THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Lyric Arts

Lyric Arts seeks a cast of four incredible and diverse women for a streaming production of Lauren Gunderson’s THE REVOLUTIONISTS, to be filmed on the Main Street Stage on April 10, 2021, directed by Hannah Weinberg-Goerger.

The production will be socially distant and rehearsals will begin remotely. Once rehearsals move into the building, masks will be required for all in attendance.  For the safety of the entire team, Lyric Arts has contracted a trained COVID Safety Officer and will adhere to safety protocols throughout the production process.

About the Play

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.

Please note: This script contains strong language and vulgarity.

Note on Diversity in Casting

Lyric Arts and the director of this production are committed to casting this show with BIPOC actors in at least 50% of the roles.

Audition Submissions

Please film a one-minute contemporary monologue that shows your strength, personality, and sense of humor. Modern language, please. Please submit your video, headshot, resume, audition form, and conflict sheet (attached below) by Wednesday, February 24, using this submission link.

A brief, virtual callback might be necessary to make final casting decisions. 

Character Descriptions

OLYMPE DE GOUGES—badass activist playwright and feminist. Theatre nerd, excitable, passionate, a showman. Widowed and never re-married to ensure her personal freedom. 38.

CHARLOTTE CORDAY—badass country girl and assassin. 25. Very serious, hardened by righteousness, Never been kissed. Has a pocket watch she keeps checking.

MARIE ANTOINETTE—pretty badass but fascinating former queen of France. Bubbly, graceful, opinionated, totally unaware, unintentionally rude, and oddly prescient. Never had a real friend, 38.

MARIANNE ANGELLE—A badass black woman in Paris. She is from the Caribbean, a free woman, a spy working with her husband, Vincent. Tough, classy, vigilant, the sanest one of them all. 30s.

Compensation

A $300 stipend will be paid.

Contact information

Lyric Arts Company of Anoka
Laura Tahja Johnson
763-233-0801
Email/contact
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Respond by
Wednesday, February 24
Posted February 19