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Avalanche Theatre

Artemis Books and the Well-Meaning Man

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: $100 Stipend

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.

Time Commitment:
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.

Contact Info:
Please email your headshot and resume to to schedule an audition slot. Please include your availability for the audition dates and time in the body of the email.

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Audition Dates:

Feb 20 7-10pm
Feb 21 7-10pm
Feb 27 Callbacks 7-10pm
Posted Date: Feb 3, 2020