2017 General Auditions
2017 General Auditions
Open call for actors for a general audition for shows in the 2017 season. All the directors will be in attendance and will schedule follow up callbacks for individual shows at a later date. There is a stipend for all actors. Non AEA only please.
Date: 10/01/2016 (Sat.)
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm PDT
Location: Dragon Theatre at 2120 Broadway St. Redwood City, CA 94063
Please choose a time that will work for you and sign up here.
We are scheduling small groups to come in each half hour. We will do our best to keep things moving so that you can be seen within 30 minutes of your scheduled time. Please allow 60 minutes in your schedule just to be safe.
We strongly suggest parking in the County Parking Garage at Veteran's Blvd and Middlefield Way as it's got ample parking and is free all day Saturday. Please plan to arrive a little early so you don't feel rushed walking to the theatre.
More info on parking, public transit, and directions can be found here: http://dragonproductions.net/contact-us/directions.html
Our 2017 Season:
PLEASE NOTE SOME ROLES HAVE BEEN PRECAST.
Information about our season, roles, and the auditions can be found below.
WHAT TO BRING:
- 2 contrasting contemporary monologues to run for no longer than 3 minutes total.
- Multiple hard copies of your resume and headshot, if possible. 4 copies would be ideal.
Contact Linda at email@example.com if you have questions.
If you cannot attend the general auditions on this date, please email Linda to express interest in a specific show so we can notify the director if they choose to have a follow-up specialized callback audition.
Main Stage Series
Dead Accounts by Theresa Rebeck - PRE-CAST
Directed by Michael Champlin and Kristen Kaye Lo
January 27 – February 19, 2017
The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Church by Bo Wilson
Directed by Cindy Powell
May 12 – June 4, 2017
5 Roles available: 5W
No flood will keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission of providing relief to the homeless of Guatemala! The pastor’s wife, a mother of nine, the local Yankee, a new-to-town Georgian, and a mysterious stranger all meet in the basement of the Second Trinity Victory Church to sort a monstrously large pile of donated goods while slinging quips and unravelling a mystery. This delightful comedy is a loving tribute to the power of sisterhood.
Bea Littleton- 40s+ Pastor's wife and pack leader. A lot of stage presence, Southern charm and self-importance.
Lorraine Jensen- 40s A Virginia native with nine kids and a fantastic sense of comic timing.
Tina Yates- 30s+ New to town, from Baltimore. Kind and eager to fit in.
Janet Murchison- 20s+ A Southern bimbo with a hidden identity as a hard-hitting, New Jersey girl. Uses two accents. Riley Reynolds- 20s Young and troubled, a bit naiive.
Airswimming by Charlotte Jones - PRE-CAST
Directed by Executive Artistic Director Meredith Hagedorn
August 4 – August 27, 2017
The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabbler by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Dale Albright
October 27 – November 19, 2017
8 roles available: 4W, 4M (with doubling)
This comedy picks up immediately after the events of the Ibsen classic. Hedda finds herself in fictional character purgatory with child-murdering Medea and Mammy (from Gone With the Wind). They set off to find The Furnace, the place from which all fictional characters are born, because Hedda is determined to break her cycle of dramatic suicide. Along the way they meet all kinds of fictional stereotypes and learn that with change comes sacrifice.
Their Servant, Mammy
Their Neighbor and Others
Woman in Pink and Others
Patrick and Others
Steven and Others
Eilert Loverborg and Others
2017 2nd STAGES SERIES
Caeneus and Poseidon by Bridgette Dutta Portman
Produced by Bridgette Dutta Portman, Patrick Moyroud, and Wm. Diedrick Razo
Directed by Amy Crumpacker
March 9 – April 2, 2017
8 roles available: Gender flexible
Caeneus and Poseidon is contemporary retelling of a verse play inspired by the Greek myth of Caeneus, a young man who begins his life as Caenis, biologically female. After the sea-god Poseidon grants his wish for a masculine body, Caeneus feels compelled to hide his former identity from all but his closest friend, Hippodamia, as he seeks the acceptance of his kinsmen and community. But as he and Hippodamia begin a relationship that challenges their society’s strict social order, and as a vengeful Poseidon works behind the scenes to bring about Caeneus’ exposure and downfall, the young man must find the strength to openly embrace his identity and his past. Caeneus and Poseidon is a world premiere originally written for the 2012 San Francisco Olympians Festival.
