Egg and Spoon Theatre Collective
New York, NY 10030
Egg and Spoon Theatre Collective is seeking a racially diverse group of non-AEA actors who are female-identifying, genderfluid, and/or non-gender-conforming, for a production of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus.
A note from the playwright: “The characters in Men on Boats were historically cisgender white males. The cast should be made up entirely of people who are not.”
The production will rehearse around 12-16 hours per week, beginning the end of February, with technical rehearsals April 21-24th. The production runs April 24-May 2 at Access Theater and will be directed by Jillian Wipfler.
Performers will receive a small stipend.
John Wesley Powell- One-Armed leader of the expedition, he is strong-willed, confident, and optimistic. Keeps the whole expedition moving forward. Fiery temper and an excitable soul. Powell hates suits and loves adventure.
William Dunn- Hunter and trapper. Just as skilled as Powell, but does not have the recognition. Hot-tempered and confident. Wears beaver skin always.
John Colton Sumner- Former soldier, current explorer. Will just go snowshoeing through the Rocky Mountains in winter because “no one had done it yet”.
Old Shady- Powell’s older brother and oldest member of the expedition, Civil War vet. Has obviously been affected by the war. Very quiet, very loyal, likes to sing. Does not like people.
Bradley- Lieutenant, manic with youth. Optimistic, naïve, and excited to be here. Genuinely loves people.
O.G. Howland- Printer and Hunter. Tobacco addled. Also plays Chief Tsauwiat, the composed and grounded leader of the Ute Tribe. He has a wry awareness of the world.
Seneca Howland - O.G.’s quiet little brother. Tobacco addled. Looks up to his brother. Also plays The Bishop, a composed and grounded member of the Ute Tribe.
Frank Goodman- SO British, so excited. Has no formal training and is just here for the adventure, bumbling and jolly
Hawkins- The cook, confident in his skill but easily overwhelmed.
Hall- Mapmaker, old soul, hardworking, a follower.
Performers should send video submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with their headshot and resume. An audition side can be found at www.eggandspoontheatre.org/audition.
February 23, 2020 - May 2, 2020