Audition: "Queenfisher"

The Shattered Glass Project

About the project and the company


written by Natalie Schmidt and directed by Helen Gebreamlak.


In this queer reimagining of the myth of Ceyx and Alcyone, weather goddess Iris’s life on the magical island of Aeolia has been upended by her best friend Alcyone’s whirlwind romance and sudden marriage to seafarer Ceyx. When an ill omen chases Ceyx from the island in pursuit of an oracle, Iris and Alcyone must contend with sea-drenched ghosts, unsettling dreams, and close-held secrets as they struggle to shape their futures.

Content warnings: Contains depictions of attempted suicide, drowning, and death, as well as allusions to torture and execution. Questions about the script may be addressed to us at and we will arrange for responses from the director.


This show will involve some movement and stage combat but is mostly character driven. Actors can be of any age or race. Actors of color are especially encouraged to audition.


The Shattered Glass Project 2021 Short Play Festival

The Shattered Glass Project 2021 Short Play Festival consists of 5 new one-act plays written and directed by the members of the 2021 Director and Playwright Incubator/Mentor Program.

Rehearsals and performance recordings will take place between October 1 and December 5 in a hybrid Zoom/in-person model, and all plays will be recorded in-person. Actors will receive a $100 stipend. Performers must be fully vaccinated.

Full details and audition sign-ups at 

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
She/her. A relatively new weather goddess who grew up on Aeolia and serves as the Olympians' messenger. Literally a rainbow in human form. Transcends mortality and is therefore slightly baffled by it. Devoted to her friends but never loses sight of what she wants.
She/her. The caretaker of the moving island of Aeolia and a demigoddess, which sounds fancier than it is--she's the mortal daughter of a god. Sees the best in everyone. She was happy living mostly alone on Aeolia; now, she's happier. This role requires some movement work. This character kisses CEYX.
He/him, but can be played by an actor of any gender. One of three minor dream gods. A shapeshifter and a trickster with a soft spot for humans. An excellent mimic. Plays all other characters; occasionally plays Iris and Ceyx too. This role requires stage combat.
She/her. A seafarer, an adventurer, a swashbuckler with a heart of gold. She's been looking for safe harbor and will do anything to protect it now that she's found it. This role requires stage combat and some movement work. This character kisses ALCYONE.
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?

October 2, 2021, 12-5 p.m.

Submission instructions

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

Union Requirements


Website specific to project

Equity Contract