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Non-Union SATE: Audition notice for APHRA BEHN EMERGING ARTISTS' FESTIVAL and NO EXIT

at Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble in St. Louis City, MO

AUDITION NOTICE: SATE

SATE will host non-equity auditions for two productions in its 2018 season, “Season of Entrapment” on Monday, December 18 from 6:00-9:00pm at 3547 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. SATE will be holding auditions for roles in the Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Festival and No Exit.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts; sides will be available one week prior to auditions. Actors auditioning are asked to sign up for a 90 minute slot on a first sign up basis: 6:00-7:30pm or 7:30-9:00pm. Please email a resume and headshot; as we will not require you to bring hard copies to the audition. If you have auditioned for SATE within the last year; you will not be required to re-submit your headshot and resume. If you would like to audition, please email rachel@slightlyoff.org. Please indicate which production (or both) you would like to audition for and which time slot you prefer. All positions are paid.

SATE seeks to continue its tradition of not only auditioning, but producing color and gender conscious casts.

Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Festival
In its second year, the Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Festival will consist of new plays written by Mollie Amburgey, Madelyn Boyne, Lana Dvorak, and Amanda Wales & directed by Margaret Christie, Katy Keating, Erin Renée Roberts, and Lex Ronan. Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Festival is named for the British playwright, poet, translator, and fiction writer from the Restoration era. As one of the first English women to earn her living by writing, Aphra Behn broke cultural barriers and served as a literary role model for later generations of women.

Production dates: March 9-11, 2018 (Friday-Sunday) at the Centene Center for Arts.
All performances at 8pm. Tech will take place between Tuesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 8. Please come prepared with all conflicts starting February 12, 2018.

SATE is casting the following:

Lady Warrior by Mollie Amburgey, directed by Margaret Christie
Lady Warrior is a one-woman show about a character on her own philosophical quest to discover her purpose and her meaning in life.
CHARACTER: nameless to represent all women on the same journey. The woman is in her 30s.

Bar Fight by Madelyn Boyne, directed by Erin Renée Roberts
A new father and his old friend hang out in a bar after a long absence. When the outing turns into one dude’s drug-aided pickup attempt, his friend tries to intervene.
JOSH: a single dude
DANIEL: a married dude with a new baby; Josh’s old friend.
BARTENDER: a bartender *Josh and Daniel will be played by female performers *Bartender may be any gender

The Accident of Sex by Lana Dvorak, directed by Lex Ronan
The Accident of Sex is a one woman show that imagines Amelia Earhart’s time on a deserted island she crash-landed on while making her famous round-the-world flight in 1937 that led to her disappearance. Using spoken word, monologues, sound and silence, the audience is taken on a journey that explores Amelia’s innermost longings, heartaches and secrets that made up who she was. Time and order cease to exist but the audience is invited to explore the metronome that keeps Amelia’s heart beating.
AMELIA EARHART: Woman, mid 20’s-40. When she speaks, you believe her. Bold, unapologetic, old-soul.

How to be a Woman by Amanda Wales, directed by Katy Keating
How to be a Woman takes a comedic and absurd look into what it feels like to try to live up to the contradictory ‘standards’ of being a woman in 2017. Olivia and Jessica are two young women trying to spend a night in their apartment when they are thrust into the middle of an audience and forced to perform on a game show they want nothing to do with.
NARRATOR —male, any age, speaks and carries himself with a game show persona. He leads the show with a macho charisma that borders on sleazy.
OLIVIA – Female, early 20’s to early 30’s
JESSICA – Female, early 20’s to early 30’s

No Exit
directed by Bess Moynihan
No Exit, or Huis Clos, is Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist play in which three damned souls are brought to the same room in hell by a mysterious Valet. Expecting medieval torture devices to punish them for eternity, they are surprised by the deceptively simple and relatively ugly room. As they are all introduced, none of them will admit the reason for their damnation: Garcin says that he was executed for being a pacifist, while Estelle insists that a mistake has been made. Inez however, demands that they all stop lying to themselves and confess to their crimes. This play is an exploration into the human psyche and the invisible wounds we are capable of inflicting upon others, and ourselves.

Production dates: August 8-18, 2018 (Wednesdays-Saturdays) at The Chapel. There is a possibility that the production might extend through August 25. Please come prepared with all conflicts starting July 19, 2018.

Character Descriptions:
Joseph Garcin: He is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A selfish man, he deserted his army post during an unspecified military conflict. His cowardice and callousness caused his young wife to die “of grief” after his execution.

Inèz Serrano: A postal clerk. She cunningly understands the power of opinion and manipulation. She toys with Estelle and Garcin’s opinions of themselves, and of each other, throughout the play. She is honest and direct about the dark deeds she has done and frankly acknowledges and embraces her cruel side

Estelle Rigault: a high-society woman who married an older man for his money then had an affair with a younger man. Constantly seeking to define herself as a woman in relation to a man, she flaunts herself for Garcin and is appalled by her dammed female counterpart. Her sins are deceit and murder.

Valet: The Valet enters the room with each character, but only really speaks with Garcin. We learn little about the valet, except that their uncle is the head valet. The Valet does not appear to have any eyelids.
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