Seeking 6 adult actors (18-20s, all genders/ethnicities) for Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree

On a yellow and orange sky is a black paper-cut style tree with jack-o-lanterns in the branches. The Jack-o-lanterns have a book, a witch, a mummy, a skull, a bat creature, a pteridactyl, and many grinning faces.
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Seeking 6 adult actors (18-20s, all genders/ethnicities) for Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree

 

Dandemonium Productions LLC in association with See-Saw Theatre Lab is seeking six actors to play the core ensemble in a new adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s fantasy classic The Halloween Tree, presented at the Southern Theater October 2024. 


The Halloween Tree was developed as part of New Victory LabWorks at The New Victory Theater in New York City, following initial workshops in Minneapolis and at Ithaca College. This world premiere will be the first fully staged presentation of the show.

THE HALLOWEEN TREE ©1972 by Ray Bradbury. Performed and adapted with the permission of Ray Bradbury Literary Works, LLC and Don Congdon Associates, Inc.

 

About the show: On Halloween night, a group of trick-or-treaters must go on an epic adventure through time and space to save one of their own from a dark, mysterious force. From Egypt to Britain to France to Mexico, our young heroes will learn not only about themselves but about the true meaning of Halloween. It is a timeless story about wonder, mortality, and friendship. This theatrical adventure combines multiple styles of puppetry with imaginative story theater. 

 

Rehearsals will primarily be in the evenings beginning in September, leading up to a week of performances in late October at the Southern Theater. 

 

About the roles:

Seeking six adults (18-20s) to play the main pre-teen trick-or-treaters of our story. 

We highly encourage actors of all genders, races, and ethnicities to audition, as we aim for a diverse ensemble refelctive of the cultures portrayed in the story.
 

Our ensemble will be highly active. Experience with physical theater, puppetry, improv, and/or dance is a plus but not required!
 

This is a non-union production. Payment for each member of the ensemble is a $1000 stipend.
 

Audition Info: Auditions will be held in person at The Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis (2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408) on Sunday, July 14th 10am-12:30pm and Tuesday, July 16th 4pm-8pm.

Auditions are 15 min in length and you will audition as part of a group. Come prepared to move and read a side from the script. Please arrive 5 min before your audition time to check in and fill out paperwork. If you have a resume/headshot, you can submit it electronically when you sign-up for your audition.

To reserve an audition time, please email [email protected] with your preferred audition day and time. 

Self Tape: If you prefer to submit a self-tape, you have until July 21st to submit. Please email us at [email protected] and we can provide you with a side/ paperwork.