Cirque Exotique du Monde Casting Call
Auditions will be held on Sunday, the 26th of February.
Location: Dragon Theatre at 2120 Broadway, Redwood City in the upstairs classroom
Plan 60 - 90 minutes for your audition, and please come dressed to move.
If you have circus skills, please note them in the comments on the SignUp Genius page. You may prepare a 2- 3 minute display of your skill for the audition, if feasible (this is not required).
Auditions are non-AEA only.
Sides will be sent before the audition.
Please contact linda (at) dragonproductions.ne
Cirque Exotique du Monde by Kathy Boussina
Directed by Lessa Bouchard and Max Koknar
Performances: September 15 – October 8, 2017.
Tech week: September 9 – September 15.
Rehearsals begin August 8.
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
Call for actors:
Dual Role: Picnic Jager/Little Giant, male 30’s
Picnic Jager is the financial manager of Cirque Exotique du Monde. He is quick on his feet and sharp at evading authorities. He is seemingly devious, often appearing too eager to please while keeping his own best interests at heart.
Little Giant is part of a dual act with Hans, the Giant. They are clowns, vaudevillian performers and elude to being contortionists. Little Giant is a needy, insecure soul. He’s a tormented individual who thrives on the spotlight while combatting a paralyzing stage fright. He has a hunchback, and is prone to heavy drinking and smoking.
Male/Female considered. Request actor 5 foot tall or less. Circus background a plus.
Hans Heinrich, the giant. 30’s, male.
Hans the Giant (presumably 8 feet), is a gentle, sensitive soul who enjoys escaping into a world of poetry in literature. He prefers solitude but indulges Little Giant who is his side-kick both on and off-stage. As a performer, Hans takes his craft very seriously.
Male, 30s, convincingly large stature and voice. Circus background a plus.
Please sign up for an audition spot online at Signup Genius: http://
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.