Auditions & More - 20% Theatre's UNKNOWN

Announcing auditions & production staff/designer positions for 20% Theatre Company’s regional premiere of "UNKNOWN" by Alexis Clements, directed by Mariah Larkin.

Auditions: Cold readings of sides by appointment in 30-minute slots: Thursday 5/16 from 6-9pm and Saturday 5/18 from 10am-1pm at the Phoenix Theater, 2605 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis. To schedule an audition, email preferred time slot to [email protected], and role(s) auditioning for, if known. Please BRING photo and resume with you - do not email them.

Callbacks: Sunday 5/19, time TBD.

Rehearsals: Begin mid-August, location TBD. Our goal is weeknights - not everyone will be needed at every rehearsal, and some weekends might be necessary. There may be a couple weeks off in early September. Schedule will depend on actor availability.

Production Run: October 18-27, 2019 at The Crane Theater in NE Minneapolis.

The Play: Inspired by the 40-year-old Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, NY, Unknown, offers a portrait of a small community of lesbians that spans four generations, and it asks how we come to know a person as something more than the role they play in our lives or the labels society applies to them.

Characters & Descriptions: 

Sydney - (60-80 yrs) An Italian-American woman. A bit of a recluse for good reason. Cautious.

Sophie - (26-30 yrs) A white woman. Avoidant. A stressed-out student.

Thea - (15-17 yrs) An African-American teenager. Passionate.

Popcorn - (35-40 yrs) An African-American woman. The keeper of the archives.

Imari - (26-30 yrs) A mixed-race (Asian & Latinx) woman. Sophie’s sometimes partner.

Beverly/Volunteer - (50-60 yrs) A Native American woman. A social worker.

20% Theatre strongly encourages disabled artists and trans/non-binary artists to audition for any role.

Payment: The stipend for all actors is $300, payable following the final performance & strike on October 27.

Production Team Positions: We are also seeking the following paid production staff positions: Asst. Stage Manager, Set Designer, Lighting Designer & Costume Designer. Please submit resume and email of interest directly to [email protected] by 5/31.

20% Theatre Company is committed to supporting and vigorously promoting the work of female and transgender theatre artists, and celebrating the unique contribution of these artists to social justice and human rights.


Contact information

20% Theatre Company
Claire Avitabile
Web site

Posted April 29