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AUDITIONS FOR JACK OF HEARTS AN ORIGINAL STEAMPUNK WESTERN PLAY

 

The Milwaukee Entertainment Group is looking to cast several roles in a fantastic Original play by Local Playwright JJ Gatesman. Jack of Hearts is a revenge play set in a steampunk world of the wastes, a futuristic dystopia that emulates the old west. The action centers around the Heart’s Club, a brothel/saloon, and its denizens who find themselves caught up in a conflict between the mace gang, the capital, and the owner, Jack Heart. Themes of love, loyalty, humanity, and truth are tested, broken, and rebuilt.

To Sign Up for your audition please email your headshot, resume and availability on the audition dates to Amanda at: Production@milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com

AUDITIONS will be Friday June 10th from 4:30pm-9:30pm and Saturday June 11th from 11am-5pm at the Brumder Mansion 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave. We would prefer that you sign up for an audition time in advance, though walk-ins will not be turned away. If you absolutely cannot attend the times or date listed, contact Amanda for possible alternate arrangements.

Monologues are most welcome (though not required). The play requires large, committed actions and quick character switches. Any piece that demonstrates your ability to do this is highly encouraged (Shakespeare and other Classical pieces welcome). We will also provide sides from the play for you to familiarize yourself with in advance. You may be asked to speak in a Southern Dialect. If you are auditioning for the role of Panda, please prepare 16 bars of a song to sing a capella.

CALLBACKS will occur on the evening of Monday, June 13th and will involve a dance and stage combat portion for all relevant roles.

IF CAST, you will be compensated for your time and talent and those details will be disclosed to you at the time you are offered the role.

Looking for experienced Actors. Please bring a headshot and resume to your audition.

See more about the MEG at: http://www.milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/

Rehearsals will begin September 6th, 2016 and run through October 5th, 2016. Specific rehearsal dates will be determined based on cast schedules and conflicts at a later date.

PROPOSED PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
(All Performances 7:30pm)
Thurs 10/6 (Preview)
Fri 10/7 (Opening Night)
Sat 10/8
Fri 10/14
Sat 10/15
Mon 10/17 (PWYC)
Sun 10/23
Thurs 10/27
Fri 10/28
Sat 10/29
Mon 10/31

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CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS-

JACK-20’s-30’s- The fellow behind the scenes at the Hearts club. A man who thinks himself more proper than he’s earned, a bit of a dandy. His desire for revenge drives the play.

PAGE- 20’s or 30’s- A member of the Mace Gang. Pretty, but tough. A woman raised in a man’s world who has survived and learned to adapt. Stage combat experience a plus.

PANDA- 20’s- One of the Hearts Club girls. A pretty, naive looking girl with an energetic drive. She is a bright light in the desolation of the wastes.

LEOPARD- 20’s-30’s-One of the Hearts Club girls. A tough looking woman who embraces and enjoys the less reputable life she leads

DODO-20’s -30’s- One of the Hearts Club girls. Confused, happy and extremely sincere. She expresses herself through images.

YORICK- Any age- The emcee at the Hearts Club. A plump, dirty figure full of charisma and spunk, with an obvious attraction towards the cheaper pleasures of life. A self proclaimed coward.

ANYA- 30’s-50’s- The Matron and true boss at the Heart’s Club. She used to be very pretty, though has been living at the pace that kills for the majority of her life, a woman with toughness and an apparent wisdom.

DIAMANT- 30’s or older- A richly dressed man who thinks himself very important. Uses his language as evidence of his superiority.

ELIZABETH- 20’s or older- A richly dressed and extravagant woman. Married to Diamant.

JASPER- M/F any age-Has a wild sick look and shakes perpetually. Gives the impression of a skittish animal.

WALLACE- M/F any age-A bounty hunter who’s a greedy buffoon. He thinks himself wise.

TRIGGER- Any age-A dirty dangerous member of the mace gang with the demeanor of a whipped junkyard dog.

SHERRIFF BATON- Any age-A cheerful, direct man with an air of authority. Excitable when things are going his way, but willing to get things done.

MACE GANG MEMBERS-Ruffians with Bionic parts.

GABRIEL- Large dangerous looking man with robotic jaws, and a military past.

*Some Actors will play multiple roles.

 

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