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2022 - 2023 Season

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Commitment to EDI in our casting

At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur –one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life.

Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience.

Description

American Stage seeks vaccinated Equity actors for a variety of roles in the final three productions for the 22-23 mainstage season titled, THIS IS AMERICA. 

Non-equity performers are permitted to submit, after all Equity members are seen. 

All first round auditions will be held in person, with video submissions being accepted for non local artists. Callbacks may be held in person at American Stage for local artists and virtually for non local artists. 

All roles will be understudied.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS 
Equity members may schedule an appointment via Auditions Manager: https://auditionsmanager.com/registration.php?AU=yTbpwp806

Non-Equity actors should request a standby appointment by emailing auditions@americanstage.org

Video Submissions for Non-Local Equity and Non-Equity actors who are unable to attend in person auditions can submit video submission and headshot/resume via Auditions Manager: https://auditionsmanager.com/submission.php?AU=sMVA4Y805

Video Submissions will be accepted through November 20th, 2022 at 9PM EST. Video submissions are limited to actors who cannot physically attend in person auditions on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 from 1PM-9PM EST.




About American Stage

Since 1977 American Stage has been dedicated to telling meaningful, compelling stories with integrity and professionalism. As the Tampa Bay area’s longest-running, most critically-acclaimed professional theatre company, we seek to bring the power of quality live theatre to each generation in our community.

As we move into our next exciting era, American Stage is committed to being a vital arts leader and contributing to the cultural landscape of the Tampa Bay region as we pursue innovative programming and deeper connections with our patrons and community partners.  Because we believe that live theatre can connect us to our world and to one another, we aspire to make the experience of world-class theatre accessible to all.

American Stage invites you to lean forward and experience the most captivating stories of the moment and the most relevant stories of the past.  All told with passion and a commitment to excellence.

Ragtime

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by
Erica Sutherlin

Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: March 14, 2023
Tech: April 3-9, 2023
Previews: April 14, 2023
Performance Run: April 14 - May 14, 2023

Other Important Information
NOTE: We are casting this production diversely, BIPOC actors will be considered for roles not traditionally cast.

Seeking

American Stage seeks vaccinated Equity actors for a variety of roles in the final three productions for the 22-23 mainstage season titled, THIS IS AMERICA. 

Non-equity performers are permitted to submit, after all Equity members are seen. 

All first round auditions will be held in person, with video submissions being accepted for non local artists. Callbacks may be held in person at American Stage for local artists and virtually for non local artists. 

All roles will be understudied.

Preparations Instructions

WHAT TO PREPARE
Actors who would like to be considered for Ragtime should prepare a monologue and 16 bars of a song that highlights their vocal range and allows the actor to showcase their storytelling ability.

PERSONEL
The following individuals may be viewing auditions:
Helen Murray, Producing Artistic Director
Patrick Arthur Jackson, Associate Artistic Producer
Alexa Perez, Artistic Fellow

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS 
Equity members may schedule an appointment via Auditions Manager: https://auditionsmanager.com/registration.php?AU=yTbpwp806

Non-Equity actors should request a standby appointment by emailing auditions@americanstage.org

Video Submissions for Non-Local Equity and Non-Equity actors who are unable to attend in person auditions can submit video submission and headshot/resume via Auditions Manager: https://auditionsmanager.com/submission.php?AU=sMVA4Y805

Video Submissions will be accepted through November 20th, 2022 at 9PM EST. Video submissions are limited to actors who cannot physically attend in person auditions on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 from 1PM-9PM EST.

SALARY AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

For Disgraced and La Gringa: SPT 7 + health and pension approximately $603
For Ragtime: LOA to LORT D  + health and pension approximately $650

American Stage will provide travel to and from St. Petersburg, FL and housing arrangements. Company Artist Housing consists of a private studio apartment within walking distance to the theater, furnished with kitchen and private bath. Guest artists have access to a company car, which is shared with no more than six guest artists staying on property.

