Uprising Theatre Company Auditions for The Gun Show by EM Lewis

Auditions for Uprising Theatre Company's The Gun Show


Uprising Theatre Company, casting for The Gun Show by E.M. Lewis. Directed by Sarah Catcher. This is a one person show. 

PREPARE: Prepare a monologue, 2 minutes or less, will also include a cold from the play's text

Casting for: one actor, age 20-40, people of all gender identities and expressions, of all ethnicities, and of all abilities are encouraged to audition. The play spans both comedy and drama, so an actor with range and versatility is necessary. Diligent and confident memorization is an absolute must.

Rehearsals will run from March-May with performances May 3-18. 

Play Description: From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in “The Gun Show.” An actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were his own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, “The Gun Show” jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”

Auditions will be February 2nd from 3-6pm and February 5th 6:30-9:30pm. Callbacks will be February 9th from 3:00-5:00pm.

Auditions and rehearsals will be at St. Peder’s Lutheran Church: 4600 East 42nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55406 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. 

Performances: May 3-18, 2019 at The Off Leash Area Art Box: 4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

Stipend of $200 will be paid at strike


To sign up for an audition please follow these steps:

1: Go to this link and fill out the audition form: https://goo.gl/forms/qLtstjPIQw2cA2wD2 


2: Send your headshot and resume to [email protected]. They should be titled LASTNAMEheadshot and LASTNAMEresume (seriously they need to be titled like this.)

Once you have done the above two steps correctly and in full you will be sent a link to sign up for an audition slot. 


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
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