Iron Crow Theatre
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC
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.
AUDITION DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION
Friday, September 20, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Loyola University Maryland
McManus Theater in the DeChiaro College Center
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Saturday, September 21, 201912:00pm - 3:00pm
Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
Local performers preferred. Limited housing options may be available.