CAENIS/CAENEUS: 20s; our goal is to find a transgender male actor to play this role.
POSEIDON: God of the sea. Appears as a bearded, powerful man in his 40s.
HIPPODAMIA: A young Lapith woman; 20s.
PIRITHOUS: King of the Lapiths; about 30.
ELATUS: A Lapith chief, father of Caenis; 50s.
LATREUS: A male Centaur; 30s-50s.
Chorus of NEREIDS: Two women 20s-40s; handmaids of Poseidon. Ability to sing a plus.
Race/ethnicity is flexible for all characters. Especially looking for actors who are comfortable with verse and heightened language.
The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph
Produced by Jacquelyn Montellato and Salim Razawi
Directed by Jacquelyn Montellato
June 23 – July 16, 2017
1 Role Available: 1M
When Khadim, a Syrian-born student in a large U.S. high school is called into the vice principal's office to discuss recent absences, he soon becomes caught in a web of lies about crimes he may (or may not) have committed. This psychological thriller is a timely look at racial, cultural, and gender profiling in America.
1 role available: Dr. Danielson: 40-50 something, white. He is a single high school vice-principal in a good part of town. He's fiercely proud of his school, and suspicious of the encroaching world of the 21st century, which seems to value diversity and change over tried-and-true loyalty and work ethic – unlike the time period that created workhorses like him. He is kind, firm and cares deeply about his students.
The role of Khadim Asmaan (student) is pre-cast.
Cirque Exotique du Monde by Kathy Boussina
Produced by Kathy Boussina
September 15 – October 8, 2017
5 Roles Available: 2W / 3M
Inspired by Germany’s Circus Sarrasani, we enter the big-top of a world-renowned circus in 1936 Berlin. When a peculiar anthropologist visits Cirque Exotique du Monde seeking oddities for his own collection, the equilibrium of this patchwork family of misfits is shaken. But when the circus catches the eye of Frau Goebbels, all is at stake. Illusions must be maintained, secrets kept and personal sacrifices made. The show must go on because lives depend upon it. World premiere.
Setting: Berlin, 1936
1 BOSHKA/MAGDA GOEBBELS/AUDIENCE WOMAN
2 LITTLE GIANT/PICNIC JAGER
3 DR SINGER/AUDIENCE MAN
SARRASINE Circus owner/director 40+ Female. SARRASINE is a woman posing as a man until Scene 7 of the play. As a male she has a French as a 2nd language accent on top of a Russian or Hungarian accent. The accent should be intentionally hard to place and have a fake sounding quality. As a woman she enunciates slowly giving the impression of a carefully covered up accent.
HANS, the GIANT Circus performer, Large stature/voice 30+ Male
BOSHKA MOSKOVICH1 Acrobat, wiry, uncommon voice or look 20s Female
MAGDA GOEBBELS1 Political figure (wife to Joseph G.) 30s Female
AUDIENCE WOMAN1 Any woman Any Female
LITTLE GIANT2 Circus performer, Little person/<=5 ft tall 30+ Male. LITTLE GIANT should display a hunchback.
PICNIC JAGER2 Circus Finance Mgr., Little person/<=5 ft tall 30+ Male
DR SINGER3 German doctor 50+ Male
AUDIENCE MAN3 Any man Any Male
Headshots and résumés can be mailed year round via US Postal Mail to:
Dragon Productions Theatre Company
2120 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Technical and Creative Staff
Dragon Theatre Technical and Creative Staff Opportunities
We are currently seeking properties, sound designers, costume designers, scenic designers, lighting designers, stage managers, and assistant stage managers for the 2017 season. Potential on-the-job training for some positions available. Interested in Stage Managing, but have never tried? You can start as an Assistant Stage Manager and learn the trade. Please send a letter of intent and resume to Assistant Production Manager, Max Koknar at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a stipend for all production staff positions.