Auditions for UW School of Drama Winter CabLab - Frozen: A Play

University Of Washington

About the project and the company

The University of Washington School of Drama will present Frozen: A Play by Bryony Lavery in the coming quarter, directed by 2nd Year MFA in Directing Candidate Andrew Coopman as part of the NEW CabLab series. The CabLab is an opportunity for students (graduate and undergraduate) to present semi-produced work honing the skills and practices learned in the classroom for the community. It’s a way for the community to get an inside look at what the directors, actors, and designers are learning in the School of Drama.


Auditions will take place Tuesday, December 17th from 3:00PM-7:00PM. Please e-mail with your availability that day for an audition slot. Casting for two female performers, performers of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition.


Rehearsals for Frozen: A Play will begin January 19th, 2020. Performance dates are February 27th – March 1st. Rehearsals will take place Monday-Thursday evenings from 6:00PM-10:00PM and Sundays and/or Saturdays afternoons based on actor availability. Please note that there is no compensation for this project, but the show will be open to the public. Also, please note that the roles of Ralph and The Guard/David’s Voice have been cast.


Synopsis for Frozen: A Play: “One evening, ten-year-old Rhona goes missing. Her mother, Nancy, retreats into a state of frozen hope. Agnetha, an academic, comes to England to research a thesis titled “Serial Killings: A Forgiveable Act?” Then there’s Ralph, a loner with a bit of a record who’s looking for some distraction … Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three embark upon a long, dark journey that finally curves upward into the light in this ‘big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness, and bearing the unbearable’ (The Guardian).”

Location of Audition

University of Washington, School of Drama, Hutchison Hall, Room 208

Other details

Please note that this show contains mature language and themes. Please e-mail with any questions.

Audition requirements

Prepare a 1 minute dramatic contemporary monologue of your choosing and both of the sides sent with your audition confirmation. You may be asked to read for one or both of the roles, does not need to be memorized. And please bring your calendar and a printed headshot/resumé to auditions. 

Character breakdown / Project needs
- Aged 35-55, Female. British, Dialect required, The Hard-Working, Loving, Fierce Mother of 2 Daughters, a gardener, unrelentingly hopeful in the search for her youngest child, her warm heart has been hardened by hurt/anger. An advocate. A bit sassy, controls what she can, protective and trying to make sense of the crazy world and events around her. She has hope, she is resilient, she won't give up, and she would do anything to save her daughter.
- Aged 30-50, Female. New Yorker, brassy, sharp, passionate about understanding the mind of a serial killer, highly educated, fighting to make a difference in her field, intuitive, doesn't usually let her emotions get the better of her, curious, hard working, dynamic speaker, has worked through many of her anxieties throughout her career, but finds it challenging to maintain at this time and in these circumstances.
Already Cast
The Guard/David's Vocie
Already Cast
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

December 17th

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

None None

Callbacks or second audition/interview?


Submission instructions

Please e-mail headshot and resume as well to when you are requesting an audition slot. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your audition time.

Union Requirements


Equity Contract