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+.
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.
Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, February 6 and 7, 2023 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive in Arlington. Auditions will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. Last sign-in will be at 9:00 pm. Auditioners will be asked to perform cold readings from the script, sides from which will be provided at the audition.
Please bring a headshot and resume if available. If you do not have a headshot, we are happy to take your picture for casting purposes. Please prepare at least 20 bars of a rock song, or musical song similar in style to that of the show. An accompanist will be provided. If you play guitar, please feel free to accompany yourself. Music is required; please no A capella auditions.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the tale of how a “slip of a girlyboy” from communist East Berlin, Hanschel, becomes the “internationally ignored song stylist” known as Hedwig after a botched sex change operation. The show daringly breaks the fourth wall, as Hedwig directly tells the audience of her past tribulations and heartbreak in the form of an extended monologue paired with rock songs. With a little help from her band and her back-up singer Yitzhak, Hedwig examines her quest for her other half, for love, and ultimately for her identity. Featuring a groundbreaking rock musical score by Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is hilarious, harrowing, and essentially uplifting for anyone who’s ever felt different.
Hedwig (cis gay man, transfemme/non-binary, genderqueer performer): boisterous and cocky, yet still somewhat naïve and optimistic. Hedwig is a true rock star – loud and in-your-face. But she also has a philosophical outlook on her life and wrestles with her gender identity, which causes her deep pain and confusion. She believes that Tommy is her other half and goes to great lengths to make him love her. Despite facing immense abuse and adversity in her life, Hedwig has big dreams and is determined to realize all of them.
Vocal Range Top: B4
Vocal Range Bottom: A2
Yitzhak (femme-bodied, transmasc/non-binary, cis gay woman, genderqueer performer): Hedwig’s partner in crime. Yitzhak is a phenomenal entertainer on their own and is currently Hedwig’s backup singer. They are punk, grunge, with a hint of queer glamor. The character of Yitzhak is traditionally played by a femme-bodied performer in masc-drag.
Vocal Range Top: A5
Vocal Range Bottom: D4
In addition to casting the main characters, we will also be casting understudies for Hedwig and Yitzhak. Understudies will be guaranteed to perform Thursdays, April 27 and May 4th, as well as being on stand-by for the primary performers.
**Dominion Stage is a Community Theater. All roles are unpaid.
Rehearsals will be between February 13 and April 26. Approximately 3 weekdays and some Saturdays, depending on actor and crew availability and conflicts.
All cast and crew must be fully vaccinated. Dominion Stage will follow any additional guidance provided by state and local authorities.
Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 P.M. There are no Sunday or Matinee performances unless noted.
Dominion Stage is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal ID number 52-1349392.