Auditions for Uprising Theatre Company's Twisted Deaths

Announcing auditions for Uprising Theatre’s April production of Shannon TL Kearns play Twisted Deaths directed by Ashley Hovell. 

We are seeking:

3 women ages: 20’s-30’s, 

1 woman who can play 70’s+

2 trans men aged: 20-30’s (note: this role is only open to people who identify as transgender men or nonbinary transmasculine individuals.)

This is an original  and previously undeveloped work. Pam and Ryan couldn’t be more different. He is a young transgender man and she is an 80 year old conservative but when they are both diagnosed with cancer their lives intersect in ways that neither of them could have ever imagined.

Twisted Deaths Relevant Dates: 

Rehearsals: Mid February-April
Tech: April 16-18.

Performances: April 19-28

Strike: April 28

Performances will be at the Phoenix Theatre.

Uprising believes in compensating all artists; actors in Twisted Deaths will be paid a $100 stipend. 

Auditions will consist of a 2 minute contemporary monologue, comedic or dramatic and a cold read from the show. 

Auditions will be January 6th from 1pm-4pm and January 7th from 6-9. Call backs will be January 8th starting at 7.

To sign up for an audition, please follow these three steps:

1: Fill out this audition form:

2: Send an email with your headshot and resume to [email protected]. Please label files in this way: LASTNAME resume and LASTNAME headshot. Please use the same name on your emails as you use to sign up with the signup genius and the audition form. 

Once you have done steps 1 and 2 you will be emailed a link to a signup genius form to sign up for your slot. If you do not do steps one AND two you will not be able to audition. 


Auditions and rehearsals 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
Web site

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