Auditions for "Women's One Acts"

Eden Prairie Players will be holding auditions for our 2020 Women’s One Acts, our third annual production of one acts by women, and directed by women, featuring a new selection of seven original plays, on February 29 and March 1. We have 21 roles to fill for all gender identities. Details of the plays are below.

To ensure the smooth running of the auditions, we ask you to please fill out and submit our online audition form, and schedule your audition appointment, at least two hours prior to the start of auditions. You will be asked to upload a photo of yourself (portrait-style preferred, but a formal headshot is not required) and a theatrical résumé if you have one, and to mark your conflicts during the rehearsal period.

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When

February 29, 10 am to 4 pm.
March 1, 1 pm to 3 pm

Please select a time slot for one of the audition days in the audition form.

Scripts for the plays will be available to read starting 30 minutes prior to the first audition each day.

Where

Eden Prairie Senior Center, Upper level, 8950 Eden Prairie Rd, Eden Prairie, MN. (Map)

Preparation

Auditioners may choose to read sides from a script that we will provide or prepare one or two monologues, up to two minutes.

We recognize that you may not wish to be considered for every play in the collection. We will have copies of all of the plays available to read starting 30 minutes before the first audition time each day. If there are any plays or roles for which you would prefer not to be considered, please inform the desk volunteer.

Production Schedule

Rehearsals will be scheduled for each play, around the availability of the actors and directors, from late March to tech week.

Tech and Dress Rehearsals

Monday, May 4 through Thursday, May 7

Performances

May 8, 7:30 pm
May 9, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
May 15 and 16, 7:30 pm
May 17, 2:00 pm

Plays and Roles

Rock Star
by Peggy Powell
directed by Anna Becker

A teenage girl's dream is finally coming true: she is going to meet her favorite singer and personally give him a book of poetry that she wrote herself. Her mother, however, believes this is all a waste of time and wants to go home. The tension between them rises as they wait for the singer, who may or may not show. An unanticipated turn derails the evening and both mother and daughter are transformed in unexpected ways.

TOMMY BRAVO, a rock star (any age, male)
ZOOEY, a teenage girl who is obsessed with Tommy Bravo
CHERYL, Zooey's mother

 

Cut and Run
by Allie Costa
directed by Lisa Phelps

In this hair salon, it's live and let dye.

HOLLY, female, 25-55. Hairdresser. Spunky and sweet. South Midland dialect encouraged but not required. Any ethnicity.
OLIVE, female, ideally between 25-48. Wants to radically change her hair to match her radically changed life. Any ethnicity.

 

Family Baggage
by Chris Shaw Swanson
directed by Lori Alsdurf

Despite their interfering parents, Terri and Joe endeavor to forge an honest connection while waiting for their flight to depart.

TERRI, a woman in her mid-20’s--mid 30’s
JOE, a man older than Terri; mid-30’s--early 40’s
WOMAN #1, Terri’s perception of her Mother
MAN #1, Terri’s perception of her Father
MAN #2, Joe’s perception of his Father
WOMAN #2, Joe’s perception of his Mother
ANNOUNCER VOICE: Offstage; Boarding Announcer
AIRLINE STEWARD: Steward for United Airlines, may be played by the same person as Announcer

 

The Invention of Pickle Ball
by Rachael Carnes
directed by Megan Gooden

An invitation to a naked wedding might be just the spark this couple needs.

ANNE, in her seventies.
TOM, he’s also thereabouts.

 

Spark F***ing Joy
by Hannah Vaughn
directed by Michelé Crowder

After their mother’s death, June and Gerty are at her apartment to clean out her stuff. Unfortunately, their mother’s recent foray into minimalism has left them few physical items to sort through. Gerty is confounded by this change until June reveals a family secret that upends Gerty’s perceptions of their mother.

JUNE, female, any race, early 30s. The older sister.
GERTY, female, any race, no older than 22. The younger sister.

 

Cupid’s Beau
by Barbara Lindsay
directed by Carey Morrison

An accidental meeting in a coffee house - or is it? - sizzles with sexual possibilities - or does it?

PETER, an attractive man in his mid-thirties
LACEY, an attractive woman in her early thirties

 

Secret Family Recipes
by Emily McClain
directed by Caroline Kittredge Faustine

A woman attempts to use a psychic to contact her recently deceased sister about a missing family heirloom. She makes contact- and finds more than she bargained for.

IRENE, a dead woman in her mid 50's.
MADAM CHRISTIE, a psychic of indeterminate age.
SUZANNE, Irene’s sister. Mid-50's.

Sign Up To Audition: Please fill out and submit our online audition form on TheaterForms and make an appointment for your audition. Have your calendar handy and be prepared to enter rehearsal conflicts. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) and a theatrical résumé (a PDF file) if you have one. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form.

For more information visit EdenPrairiePlayers.com.

 

Contact information

Eden Prairie Players
Liz Michaelson
Email/contact
Web site

Respond by
Sunday, March 1
Posted February 6