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Virtual Auditions for LETTERS FROM MAX by Sarah Ruhl at Seattle Public Theater

Expires: July 30, 2024

About the Project

Virtual auditions for Seattle Public Theater's production of Letters From Max, written by Sarah Ruhl, and directed by Amy Poisson.

About the Show
An adaptation of Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo’s 2018 epistolary book, Letters from Max: A Poet, a Teacher, a Friendship, this intimate, poetic play explores the relationship between Sarah and her former student, Max. With humor, lyricism and candor, the two friends share letters and poems as Max faces terminal illness and tests poetry’s capacity to put to words what otherwise feels ineffable. [Concord Theatricals]

Letters From Max will begin rehearsals in early January 2025, and the show will run Feb 28th-March 23rd, 2025.

Who Should Audition
Seattle Public Theater is committed to becoming an anti-racist, anti-ableist, and anti-sexist organization and seeks to uproot and dismantle Industrial white Supremacy within the theatrical arts and our community. We strive to center the values of inclusivity and transparency in our casting process. Please visit our website to read more about our Anti-Racism commitments and feel free to reach out with questions.

How To Audition
Please prepare and submit the following audition videos at the link below:
1) A reading of a story or letter, presented as a direct-address to the camera (1-2 minutes)
2) A 1-2 minute contemporary monologue

Virtual submissions will be open until July 30th, 2024.
The team will watch all video submissions. We will then hold in-person callbacks at Seattle Public Theater in late August, likely August 25th and/or 26th.

Additional Information
Rate of Pay: Non-union actors will receive a volunteer stipend of $1,500, Union actors will receive Equity contract rates.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will generally be held on evenings and weekends in the U District. Appx 25-30 hours per week. Regular rehearsals will be January 3-February 28, 2025.
Performance location: Performances will be held at Seattle Public Theater on Greenlake. Most performances will be Thursday-Sunday.
Important dates:
First Rehearsal: Earliest Week of January 3rd, 2025
Tech: February 19th-23rd
Dress: Tues February 25th
Preview: Weds February 26th
Back to tech Thursday, Feb 27th
Opening: Feb 28th
Closing: March 23rd
Free parking is available at rehearsal and performance locations.

If you have questions or are having trouble with this submission form, please reach out to casting@seattlepublictheater.org. Thank you!

Submission Instructions

Please prepare and submit the following audition videos at this link: https://forms.gle/HVwVkoHDyYCJJ33h8

1) A reading of a story or letter, presented as a direct-address to the camera (1-2 minutes)
2) A 1-2 minute contemporary monologue

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Pay Details

Pay Rate: Non-union actors will receive a volunteer stipend of $1,500. Union actors will receive Equity contract rates.
Pay Type: Stipend
Audition Type: Theatre

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Locality: Other
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Character Breakdown

SARAH
(35-45, female-presenting) - A teacher who becomes a student. A mother. Soft-spoken.
MAX
(20-25, male-presenting) - A student who becomes a teacher. Jewish. Not soft-spoken.