THE SUFFRAGIST
AUDITION PROCESS 2021

The production seeks performers of all genders. All performers must be 18 years or older. Given projected availability of Covid-19 Vaccine in the United States, all performers will be expected to have received a one- or two-dose vaccine by the time rehearsals begin. Those with religious objections or health conditions which may prevent them from receiving a vaccine should contact nancyhillcobb@gmail.com directly for a conversation.

While some members of the cast were selected in 2020 when the premiere was slated to be then, there are still numerous roles available: The following principal roles are available: Lucy Burns, Tacie Paul, Ida B. Wells, Woodrow Wilson and Doctor. In addition, there are ensemble roles, including featured ensemble roles, for both women and men, including the Alpha Suffrage Club Ensemble and Mary Church Terrell.

Rehearsals will begin on Jun 25, 2021 and the first performance is on July 16. The weekend of June 25 will be an intensive series of music rehearsals for the ensemble and the characters listed above. However, the “call” will be very specific, so individuals will know how much of the weekend they will need to be present. Although rehearsals during the week will begin at 2 p.m., the production staff is aware that many/most people will have work responsibilities and cannot arrive at that time. The rehearsals for the ensemble will be scheduled accordingly, with most beginning at 6 p.m. And ending at 10 p.m. The director and musical director will schedule rehearsals to accommodate conflicts.

Auditionees are asked to submit two recordings, both of which can be uploaded to Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/ ) or Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/ ). For information on how to upload a video to youtube, see the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua3AW6RVv64 . Additionally, video files can be sent via google drive or attached to your email.

The first recording is a singing audition: this could be an existing video or a newly made video. This should be a 32-measure musical theater excerpt which best demonstrates your range, technique and ability to communicate the text of the song.

The second recording is a reading audition: Please view the PDF’s below to select a side that best shows your skills. Find someone to read with you and record.

Once you have the two videos uploaded to youtube or vimeo, use the following email address to submit your material: suffragistauditions2021@gmail.com. In addition to the two recordings, please also attach a completed audition form, and a headshot or other photo of yourself. Note that you are able to list rehearsal conflicts on the audition form.

ALL AUDITION MATERIALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE ABOVE EMAIL ADDRESS NO LATER THAN APRIL 25, 2021 AT 6 P.M. CDT. IF YOU CAN SUBMIT THEM EARLIER, PLEASE DO SO.

We thank you very much for your interest in our show, and we look forward to hearing and seeing you electronically!

Please choose from the sides below