Shapeshifters: A Queer Comic Book Musical - Extended auditions
About the project and the company
Shapeshifters: A Queer Comic Book Musical
A Co-Production between Ballyhoo Mainstage and The Summer Intensive Program
Be part of the DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESS of a wonderful NEW MUSICAL in this pilot production.
Shapeshifters, written by Truth Future Bachman (they/them), is a music-theatre multiverse dedicated to LGBTQIA2S+ superheroes. Using the lens of superhero science fiction, Shapeshifters encourages young queer and trans participants, and their allies, to consider what “others” them as their superpower, and is equal parts entertainment, education, and empowerment.
The show is still being workshopped following a presentation at Joe’s Pub in NYC. This actor-driven production for ages 13-25 (most participants will be in the early 20s age range) is part of the pilot development process and will include the making of a short documentary as record of the show’s growth. The show is designed to allow participants to create text as part of the narrative, providing the opportunity to inject their personal DNA into this theatrical experience. This is an amazing opportunity to be part of the creation of a new musical!
This project has no tuition, nor is there monetary compensation for actors.
Rehearsals and performances will be in Edmonds, in the late afternoon and evening. We can accommodate those with day jobs, as most rehearsals will be in the evenings.
At Ballyhoo Theatre our focus is education and inclusion. We celebrate people of every gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and ability. We strive, always, to address and maintain a space that works towards anti-racism and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) and acknowledges when we fall short. We work to create a safe and inclusive space for young performers to be seen and joyously accepted, and to explore, learn and thrive.
Please email with any questions or to request audition forms: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Initial video auditions: You may submit a video audition anytime from now until June 30, 2023 for the Shapeshifters Ensemble (they sing in almost every song, and have much of the storytelling/personal stories). You will be notified, within a few days of your video submission, of your acceptance into the project, and will need to commit at that time. For specific roles, we will need your auditions by June 5, as we will be assigning those roles on June 6. Audition requirements: Prepare a verse/chorus (no longer than 2 minutes) of a song of your choosing, along with a short video (less than 90 seconds) of why you’d like to be involved in this project OR tell us a little about yourself. In addition, all audition forms must be submitted as well. (These can be found by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or going to our website at ballyhootheatre.org)
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