Audition: "Perseus and Anemone"

The Shattered Glass Project

About the project and the company

“Perseus and Anemone”

written by Monique Aldred and directed by Sadiqua Iman.


Perseus and Anemone are just a couple of mermaids who’ve decided to shun tradition and live on land, a decision that caused a big rift between Anemone and her traditionalist mother, Oceanica. A return visit for reconciliation turns into an emotional journey for everyone as secrets both past and present are revealed.

Content warnings: No content warnings provided. Questions about the script may be addressed to us at and we will arrange for responses from the director.


All characters must be played by dark-skinned Black actors who identify as women, non-binary, or gender non-conforming.”

Location of Audition

Zoom; audition appointments will be confirmed with a calendar invitation containing the Zoom link.

Audition requirements

Where: All auditions will take place via Zoom. Callbacks will be individually scheduled for each play and will also take place via Zoom. See the description of each piece below. Audition details: Required: one 1-minute contemporary dramatic monologue. Auditioners will sign up for half hour time slots. Each audition will include a 15 minute group activity focused on movement and working collaboratively with other actors; followed by individual presentations of a contemporary dramatic 1 minute monologue from each auditioner.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Black Mermaid, age 30s-40s. She’s a painter. Her personality is best described as fierce badass. She’s honest, loving, and loyal but can be stubborn as well.
Anemone’s partner. Black Mermaid, age 30s-40s. She is sweet, earnest, and intelligent. She tends to be a peacemaker with good intentions, but she doesn’t always follow her own advice.
Anemone’s mother. Black Mermaid, age 50s-60s. She’s a community leader, intelligent, organized, and as stubborn as her daughter. Like any parent, she wants what’s best for her daughter, but doesn’t always consider Anemone’s point of view.
Perseus’ ex-girlfriend. Black mermaid, age 30s-40s. A sly egoist who wants Perseus back in her life. She’s determined to get her way no matter what.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

September 26, 2021, 3-7 p.m. and September 27, 7-10 p.m.

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

$100 $100

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

callbacks as needed

Submission instructions

Visit for complete details about the festival and to request an audition appointment

Union Requirements


Website specific to project

Equity Contract