEN: a 26-year-old investment banker living in Boston. he is waist deep in th em murky waters of “the Odyssey period,” that much-discussed but little-understood phase between college and “adulthood” when careers idle, family life awaits, and roots are planted nowhere. He and Emily have been dating since their college days at U-Penn without much momentum, and his job in the financial sector provides plenty of money but little satisfaction or direction. Socially capable, casually masculine and always well-liked, Ben is used to winning at life. But he is becoming secretly anxious that the real world is not living up to its promises and worries that maybe “this is it.”

 

CHRIS: a 20 and three-quarters!)-year-old history student at Boston College. He likes beer, sarcasm and irony but mostly uses them as a front to mask more deep-seated insecurities. He is socially precocious and, perhaps in compensation for his age, outwardly confident in his interactions with Ben and Emily, making his rare moments of vulnerability surprising, if logical upon reflection. He is appealing, in a boyish way, and he knows it, though he wouldn’t admit that even to himself. 

 

EMILY: 27 and nearing the end of her time in purgatory as a Ph.D candidate in bioinformatics at Harvard. Older than Ben but still a student, Emily looks to him as her window to the “real world,” which she sees as the prize waiting for her at the end of the long tunnel of her studies. Emily holds herself to the highest of standards but without taking herself too seriously. She is quirky, optimistic, social, trusting and idealistic, mentally robust but young at heart.  

 

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IRON CROW THEATRE IS ONE OF BALTIMORE'S MOST AMBITIOUS THEATRE COMPANIES. 

 

Iron Crow Theatre is an award-winning, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and Baltimore’s professional queer theatre, having  been named Baltimore’s Best Breakout Theatre by Baltimore Magazine and Best Professional Theatre by MD Theatre Guide’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Iron Crow Theatre aims to become Baltimore's next Equity theatre and produces queer theatre for a queer city, celebrating the renegade and the unorthodox in all of us. Here you’ll be challenged to do some of your best work, in a safe and professional environment, and inspired to achieve more than you ever thought possible. Overall, you’ll be proud. Because however you get involved here, you’ll be part of something big. Join us as we look to make history. You can learn more about Iron Crow Theatre by visiting our Facebook Page, Instagram or Twitter.

Union

AEA

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY ONLINE

http://www.ironcrowtheatre.org/audition/

Audition Information

WHEN

September 20, 2019 at 6:00PM - 6-9pm in Baltimore

September 21, 2019 at 12:00PM - 12-3pm in Washington, DC

September 21, 2019 at 6:00PM - 6-9pm in Baltimore

Where

Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please be prepared to present a memorized monologue from a published piece of theatre and/or a 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. You may be asked to read/sing from your book and/or the script/score of the production you are auditioning for. Singing from the production itself is acceptable. A live accompanist will be provided.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

https://www.ironcrowtheatre.org/audition

 

AUDITION DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION

 

BALTIMORE

Friday, September 20, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: 

Loyola University Maryland

McManus Theater in the DeChiaro College Center

4501 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21210

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Saturday, September 21, 201912:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: 

Dance Loft on 14

4618 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20011

 

MORE INFORMATION

Auditions will be held by appointment. Schedule your audition at https://www.ironcrowtheatre.org/audition. Walk-in's are  welcome and will be seen as time permits. If you are unable to attend the auditions but are able to secure housing in the DMV area, you may submit your audition via video to casting@ironcrowtheatre.org. All actors who are interested in auditioning in person should register for an audition appointment below. In most cases, you must be available for callbacks in order to be considered for final casting. Callback information detailing what material to review will be sent via email as soon after auditions as is possible. Please note that callbacks are scheduled to take place shortly following the audition date. It is our recommendation that you familiarize yourself with the piece prior to the auditions and callbacks.

 

CALLBACK DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION

Those actors who are invited to callbacks will receive specific information detailing exactly when they will be needed for the callback session and what material to prepare. In most cases, actors must be available for the callback session to be considered for final casting. Callbacks will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2019 for all productions listed above. 

 

 

SEASON REHEARSALS

Rehearsals take place in Baltimore, MD five (5) days a week: four (4) nights during the weekday from 7:00pm - 11:00pm and one weekend day from 9:00am - 6:00pm. Exact rehearsal dates and times are specific to production needs and may vary based on the production itself. The above information should be used as a general guideline as you review your availability. 

 

SEASON PERFORMANCES

All productions perform 8 performances over the course of two weeks at the historic Baltimore Theatre Project located at 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Please note that The Rocky Horror Show performs a special 11:30pm performance on Valentine’s Day 2020.

 

PAYMENT

Actor’s Equity Association: Equity Special Appearance Contract available. 

Non-Equity: A multi-hundred dollar stipend is paid following the successful completion of all performances.

 

HOUSING

Local performers preferred. Limited housing options may be available.

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