Calling all actors: Come out and audition for our galaxy-sized Season 7! Epic sci-fi. Space Odysseys (and oddities). And a tip of the hat to the new, soon-to-be-released Star Wars movie. It’s all part of our theme for 2015, “Hope Operas: A New Hope!”
All five plays in this series will include a nod to great sci-fi classics. Of course, our definition of “great” may include anything from giant flying turtles to Jane Fonda in zero-G…“A New Hope” also refers to our all-new gaggle of writers, and the mostly-new set of directors who will bring their scripts to life.
Auditions will be August 30, 1 PM – 6 PM at The Source,1835 14th St NW, Washington, DC. Please prepare a 60-second monologue that best showcases your talent. You may be asked to do a cold reading from sides.
Please send your headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition.
Our 2015 shows (and the Worthy Causes for which they’re raising money) are:
Tulip of Testudon
Tulip discovers she was reincarnated on the wrong planet! Instead of slaving away at a low-paid office job on Earth, she should be living a cushy life on the planet Testudon… as a pet. Now, with the help of her own pet–a tortoise named “Tulip Too”–she must choose a destiny.
Written by Lisa Alapick. Directed by Catherine Aselford.
Worthy Cause: The Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society
Pet Files: The Red Dot Saga
Cat Detective Sox Meowlder has been looking for answers since his sister Mittens disappeared. Along with his new partner–a dog named Dakota Scruffy–Detective Meowlder searches for clues… and the seemingly untraceable “red dot.” The truth is out there!
Written by Laura Fontaine. Directed by Patrick Graham.
Worthy Cause: Lost Dog and Cat Rescue
When an alien steals the identity of intergalactic glam rocker Jet Jettison, he must clean up his act to get back what’s his. But without his distinctive make-up one will believe he’s really Jet. With the help of a badass bounty hunter babe, he takes off after his band… and heads straight into trouble!
Written by Stephen Krzyzanowski. Directed by Kristen Pligrim
Worthy Cause: ArtStream
Space, the final frontier where no one can hear you scream. These are the voyages of the Starship Takei, beloved camp classic now only shown in late night syndicated reruns. Join them on their 5-year mission… for the 500th time.
Written by Amy Baska. Directed by Katy Chmura
Worthy Cause: The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia
The Greatest Science Fiction Show No One’s Ever Seen
Julie’s hunt for a long-lost science fiction TV show takes a very weird turn. With the help of a local comic book store owner, she uncovers truths about the past that might just save the future. But is the truth really just science fiction?
Written By Pamela Leahigh. Directed By Sara Bickler.
Worthy Cause: The Theatre Lab
Show Dates are Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 at The Bier Baron, 1523 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC.