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Shows & Roles Available

IF PRETTY HURTS UGLY MUST BE A MUHFUCKA

by Tori Sampson
Combining West African folklore and contemporary American culture, If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka follows four teenage girls as they grapple with societal definitions of beauty. In the fictional setting of Affreakah-Amirrorkah, the four young women – Kaya, Massassi, Adama and Akim – are given an opportunity to live in a society where their individual beauty can reign supreme. But this opportunity comes at a dangerous cost. Tori Sampson’s hilariously provocative play doesn’t ask the question “How much is beauty worth?” but rather, “Why are so many willing to pay its price?”

Roles Available

Casting 8 Black actors 16+, as described by playwright…
Please Note: While the each character’s gender may be listed as defined by the playwright, gender fluid and non-binary actors are encouraged to audition for any role they feel they can embody.

CHORUS -Comedian. Ageless.
AKIM (she/her) -Beautiful girl. Seventeen years life.
MASSASSI (she/her) -Beautiful girl. Seventeen years life.
ADAMA (she/her) -Beautiful girl. Seventeen years life.
KAYA (she/her) -Beautiful girl. Seventeen years life.
KASIM (he/him) -Confident boy. Seventeen years life.
MA (she/her) -Refined woman. Lived enough to know.
DAD (he/him) -Protective man. Lived enough to know.
MIMES -Southern Baptist style mimes embody song to offer transcendence to those who believe. A reflection of what Yahweh sees in us all.

Playwright’s Note: Grant audiences the gift of basking in beauty beyond Eurocentric measurements. Akim should not have a lighter skin tone than Massassi. Nobody needs to be tall, skinny, have straight teeth, clear skin, long hair, etc. BE beauty in all your glory.

For more about this play, visit: https://www.torisampson.com/if-pretty-hurts-ugly-must-be-a-muhfucka.html

EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL

by George Reinblatt
Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. A rock musical based on the cult series.

Roles Available

Casting 8 Actors 18+, any race/ethnicity, as described by playwright…
Please Note: While the each character’s gender may be listed as defined by the playwright, gender fluid and non-binary actors are encouraged to audition for any role they feel they can embody.

ASH (he/him) 20s, Hero and iconic character of the musical
CHERYL (she/her) 20s, Ash’s sister and the odd woman out in the group, looking to spend a week relaxing. Alto.
SHELLY (she/her) 20s, Beautiful, easy, and not too smart, Scotty’s latest fling and looking to party, just because she becomes an evil demon doesn’t mean she can’t look good doing it.
ANNIE (she/her) 20s, The overbearing, sexy, explorer who finds missing pages to the Necronomicon and wants to reunite with her father to continue their research, very bossy and drawn to Ash.
LINDA (she/her) 20s, The prototypical girl next door, sweet, thoughtful, and completely devoted to Ash. Soprano.
SCOTT (he/him) 20s, A cocky prankster. Ash’s best friend. Tenor.
ED (he/him) 20s-30s, Annie’s coworker, boyfriend, and doormat.
JAKE (he/him) 20s-40s, Good, old, and reliable.

For more about this play, visit: https://evildeadthemusical.com/

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields
This play… goes wrong. **Physical comedy experience is essential to all roles**

Roles Available

Casting 8 Actors 18+, any race/ethnicity, as described by playwright…
Please Note: While the each character’s gender may be listed as defined by the playwright, gender fluid and non-binary actors are encouraged to audition for any role they feel they can embody.

ANNIE (she/her) 20s-40s, The company’s Stage Manager. American accent.
TREVOR (he/him) 20s-40s, He is the play’s lighting and sound operator. American accent.
CHRIS/INSPECTOR CARTER (he/him) 20s-40s,
JONATHAN/CHARLES HAVERSHAM (he/him) 20s-40s,
DENNIS/PERKINS (he/him) 20s-40s,
ROBERT/THOMAS COLLEYMORE (he/him) 20s-40s, Large voice, large presence. Unaware of others around him. British dialect required.
MAX/CECIL HAVERSHAM/ARTHUR (he/him) 20s, Has never been onstage before. Younger member of the troupe. Childlike and naïve. British dialect required.
SANDRA/FLORENCE COLLEYMORE (she/her) 20s-40s, Vain and has a huge ego. She wants to be loved. Very physically demanding role. British dialect required.

For more about this play, visit: https://youtu.be/DOWO4gq-whg

ALABASTER

by Audrey Cefaly
After a tornado barrels through town leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale. When a prominent photographer visits to take pictures of June’s scars, both are forced to reconcile the pain of loss and recovery. This all-femme, darkly comic southern drama explores the meaning and purpose of art and the struggle of the lost and tortured souls that seek to create it.

Roles Available

Casting 4 Actors 18+, any race/ethnicity, as described by playwright…
Please Note: While the each character’s gender may be listed as defined by the playwright, gender fluid and non-binary actors are encouraged to audition for any role they feel they can embody.

