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ART FACTORY IS SEEKING ACTORS, SINGERS, AND DANCERS (18+) OF ALL RACES AND GENDER IDENTITIES FOR UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS OF “REEFER MADNESS” AND “THE GLASS MENAGERIE”

 

For REEFER MADNESS:

 

Please email info@ArtFactoryHouston.com with the subject line “Reefer Madness Audition.” 

 

Attach a current headshot and resumé.

 

Please attach or provide a link to a video of yourself performing at least one-minute of a contemporary musical theatre song. 

 

If you are selected for Callbacks, an Art Factory Staff Member will contact you via email to schedule your Callback date and time.

SUBMISSIONS FOR REEFER MADNESS ARE DUE ON OF BEFORE FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2023.

 

ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.

Rehearsals: August 29 through September 29, 2023. Depending on your role(s), actors are called 3-5 times per week. Rehearsal conflicts are permitted as long as they are submitted in advance.

 

Tech: September 30 through October 5, 2023. No conflicts are permitted for these daily rehearsals.

 

Performances: October 6 through 22, 2023. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.

 

Character Breakdown

 

JIMMY HARPER (Reads Teens. Male Identifying. Tenor) A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer. .

 

LECTURER (Reads Late 30’s - 40’s. Male Identifying. Baritone with some Tenor notes) a severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of Reefer Madness. (Doubles as Goat-Man, Mr. Poppy, Irish Priest, Old Man, Radio Announcer, Ticket-Taker, Policeman, FDR) 

 

MARY LANE (Reads Teens. Female Identifying. Soprano with Strong Mix) Jimmy's sweetheart, a naive, virginal teenage girl. 

 

JACK STONE (Reads 30’s-40’s. Male Identifying. Baritone with some Tenor Notes). The handsome and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Den, a 30's gangster movie-type. (Doubles as Jesus, George Washington). 

 

MAE (Reads 30’s-40’s. Female Identifying. Soprano with High Rock Belt/Mix) An attractive, yet slightly haggard dame in her mid-30s, the hostess of the Reefer Den. 

 

RALPH WILEY (Reads 30’s-40’s. Male Identifying. Tenor) a denizen of the Reefer Den, formally a fraternity man, his college days ended long ago due to his reefer habit. (Doubles as Sally's Baby, Switch-Puller, Uncle Sam). 

 

SALLY (Reads 20’s-30’s. Female Identifying. High Soprano Belter/Mixer) a sexy and seductive resident of the Reefer Den, she possesses the libidinous soul of Mae West combined with the rat-a-tat moxie of vintage Barbara Stanwyck. (Doubles as Lady Liberty). 

 

PLACARD GIRL (Any age. Female Identifying. Non-Singing) throughout the play she reinforces the warnings of the Lecturer by holding large signs that clearly state the moral of what we've just seen. (Doubles as Five-and-Dime Kid, Police Officer). 

 

ENSEMBLE (Dance training a major plus. All ages and gender identities.) Mixed gender group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five-and-Dime, Jungle Orgy dancers, Angels, and patriotic background chorus in the Star-Spangled finale. 

 

For THE GLASS MENAGERIE:

 

Please email info@ArtFactoryHouston.com with the subject line “Glass Menagerie Audition.” 

 

Attach a current headshot and resumé.

 

Please attach or provide a link to a video of yourself performing the material provided for the character of your choosing  HERE

 

If you are selected for Callbacks, an Art Factory Staff Member will contact you via email to schedule your Callback date and time.

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE GLASS MENAGERIE ARE DUE ON OF BEFORE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023.

 

ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.

Rehearsals: October 10 through November 3, 2023. Actors are called 3-4 times per week. Rehearsal conflicts are permitted as long as they are submitted in advance.

 

Tech: November 4 through 9, 2023. No conflicts are permitted for these daily rehearsals.

 

Performances: November 10 through 19, 2023. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.

 

Character Breakdown

 

TOM WINGFIELD (Reads 20’s. Male Identifying.) The play’s narrator recounts memories of his family. Languishing in a dead-end job, Tom is a rest- less dreamer and aspiring poet, torn between his responsibility to his family and chasing his desires. Explosive, mercurial, and lonely, he is deeply devoted to his sister and constantly at odds with his mother. He longs for adventure and freedom from his familial responsibilities and escapes through movies, literature, and alcohol.

 

AMANDA WINGFIELD (Reads 40’s-50’s. Female Identifying.) A faded Southern belle, abandoned by her husband, who is desperate to provide for her two children’s future under harsh financial conditions. She is a fierce survivor scraping by to make ends meet. Amanda is both sensitive and harsh. She is charming and displays a sense of humor, yet, she can succumb to bouts of manipulation and cruelty.

 

LAURA WINGFIELD (Reads 20’s. Female Identifying.) Amanda’s daughter and Tom’s elder sister. Crippled as a child, she has grown into a mentally fragile woman. Increasingly anxious, she has largely withdrawn from the outside world and devotes herself to old records and her collection of glass figurines.

 

JIM O’CONNOR (Reads 20’s. Male Identifying.) Tom and Laura’s old high school acquaintance. Jim was a popular athlete and actor in High School. Subsequent years have been less kind to Jim; he is working as a shipping clerk at the same shoe warehouse as Tom; however, he is committed to the American dream and working to improve his lot.

ALL-SEASON VIRTUAL AUDITIONS

Submissions accepted year-round!

 

To submit, please email Info@ArtFactoryHouston.com with the subject line, “2023 Audition.” 

 

Attach a current copy of your headshot and resumé.

 

Attach a video of yourself performing the following combinations of audition materials:

 

For the entire Season of plays and musicals:

  1. At least a full verse and chorus of a musical theatre song. You may use an accompaniment track or accompany yourself. No a cappella please.

  2. A 1-minute monologue from a play published after 1940.

 

For musicals only:

  1. TWO contrasting musical theatre songs (at least a verse and chorus of each). You may use an accompaniment track or accompany yourself. No a cappella please.

 

For plays only:

  1. TWO contrasting 1-minute, monologues from plays published after 1940.

 

Audition videos can be in .mov, .wav, or .mp4 formats, or you may provide a private link via YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

 

All performers must be 18+. Auditions for youth will be scheduled separately, when applicable.

 

Audition videos will be viewed by Founding Artistic Director Colton Berry and Founding Executive Director Luke Hamilton.

 

VIRTUAL AUDITIONS ARE ACCEPTED YEAR-ROUND. Please be advised that in-person, open auditions and callbacks are held for each project approximately two (2) months prior to Opening Night. Video submissions must be received at least seven (7) days prior to this period in order to receive an invitation to an in-person callback for a specific production.

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