Audition Opportunities

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LET GO OF ME by Kelley Van Dilla

Casting Call PDF
  • Audition tapes due by January 23, 2021
  • Callbacks will be scheduled during the week of January 24-30
  • Rehearsals begin February 2021
  • Online performance dates: March 25-28, 2021

Looking for actors who are comfortable on camera, creative with how they film themselves, and excited to collaborate to make hybrid pre-recorded and live theater. In accordance with Live Arts COVID-19 safety protocols, rehearsals and production for LET GO OF ME will be online or safely socially distanced.

Character ages will not necessarily match the ages of actors cast.

Non-cisgender actors are especially encouraged to audition.

TO AUDITION:

Follow the audition link below and use password: letgo2021 for audition tape instructions and sides. Self tapes should be emailed (via YouTube link) to both volunteer@livearts.org and kelley.vandilla@gmail.com by January 23, 2021.

Technical assistance is available! Please contact volunteer@livearts.org with any questions or for personalized help.

Audition Instructions & Sides

SYNOPSIS & CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

An autobiographical play written and directed by Kelley Van Dilla, LET GO OF ME explores the tenuous relationship between a non-binary transgender child and their mother who has bipolar, exploding how we experience digital theater while mirroring the myriad ways we connect and disconnect during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daphne (now) + Daphne (then): 50s-60s (one actor to play two timelines); Cisgender female; She/her/hers; Retired elementary school teacher; Chronically ill; On disability; Besides growing tired easily, she is not visibly disabled; Has bipolar disorder; Ashley’s mother.

Ashley (now): 28, give or take; Assigned male at birth (AMAB); Non-binary trans femme; They/them/theirs; Only child; On HRT (hormone replacement therapy / feminizing hormones) for around one year. *Non-cisgender actor preferred*

Ashley (then): 13, give or take; In hindsight, there are clear signs that Ashley is not cisgender, though at this moment they use he/him/his pronouns and don’t question their gender.

Chorus: Six parts of Ashley’s self. *Considering actors of all ages and gender identities*

Audition Instructions & Sides

Audition Instructions Password: letgo2021

Please contact volunteer@livearts.org and kelley.vandilla@gmail.com with questions or if you need technical assistance.