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Arden Theatre Company is seeking submissions from local AEA and non-AEA actors for the roles of Medium Alison, Joan, and the Roy track in their production of FUN HOME (Terrence J. Nolan, Director; Ryan Touhey, Music Director; Niki Cousineau, Choreographer). All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by Terrence J. Nolen
Music Direction by Ryan Touhey
Choreographed by Niki Cousineau
1st Rehearsal 04.24.18
1st Preview 05.17.18
Possible Extension 07.01.18
MEDIUM ALISON, Female. Character is 19-years old. A freshman at Oberlin College, discovering her sexuality; an incredibly well-read, hyper-intelligent teenager; her uncertainty about who she is makes her socially awkward at times; must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song; strong mix-belt to C and effortless mix to E.
JOAN, Female. Character is 19 to 22-years old. A student at Oberlin; exudes a confident, sexual energy, with a dry sense of humor; unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her skin and openly identifies as a lesbian; must be comfortable with harmony singing, alto lines.
ROY/MARK/PETE/BOBBY-JEREMY, Male. Character is in his 20s-30s. Singer with a strong clean 70s pop sound - to a B.
Roy – a young man Bruce Bechdel hires to do yard work
Mark – a high school junior
Pete – a mourner at the funeral home
Bobby-Jeremy – the lead singer of a band in Alison’s imagination
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