Auditions: Orlando, by Virginia Woolf, adapted by Sarah Ruhl
Screaming Butterflies Theater
About the project and the company
Screaming Butterflies Theater is seeking 5 actors for our Spring Production of “Orlando”. Virginia Woolf’s exploration of time, gender, and self-realization begins in Elizabethan England, travels to Constantinople, and stretches to the late 1920’s, with Orlando inexplicably living through the centuries, first as a man, and then waking up one day as a woman. One actor will play Orlando, the other four will play eighteen other characters and the Chorus.
Because of its scope, this production will be suggestive, using lights, sound, movement, to portray changes in time, character, and gender.
Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday from 7-10pm and Saturdays form 10am-1pm beginning March 22nd. Tech Weekend on May 6-7, Dress May 9-11th.
Performances will be May 12-28th Friday and Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm, with one Monday for a Pay What You Will Industry Night performance (either May 15th or 22nd TBD).
Actors will receive a $75 stipend; all participating artists, designers, crew members, etc. will receive an equal share of proceeds from Industry Night ticket sales.
Screaming Butterflies is actively seeking out actors of all genders, races, ethnicities, body shapes and sizes for this production. Unfortunately, the performance location is on the second floor of a building with no elevator, so we are limited to working with actors who are able to climb stairs.
Screaming Butterflies mission is to Re-Vision myth, community, and justice through tenacious, imaginative and unapologetic creativity.
Location of Audition
Urban Grace, 902 Market Street, Tacoma WA 98402
Please prepare a contemporary monologue of 1-2 minutes. Be prepared to be handed a selection of cold or slightly warm reads.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Chorus and Remaining Characters
Preferred method of submission
February 23rd appointments from 6-8pm
$75, plus share of Industry Night Proceeds $75, plus share of Industry Night Proceeds
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Saturday February 25th 10-1pm (be prepared to be present the entire time)
Send resume and headshot (or any clear photo of face)