AUDITION OPPORTUNITIES

You must be FULLY vaccinated (18+) and wear a mask to audition.

Proper COVID-19 protocols will be in place per CDC and Virginia guidelines. A certified COVID Compliance Officer will be onsite for auditions. Please bring proof of vaccination on arrival (CDC card, copy of card, or digital record). We will not keep a record of your card.


ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST by Dario Fo
Translated by Jon Laskin & Michael Aquilante

ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
Written by Dario Fo
Translated by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante
Directed by Susan E. Evans

Auditions: Sunday February 20 (2-5pm) and Monday, February 21 (7:15-9:30pm)
Callbacks: Thursday, February 24 (7-9pm)
Performances: May 20-June 5, 2022 (Gibson Theater)

Please email volunteer@livearts.org if you have any questions or you are interested in auditioning! Read the full audition notice here.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

A sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption, and based on a real case, Fo tells the story of the anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, ‘fell’ to his death from a police headquarters window

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

  • MADMAN: A chameleon, able to transform in an instant. Fast-thinker and fast-talker. Very physically agile. We don’t know who they are, but we know they’re a truth-seeker. Funny, wild and manic. The Fool. The Clown or Zanni. Any age.
  • INSPECTOR BERTOZZO: A corrupt cop or carabinieri. A stereotype typically the butt of jokes and recipient of slapstick humor 
  • OFFICERS 1 & 2: Pawns. In menial positions, often scapegoats. Bumbling and incompetent, follow orders and agree with whatever anyone says. Any age. 
  • SPORTY INSPECTOR: Described as “WEARING SPORTCOAT AND TURTLENECK” so what do you think? Chief Interrogator, based on a real officer involved when the anarchist “fell out of the window”, probably directly involved.
  • COMMISSIONER: Chief of Police (sometimes translated as Superintendent).  Part of the cover-up. Maybe a bit on the older side?
  • REPORTER: Works for a “lefty” newspaper. Not stupid. Scripted as feminine-presenting. Based on a real person and kind of a “straight” role. On the youngish side.

Casting will be gender-neutral. Looking for performers who are comfortable with physical comedy and can demonstrate physicality in their auditions and at callbacks. We encourage color-conscious casting and are striving to be an inclusive theater.


INTO THE WOODS
*Live Arts Teen Summer Musical*

INTO THE WOODS
Book by James Lapine
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Jessica Harris
Musical Direction by Kristin Baltes and Alice Layman

Auditions: Sunday, April 10 (7-10pm) and Monday, April 11 (6-8pm) at Live Arts
Callbacks: Thursday, April 21 (7-10pm)
Performances: July 15-31, 2022 (Gibson Theater)

Please email volunteer@livearts.org if you have any questions or you are interested in auditioning! Read the full audition notice with character descriptions here.

ABOUT THE SHOW

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

 

TO AUDITION

Be prepared to sing 32-64 measures of a musical theater song and perform a short monologue or spoken word piece. Full audition materials and instructions, along with our current COVID safety policies, will be shared via email upon expressing interest. The full list of Live Arts COVID safety protocols can be found at livearts.org/covid.


You must be FULLY vaccinated and wear a mask to audition.
Proper COVID-19 protocols will be in place per CDC and Virginia guidelines. A certified COVID Compliance Officer will be onsite for auditions. 
Please bring proof of vaccination on arrival (CDC card, copy of card, or digital record). We will not keep a record of your card.