You'd Better Sit Down for This, written by Jasmine Joshua and Eric Navarrette

Annex Theatre

About the project and the company

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Annex annually produces 5 world-premiere plays by living playwrights and helmed by local directors, ranging from radical reinterpretations of classic scripts and ensemble-generated devised spectacles to dynamic solo performances and evocatively relevant plays.


ACCESSIBILITY INFO: Annex Theatre is not wheelchair accessible. There are two flights of stairs to get to Annex Theatre and no elevator in the building. There are two steps to get to the two bathrooms in the space, which are both single stalled and gender neutral.

We would also like to keep the space low scent to no-scent, so please try to refrain from wearing strong scented products or oils.



You’d Better Sit Down for This

A kooky new sci-fi comedy by Eric Navarrette & Jasmine Joshua

Directed by Sam Holsworth

Runs from January 31 – February 29

Margaret Lovelace was a normal citizen. At least, she always thought she was. But when a mysterious summons to the DMV turns her whole life upside down, she’s left with more questions than answers. How can she be a robot? Did she really contract Robotitis in the Bahamas all those many years ago? Why didn’t the DMV agent ask her to sit down for this before dropping this bombshell? And why—dear viewer—you ask, does the DMV handle these sort of cases? Why, because this is really the Department of Monster Verification (you see, their logo is different)! Robots, werewolves, lost loves, super powers, and more! Eric Navarrette (inventor, entrepreneur, podcast host) and Jasmine Joshua (DEERS, My Dear Miss Chancellor) brings us a new and campy sci-fi tale about a person who discovers the scary, foreign parts of herself…and tries to make it all compute.

Rehearsals will start January 3rd

Tech Week is 1/18/20 – 1/30/20

The run of the show will be 1/30/20 – 2/29/20

Other details

Thank you for considering sharing your time and talent with us! We look forward to working with you.

Audition requirements

We would like you to prepare a one-minute monologue (comedic/sci-fi themes preferred, TV/Movies are okay!) and be prepared to cold-read sides. The feel should exist somewhere between Mystery Science Theater 3000, Guy Noir Private Eye, The Twilight Zone and The Thin Man. Please email Omar Faust at with a resume/CV to schedule an audition.

Character breakdown / Project needs
30s-40s, an important government official with some news
mid 20s-30s, logical, optimistic Radio Shack worker about to get some life-changing news
Margaret's husband, one-track mind
Margaret's best friend, feather-brained
We are also casting 2-3 ensemble members with strong comedic chops to play various characters including werewolves, terrible customers, terrible bosses, and terrible security guards.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

12/14/19 and 12/15/19 from 1-3 pm.

Pay type


Audition location

Seattle WA

Pay type

$50 $50

Submission instructions


Union Requirements


Equity Contract