“You Too” Play Casting Notice for SF & Fremont Auditions on August 25-27 (and after)

Theatre Makers is distributing this casting notice to established and aspiring actors, as well as crew.

Play: You Too by Iryna Lymar and Stardust Doherty

Synopsis: You Too is a new play that explores the theme of mistreatment of women and others in contemporary society within families, the workplace, the media, and the populace at large. You Too tells the story of a female U.S. Congressional candidate running against a Hollywood director accused of harassment of women. Family members of ordinary people get involved in the storm of events fueled and manipulated by the media. The plot twists and turns as the suspense builds to an inevitable climax.

Director: Iryna Lymar

Main Roles:

  • Harvey Cosby, a male U.S. Senate candidate who was a Hollywood director
  • Dianne Pelosi, a female U.S. Senate candidate, whose sister is in trouble with allegations
  • Sister Sister, a female actor, who alleges abuse 
  • Anita Ford, a daughter who, works at Harvey Cosby campaign office
  • Father Ford, a tyrannical narcissistic father 
  • Tommy Ford, a son with difficult choices 

Supporting Roles:

Many, including Sean O’Rielly (a journalist), Mother Ford, Ricky (gay male co-worker), Campaign Manager (works for Harvey), Campaign Rally Participants, #metoo Supporters of various genders, races/ethnicities, ages, etc.

Crew:

Stage Manager, Sound and Light Manager, Techs (Painters, Builders, Makers, Driver, Stage Hands), Prop Master, Wardrobe Master, Marketer/Social Media Maven,  Fundraiser, Sign Language Interpreters (ASL), Videographer, Artists/Graphic Designers

Union: No

Compensation: Possibly a share of ticket sales and funraiser funds. (We would love to pay artists living wages, but we are an entirely unpaid company, unless we receive grants or other contributions… we are all working for social justice!)

Performances: at least three, two at the Fremont Community Center and one fundraiser in San Francisco.

  • 7pm – 9pm on Friday, November 8, 2019 (San Francisco)
  • 7pm – 9pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019 (Fremont)
  • 4pm – 6pm on Sunday, November 10, 2019 (Fremont)

Additional performances possible at other venues, depending on audience demand.

Rehearsals: to be finalized with input from cast and crew, probably twice weekly from September 8 to October 13 and three times weekly from October 14 to November 5, 2019

  • 6:30pm-9:30pm Tuesdays
  • 3:00pm-7pm Sundays
  • 6:30-9:30pm Mondays (starting October 14)

Auditions: Contact iryna@ritualart.org with name, experience, preferred role (give us your first and second choice) and availability for performances and rehearsals in order to receive script excerpts. You will have 30 minutes for the audition.

  • 2:00pm-5:30pm on August 25 at SF Main Library, Stong Meeting Room, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, 94102
  • 6:30pm-9:00pm on August 26 at Bernal Heights Library, 500 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, 94110
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm on August 27 at SF Public Library, Park Meeting Room, 1833 Page St, San Francisco, 94117

Show Website:http://ritualart.org/youtoo

Company: Theatre Makers provides a common ground for those interested in dramatic and musical theatre, professional and amateur theater, commercial and non-profit theatre, including non-traditional theatrical events (performance art, pop-up theater, home theater, street theater, puppet shows, etc.) with activities including, for example:

  • Discussions of all aspects of theatre creation and production
  • Exchanging information on opportunities available
  • Collaboration on incubating audience participatory plays and musicals based on social, political, economic, and environmental change (SPEEC) themes​
  • Workshops of plays and musicals under development
  • Readings and staged readings of plays and musicals for educational and motivational purposes

This group particularly fosters events that are inclusive and affirming of people based on class, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, age and other identities.

Company Website: ritualart.org/theatremakers

Community Partners: the You Too play will be produced in cooperation with two local Fremont non-profit organizations whose missions align with the message of the play. 

SAVE: www.save-dv.org

Narika: www.narika.org

Please share this casting notice with anyone who might be interested.

For updates: http://ritualart.org/wordpress/?p=1263

Seeking Latino Actor for “20/20” Play (Deadline: July 2)

Update: this role was transformed and cast.

Theatre Makers is seeking an actor for the role of Francisco, a young-to-middle-aged Latino male socialist who is in love with Anna, another character in the “20/20” play.

Synopsis: It’s 2020. The President has been re-elected, the climate is heating up, the economy in meltdown. In this satirical participatory performance, audience members choose the scenarios to stage: impeachment? a coup? a revolution? “20/20” asks what people power looks like in a time of vast uncertainty when even choosing to do nothing has consequences.

Director: Stardust Doherty

Union: No

Compensation: Probably not (We would love to pay artists living wages, but we are an entirely unpaid company, unless we receive grants or other contributions… we are all working for social justice!)

