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Outskirts Theatre

2019-2020 Season General Auditions

 

Tuesday, May 14th, 5:30-9:00pm

The Underground Collaborative

161 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203

 

Wednesday, May 15th, 6:00-9:00pm

Outskirts Theatre Offices

223 Maple Avenue, Suite 206, Waukesha, WI 53186

 

LINK FOR AUDITION SIGN UP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044aa8ae2fa7fd0-outskirts1

 

**Please note, if you are interested in being considered for our musical, we ask that you sign up for a time slot at either 5:30-6:30 on Tuesday OR 7-9 on Wednesday. If you are unavailable at these times, please contact Ryan Albrechtson at ryan@outskirtstheatre.org for additional options!**

 

Please bring a headshot and resume and prepare a 1-2 minute monologue for as well as 32 bars of an upbeat song if interested in being considered for the musical.

 

In reference to the character descriptions below—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Outskirts Theatre works hard to not discriminate based on color, gender, sexuality, size, or disability. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

 

THE SHOWS:

**Outskirts offers a small stipend to their performers.**

 

In The Next Room, or the Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Dylan K. Sladky

September 6-15, 2019

 

Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat ‘hysterical’ women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household.

 

Roles:

  1. GIVINGS – a man in his forties, a specialist in gynecological and hysterical disorders.

CATHERINE GIVINGS – his wife, a woman in her late twenties.

SABRINA DALDRY – his patient, a woman in her early thirties.

ANNIE – a woman in her late thirties, Dr. Giving’s midwife assistant.

LEO IRVING – Dr. Giving’s other patient, an Englishman in his twenties or thirties.

ELIZABETH – an African-American woman in her early thirties. A wet-nurse by default.

  1. DALDRY – Sabrina Daldry’s husband, a man in his forties or fifties.

 

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The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute

Directed by Kelly Goeller

January 3-12, 2020

 

Set on September 12, 2001, THE MERCY SEAT continues Neil LaBute’s unflinching fascination with the often-brutal realities of the war between the sexes. In a time of national tragedy, the world changes overnight. A man and a woman explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they had lived just the day before. Can one be opportunistic in a time of universal selflessness?

 

Roles:

BEN

ABBY, his boss/lover

 

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Carrie the Musical based on the novel by Stephen King

Directed by Ryan Albrechtson, Music Directed by Julie Johnson, Choreographed by Samantha Paige

March 2020, Exact Dates TBD

 

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…

 

Roles:

Margaret White

Carrie White

Sue Snell

Lynn Gardner

Chris Hargensen

Tommy Ross

Billy Nolan

Mr. Stephens

George

Norma

Freddy

Stokes

Helen

Frieda

Ensemble

 

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Bug by Tracy Letts

Directed by Allyson Imig

May 2020, Exact Dates TBD

 

Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter introduced to her by her lesbian friend, R.C. Agnes stays at a hotel in hopes of avoiding her physically abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was just released from prison.

 

Roles:

Agnes

Peter

Jerry

R.C.

Dr. Sweet