ALICE (she/her) 30s-40s, a renowned photographer
JUNE (she/her) 30s-40s, a lone artist. (Disclaimer: partial nudity)
WEEZY (she/her) 30s-40s, a goat. Bib’s daughter.
BIB (she/her) 60s-80s, a goat. Mother to Weezy.

For more about this play, visit: https://www.audreycefaly.com/alabaster-alabamagoatplay

APOLOGIES TO LORRAINE HANSBERRY (YOU TOO AUGUST WILSON)

by Rachel Lynett
A dark comedy set in the fictional world of a post-second Civil War, Bronx Bay, an all-black state (and neighborhood) is established in order to protect “blackness.” It’s a utopia but enforcing utopia proves to be tricky when it comes to defining who is Black and who isn’t.

Roles Available

Casting 5 Actors 18+, Black and Afro-Latinx, diverse gender identity encouraged, as described by playwright…
Please Note: While the each character’s gender may be listed as defined by the playwright, gender fluid and non-binary actors are encouraged to audition for any role they feel they can embody.

JULES (she/her) 30s, Black. Works at the community garden, food engineer.
LORENZO (he/him) 30s, Black. Works as a game developer.
ALICE (she/her) 30s, Black. A chef. Lorenzo’s wife in part I and Jules’ wife in part II.
YAEL (she/her) 30s, Afro-Latinx. Jules’ girlfriend & was working as a social worker.
IZAAK (he/him) 30s, Black. An artist who lives on the block. Mostly Lorenzo’s friend in part I and Lorenzo’s boyfriend in part II.

For more about this play, visit: https://drupal.yalebooks.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/2021%20YALE%20DRAMA%20SERIES_FINAL-1.pdf

ONCE

by Enda Walsh, Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova
On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.

Roles Available

Casting 11 Actors 18+, 1 child age 6-10, as described by playwright…
Please Note: While the each character’s gender may be listed as defined by the playwright, gender fluid and non-binary actors are encouraged to audition for any role they feel they can embody.

**All adult actors also play instruments proficiently on stage**

GUY (he/him) 30s. Vocal range: G2 to C#5, A struggling Irish musician who is brooding over an ex-girlfriend, but charismatic with extreme appeal. Bari-tenor with a rock/folk voice, speaks with an Irish accent. **Must play guitar** (Disclaimer: engages in costume change in view of audience)
GIRL (she/her) 20s-30s. Vocal range: C4 to G3, Direct, intelligent, resourceful and witty with a no-nonsense attitude, mezzo-soprano with a rock/folk voice, speaks with a Czech (Eastern European) accent. **Must play piano**
REZA (she/her) 20s-30s. Vocal range: C4 to A5, Seductive, funny, and smart with a larger-than-life attitude, soprano with a rock/folk voice, speaks with a Czech (Eastern European) accent. **Must play violin**
SVEC (he/him) 20s-30s. Vocal range: bass-baritone, an eccentric guy who spends most of his time watching TV and drinking coffee.**Must play drum kit and percussion**
EAMON (he/him) 20s-40s. Vocal range: G2 to G#4, music studio manager/engineer, a tough nut to crack, Baritone with rock/folk voice, speaks with an Irish accent. **Instrument played may vary according to actor’s skill**
DA (he/him) 50s-60s. Vocal range: Baritone, Guy’s father, a man of few wordsbut caring and warm, speaks with an Irish accent. **Instrument played may vary according to actor’s skill**
BARUSKA (she/her) 50s-60s. Vocal range: G3 to C5, Girl’s mother, a caring woman with few inhibitions who likes a full house and full stomachs, Alto with rock/folk voice; speaks with a Czech (Eastern European) accent.  **Instrument played may vary according to actor’s skill**
EX-GIRLFRIEND (she/her) Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano, Guy’s ex-girlfriend, sensual and charismatic, speaks with an Irish accent.  **Instrument played may vary according to actor’s skill**
BILLY (he/him) 30s-40s. Vocal range: G2 to G#4, Irish-born and has one parent from Spain, owner of the music store where Girl plays piano, large, loud, and funny, speaks with an Irish accent.  **Instrument played may vary according to actor’s skill**
BANK MANAGER (he/him) 30s-40s. Vocal range: G3 to B4, prim and proper bank businessman with a secret passion for music, speaks with an Irish (Cork) accent.  **Instrument played may vary according to actor’s skill**
ANDREJ (he/him) 20s-30s. Vocal range: C2 to G#4, an employee at a fast-food chain with big dreams, earnest and kind, speaks dialogue with a Czech (Eastern European) accent.  **Instrument played may vary according to actor’s skill**
IVANKA (she/her) 6-10yrs. Girl’s young daughter. She is sweet, shy, and good-natured. Comfortable on stage.

For more about this play, visit: https://broadwaymusicalhome.com/shows/once.htm

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