AUDITION BREAKDOWN

PARTS DENOTED BY * WILL PLAY MULTIPLE ROLES AS NEEDEDENTIRE CAST DOUBLES AS ENSEMBLE AS NEEDED

COALHOUSE WALKER JR.- African-American he/him. 25-35 (range: Ab to G, with a sustained high F#). A proud and talented pianist, confident and stubborn. Sophisticated with a romantic demeanor and a gentle heart. Piano playing is helpful but not essential. PRINCIPAL

MOTHER-Anglo-American she/her/hers. 30+ (lyric soprano; range: low G to high Eb on staff) gentle, compassionate, optimistic PRINCIPAL

TATEH- Eastern European/Jewish Immigrant, he/him/his, 30+. slight accent, (strong tenor; range: Db to high F#) intelligent, passionate, creative. PRINCIPAL

SARAH- African-American, she/her/hers, Late teens-early 20's. Late teens-early 20's (lyric soprano; range: low G# to high F# on staff) PRINCIPAL

FATHER*- Anglo-American, he/him/his, 40+. (strong baritone; range: B to E on staff) cautious; resistant to change PRINCIPAL

YOUNGER BROTHER*- Anglo-American, he/him/his, 20-25+. (tenor/baritone with strong top range: B to high F#) passionate anarchist; intense and high-strung PRINCIPAL

LITTLE BOY- Anglo-American male. 8-12 (juvenile voice; range: E to Db on staff) precocious and curious. PRINCIPAL

LITTLE GIRL- Tateh's daughter: Eastern European/Jewish Immigrant she/her/hers. 8-12 (juvenile voice; range: E to Db on the staff) quiet and shy. PRINCIPAL

EMMA GOLDMAN*- Eastern European/Jewish Immigrant; she/her/hers/ 40+. slight accent. (alto, range: low G# to Db on staff) PRINCIPAL

HARRY HOUDINI*- Hungarian Immigrant, he/him/his, 30+.; Magician/bodybuilder. (tenor; range: mid. C to high G) Familiarity with magic/escape tricks a plus. PRINCIPAL

EVELYN NESBITT*- Anglo-American she/her/hers. Vaudevillian performer. 18-25 (belter/soprano, range: middle C to Db on staff) PRINCIPAL

GRANDFATHER*- Mother's father, Anglo-American he/him/his. 55+ (strong baritone) gruff & outspoken. PRINCIPAL

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON*- African-American he/him/his, distinguished. 45+ (strong baritone) PRINCIPAL

HENRY FORD*- Anglo-American he/him/his. 30-45 Wiry. Resemblance to actual historical figure a plus, (strong tenor/baritone) PRINCIPAL

J.P. MORGAN*- Anglo-American he/him/his, 45+. banking mogul. (strong baritone) Stout. Imposing. Resemblance to actual historical figure a plus, PRINCIPAL

WILLIE CONKLIN*- Anglo-American he/him/his; Tough, crass, working class. 30-45 (strong baritone D to F) PRINCIPAL

SARAH’S FRIEND*- African-American she/her/hers, 20-40. Must have a very strong gospel sound capable of “taking us to church.” 

COALHOUSE’S FRIEND*- African-American he/him/his, 20-40. Strong singer and actor. Capable of playing several different roles.

ENSEMBLE #1*- Any Ethnicity. she/her/hers. 20-40. Strong singer and actor. Capable of playing several different roles.

ENSEMBLE #2*- Any Ethnicity. he/him/his. 20-40. Strong singer and actor. Capable of playing several different roles.

Disgraced

By Ayad Ahktar
Directed by
Sharifa Yasmin

Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: May 9, 2023
Tech: May 26-28, 2023
Previews: May 30-June 1, 2023
Performance Run: June 2-June 25, 2023

Other Important Information
American Stage operates under an SPT-7 contract and provides individual housing and travel for guest artists who do not reside in the Tampa Bay Area (50 mile radius). EMC points are available for those who qualify.

Seeking

American Stage seeks vaccinated Equity actors for a variety of roles in the final three productions for the 22-23 mainstage season titled, THIS IS AMERICA. 

Non-equity performers are permitted to submit, after all Equity members are seen. 

All first round auditions will be held in person, with video submissions being accepted for non local artists. Callbacks may be held in person at American Stage for local artists and virtually for non local artists. 

All roles will be understudied.

