“Seance Sisters”, MN Fringe Midwest Touring Trifecta AUDITIONS

POSTED DATE
Respond by
Role for
Female
UNION STATUS
Non-union
Compensation
$300 stipend plus paid travel expenses

Casting female-identifying actors in their 20s-30s for the following roles. Prior experience with immersive theater or improv is not necessary, but those with experience are encouraged to audition. Performing artists must be available for all listed tour dates. 

Friday, April 26 7-10pm, Center for the Performing Arts, RM 112w (Callbacks, April 27 1-3pm)

     *Performing artists will be asked to perform a monologue of their choosing from the audition sides provided below. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C49AAA92BA4FF2-48371502-seance 

“Seance Sisters”

A new, immersive experience premiering at KC, MN, and IndyFringe, summer 2024. 

Created and Directed by Rebecca Wickert

Written by Marguerite Arbogast

In 1888, the Fox Sister Mediums were the foremost figures of the American Spiritualism Movement. They toured the United States, summoning “spirits” through widely popular seances. Until one night when everything changed…Join us as history repeats itself and the Fox Sisters perform their final seance. 

Rebecca Wickert (she/her) is a Twin Cities creator, director, and performing artist. As an artist, her work is focused in physical acting and movement and is inspired by avant-garde and experimental theater. Most recently, Rebecca served as assistant director and intimacy director for The Seagull under Craig Johnson at Theatre in the Round (additionally performing as an understudy during the opening weekend). Other favorite productions include directing BRUTUS with co-creator Ella Eastman-Kiesow at the 2023 Minnesota Fringe Festival. View her work at www.rebeccawickert.com

Marguerite Arbogast (she/her) is a Minneapolis-based actor and playwright. She is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota, and just spent a summer in northern California as an acting apprentice with SPARC Theater. She was mostly recently seen assistant directing the stage reading of brand-new rock musical The Elephant. She'll be on stage next in Men on Boats with Theatre in the Round Players. Favorite previous roles include Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Olivia in Twelfth Night, and Bessie in The Drowning Girls

Casting the Roles of:

Margaretta (Maggie) Fox: The middle sister. A romantic at heart, with people pleasing tendencies and an unseen spine of steel. 

Katherine (Kate) Fox: The youngest sister, the ultimate people pleaser who appears younger than she is. 

Leah Fox: The oldest sister. A showwoman of the highest order. Has been in dire straits before and will never go back.

Compensation: $300 stipend with paid travel expenses

      *performing artists will also receive digital copies of headshots, production photos, and an archival performance recording for their personal use upon completion of the tour.

Audition Sides:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F6pgRrZIbQZLoqo0IHs_WMYo4t6LI3RfG28fV8eKcnA/edit 

     *memorization not required

Other helpful audition prep:

Youtube: The Rise and Fall of the Fox Sister Mediums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPPgwh4yk2Q

Rehearsals:

Location TBA, Twin-Cities metro area

June 3-27, Monday-Thursday, 7-10pm; July 1-3, 5 7-10pm, July 6-7, 10-1pm

      *All Tech and Performance Dates are TBA, and will be posted once the production team has received notification from all festivals.

Tour:

KC Fringe: July 12-28, 2024 (5 performances)

MN Fringe: August 1-11, 2024 (5 performances)

IndyFringe: August 15-25, 2024 (3 performances)

      *Seance Sisters was drawn for the Midwest Touring Trifecta at the 2024 Minnesota Fringe Festival Lottery