AUDITION

Thrown Stone is now accepting performer submissions for The Suburbs

The project will be cast in two phases: A developmental WORKSHOP, to take place July 12-14, and the PRODUCTION, to perform August 26-September 19. The plays are currently in development, and we are seeking general submissions for the workshop only at this time.

  Note: we are casting these as separate opportunities, if you are available for only one, please go ahead and submit for that opportunity. Being cast in the workshop does not guarantee being cast in the production, though stronger consideration will be given.

Synopses

He has a revolutionary new vision of antiquity, but back in his hometown, can he ever truly be seen?
Untitled by Catherine Yu to be staged at Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center

There’s a new girl on the catering crew, and on the night of a fancy engagement party, she and the other caterers must face the roles they have to play at work, and in real life.
Untitled by Tony Meneses to be staged at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Someone has pitched a tent in the front lawn of the West Lane Inn, to the consternation of a neighbor. But there’s a lot more at stake. Pharel’s play examines a quest to honor the rich black history of Ridgefield.
Untitled by Phanesia Pharel to be staged at West Lane Inn

Breakdown

  • Terrence/Ned 20s-50s, male, black
  • Minnie/Betsey 20s-40s, female, black
  • Federico/Derek 20s-40s, male, east asian
  • Garcia/Passenger 20s-30s, nonbinary/queer or queer female, black latinx
  • Josephine 20s-30s, female, white
  • Clarisse/Paige/Linda/Joanna 30s-40s, female, white
  • Bob/Marem 40s-50s, male, white
  • Musician/Shannon/Passenger 20s-30s, male queer, black

Creative and Production Team

Director: Kholoud Sawaf
Producers: Jason Peck & Jonathan Winn
Associate Producer: Kimberly Wilson
Writers: Tony Meneses, Phanésia Pharel, and Catherine Yu

Casting NOW: Workshop

  • Workshop Dates: July 12-14, 2021
    (please note amended dates)
  • AEA Agreement: Follows Actor’s Equity Staged Reading Code (riders will apply)
  • Compensation: $150

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 15 June 22

  • We’ve extended the deadline to June 22. Submit today!

Casting July 15: Production

  • Performance Dates: August 26-September 12, 2021
  • Contract Dates: August 9-September 12, 2021
  • Rain/Extension dates: September 16-19, 2021
  • AEA Contract: SPT Tier 1 (Currently $263/week plus Health and Pension; agreement renews in July)
  • Location:  Plays to be performed in sequence at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and West Lane Inn as a single “roving production” (where the audience follows the action from location to location). 

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for all in-person participants
  • Performances will take place outdoors
  • Safety precautions will meet or exceed local, state, and federal guidelines

 

Who Should Submit

  • BIPOC and non-binary performers are particularly encouraged to submit
  • Performers will submit for all three plays. We are interested in trained actors, as well as any performer with a particular skill set (music, dance, puppetry, performance artists, etc.)
  • Artists who reside within 50-miles (actual driving distance) of Ridgefield, CT particularly encouraged to submit
  • Submissions from both union and non-union talent will be accepted
  • For security reasons, we are not able to receive submissions via email

How To Submit Your Video Audition

Please submit a single video link containing one or both of the following:

  1. A classical monologue or a monologue with heightened text (Please use a medium shot for this)
  2. A physical piece that tells this simple plot line:
    • Partner A finds Partner B
    • Partner A loses Partner B
    • Partner A gets Partner B

If you don’t have access to someone to be your scene partner, feel free to be creative (use a lamp, a broom, a pillow, etc). Shoot this piece in whatever way/framing you want to tell your story.  You can use music, lights, props, costumes, but no words.

   IMPORTANT

For security reasons we accept YouTube or Vimeo links only. Videos sent in any other manner will not be accepted. We recommend the Unlisted setting in YouTube and the Private link setting in Vimeo.

How to Submit Your Headshot & Resume

  • Please submit a single two-page PDF with your headshot and resume.

Thank you for your interest in Thrown Stone.