Start Date: 01 May 2017
End Date: 01 May 2017
The Outré Theatre Company, performing at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, is proud to announce Equity and non-Equity auditions for 2017/18, its sixth full season.
Auditions will be held by appointment only on April 30 and May 1, 2017, from 6 pm until 10 pm each day. Auditions will be held at Magnetic Pompano, 2201 N. Federal Hwy, Suite C104, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 (by the carousel).
Auditionees wishing to audition for only 1984 and/or Reservoir Dolls should prepare two contrasting monologues, not to exceed three minutes total. Auditionees wishing to audition for American Idiot should prepare one monologue and 16 bars in a rock/punk style. An accompanist will be provided.
To schedule an audition, email firstname.lastname@example.org with an electronic copy of your headshot and resume, along with your preferred audition time. Please also include your Equity status in your email, as well as which show(s) you are interested in auditioning for. Equity members without an appointment will be seen as time permits.
For rehearsal and performance dates, as well as character breakdowns, please see below.
1984 by George Orwell, adapted by Andrew White
Rehearsals begin June 12, 2017
Performances run July 13-30, 2017
Winston – male, late 20s to early 40s. Frail and erudite. Appears older than he is. A Party member who cannot help but remember a time before the Party.
O’Brien – male, 30s to 50s. Robust and commanding. Charming and charismatic, and is both zealous and kindly. An Inner Party member with intelligence, wit, and presence.
Julia – female, 20s to 30s. Sexy, intelligent, and clever. Can be confident and aggressive, with a strong sense of purpose.
Syme – male or female, late 20s to early 50s. A true believer and devoted follower of Big Brother. Nerdy and cocky, with the self-assurance of the favored. Also plays other roles.
Tillotson – male or female, 30s to 50s. Nervous and fearful. A Party member terrified of doing the wrong thing. Also plays other roles.
Ampleforth – male, 30s to 50s. A propagandist and writer. In love with the beauty of the word, and quietly disheartened by his job. Also plays other roles.
Parsons – male, 20s to 30s. Friendly and open, an eager follower with little intellect. Winston’s neighbor. Also plays other roles.
Charrington – male, 50s to 70s. An shopkeeper in the Prole section of town. An apparent lover of the past and what has been lost. Also plays other roles.
American Idiot by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Rehearsals begin October 2, 2017
Performances run November 2-19, 2017
Johnny – male, 20s, baritone (B2 to B4). The self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia.” Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and a growing dependency on St. Jimmy.
Will – male, 20s, tenor (C#3 to A4). Johnny’s friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships.
Tunny – male, 20s, tenor (D3 to B4). Johnny’s friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny’s ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream.
Whatshername – female, 20s-30s, mezzo-soprano (F#3 to D#5). A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship.
St Jimmy – male, 20s, tenor (C3 to F#5). Johnny’s alter ego. Known as the “city badass.” An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to heroin and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername.
Heather – female, 20s, mezzo-soprano (A3 to E5). A girl in Suburbia and Will’s girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency.
Extraordinary Girl – female, 20s, mezzo-soprano (Bb3 to E5). A girl in the Middle East who appears as a hallucination to the injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war.
Ensemble – male/female, 20s-30s, various roles.
Reservoir Dolls adapted by Erika Soerensen
Rehearsals begin January 2, 2018
Performances run February 1-18, 2018
Women, age range 18-70, any ethnicity
Ms. Orange – A younger woman, brazen and brash.
Ms. Brown – Lewd and intellectual.
Ms. White – The “mother” of the group. Logical and reasoning, but can be cold and threatening.
Ms. Blue – Moody and introverted. Intuitive.
Ms. Blonde – Psychopath. Real name: Vicki Vega. Just got out of prison, and is looking for a new heist.
Ms. Pink – Anxious and calculated. Takes care of herself. Conspiracy theorist.
Jo Cabot – A crime boss. Hard, no-nonsense, but with a strong sense of loyalty.
Nice Gal Edie – Jo’s daughter. Sexy. Sheltered. Once kept under lock and key but no more.