Hedda Gabler Auditions
General Gabler's Theatre
About the project and the company
General Gabler’s Theatre Presents
by Henrik Ibsen | Translated by Eva Le Gallienne
Directed by Helen T. Mariam
General Gabler’s Theatre invites women (of cis and/or trans experience) and nonbinary actors to audition for our company’s inaugural production. This production is supported by a grant from 4Culture. To learn more about General Gabler’s Theatre, please visit www.generaltheatre.org.
Join us in 19th century Oslo at the spacious home of a woman with plenty of will but no room to exact it. She thought she made a wise deal with the man she just married. She would be his wife, and he would provide her with the safe and respectable means to occupy her active mind. But when it becomes clear that her husband can’t fulfill his end of the bargain, her active mind quickly turns toward the dangerous.
All roles will be played by either a nonbinary actor or a woman actor. The gender of each character in the play will remain as written. For example, JUDGE BRACK will be performed as a man as written but will be played by a woman or nonbinary actor.
We envision a diverse and multiracial cast that reflects our Seattle community. Actors of color, actors with disabilities, and queer and trans actors are highly encouraged to audition.
Please note that the role of HEDDA GABLER is already cast. All other roles are available!
Please prepare a two-minute dramatic monologue from any period. If you go a little over, that’s cool; we get it. Don’t stress! 🙂
You may choose to audition in person or via video submission. No weight will be given to either method.
- In-person auditions will take place on Sunday, 1/29 from 12:30pm – 4pm at Theatre Puget Sound. We will schedule in-person audition time slots on a first come first served basis.
- Video submissions are due by Sunday, 1/29.
To submit, please email email@example.com with the following:
- Headshot and resume;
- Any conflicts with the 2/5 callback date; and
- Audition video OR availability on audition dates.
We welcome you to share any access needs you need met in order to fully participate in the audition process and/or the production. Nothing you share will be factored into casting decisions.
Unfortunately, we cannot cast any actors who have conflicts with tech or performance dates.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Mask Requirement:
All cast members, designers, and crew must be fully vaccinated to participate in this production. Fully vaccinated includes at least one booster shot. We highly recommend that all actors get the bivalent (Omicron) booster; however, we are not specifically requiring it. You can learn more about the bivalent booster here.
Proof of vaccination is required by first in-person audition. Actors may be asked to unmask one at a time during auditions. Whenever one actor is unmasked, all other people in the audition room will be masked.
All rehearsals will be masked. Actors will be unmasked during tech runs and live performances. As of now, we intend to have a masked audience. This will not change without us first conferring with each cast and stage crew member.
Location of Audition
Other Important Dates:
Rehearsals: Sunday, May 28, 2023 - Thursday, June 15, 2023 AND Sunday, July 2, 2023 - Thursday, July 27, 2023. (Sunday days and Monday - Thursday evenings)
Please Note: There is a two week break in rehearsals between June 15 and July 1.
Tech: Sunday, July 30, 2023 - Thursday, August 3, 2023
Live Performances: August 4, 2023 – August 12, 2023 (6 performances at West of Lenin)
Hedda Gabler includes portrayals/discussion of firearms, suicide, unwanted pregnancy, addiction, terminal illness, and the implication of sexual coercion. Please take this into consideration when deciding whether this is the right project for you right now.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Please prepare a two-minute dramatic monologue from any period. If you go a little over, that’s cool; we get it. Don’t stress! :) See above for details.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Preferred method of submission
1/29 (In-Person at TPS) or 1/29 (Video Submission Due)
$200. All actors are considered volunteers and receive an honorarium. We are a brand new theatre company, and as we grow, we hope to be able to raise our stipend amount for future projects. $200. All actors are considered volunteers and receive an honorarium. We are a brand new theatre company, and as we grow, we hope to be able to raise our stipend amount for future projects.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Callbacks will be held in-person on Sunday, 2/5 at Theatre Puget Sound from 12pm - 4pm. Actors will not be called for the whole time.
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