Preparations Instructions

WHAT TO PREPARE
Actors who would like to be considered for Disgraced or La Gringa, should prepare two contrasting monologues.

PERSONEL
The following individuals may be viewing auditions:
Helen Murray, Producing Artistic Director
Patrick Arthur Jackson, Associate Artistic Producer
Alexa Perez, Artistic Fellow

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS 
Equity members may schedule an appointment via Auditions Manager: https://auditionsmanager.com/registration.php?AU=yTbpwp806

Non-Equity actors should request a standby appointment by emailing auditions@americanstage.org

Video Submissions for Non-Local Equity and Non-Equity actors who are unable to attend in person auditions can submit video submission and headshot/resume via Auditions Manager: https://auditionsmanager.com/submission.php?AU=sMVA4Y805

Video Submissions will be accepted through November 20th, 2022 at 9PM EST. Video submissions are limited to actors who cannot physically attend in person auditions on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 from 1PM-9PM EST.

SALARY AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

For Disgraced and La Gringa: SPT 7 + health and pension approximately $603
For Ragtime: LOA to LORT D  + health and pension approximately $650

American Stage will provide travel to and from St. Petersburg, FL and housing arrangements. Company Artist Housing consists of a private studio apartment within walking distance to the theater, furnished with kitchen and private bath. Guest artists have access to a company car, which is shared with no more than six guest artists staying on property.

SALARY AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

For Disgraced and La Gringa: SPT 7 + health and pension approximately $603
For Ragtime: LOA to LORT D  + health and pension approximately $650

American Stage will provide travel to and from St. Petersburg, FL and housing arrangements. Company Artist Housing consists of a private studio apartment within walking distance to the theater, furnished with kitchen and private bath. Guest artists have access to a company car, which is shared with no more than six guest artists staying on property.
SALARY AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
For Disgraced and La Gringa: SPT 7 + health and pension approximately $603
For Ragtime: LOA to LORT D  + health and pension approximately $650

American Stage will provide travel to and from St. Petersburg, FL and housing arrangements. Company Artist Housing consists of a private studio apartment within walking distance to the theater, furnished with kitchen and private bath. Guest artists have access to a company car, which is shared with no more than six guest artists staying on property.

AUDITION BREAKDOWN

AMIR: 30’s, Pakistani-American, he/him/his. He is Emily’s husband and Abe’s uncle. Amir is a brilliant, ambitious, and successful lawyer. He is so sharply dressed and sophisticated it nearly masks his deep self-consciousness and insecurity. He is very “liberal” in his view of religion and a critic of Islam. He feels he is on the verge of a career breakthrough but is insecure about his standing at the firm. Role will be cast with a South Asian actor.

EMILY: 30’s, White, she/her/hers.  Amir’s wife is warm, articulate, and compassionate, a complement and contrast with Amir.  She is a talented painter on the cusp of significant success.  She developed an interested in the art of Islam as a way to understand her husband’s culture and has worked hard to educate herself and broaden her personal and world views. 

ABE: early 20s, Pakistani-American, she/her/hers. Amir’s nephew is “As American as American gets,” vibrant and endearing in his hoodie, skinny jeans, and high-tops.  He is strong, quiet, and a thoughtful, passionate young man of conviction.  He is smart and engaging with an awakening sense of social and personal justice. 

ISAAC: 30’s, White, he/him/his.  Isaac is a curator at the Whitney Museum, a man with immense power in the art world, which he knows but doesn’t often flaunt.  As part of the intellectual elite in New York City he is quick with a quip and a sharp critical eye and tongue.  He would be irritatingly snobbish if he weren’t also charming.  He is not political by nature but he is a committed Jewish liberal.

JORY: mid to late-30s, African-American, she/her/hers.  Jory, Isaac’s wife, is an ambitious and savvy lawyer, intelligent, commanding, forthright.  She is confident and self-assured having wrestled her way to the top of the law firm where she and Amir work.  She is not afraid to fight for what she wants and get her hands dirty if necessary.

La Gringa

By Carmen Rivera
Directed by
Tatyana-Marie Carlo

Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: June 27, 2022
Tech: July 14-16, 2023
Previews: July 18-20, 2023
Performance Run: July 21-Aug 13, 2023

Other Important Information
American Stage operates under an SPT-7 contract and provides individual housing and travel for guest artists who do not reside in the Tampa Bay Area (50 mile radius). EMC points are available for those who qualify.

