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Non-Union SATE: Audition notice for OF MICE AND MEN and call for writers and directors for APHRA BEHN EMERGING

at Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble in St. Louis, MO

Auditions for Of Mice and Men
Call for writers and directors for Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Festival

Auditions for Of Mice and Men
SATE will host non-equity auditions for its production of Of Mice and Men on Thursday, July 6 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Dr., Clayton, MO 63105.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Actors auditioning for the role of Curley’s wife will be called from 6-7pm. Actors auditioning for all other roles (Candy, The Boss, Curley, Slim, Carlson, Whit, Crooks) will be called from 7-9pm. The roles of George and Lennie have already been cast. DIVERSE CASTING STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

Of Mice and Men
By John Steinbeck
Directed by Jacqueline Thompson
George, an affable migrant farm worker, and Lennie, a towering simple-minded pleasantly humble young man, have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. They are bound by George's devotion and Lennie's "pathetic helplessness". George's guardianship keeps Lennie out of trouble, but we soon see this is a slippery slope. Lennie's displays of love result in several deaths ranging from mice and puppies to a beautiful woman. Eventually, in the face of a lynch mob, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands, Of Mice and Men is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
SATE is casting the following roles:
• Candy
• The Boss
• Curley
• Curley’s Wife
• Slim
• Carlson
• Whit
• Crooks
• Production Dates: November 8-November 18, 2017 (Wednesday through Saturday evening performances) at The Chapel
• Come prepared with all known conflicts starting October 16, 2017

If you would like to audition, e-mail All positions are paid. Casting is the decision of the director and the producers. Please email headshot and resume, as we will not require you to bring hard copies to the audition.

Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Festival - call for Writers and Directors
SATE is seeking directors and writers for its 2nd annual Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Festival, to be produced March 9-11, 2018.

The Aphra Behn Festival is a festival of new plays written and directed by female or female-identifying artists. The festival is named for the Restoration-era British writer, poet, translator, and spy, who was the first Western woman to make her living as a writer.

SATE is seeking three (3) writers to submit a new work for production.
• Writer must be female or female-identifying
• Play must be 10-30 minutes in length
• Script must fall into SATE’s 2018 season theme of ENTRAPMENT
• Play’s action must take place in a single location
• Script can involve no more than 3 performers (any genders)
• Script employs minimal props

Submit your script and contact details to by Friday, 1 September, 2017.
Scripts will be chosen by SATE’s producers, Ellie Schwetye and Rachel Tibbetts

SATE is seeking two (2) female or female-identifying directors for the 2nd Annual Aphra Behn Festival (the third director has already been chosen).
Please submit a one (1) paragraph artist’s statement, as well as contact details, to by Friday, 1 September, 2017. Festival producers, Ellie Schwetye and Rachel Tibbetts will reach out to directing candidates for an interview, to be set on a mutually agreeable date.

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