Avalanche Theatre seeks submissions for the World Premiere of the new play Artemis Books and the Well-Meaning Man by Paul Michael Thomson, directed by Brittney Brown. Rehearsals will begin on April 1, and performances are at Semicolon Bookstore from May 15 to June 6, Thursdays-Saturdays.
Audition Dates: Thursday February 20 and Friday February 21
Callbacks: Thursday February 27
Location: About Face Theatre Offices, 5252 N Broadway
Synopsis: Regina (Reggie) runs a femme-centric feminist bookstore in Tucson, AZ. Artemis Books is a safe space for queer people, free expression, and womxn of all kinds. When her boss unexpectedly jumps ship, Reggie is stuck with a new-hire: straight, white, cisgender JJ. Workplace romances, existential anxieties, and some questionable spell casting abound as Reggie tries to reclaim her safe space. Does identity have to influence ideology? Does colonialism ever stop? And what in the actual hell is a "good guy"?
REGINA: Late 20s, Latinx, Woman OR Femme/NB. Only wears a jean jacket, because she'd never admit she was cold. It probably has pins on it.
EMERSON: Mid-20s, White, Femme. She hates the cold, but loves the excuse to wear a scarf. Knows your sign before you do.
ASHA: Early 20s, African-American/Black, Femme. The cold doesn't bother her. She loves talking to you, but she'd rather be painting.
JJ: 30s, White, Masc. JJ is like a ham & swiss croissant: a little cheesy and incredibly layered.
First rehearsal - April 1 (rehearsals weeknights and some weekends)
Tech dates - May 10-13
Preview - May 14
Opening - May 15
Run - May 15 through June 6, Thursdays - Saturdays
Material To Prepare:
Sides will be sent to actors who receive an audition slot.