Seeking

American Stage seeks vaccinated Equity actors for a variety of roles in the final three productions for the 22-23 mainstage season titled, THIS IS AMERICA. 

Non-equity performers are permitted to submit, after all Equity members are seen. 

All first round auditions will be held in person, with video submissions being accepted for non local artists. Callbacks may be held in person at American Stage for local artists and virtually for non local artists. 

All roles will be understudied.

NOTE: For this production we are seeking Latine actors of Caribbean descent.
All actors should be comfortable speaking spanish. This is a bilingual production. Select scenes will be entirely in spanish.

Preparations Instructions

WHAT TO PREPARE
Actors who would like to be considered for Disgraced or La Gringa, should prepare two contrasting monologues.

PERSONEL
The following individuals may be viewing auditions:
Helen Murray, Producing Artistic Director
Patrick Arthur Jackson, Associate Artistic Producer
Alexa Perez, Artistic Fellow

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS 
Equity members may schedule an appointment via Auditions Manager: https://auditionsmanager.com/registration.php?AU=yTbpwp806

Non-Equity actors should request a standby appointment by emailing auditions@americanstage.org

Video Submissions for Non-Local Equity and Non-Equity actors who are unable to attend in person auditions can submit video submission and headshot/resume via Auditions Manager: https://auditionsmanager.com/submission.php?AU=sMVA4Y805

Video Submissions will be accepted through November 20th, 2022 at 9PM EST. Video submissions are limited to actors who cannot physically attend in person auditions on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 from 1PM-9PM EST.

SALARY AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
For Disgraced and La Gringa: SPT 7 + health and pension approximately $603
For Ragtime: LOA to LORT D  + health and pension approximately $650

American Stage will provide travel to and from St. Petersburg, FL and housing arrangements. Company Artist Housing consists of a private studio apartment within walking distance to the theater, furnished with kitchen and private bath. Guest artists have access to a company car, which is shared with no more than six guest artists staying on property.

SALARY AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
For Disgraced and La Gringa: SPT 7 + health and pension approximately $603
For Ragtime: LOA to LORT D  + health and pension approximately $650

American Stage will provide travel to and from St. Petersburg, FL and housing arrangements. Company Artist Housing consists of a private studio apartment within walking distance to the theater, furnished with kitchen and private bath. Guest artists have access to a company car, which is shared with no more than six guest artists staying on property.

SALARY AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
For Disgraced and La Gringa: SPT 7 + health and pension approximately $603
For Ragtime: LOA to LORT D  + health and pension approximately $650

American Stage will provide travel to and from St. Petersburg, FL and housing arrangements. Company Artist Housing consists of a private studio apartment within walking distance to the theater, furnished with kitchen and private bath. Guest artists have access to a company car, which is shared with no more than six guest artists staying on property.

AUDITION BREAKDOWN

MARIA ELENSA GARCIA - 22, she/her/hers. - born and raised in New York City. She’s considered a “Nuyorican.” Maria is young and naive.  

MANOLO COFRESI - 50 to 60’s, he/him/his. - Maria’s uncle Manolo had dreams of pursuing acting when he was young. Although he is very ill and near death, he possesses a lively spirit and a great sense of humor. 

IRIS BURGOS - 24, she/her/hers. - She is very extroverted and a bit jealous of her cousin Maria. 

NORMA BURGOS - 50 to 60’s, she/her/hers.- Maria’s aunt; Iris’ mother and Manolo’s sister. She never pursued her dream of being a singer and lives with much bitterness and resentment in her spirit.  

VICTOR BURGOS - 50 to 60’s, he/him/his. - Norma’s husband. He possesses a great deal of positive energy and has a huge capacity for love. 

RAMON MONCHI REYES - 24, he/him/his. - He has an entrepreneurial spirit. He started his own farm and falls in love with Maria.

