This casting call has expired. To see current casting calls Click here.
Bittersweet Arts Co. is happy to announce their first outside auditions for Stranger on the River, an original play by company member & co-artistic director Ross Krakow. The show will premiere at the Den Theatre and will be directed by company member & co-artistic director Mary Lumley.
This experimental play explores our culture's relationship with the greater community of life, and whimsically tells the tale of a man who has left his home, crossed the rushing river, and ventured into the untamed wilderness. He is searching for the Holy Tree, and he is on a mission to save the world from crazy chaos.
This is the world premiere of a play which focuses heavily on ecological and sociological themes, and so we're looking to create a work environment that's process driven. We seek to build a safe space where, together, we can explore community & personal growth through theatre. This is also fundamental to our company. To get to know our company better, check out our Facebook page (link at the bottom)!
Thursday, January 25th & Friday, January 26th (if you are unable to make these dates but still want to audition, send us an email & we will try to work with you!)
Saturday, January 27th.
ALL ROLES AVAILABLE ARE FOR FEMALES & FEME NON-BINARY IDENTIFYING FOLK
If you're interested in character-driven roles...
FROG: This Frog is a curious frog. She is following the Man through the woods and narrating his experience. (Comfortability with heavy dialogue is a plus.)
BEAR: This Bear is a small bear. She is a fantastic forager and she is eating plenty of food. She is trying to grow big and fat before winter arrives.
RAVENS: These Ravens are some funny ravens. They are laughing in the sky and they are keeping an eye out for trash.
If you are comfortable with movement/dance...
SALMON: This Salmon is a friendly salmon. She has been to the ocean and now she has returned to the rushing river to lay her eggs.
WOLF: This Wolf is a hungry wolf. She is hunting and she is howling at the moon. (Previous combat experience is a plus).
MOTH: This Moth is a motherly moth. She is a spirit of the forest, and the wisdom of the world is painted on her wings. (Previous dance experience is a plus).
EVE: This Woman is a stone-age woman. She is living in the sacred garden.
SNAKE: This Snake is a sinister snake. She has tasted the fruit of the Holy Tree.
HONEYBEES: These Bees are some buzzing bees. They are guarding the nest and they are gathering nectar for their mother and their sisters. The three honey bees will be double cast with some of the roles above. (Previous dance experience is a plus).
-Rehearsals begin the week of February 18th.
-Load in to the Den is May 14th.
-Tech Week is May 14th-19th.
-Performances are May 24th - 27th & May 31st - June 3rd (Thursday-Sunday, 3 Evening & 1 Matinee)
Material To Prepare:
We will send you sides based on the character(s) you are interested in. Please prepare to read these sides at the audition. If you'd like, you may also present a 1-minute monologue of your choice or a short movement/dance piece (recommended if interested in dance role).
Email "firstname.lastname@example.org" with the character(s) you're interested in and your preferred audition time. In addition, please attach your resume, known availability between February 18th - June 3rd, and a headshot if you have one. From there, we will send you sides, the location for auditions, & schedule you an audition slot.