The Outré Theatre Company will be holding non-Equity season auditions on Monday, July 21, 2014, from 5 pm to 10 pm, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Actors interested in auditioning should submit electronic copy of their headshot and resume, along with the role(s) for which they would like to be considered, to Artistic Director Skye Whitcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org when requesting an appointment. The 201close4/15 season consists of Back of the Throat by Yussef El Guindi, Othello by Will Shakespeare, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, book by Alex Timbers. Auditionees DO NOT need to prepare monologues; sides will be sent prior to the auditions. Auditionees wishing to be considered as replacements for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson should also prepare 16 bars of an uptempo rock-style song. The breakdown is as follows:
Back of the Throat by Yussef El Guindi – October 23-November 9
Khaled – male, late 20s to mid-30s – An Arab-American writer, living in a large, unnamed U.S. city. Truly believes in the good of humanity.
Bartlett – male, 30s to 70s – An agent working for an unnamed government agency. Alternately brilliant and cruel.
Carl – male, late 20s to 50s – Another agent. Brutal and simplistic.
Shelley/Beth/Jean – female, mid 20s to mid 30s – Khaled’s ex-girlfriend, a well-intentioned librarian, and a stripper, all of whom are questioned by Bartlett and Carol about Khaled – NOTE: these three roles are played by the same actress
Asfoor – male, early 20s to mid 30s – A jihadist linked to a terror plot
Othello by Shakespeare – early 2015
Othello – male, late 30s to 50s – A lifelong soldier, known for his calm, collected demeanor; a perpetual outsider
Desdemona – female, 20s – A strong, intelligent young woman raised in a powerful household
Iago (CAST – actors will be considered as possible replacements) – male, late 20s to mid 30s – A career soldier and borderline sociopath; cunning and clever
Emilia (CAST – actors will be considered as possible replacements) – female, late 20s to mid 30s – A career soldier who has watched her marriage dissolve; independent and strong-willed. Iago’s wife
Cassio – male, 20s to 30s – A handsome and intelligent officer, but arrogant at times
The Duke – male, 40s to 70s – The ruler of Venice; calculating and pragmatic
Brabantio – male, 40s to 70s – Desdemona’s father; overprotective and suspicious
Bianca – female, 20s to 30s – A Cypriot woman, rumored to be a prostitute; madly in love/lust with Cassio
Ludovico – male, 30s to 60s – A Venetian nobleman, related to Desdemona
Gratiano – male, 30s to 60s – Another Venetian nobleman, trusted by the Duke
Roderigo – male, 20s to 30s – An oblivious and easily duped romantic
Montano – male, 30s to 50s – A retired soldier, now appointed governor of Cyprus
The Clown – either gender, any age – A servant; witty and a bit too forward
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson – late spring/early summer 2015
All roles have been CAST – actors will be considered as possible replacements.