CINDERELLA EATS RICE AND BEANS

About the Show
What will happen to Cinderella at the ball … game? That's the surprising climactic question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical, which delightfully turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella and the "stepsister's" perspective. Cinderella, a newcomer from Puerto Rico, comes to visit her "stepsister," Rosa, in the United States. The catch … Cinderella only speaks Spanish and Rosa only speaks English. Will these two girls be able to reach an understanding at the (basket) ball game?


Rehearsal:
September 19- October 9th (ideal Reh Schedule will be M-F 12-5pm/But this may fluctuate depending on actor/artistic team schedule)
Tour Begins/Ends: October 10-December 6- 9 depending of bookings (excluding the entire Thanksgiving week) Typical touring day starting as early as 7AM and ending as late as 4PM.
Performances at American Stage: December 3 & 4
Performances at Tampa Theatre: December 5 & 6

Rate: $500/week

Creative Team
Producing Artistic Director: Helen Murray
Associate Artistic Producer: Patrick Arthur Jackson
Director and Director of Education: Jose Aviles
Music Director: Juan Rodriguez

Other Important Information
Actors should be available for the entire tour run, September 26th - December 4th, 2022. Touring performances will be Monday-Fridays between 7AM and 3PM. There will be two performances on stage at American Stage on December 3rd and 4th.Rate: $500/week

Seeking

American Stage is seeking BIPOC local Non-Equity performers for the 22-23 American Stage Education School Tour CINDERELLA EATS RICE AND BEANS.

Preparations Instructions

Audition Dates & Details
Friday August 19, 2022
6PM-9PM

Saturday August 20, 2022
10AM-1PM

American Stage
163 3rd Street N. 
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

What to prepare: A 90 second monologue and 16 bars of a song that showcases your vocal ability

AUDITION BREAKDOWN

Actors who identify as Latine, Latinx, Hispanic, and/or Afro-Latinx, Black, African-American, are strongly encouraged to submit. In addition to cisgendered artists, non-binary and trans artists are encouraged to submit. Seeking actors who are strong movers, comfortable with singing and rapping.

Characters

Cinderella (also known as Cenicienta)

A sixth grader from Puerto Rico visiting the United States to learn English. Female identifying. Actors should be fluent or comfortable speaking Spanish.

Complete Your Submission

Perusal Script

First Mondays

This series, presented in partnership with American Stage and Creative Pinellas, will take place on the first Monday of each month at Creative Pinellas, located at 12211 Walsingham Road in Largo, FL. “First Mondays” will feature stage readings of short plays, followed by a discussion around themes within the play facilitated by Director of Community Engagement, Erica Sutherlin and Associate Artistic Producer, Patrick Arthur Jackson.

Rate: $125

*Interested in directing a reading? Email your resume to artistic@americanstage.org

Submission Instructions
Actors should submit their headshot/resume via the Auditions Manager button below and specify which characters/plays they would like to be considered for.

Video link of work sample is not required, but suggested.

Seeking

American Stage is seeking local non-union submissions for roles for FIRST MONDAYS play reading series.

AUDITION BREAKDOWN



January - Three Seconds Left by John Mabey 
We celebrate New Year’s Day by offering resolutions for a better self. But what happens tothose unresolved-resolutions on the last day of the year, with only 3 seconds left? One brave woman demands an answer from Father Time, both getting much more than they ever expected.

BONNIE - any age, any ethnicity. Female identifying. 

FATHER TIME - any age, any ethnicity. Male identifying. 

CUPID - any age, any ethnicity. 

February - Black Voices by Alexandria Crawford and Patrick Arthur Jackson 
The voices of African American icons share their hope for the future and the lessons they learned along the way.
*If casted, actors will be contracted separately to perform this piece as a Black History touring production on St. Petersburg College campuses at additional rates. 

KATHERINE JOHNSON - an African American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. Female identifying.

CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS - an African American politician and civil rights activist who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 5th congressional district beginning in 1987. Male identifying.

MAYA ANGELOU - An African American memoirist, popular poet, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. Female identifying.

JAMES BALDWIN - an African American writer. He garnered acclaim across various mediums, including essays, novels, plays, and poems raising awareness of racial and sexual oppression. Male identifying.

