Dominion Stage celebrates the diversity found in our audiences, our community, and on our stage. Our diversity is evident in the shows we select, the makeup of our organization, and in our casting. If we have failed to make this clear in the past, we sincerely apologize.
Auditions are usually two weeknights; pick one. Bring a resume and a headshot, but if you don't have these, we can take your picture and you can list experience on the audition form. In the sign-in room, you'll fill out an audition form, and conflict calendar (dates you are not available for a rehearsal or performance). There will be role descriptions, and "sides" or selected scenes from the script. You'll be called in singly or in groups. You may do a prepared monologue, or cold readings from the script, depending on what the director has requested. For musicals, you'll also be taught basic dance steps, and sing a song you've prepared in advance (please bring the sheet music). Callbacks: Some actors will be "called back" for a second time, by invitation. If you are not called back, this only means the director doesn't need to see you a second time. Casting: Actors who are cast will be notified by telephone. Actors who are not cast will receive an email. The date these calls and emails will be made will be clarified at the audition.
NOTE: If under 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you to the first audition. Some shows may be limited to actors 18+.
Please come to auditions prepared (with sheet music in the correct key) to sing 32 bars of a comedic song that highlights your singing and acting abilities, and prepared to learn and perform a short dance audition. We also request that you bring a current resume, headshot, and list of conflicts between November 18, 2021 and February 6, 2022. Callbacks (by invitation) will consist of singing and readings from the script.
*We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. We invite and celebrate all performers of varying ages, sex, ethnicities, disabilities, race, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Firebringer is an irreverent comedy musical that follows the story of a tribe of characters in the prehistoric era where fire is first discovered. A recording of the production is available for viewing on YouTube.
Age and race is open for all characters.
The character of Chorn is non-binary and is open to actors of all gender identities. Non-binary actors are strongly urged to audition for this or any other role in the production.
Jamilla (F) [Vocal Range: F3-D5] - the leader of the tribe. Charismatic, Confident, protective, and motherly, but a little arrogant and stuck in past ways.
Zazzalil (F) [Vocal Range: G3-D5] - One of the tribe's gatherers. A Creative and innovative, but lazy inventor. Revolutionary thinker, but doesn’t always consider the consequences of her actions.
Keeri (F) [Vocal Range: A3-C5] - the tribe's head gatherer. Ignorant but kind and empathetic. She is Zazzalil’s supportive Best Friend.
Molag (F) [Vocal Range: n/a] - the tribe’s former leader and the narrator. She was a terrible and selfish leader who lied and manipulated for her own gain.
Emberly (F) [Vocal Range: G3-D5] - The tribe taste tester. She is cautious but curious to learn or experience new things. She is analytical.
Grunt (M) [Vocal Range: C3-F4] - An Outsider to the tribe. He is timid and sensitive. He wants to feel included and tries hard to do so despite his failures.
Schwoopsie (F) [Vocal Range: A3-D5] - A member of the tribe. She is a comedian who seems to enjoy the attention she gets from making her tribemates happy.
Ducker (M) [Vocal Range: A2-F4] - The religious leader of the tribe. Uses his position in the tribe for his own gain. Self-serving and opportunistic.
Tiblyn (F) [Vocal Range: B3-D5] - The hard worker of the tribe. Loyal and dedicated to her tribe and her task. She is a hopeless romantic.
Smelly Balls (M) [Vocal Range: A2-F4] - The “dude” of the tribe. Not so bright. When it comes to bravery, he’s all bark and no bite.
Chorn (Non-Binary/Genderqueer) [G3-E5] - The odd one of the tribe. Their vocabulary is seemingly limited. They do attempt to communicate to the tribe despite this to a varying degree of success.
Rehearsals will start Tuesday, November 30th and are planned for three weeknights (7:30-10 pm) and Saturdays (late morning to early afternoon). Tech rehearsals will take place January 15th – 20th. Actors are required to be present each day of tech week for the entirety of rehearsal and for strike on February 6th . Rehearsal schedule will be finalized after the show is cast and actors' conflicts have been accounted for.
Arlington County Covid-19 protocols require everyone to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status at the Theatre on the Run facility where Dominion Stage rehearses. Our performance space, Gunston Theatre 2 also requires everyone to wear a mask. During performances actors will wear clear face shield masks. Please note that Covid-19 protocol are subject to change in response to changing conditions. Dominion Stage will follow all protocols set by Arlington County to keep our artists and patrons safe.
Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 P.M. There are no Sunday or Matinee performances unless noted.
Sides for callbacks to come...Audition form
Dominion Stage is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal ID number 52-1349392.