AUDITIONS for Mariah Theatre Company’s World Premiere of Patrick Coyle’s award-winning new play THE BIG BLUE RIVER Directed by Patrick Coyle

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ATTENTION: All audition slots for The Big Blue River have been filled.  For all still interested we are accepting video auditions.  Send an email to stating your desire to submit a video audition and we will send you a side.  Thank you!

THE BIG BLUE RIVER is a darkly funny drama in six genres.  A burned-out therapist on the far ledge of The Great Resignation begins using a client’s confidential downloads for a writing project. 



LAURA/LINDY, F, 50………………A Therapist (role has been cast)

FRANK, M, 58………………………………A Bookkeeper (role has been cast)

Available roles:

TEAGAN, F, 24-32……………………………A Grad Student (Lead)

DONALD, M/T, 30 to 50………A Drag Queen (Major Supporting)

TANNER, M, 26 to 40……………………………A Waiter (Supporting)


Casting Notes:

-All actors within a credible range of these ages are welcome to audition.

-For the role of DONALD: looking for a Drag Queen who acts OR an actor to play a Drag Queen. DONALD performs a live parody in the show. (Main duties are acting)

-Up to two Special Appearance contracts from Actors Equity will be available.

-Non union actors will paid $200 weekly for rehearsal and performance weeks.

-All races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations are encouraged to audition.


Audition Dates:

Monday, Dec. 13th, 6 to 10pm

Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 6 to 10PM


Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 6 to 8pm.


Audition Location:

Mariah Books 

Farwell Osmun Kirk Warehouse 2

106 Water Street, Suite 565

St. Paul, MN 55107


Audition Procedure Send an email to with the following information:

Your Name

Union Status

Role(s)you would like to audition for (from the character list based on age of character.)

Availability for audition Provide a window of availability.  We will respond with an audition time, a side for you to prepare, and directions to the audition. Memorization not necessary.

Your Phone Number:

Your E-mail Address:

  • Please come prepared with a headshot and resume.
  • All artists must be fully vaccinated.


Performance Dates: March 4-March 27, 2022

Performance Venue: North Garden Theatre, 929 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Rehearsal Dates, February 7-February 26, 2022

Tech, February 27-March 3, 2022

Rehearsal Location: Mariah Books, 106 Water Street, Suite 565, St. Paul, MN  55107


MARIAH THEATRE COMPANY is a new theatre company in St. Paul, MN devoted to plays that explore what it means to live in a post-pandemic world.  Hope to see you at the audition!  MTC


Contact information

Mariah Theatre Company
Patrick Coyle
(612) 805-3710
Web site

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Monday, December 13
Posted November 13