Mixed Blood Theatre
Mermaid Hour: ReMixed
a world premiere chamber musical with book and lyrics by David Valdes Greenwood and music composed by Eric Mayson
Directed by Leah Anderson
Violet Bardisa-Nickerson, an eleven-year-old transgender girl, mixed ethnicity
Bird Nickerson, 30s-40s, her dad, any race (men of color encouraged to audition)
Pilar Bardisa, 30s-40s, her mom, Cuban-American
Jacob Endo, Vi’s crush, 12, Japanese-American
Mika Endo, 30s-40s, Jacob's mother, Japanese-American
Crux Dumay/Merperson, 20s-30s, genderqueer social worker and YouTube performer
Auditions: December 4, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Callbacks: December 14, 2:30pm-6:30pm
First rehearsal: March 12
Run: April 6-April 29
Equity and non-Equity welcome and paid the same
Prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock song. An accompanist will be provided. Sides will be emailed upon confirmation of audition time.
To schedule an audition, please send your headshot/resume to [email protected] , and include the role you're interested in auditioning for. You will be notified with a time and sides (audition scenes).
Please note: If you don't have a headshot and resume, sheet music, or much experience performing, know that we welcome you. Any transgender kids out there, we can't wait to meet you.
Mermaid Hour: ReMixed explores the gender continuum through the prism of a pre-pubescent transgender biracial girl named Vi. Working class parents Pilar and Bird face the cracks in their marriage, their opposing parenting styles, and their fears as they negotiate their daughter’s gender transition. Meanwhile, she navigates puberty, her first crush, and the possibility that YouTube holds all the answers.