Audition for Student short "The Calendar (Alice at the Tea Party)"

University of Washington

About the project and the company



Title: The Calendar (Alice at the tea party)

Genre: surrealism/drama

Project type: Student Film Short (~5 min)


While taking pictures for a calendar, Alice stumbles upon the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Dormouse, sitting at a large table set for tea, and tries to engage them in conversation. The Hatter and the Hare are more interested in their ridiculous conversation and constant riddles while the Dormouse sleeps. After initial frustration, she finally joins the party.


Auditions: April, Sun 2nd 2023, 1:30pm-5:30pm in Suzzallo Library on UW Campus. 

Shooting Schedule: Sunday, April 23rd, 2023, in the Seattle, Madrona neighborhood.


Alice – (female, early-mid 20s – early 30s, all ethnicities), is a curious, imaginative, and headstrong woman, who gets increasingly frustrated with the ridiculousness of the tea party, but, in the end, stays, finding some empathy for the condition of the bizarre party.


The Mad Hatter – (late 30s+, all gender, all ethnicities) is mad, colorful and irrational and a symbol of the arbitrary nature of sanity and insanity. Bonus: Mad hatter costume, top hat, colorful wig, do your own makeup.


March Hare(any age, all gender, all ethnicities) is a zany, mischievous character who, along with the Mad Hatter, engages Alice in bizarre and nonsensical conversations and tea parties. Bonus: Rabbit costume or a white tracksuit, white bunny ears


Mouse  (any age, all gender, all ethnicities) mostly sleeping throughout the scene. He represents laziness and the exploitation of the working class. Note: this character has very few lines. Bonus: Mouse ears, brown fur coat


Please email your casting submission (headshot and resume) to


Appointment time, location and sides will be provided upon contacting us. We welcome both SAG-AFTRA and non-union actors and will provide an onscreen credit. No compensation available but meals will be provided (SAG deferred Microbudget).

Producers: Jamila Ben Tej, Martina Coccia

Location of Audition

Suzallo Library at University of Washington

Audition requirements

Be available to shoot on April, 23rd all day in Seattle.

Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

April 2nd

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle Washington

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

possibly in the week of April 3rd-9th

Submission instructions

Submit headshot/reel, resume and time availability for audition date,

Union Requirements

Open to All

Equity Contract