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June 2019 Newsletter
Auditions

AUDITIONS! – 2021-2022

10th Anniversary Season

Monday June 21, 2021

5 pm -9 pm

Island City Stage will be holding auditions for Equity and Non-Equity actors for its 2021-2022 season on Monday, June 21 from 5:00pm-9:00pm at the theater, 2304 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors. Please contact Roy Abbott at rabbott483@gmail.com to schedule an appointment. Video submissions will also be accepted. The deadline for video submissions is midnight June 22. Video submissions may be emailed to andy@islandcitystage.org.

ACTORS OF ANY ETHNICITY, CULTURAL BACKGROUND, and GENDER ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Please prepare a comic and dramatic monologue of one-minute length each. For video submissions please include your pic/res, make sure you film from the waist up and slate your name in a whole body shot at the top.

Island City Stage utilizes an Actors’ Equity Special Appearance contract. All Non-Equity positions are also paid for rehearsal and performance weeks.

Please note that some of these productions and roles were cast from the previous season that had to be delayed due to Covid. However, due to revised scheduling, roles may become available so please don’t let the words “Currently Cast” next to a role deter you from auditioning.

Season Breakdown

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY by Tom Jacobson October 1-31, 2021

This play is the true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach

Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants”.

WARREN – Currently Cast

BROWN – Male; 20-40 years old. Must be multifaceted as he plays many roles such as a police officer, newspaper reporter, drag queen etc.

REQUIRES BRIEF NUDITY


ARMATURE by Andrew Kramer A World Premiere January 27-Feb. 27, 2022

Racism, homophobia, eroticism and self-hatred seethe through this world premiere play. A “burning” is the undercurrent of this searing story in which the Armature Bar is at the epicenter of stories that connect two sexy, troubled gay men and a Black family whose matriarch is running for political office.

BLYTHE: Currently Cast. Voice smooth and strong as a song. Skin soft but aged. A popular candidate for governor. Possesses an extreme professionalism and charisma that demands the attention of others. Monica’s mother, married to Denson. African-American. late 40s-50s

DENSON: Has the blood of a storyteller and mind of a fox. Good sense of humor that keeps people smiling. Warm with an active mind. He’s good at keeping secrets. So good, in fact, you wouldn’t know he had them. African-American. Late 40s-50s

MONICA: Slick, smart, sexy. Always at a crossroads of mind, self, and body. Has a bite. Prone to impulsive decisions. Hungry for something. African-American 20s-30.

EVAN: “Young, dumb, and full of cum”. But not that dumb. Not really. Fit. Pretty. Compact.  Occasionally shows his flamboyance. Charming. Quick wit. Great smile. Dresses well on purpose. White. 20s-30.

SHOD: The most attractive man you’ve ever seen. Seriously: he’s impressive. Strong deep features, solid physique. Works with his hands. A guy’s guy. A man’s man. Masculine. Sensual. Sexual. Mercurial. Magnetic. Sometimes, when he turns, if you’re looking closely, you can see a darkness in him. Age unknown. White. Maybe 28, Maybe 48.

MAMA: A matriarch of a man with a warmness that occasionally gives way to a fatigued loneliness. Queer as a parade. The manager and bartender of The Armature Bar for 25 years. Keen eye for observation and interpretation. A historian of sorts. Good at talking. Great at listening. Sassy. Mid-late 50s.


SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER by Tenessee Williams March 17-April 17, 2022

On a hot, steamy afternoon you’ll find Violet Venable and her niece, Catherine waging battle in a war that will cement the legacy of Violet’s son, Sebastian. Was he a brilliant artist, devoted son or sexual predator?

ALL ROLES CURRENTLY CAST

MRS. VENABLE – CAST

CATHERINE HOLLY – niece to Mrs. Venable, has since been admitted to a psychiatric hospital since witnessing the death of her cousin Sebastian. A Southern flower, beautiful seemingly frail but strong willed. Early 20s-30

MISS FOXHILL – Mrs. Venable’s maid. Late 40s – 60s. Very professional

GEORGE HOLLY – Catherine’s brother. Cares more about money than his sister’s well-being. Mid 20s to early 30s.

SISTER FELICITY – Catherine’s caretaker from St. Mary’s.

CUKROWICZ – a young, attractive psychologist. Early 30s to early 40s.

MRS. HOLLY – Catherine’s mother. Mrs. Venable’s less sophisticated and less intellectual sister. Early 50s to early 60s.


THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP by Charles Ludlam June 9 – July 10, 2022

Vampire attacks, werewolf sightings, and the resurrection of an Eqyptian Princess all make an appearance in this hilarious send-up of gothic romance and horror films in which two actors and lightening, fast costume changes are the stars of the show.

ALL ROLES CURRENTLY CAST

2 MALES of indeterminate age playing multiple male and female roles. Requires excellent comic timing and physicality and the ability to create varied vocal characteristics and accents.


ONE IN TWO by Donja Love

Three actors sit in an ethereal waiting room. Each performance the audience chooses which actor must portray the lead character in this unforgiving story of a Black man diagnosed with HIV. But whose story is it, really, as one of every two Black gay men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime?

Person on the Left – Black, Male, 20s/30s

Person in the Middle Black, Male, 20s/30s

Person on the Right Black, Male, 20s/30s

Must be comfortable being shirtless on stage.

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