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Dominion stage's commitment to diversity

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.  

Factors that do NOT influence casting:
Factors that DO influence casting:
*unless play specifies required race

Audition Process

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+.

Auditions for
[title of show]

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Jeff Bowen
BOOK BY Hunter Bell

Directed by Kevin Sockwell
Music Directed By Matthew Dohm

AUDITIONS: February 28 and March 1, 2022 7PM - 9:30PM
CALLBACKS (by invitation only): March 5, 2022 late morning/early afternoon
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT: THEATER ON THE RUN, 3700 SOUTH FOUR MILE RUN, ARLINGTON, VA

PERFORMANCE DATES: May 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2022
All performances at 8pm
Performances will be at: THEATER ON THE RUN, 3700 SOUTH FOUR MILE RUN, ARLINGTON, VA

Audition Material

Auditioners should prepare a song in the style of the show befitting the vocal range and personality of the role(s) desired. Please keep your song selection or the section of the song you choose to about one minute in length. Be prepared to move. We need all conflicts listed at auditions, so check/bring your calendar and be prepared to list conflicts between March 5 and May 22.

*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.

Description of the Show

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theater festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends. Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival's deadline and dream about the show changing their lives.

Roles & Character Descriptions

Age and race is open for all characters.

Jeff
: (Male)Mid 20’s- to late 30s; tenor/bari-tenor (C3-G4); the show's composer, a Broadway enthusiast who especially likes obscure musicals and collects Playbills from shows that ran 50 performances or less; loves bird watching, computer games, and comic book heroes (especially Wonder Woman); a realist; while he has a great passion for creating, he worries about what others will think of his work.

Hunter: (Male)Mid 20’s- to late 30s; high tenor (C3-B5 in full voice); writes the book for the musical; dreams about making it to Broadway and one day winning a Tony Award; enjoys watching trashy reality television and 1980s' mega musicals; gets sweaty under his left armpit when nervous and is often a little too eager to please.

Heidi: (Female)Mid 20’s- to late 30s; mezzo/alto with a strong, high belt as well as good projection of lower notes (F3-F#5 in belt); Jeff's friend; "uptown and fancy and Brooklyn"; has Broadway experience but still wants to make it big; grew up listening to cast recordings and has made performing her life's work; reluctant at first about being friends with the new girl, Susan.

Susan: (Female)Mid 20’s - to late 30s; alto with strong belt as well as good projection of lower notes (F3-C5 in belt); Hunter's friend; "downtown and funky and sassy"; truly an individual; an artist who portrays the reality for many in the performing arts industry, maintaining a day job to support her artistic endeavors; enjoys turkey burgers and encouraging others to achieve their creative potential (aka killing vampires); has some doubts about her singing ability and is, at first, reluctant about being friends with the new girl, Heidi.


Rehearsals

Rehearsals will start immediately after casting and are planned for three nights a week and Saturdays during the day. Tech rehearsals will take place May 2 - 5. Actors are required to be present each day of tech week and for strike on May 22. The rehearsal schedule will be finalized after the show is cast and actors’ conflicts have been accounted for.

Covid-19 Protocols

Dominion Stage follows all protocols set by Arlington County to keep our artists and patrons safe. Additionally we require that all cast, crew, and staff be fully vaccinated. Arlington County Covid-19 protocols require everyone to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status at both our rehearsal location, Theater on the Run, and our performance spaces, Theater on the Run and Gunston Theatre Two. During performances actors will wear clear face shield masks. Audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test within 72 hours. Please note that Covid-19 protocols are subject to change in response to changing conditions.

Performances

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 P.M. There are no Sunday or Matinee performances unless noted.

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