wolfbane's 2018 auditions are finally here!
Auditions will be held by appointment only. To schedule a time slot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, preferred audition date, headshot and resume, and any conflicts you have this summer.
February 19 & 20 from 10am-3pm
March 10 & 11 from 6pm-10pm
Wolfbane 2018 Auditions:
We will be casting our four Main Stage productions in both Virginia and New York City. Please make sure that you can be available for all rehearsal and production dates.
Wolfbane's Romeo & Juliet
(Rehearsals: May 21-June 6; Run June 7-June 30)
*Show is cast- seeking possible replacements.
Romeo (20s)- Handsome, passionate, idealist, on the outside he is a farmer, but that just guises his philosopher inside, very physical role
Juliet (20s)- Beautiful, fierce, independent, educated, she fights upstream in a system that doesn’t allow her to have a voice
Nurse (30s)- Confident, bold, good with humor, a product of the old south fueled with Juliet’s vision of a free future.
Mercutio (20s)- Romeo’s best friend, dynamic, funny, wise, an outsider that knows more about the inside than the insiders.
Paris (20s-30s)- A gentleman, wealthy, dashing yet arrogant, the embodiment of the old south. A military leader. He dreams of his seat beside Jefferson Davis in the new Confederacy.
Benvolio (20s)- Romeo’s cousin, simple, endearing, very loyal to his family
Tybalt (20s)- Juliet’s cousin, headstrong, hot-headed, political and passionate about the rise of the Confederacy.
Montague (50s-60s)- Romeo’s Father, a Virginian loyal to the Union, politically savvy, but level headed.
Lady Capulet (40s)- Juliet’s Mother, a woman of Southern nobility, she loves her daughter, but is strict to the rules of affluent society.
Pastor (30s-50s)- Peace and nature loving man of reason. He is a neutral safe haven amid an incredibly divided community.
Ensemble Male and Female (20s-60s)- Plays many tracks
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
(Rehearsals: July 10-July 25; Run July 26-August 11)
Hedwig - Late 20's-40. A 'slip of a girlyboy from communist East Berlin.' A witty, wild, gender-nonconforming, first-rate rock’n’roll storyteller of intense power and depth. The character’s often volatile behavior may be accounted for by her tragic past. Though sometimes cavalier, manipulative, or cruel, Hedwig has an indefatigable spirit and remarkable capacity for rebirth and growth. Hedwig desperately seeks a spiritual and profound love with her 'other half.'
We’re looking for an experienced and skilled comic actor to convincingly sing a genuine rock concert. Improv experience is a big plus. Great stamina is required as Hedwig does not leave the stage. Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Yitzhak - Female. Late 20's – 40. Hedwig's Croatian male husband and roadie/back-up singer. He is Hedwig's vocal sparring partner- theirs is an emotional and at times abusive relationship. The actress playing Yitzhak should be believable as a butch male but one that chafes at the bonds of traditional masculinity and longs to explore his feminine, creative side. Very strong singer with rock and roll vibe. Wide vocal range a must (High belt to a G). Must have a convincing Balkan accent. Actress should be able play basic percussion instruments - tambourine; maracas. Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
(Rehearsals: September 4-September 19; Run September 20- October 13)
Sweeney Todd: (Bass/Baritone F2 - Gb4, Mid 30’s - 50) A man consumed by revenge after his wife is kidnapped and raped, and he is wrongly convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Darkly cynical, electric presence. Commanding and good with humor.
Mrs. Nellie Lovett (Alto/Mezzo G3 – E5, Cockney accent, moves well, 30 - 60) An amoral, pragmatic seller of meat pies - takes practicality to a ridiculous level. She lusts after Todd. A very high-energy role. Must be a skilled comedic performer.
Joanna Barker (Soprano C3 – Bb5 , 15 - 25) Benjamin Barker's daughter, a ward of Judge Turpin. Beautiful and pure-hearted. Though confined by the Judge, her lust for adventure and experience color her character.
Anthony Hope (Tenor or Baritenor, Ab2 - F#4, 18 -30) A good natured, optimistic & naive young sailor. Highly energetic and great with comedy.
Beggar Woman (Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano Ab3 – F5, 25 - 40) Barker's wife, who he believes to be dead. Schizophrenic personality ranging from pathetic to crudely suggestive. Strong physical role.
Judge Turpin (Bass/Baritone E2 – F#4, 35 - 60) A lustful, immoral, power-hungry man. Exudes privilege and false piety. Twists the law to suit himself. An imposing character.
Beadle Bamford (Tenor D3 - D5, 30 - 60) Judge Turpin's partner in crime. "A bully with a thin veneer of gentility." A large, colorful character. Must be as comedic as he is slimy.
Tobias Ragg (Tenor or unchanged voice Bb2 – A4, 14 – 20’s) Pirelli's young, simple, but kind-hearted drum-beating assistant. Must be highly energetic and endearing.
Adolfo Pirelli/Danny O’Higgins (Tenor B2 - C5, late 20s - 50) A charlatan who claims to be "the king of the barbers, the barber of kings." Must be able to use both rich Italian and rough Irish dialects. A very colorful, larger than life character. Great with comedy.
Jonas Fogg (Male 30 – 60’s, non-singing role, will be part of Ensemble) The proprietor of London's asylum for the criminally insane.
Ensemble: Male and Female. A wide variety of roles will come from the ensemble. Ensemble members must have strong, trained voices and good musicianship. They must also be able to demonstrate a strong concentration, intensity, and the ability to play “characters”. Note: All lead roles may be members of the Ensemble at various times in the production.
(Rehearsals: November 6-December 5; Run December 6-December 15)
*All characters must be able to hold a strong Irish accent
James “Sharky” Harkin- Late 30s to 50s. Wiry & strong. Has lived a rough life; it shows on his face. An erstwhile fisherman/van driver/chauffeur. Strong, honest performer.
Ivan Curry- Late 30s to Late 40s. Friend of the Harkin brothers. A colorful, comedic character. Great comedic timing a must.
Nicky Giblin- 30s to 40s. Friend of Richard’s. Thin and nervous disposition, though amiable.
Mr. Lockhart- 50s. Acquaintance of Nicky’s. Suave, debonair, powerful, commanding. Seems like a wealthy businessman, in control of his surroundings. Mr. Lockhart is indeed, Satan, come to collect Sharky’s soul.
Wolfbane Productions prides itself on consistently bridging the theatre worlds of New York City and Appomattox, Virginia. Over the past eight seasons we've welcomed actors to the Pack from all over the country. We've been thrilled to work with Broadway, television, film & national-tour veterans, introducing them to Virginia's breath-taking natural beauty and to the thriving community of Wolfbane audiences: some of the most lively and passionate audiences you'll find anywhere in modern theatre.
Wolfbane is also proud to have been the gateway, for over a dozen artists from our Virginia base, to make the transition to New York City via connections made with the Wolfbane family.
In our 2017 season we hope to further this tradition of blending our NYC and VA homes as we continue to cast from auditions held in both states, as well as allowing for video submissions for those who are unable to attend.
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