Sparkle Theatricals is seeking performers for a new show inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
Project Description: Feed Your Head is an immersive, experimental performance inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Tea Party. The show invites audience members to participate as new employees of the Best Butter Company (where the action takes place). As they are welcomed into the space, they quickly learn that things are not as they seem. The closer they look, the less they see. All performers will be interacting directly with the audience, must have strong presentational and improvisational skills, and must have the ability to stay in character and think on one’s feet.
Character Descriptions: Genders are unspecified for the time being. We are casting for the following roles.
- Alice - Alice has a youthful enthusiasm and is a little naive. Prone to puzzlement and bouts of frustration in absurd surroundings.
- Bunny - The unwavering optimist for the Best Butter Factory. In Bunny’s eyes, the company can do no wrong; their positivity should create a welcoming, yet slightly ‘off’ vibe. Bunny is the tour guide who guides our guests through this immersive experience.
- Hatter - The office ringleader, Hatter plays an essential role in driving the narrative forward and keeping various vignettes on track. Hatter is aggressive, sarcastic, and tends to dominate a room. Perhaps the maddest of all.
- Harry - A boozy, cheesy, washed-up standup comic type. Harry has a taste for awful plaid jackets and Dad jokes, and has more self-confidence than is deserved.
- Mousey - Mousey is quiet, confused, and often drowsy…but not lacking in wit. Their humor is often filter-less. They tend to say the first thing that comes to mind.
- Auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 27 between 5:00 and 10:00 pm.
- Auditions will take place at Uptop Films in Saint Paul (10-minute walk from Raymond Avenue stop on Green Line). Please prepare a brief comedic monologue.
- To schedule an audition appointment, please e-mail your headshot and resume to [email protected].
- Writer and director: J.J. Kaiser (2017 Jerome Foundation Artist Grantee).
- Producers: Alejandra Iannone, Rick Ausland, Ryan Grams
- Rehearsals will begin in September.
- Show dates are October 30 - November 2 and November 14, 2019.
- Performers will receive a stipend. Non-equity.
About Sparkle Theatricals: We value originality, integrity, and fun. Our performances happen in unexpected spaces – like a one-bedroom apartment. We pay fair wages and we prioritize accessibility services. Sparkle Theatricals has been a fiscally-sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts since 2015. Connect with us on Instagram (@SparkleTheatricals), Facebook (@SparkleTheatricals),Twitter (@sparkle_theatric) and at SparkleTheatricals.org.