Theatre Unchained will hold open auditions for Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” by Charles Busch, Desire, Desire, Desire”and “Naomi in the Living Room”, two dark comedies by Christopher Durang on Wednesday and Thursday, April 23rd and 24th, 2014 from 7PM to 9:30PM. All threeone-acts will be presented together as an evening of theatre that will run for nine performances from May 23 through June 8, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Theatre Unchained is located at 1024 S 5th Street three blocks south of National Ave. in the Walker’s Point District of Milwaukee, two minutes from downtown, and one block of the freeway (I-94/43), plenty of parking available.  For more info visit our website at www.theatreunchained.com or contact James Dragolovich at theatreunchained@yahoo.com or call (414) 391-7145.

“Vampire Lesbians of Sodom” will be directed by Ray Bradford. “Desire, Desire, Desire” will be directed by Sharon Nieman-Koebert and “Naomi in the Living Room” will be directed by James Dragolovich. We are looking for 10 – 15 males/females to play multiple roles.  There are plenty of roles available for all types and ages.  We encourage everyone to come out and audition.

We will also be looking for actors for our midsummer play Psycho Beach Party” written by Charles Busch as well, directed by Ray Bradford and produced by James Dragolovich. Psycho Beach Party will be presented on its own as a two-act play that will run for six performances, July 11 -20, with a possible extension for three more shows through July 27. Rehearsals for “Psycho Beach Party” will begin mid-June.  Additional auditions for this show will be held in May.

Rehearsals for “Vampire”, “Desire” and “Naomi” will begin April 28th and will mainly be weekday evenings, some weekends. We will do our best to work around actors schedules. College students welcome.

Bring headshot, resume, and a 1-minute prepared comedic monologue if you have them, otherwise you may fill out our audition form and read from sides of the scripts instead.

Synopses of all plays are below:

The satirical farce Vampire Lesbians of Sodom is right out of the Rocky Horror show genre. One of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history; it tells the saga of two fatally seductive vampiresses whose paths first collide in ancient Sodom. Their bitter rivalry as bloodsuckers but more importantly, as actresses, endures for 2,000 years with stops in 1920’s silent movie Hollywood and modern day Las Vegas.

Desire, Desire, Desire is a zany parody of A Streetcar Named Desire. Blanche Dubois, her nerves shot, is stuck in a house with a slobby Stanley Kowalski, who keeps yelling “Stella!”. Stella left for a lemon coke 6 years ago and never returned. Blanche tries to seduce a young census taker, but is interrupted by Big Daddy and Maggie from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. A “tart” from Icemen Cometh shows up as well, irritating Blanche by saying “pipedream” instead of “illusion”. Stella comes back briefly, but departs again, leaving Blanche and Stanley stuck together for eternity.

Naomi in the Living Room: Naomi, a total crackpot, when visited by John and Johnna, her son and daughter in law, is alternately friendly and insulting. Johnna copes as best she can, but when john changes his clothes to look like johnna, things start to unravel. Naomi barely notices any differences, but throws them both out of the house, then decides she’s had a nice time!

Psycho Beach Party: “Gidget”, Frankie and Annette beach party epics and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers such as “Spellbound” and “Marnie” are given a shotgun marriage. Chicklet Forest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. Among them is a black check out girl, an elderly radio talk show hostess, a male model named Steve and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually veracious vixen named Ann Bowman who has nothing less than world domination on her mind.

Also, stay tuned for an upcoming audition this summer for our 2014/2015 season opener The Adam’s Family Musical, which will open in September, 2014.

We hope to see you at the auditions!!!

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