ARETHA FRANKLIN - an African American singer, songwriter and pianist. Referred to as the "Queen of Soul", she has twice been placed ninth in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". With global sales of over 75 million records, Franklin is one of the world's best-selling music artists. Female identifying.

HENRIETTA LACKS - an African American woman whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, the first immortalized human cell line and one of the most important cell lines in medical research. Female identifying.

March - NOW by Vincent Terell Durham
A NOW organizer arrives at a home in 1973 Massapequa, Long Island with an invitation to liberate the long-suffering housewife inside. She mistakes the Black housekeeper as the lady of the house.

GLADYS - Black-American, 24 to 26 years old, housekeeper. She is a no nonsense,hardworking, wife, and mother of two. Female identifying. 

BARBARA ELLIOTT - White-American, 24 to 26 years old, unmarried, bubbly, peppy, andeager. She is a NOW organizer and unaware that her station in life doesn't differ much from theLong Island housewives she seeks to liberate. Female identifying. 

MRS. SAUNDERS - White-American, 24 to 26 years old, housewife. She leads a life of leisurebut acts as though she is constantly put-upon by her husband and two children. Female identifying.

April - Organic by Jenna Jane
In a future where everyone is enhancing their bodies with the latest tech, 81-year-old Donna Goldman is an anomaly – she’s 100 percent organic. But now, there’s a problem: She’s dying. And a bionic body part is the only cure. Will cyborg Dr. Flores persuade her to abandon her sense of self to survive? This sci-fi drama for two actors explores the relationship between the body and the self. 

DONNA GOLDMAN - 60-70s. All natural in a world of cyborgs. Sentimental, reflective, stubborn. Would rather suffer than be someone she’s not. Female identifying.

DR. FLORES - 20s-30s. A cyborg, like everyone else in this society. A physician. Is actually in their 80’s but appears much younger. Practical, logical, progressive. A touch vain. Focused on the future. Any gender.

May - if all that You take from this is courage, then i’ve no regrets by Nicholas Pilapi
After a brush with danger, a strong-willed matriarch reminisces with her grandson on all the things their histories have taught them. This play explores Filipino American identity, intergenerational disconnect, and weighing your wars to make sure you're not fighting for nothing.

LYDIA - 60’s/70’s - Strong willed and feisty. Not a stereotypical frail old lady kind of grandmother. Fluent in English despite her Filipino accent. Female identifying. Actor must be comfortable speaking/reading Tagalog.

ALEX - 20’s/30 - Lydia’s grandson. Giselle’s son. Whether or not it’s true, he’s one of those people that says “my grandma is my best friend” Male identifying. Actor must be comfortable speaking/reading Tagalog.

GISELLE - 50’s - Alex’s mom. Lydia’s daughter. Female identifying. Also plays News Reporter and Stage Directions.June - The Disney Princess of Dot Ave by Kevin Cirone A costumed princess at the end of her shift at a children's birthday party is interrupted by the birthday girl.

MAYA - 20s-30s - a Disney princess persona that masks a down-to-earth, Dorchester broad. Female identifying.

HALEY - 8 - The birthday girl, an inquisitive, introspective sort. Role will be played by an adult actor. Non binary.

July -  Validation by Daphne Macy 
Gracie has been absent from work for an entire week, since returning from a work trip. Her boss, Sheryl, thinks she knows why. Can a c-suite exec who didn’t grow up in the era of #MeToo and an introverted Millennial have an open, unapologetic conversation about appropriate workplace behavior?

SHERYL - 47 - A c-suite executive who has been surrounded by men her whole professional life and has worked hard to rise to the top. Confident, intelligent, authoritative, seemingly strict. Female identifying.

GRACIE - 29 - An early career manager working in Sheryl's office. Introverted, apologetic, non-confrontational. Female identifying.

MARTY - 37 - A manager at Sheryl's office. Overly confident, argumentative, the ultimate mansplainer. We only hear his voice and do not see him on stage.

August - Destiny is a Careless Waiter by Julie Zaffarano
Sean invites Emily to dinner to propose marriage. He brings his grandmother’s engagement ring to the restaurant and instructs the server to place the ring in Emily’s dessert. Justin invites Bria to the same restaurant at the same time, planning to break up with her. When the engagement ring intended for Emily ends up in Bria’s dessert, the chaos begins.

