Elana – Zoom Appointments (Deadline 09.28.20)

Alternative Theater Ensemble
San Rafael, CA

Job Details



Staged Reading Code / Modified BAT
Staged Reading Code – stipend for expenses;
Modified BAT – $273/week plus pension

Playwright Elana Dykewomon
Director Mary Guzmán
Casting Director Jeanette Harrison
Dramaturg Duca Knezevic

Auditions on Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th.

Auditions will be “Live” on Zoom. You’ll enter a waiting room, be asked to adjust your settings for the audition, then perform sides with a reader. We ask that you use sides that are either printed or on a second device (not your audition camera). The director (Mary Guzmán) may ask you for adjustments.

Initial casting for a zoom workshop under the AEA Staged Reading code. All rehearsals virtual. Actors will also be considered for public reading under MBAT Tier I, also virtual.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

When Susan is diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia, she asks her partner Mich to help her die.

MICH, butch lesbian, Jewish, late 40s to 60s

SUSAN, femme lesbian, Jewish, 50s to 70. A lawyer turned librarian, more strait-laced than Mich.

DAPHNE/Ensemble, androgynous lesbian, 50s to 70, rough, scruffy, still a hippie.

THEA/Ensemble, late 30s to 40s, femme lesbian, plays daughter of Susan as well as a neurologist, and former girlfriend of Mich

DOCTOR/Ensemble, soft butch lesbian, late 40s to 60s,

COUNSELOR/Ensemble, femme lesbian, 50s

AUDREY, lesbian, 50s-60s, a poet who helped her lover die

Mich, Susan, and the Ensemble should represent the diversity of the 1970s lesbian scene. All body types, all ethnicities. Please note that AlterTheater never casts mono- ethnically. We especially encourage submissions from lesbian Jewish womxn of diverse heritages and identities for MICH and SUSAN.

Email headshot & resume to: casting@altertheater.org

Deadline: 09/28/2020