Audition for Dream Hou$e with Washington Ensemble Theatre
Washington Ensemble Theatre
About the project and the company
Dream Hou$e follows two Latina sisters on an HGTV-style reality show who are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in their “changing neighborhood.” As they perform for the camera, one sister grapples with turmoil in the family’s ancestral past while the other learns how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the family’s future. What is the cultural cost of progress in America — and is cashing in always selling out?
Playwright Note on Casting:
The Latine community is not monolithic and its identities exist along a
spectrum of racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The play’s themes
of displacement are particularly embedded in Indigenous Latine and
Black Latine experiences. I encourage producing theaters to be mindful
of the communities present in your city.
Keeping in mind the Playwright’s note on casting, we want to reflect the communities in Seattle that have experienced displacement through colonization and/or gentrification and encourage non-Latine Black and Indigenous folks to audition.
Suz Pontillo (she/they) is a first-generation Chilean-American multi-hyphenate queer artist from Miami, Florida. Since moving to Seattle in 2020, Suz has had the opportunity to work with Tacoma Arts Live, Burien Actors Theatre, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, and Dacha. They are a proud founder of Queen City Theatre and member of Washington Ensemble Theatre.
First Rehearsal: July 16th, 2023
*Rehearsals will be 4 days a week. Usually Sunday-Wednesday with Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays off until tech rehearsals begin.
11am-4pm on Sundays and 6:30pm-10:00pm on the weekdays.
Tech Begins: August 31st
First Preview: September 7th, 2023
Opening Night: September 8th, 2023
Closing: September 25th, 2023
This position will be paid a $400 honorarium stipend. We also acknowledge this is a portion of what we wish we could pay and consider this a small token of appreciation. We invite you to share any access needs that you may have so that we can support an inclusive environment (e.g. vision, hearing, mobility, sensory support, information processing, caregiver support, scheduling, etc.).
Everyone working on this show, and at Washington Ensemble Theatre, is required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination upon hiring.
Audition / Callback Information:
Auditions will be virtual with callbacks in person.
If interested, please submit a video of your best work to Casting Director Andy Walker (email@example.com) by June 20th at 11:00pm. (An unlisted Youtube link is fine!)
Andy is happy to send you the script if interested.
Location of Audition
Auditions will be virtual with callbacks in person. If interested, please submit a video by June 20th at 11:00pm. An unlisted Youtube link is fine.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Preferred method of submission
June 20th at 11:00pm
This position will be paid a $400 honorarium stipend. This position will be paid a $400 honorarium stipend.
Audition / Callback Information: Auditions will be virtual with callbacks in person. If interested, please submit a video to Casting Director Andy Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 20th at 11:00pm. (An unlisted Youtube link is fine!)
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