Performances: at least four, as part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival at the EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, San Francisco

  • 6pm-8pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm on Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • 8pm-10pm on Thursday, September 11, 2019
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Additional performances possible at other venues, depending on audience demand

Rehearsals: twice weekly from July 9 to September 6, 2019, in San Francisco

  • 7pm-11pm Tuesdays, and
  • 3pm-7pm Saturdays

Auditions:

  • Contact theatre-makers@ritualart.org with name, preferred role, gender, race/ethnicity, age, acting experience, memorization ability level, and availability for performance, rehearsal, and audition dates/times.
  • Appointment Deadline: Tuesday, July 2
  • Script Excerpts Distributed: Tuesday, July 2 (by email, some memorization required)
  • Appointments Available on request

Show Website: http://ritualart.org/2020/

Tickets: $13 in person ($15.99 online tickets at https://20-20.brownpapertickets.com). Advanced purchase recommended due to limited seating.

Box Office: 415-673-3847 (for show information)

Company: Theatre Makers provides a common ground for those interested in dramatic and musical theatre, professional and amateur theater, commercial and non-profit theatre, including non-traditional theatrical events (performance art, pop-up theater, home theater, street theater, puppet shows, etc.) with activities including, for example:

  • Discussions of all aspects of theatre creation and production
  • Exchanging information on opportunities available
  • Collaboration on incubating audience participatory plays and musicals based on social, political, economic, and environmental change (SPEEC) themes​
  • Workshops of plays and musicals under development
  • Readings and staged readings of plays and musicals for educational and motivational purposes

This group particularly fosters events that are inclusive and affirming of people based on class, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, age, and other identities.

Company Website: http://ritualart.org/theatremakers/

Please share this casting notice with anyone who might be interested.

“20/20” Play Casting Notice for SF Auditions on May 31 / June 1 (Deadline extended: June 1)

Theatre Makers is distributing this casting notice to established and aspiring actors, as well as crew.

Play: “20/20” by Kari Barclay and Stardust Doherty

Synopsis: It’s 2020. The President has been re-elected, the climate is heating up, the economy in meltdown. In this satirical participatory performance, audience members choose the scenarios to stage: impeachment? a coup? a revolution? “20/20” asks what people power looks like in a time of vast uncertainty when even choosing to do nothing has consequences.

Director: Stardust Doherty

Main Roles:

  • Anna, a young-to-middle-aged female, not Latino, anarchist who is in love with Francisco
  • Francisco, a young-to-middle-aged Latino male, socialist who is in love with Anna
  • Ellis, a young-to-middle-aged non-binary person of color, who is clever and a bit mysterious
  • President, an elderly orange-haired white guy, who is foolish and dangerous

Supporting Roles:

  • Many, including TV New Hosts (speaking various languages), Master of Ceremonies, Republican and Democrat Representatives and Senators, Sarah Palin, Jeff Zuckergates and Assistant, Octavia, Students, Secret Service Goons, Protestors, Soldiers, and Sign Language Interpreters (ASL), of various genders, races/ethnicities, ages, etc.

Crew:

  • Stage Manager, Tech Director, Set Designer, Prop Designer, Costume Designer, Marketing Manager, Logistics Manager, Graphic Designer, Painters, Builders, Makers, Movers, Shakers

Union: No

Compensation: Probably not (We would love to pay artists living wages, but we are an entirely unpaid company, unless we receive grants or other contributions… we are all working for social justice!)

Performances: at least four, as part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival at the EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, San Francisco

  • 6pm-8pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm on Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • 8pm-10pm on Thursday, September 11, 2019
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Additional performances possible at other venues, depending on audience demand

Rehearsals: to be finalized with input from cast and crew, but perhaps something like twice weekly from July 9 to September 6, 2019, in San Francisco

  • 7pm-10pm Tuesdays, and
  • 3pm-7pm Saturdays
  • Plus one tech rehearsal September 1-4 at the EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, San Francisco

Auditions:

  • Contact theatre-makers@ritualart.org with name, preferred role, gender, race/ethnicity, age, acting experience, memorization ability level, and availability for performance, rehearsal, and audition dates/times.
  • Appointment Deadline: Tuesday, May 28
  • Script Excerpts Distributed: Tuesday, May 28 (by email, some memorization required)
  • Appointments Available: Friday, May 31
  • Appointments Available: Saturday, June 1
  • And other times by appointment

Show Website: http://ritualart.org/2020/

Tickets: $13 in person ($15.99 online tickets at https://20-20.brownpapertickets.com). Advanced purchase recommended due to limited seating.

Box Office: 415-673-3847 (for show information)

Company: Theatre Makers provides a common ground for those interested in dramatic and musical theatre, professional and amateur theater, commercial and non-profit theatre, including non-traditional theatrical events (performance art, pop-up theater, home theater, street theater, puppet shows, etc.) with activities including, for example:

  • Discussions of all aspects of theatre creation and production
  • Exchanging information on opportunities available
  • Collaboration on incubating audience participatory plays and musicals based on social, political, economic, and environmental change (SPEEC) themes​
  • Workshops of plays and musicals under development
  • Readings and staged readings of plays and musicals for educational and motivational purposes

This group particularly fosters events that are inclusive and affirming of people based on class, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, age, and other identities.

Company Website: http://ritualart.org/theatremakers/

Please share this casting notice with anyone who might be interested.