Auditions for comedy On the Market

Burien Actors Theatre/BAT Theatre

About the project and the company

Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) is seeking actors in their 40s to 50s for BAT’s production of the fast-paced 4-actor comedy On the Market, written by Jason Odell Williams. Performances will run Feb. 10 through March 5, 2022 in Burien.

ABOUT THE SHOW

A former singer, now realtor, struggles with the modern dating scene after becoming a widow two years before. Her life is turned upside down when she finds a mysterious note from her dead husband telling her it’s okay to “move on.” A modern, romantic comedy for grown-ups about love, loss, and finding your Forever Home.

AUDITION INFORMATION

BAT is seeking 4 actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, gender expressions, and physical/mental ability to play characters in their 40s to 50s. Actors do not have to be the age or sex indicated but must be able to convincingly portray them.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script on Zoom with other actors or the directors, and will last up to 30 minutes. Auditions are on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. 

Callbacks will be Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. and possibly Sat. Nov. 19 from 1 to 5 pm. Callbacks will likely be in person, although they may be on Zoom. Actors will only be called as needed, and not for entire callbacks time periods. 

Sides for auditions and callbacks will be sent via email.

To audition, please make appointment, and provide resume or headshot:  auditions@battheatre.org, 206-242-5180 (message only). If any of these dates is problematic for you, let us know and we’ll see if we can work around it. If you have access needs, please let us know. If there is anything that will help to make you comfortable in our auditions, please ask.

SHOW SCHEDULE

Jan. 3 – Feb. 3: Rehearsals will be in Burien. Exact schedule TBD based on actor availability, 3 to 5 days per week, on weekday evenings and weekend afternoons/evenings. Actors will receive general schedule by start of process. Exact calls will be sent out by start of each week.

Feb. 4 – Feb 9: Tech will be in Burien at performance hall. Plan on full days Saturday, Feb. 4 and Sunday, Feb. 5, plus full evenings Feb. 6-9.

Feb. 10 – March 5:  Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.

COVID-19 EXPECTATIONS

All members of the team must be fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster by start of the rehearsal process. While not required, we strongly recommend receiving the bi-valent booster prior to the rehearsal process beginning.

All members of the team will be required to test regularly and report any possible Covid exposures.

Everyone will be masked during in-person auditions and in-person rehearsals.  Performers will be unmasked for shows, but audience will be masked.

Masking and other Covid protocols will adjust as needed to meet government requirements and/or enhance safety.

OTHER INFORMATION

There is free parking onsite and nearby, plus rehearsal and show location is about 6 blocks from Burien Transit Center.

$300 stipend provided.

Directors are Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick, who have co-directed 11 productions together. 

Location of Audition

Auditions are on Zoom. Callbacks will likely be in person in Burien, but may be on Zoom.

Audition requirements

See Audition Information section above

Character breakdown / Project needs
CHARLOTTE
Female-identifying, 40s-50s. Jewish American, raised in Israel, any race. (No accent.)
DIANE, plus all other FEMALE ROLES
Female-identifying, 40s-50s, any race. DIANE also plays Eccentric Wife, Rustic Wife, Excited Girlfriend and Nice Wife.
FRANK, plus various MALE ROLES
Male-identifying, 40-50s, any race. FRANK also plays Date #2, Date #4, Eccentric Husband, Chatty Husband 1, Rustic Husband, and Nice Husband.
JAMES, plus various MALE ROLES
Male-identifying, 40s-50s, any race. JAMES also plays Grief Counselor, Date #1, Date #3, Mark, Chatty Husband 2, Excited Boyfriend, and Delivery Guy.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission

Email

Audition/Interview dates

Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Pay type

Stipend

Audition location

Burien WA

Pay type

$300 $300

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

See Audition Information section above re: Nov. 17 and possible Nov. 19 callbacks

Submission instructions

See Audition Information section above

Union Requirements

Non-Union

Equity Contract

None