BRIA -  Female identifying, 25-35. Any ethnicity. 

EMILY -  Female identifying, 25-35. Any ethnicity. 

SEAN -  Male identifying, 25-35. Any ethnicity. 

JUSTIN -  Male identifying, 25-35. Any ethnicity. 

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AUDITION BREAKDOWN

Note from Director: This is a punk rock opera, so don’t hold back in your auditions. We want to see strong emotions - show us your rage, your fear, your joy, your grief, all of your passion!

Characters

Johnny - the guy who goes to the city; the Jesus of Suburbia

The self-proclaimed "Jesus of Suburbia." Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs. Guitar skills are a plus. Vocal range B4/B2

Tunny - the guy who goes to the city and the Middle East

Johnny's friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A lost dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny's ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream. Vocal Range B4/D3

Will -  the guy that stays home in suburbia

Johnny's friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia with his pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships. Guitar skills a plus. Vocal Range  A4/C#3

St. Jimmy - a city badass. Johnny’s alter ego (androgynous/non-binary)

Johnny's alter ego. Known as the "city badass." An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername. Vocal Range B4/C3

Heather - a girl in suburbia. Will’s girlfriend

She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him. Vocal Range E5/A3

Whatsername -  a girl in the city

A rebel activist--fierce, strong, and capable--who falls for Johnny. She fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction.Vocal Range D#5/F#3

Extraordinary Girl - a girl in the Middle East

Haunting, folk noir voice. A girl in the Middle East who appears as a hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war. Vocal Range E5/A#3

Ensemble - 5-7 people

A collection of men, women, non-binary individuals to play a variety of characters.

Frequently asked questions

Does American Stage hire non-equity actors?

Yes. We work with both Equity and Non-Equity professional actors.

What is your AEA contract?

American Stage operates under the SPT Tier 7 contract on our Mainstage and under an LOA Agreement at American Stage in the Park.

When/where do you hold auditions?

Our mainstage season auditions are held in June each year, with musical auditions (for American Stage in the Park and any mainstage musicals) held in December. We may hold supplemental auditions & callbacks throughout the year as needed. Additionally, American Stage attends the Florida Professional Theatre Association (FPTA) and Tampa Bay Unified annual season auditions. We have no current plans to hold auditions in NYC.

I just auditioned for you. When will I hear back?

It depends on a lot of factors. Our goal is to cast shows at least three months in advance of first rehearsal, though we may not always achieve it. After a general season audition, we’ll bring people in at various times for individual show callbacks. After a show-specific audition or callback, we may cast the piece right away, or may still be looking to see other actors, depending on what we still need. Casting is a puzzle. We need to balance our AEA/Non-AEA ratio, locals vs. out-of-town actors, and 100 other factors to get just the right group of people to help us tell powerful stories. Once final casting decisions have been made, we’ll put a post up on this page.

I’m an out of town actor who is visiting St. Petersburg. I’d love to audition – is that possible?

The answer will most often be no, since a drop-in audition requires the availability of multiple people and scheduling of rooms, but you can always ask! Send an email to auditions@americanstage.org. DO plan to at least stop by the theatre and take a look at our space.

I missed your season call – can I still be considered?

Possibly. Please fill out the audition form below and tell us specifically what you’d like to be considered for, and submit a video audition by following the guidelines below.

Audition Form

I am a local actor with a day job. Can I still be considered?

American Stage makes a purposeful effort to hire local actors and artists, in order to support our community and its overall artistic presence. As a professional theatre, however, we do rehearse during the day, and only rarely are we able to work around another schedule.

What is your rehearsal schedule?

Typically, for the first two weeks of any given show, we rehearse during the day (10am-6pm). After that, we’ll normally transition into afternoon & evening rehearsals (2pm-10pm), followed by a full week of tech, where hours can vary between just evenings to full 10-out-of-12 days. During opening week, there will be rehearsals in the afternoon prior to evening showtimes, and there will always be at least one brush-up rehearsal the Wednesday after opening.

Do you provide housing for out-of-town actors?

Yes. American Stage has a limited number of housing spots available to out-of-town artists.