Transgender woman/Trans femme NB person needed for Shapeshifters

Ballyhoo Theatre

About the project and the company

Shapeshifters: A Queer Comic Book Musical

A Co-Production between Ballyhoo Mainstage and The Summer Intensive Program

We are looking for a transgender woman/NB trans femme to play the role of Atlas in Shapeshifters.  Most of the cast are in their early 20s, but for Atlas we are accepting applications from people of all ages.  Atlas is the strongest, divine, and most wise of the Shapeshifters – using an older actor would work wonderfully for this character.


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:

Location of Audition

Via video

Other details

If you would like to hear a sample of the music from Shapeshifters, please email.

Audition requirements

Initial 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, or going to our website at

Character breakdown / Project needs
A vitalized queen who controls Earth’s magnetic field. Follows in the legacy of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Imparting Mel with wisdom and confidence, she is a real best friend and can charm her way into everyone’s heart with the truth. Arguably the strongest of the Shapeshifters, she embodies contradiction in all ways. As graceful as fearsome, and carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders, she is a divine warrior. (Transgender Woman or Trans-Femme actor needed - Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor)
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Audition location

Edmonds WA

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None None

Submission instructions

Submit via email

Union Requirements


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Equity Contract