Mixed Precipitation announces auditions for Hit The Wall, Minnesota native Ike Holter's play honoring queer ancestors and the historic events of a pivotal night at a gay bar known as the Stonewall Inn.
Hit The Wall, directed by Teresa Mock, will be presented as part of the 2019-2020 season at The Southern Theatre for the AMPLIFY series. The AMPLIFY series is in an inaugural year and seeks to give voice and platform to underrepresented stories. 2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
It's the summer of '69, and the death of music icon Judy Garland has emboldened her queer followers. A routine police raid on an underground Greenwich Village hotspot erupts into a full-scale riot, the impetus of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. That's the well-known, oft-rehearsed myth of Stonewall, anyhow. Smash that myth against the vivid theatrical imagination of playwright Ike Holter, and you get HIT THE WALL. Remixing this historic confrontation reveals ten unlikely revolutionaries, caught in the turmoil and fighting to claim “I was there.”
Nov 14 - 7:30pm
Nov 15 - 7:30pm
Nov 16 - 2pm, & 7:30pm
Nov 17 - 2pm
Rehearsals will begin in October and will take place during weekday evenings and/or Saturday daytime. Location TBD. Stipends are available for all roles.
Auditions will take place at OutFront Minnesota in the Sabathani Center, 310 E 38th St #209, Minneapolis, MN 55409
On TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm Now closed
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Performers will be seen in 10-minute slots. Performers will be asked to read from the script. Sides are attached to this posting and will also be available at the audition.
Please use the theatre forms link included in this notice to schedule your audition time. There is a place to upload your headshot and resume. Hard copies at the audition are also welcome.
We are casting the following roles:
Cliff - drifter type, drunk on hope with a half-pound of amazing weed in his backpack. Would probably be considered bisexual.
Tano - half of the “Snap Queen Team”, Puerto Rican, fiercely territorial, able to cut a bitch in half with a single wit.
Cop - Good ‘ol boy just trying to do right by the law. Has never questioned the “Right” or “Wrong” behind what he’s ordered to do. Amazing at the intimidation factor of his job.
A-Gay - Late 20’s early 30’s. Attractive smooth talking Harvard grad who can pass for straight. A clipped, uncaring vampire with a great closing argument. Played by Jacob Jäc Miller
Newbie - Fresh off the boat early 20’s queer. Not only knows where the party is, he leads it. Played by Asher Edes
Carson - Black strong and silent type with a hidden cache of bitchisms that could clear a room. Sticks to his moral ‘til they’re pried from his fingers. Played by Ricky Morriseau
Peg - “Stone Butch”, could possibly pass for a man. Spits out words like hand grenades; nearly at the breaking point. Played by Shannon McCarville
Roberta - Strong black woman with tirades to prove it. The most well-dressed and educated Freedom Fighting Hustler you can think of. Played by Commarah Brashar
Mika - Other half of the “Snap Queen Team.” Not as fast as Tano, but probably smarter. Black, tells it like it is, calls it like he sees it; sees the glitz and glamour through tinted shades. Played by Michael Terrel Brown
Madeline - Peg’s sister, has no business being at the riot. Must host a brunch in the morning and has no time for civil rights or emotional outbursts. Secret-smoker, terrible driver, has had enough. Played by Jillia Pessenda
*** A Stage Manager position is also available, a stipend is offered. Please contact Teresa Mock directly if you are interested in this position.
*** A Lighting Designer position is also available, a stipend is offered. Please contact Teresa Mock directly if you are interested in this position.