Auditions for Uprising Theatre Company's Apples In Winter

Uprising Theatre Company, casting MIRIAM (60+) for Apples In Winter

Uprising Theatre Company is casting for an incredible opportunity, the upcoming June production of Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett, Directed by Shalee Coleman. This will be a site specific, one woman show. Diligent and confident memorization is an absolute must. Rehearsals will run from April-May with performances June 1-9. 

Play Description: Twenty-two years ago, Miriam’s son, Robert, committed a horrible crime. It was violent and terrifying and resulted in the deaths of two teenagers who did not deserve to die in such a violent and terrifying way. Robert was caught, tried, and convicted of first-degree murder and has been sitting on death row ever since. In seven hours the state will execute him. As is the tradition, Robert is granted a last meal. His request: a slice of his mother’s apple pie. This is a play about monsters and the mothers of monsters. And about how we care for each other. And about how to make a really good apple pie.

We are casting for: MIRIAM ... A mother and pie-maker. 60’s +.

Auditions will be February 5th from 7-10pm and February 10th 3pm-6pm.

Performances: May 31, June 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9.

Stipend of $300 will be paid at strike

To sign up for an audition please follow these steps:

1: Go to this link and fill out the audition form:

2: Send your headshot and resume to [email protected]. They should be titled LASTNAMEheadshot and LASTNAMEresume

Once you have done the above two steps you will be sent a link to sign up for an audition slot. When you do, you will receive a monologue. Auditions will consist of the memorized monologue as well as simultaneous performance of a small task. It could be as simple as removing and reassembling a key ring, unpacking and repacking a purse, or more complex. Don’t stress about the task, just use it to connect with the tactics of the character.

Auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held at St. Peder's Lutheran Church. 4600 E 42nd Ave. Minneapolis, MN. There is a parking lot and ample free street parking. The church is accessible by bus BUT sometimes takes a bit of extra time so plan accordingly. 

Auditions are inclusive of people of all identities, races, sizes and orientations; all are encouraged to register. 

Uprising Theatre Company tells powerful stories about important topics in a way that’s not preachy or strident, but is instead rooted in people’s lived experiences. From mental illness and suicide to transgender issues, we tell stories that come from people who have lived those experiences. But we don’t want it to stop with just telling stories. We hope people are so inspired by stories that they want to make a concrete difference. So we partner with local organizations who are working on the issues presented in the show to funnel the energy and excitement generated by storytelling into action that will make the world a better place

Because stories can change the world.

Contact information

Uprising Theatre Company
Shannon TL Kearns
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