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Detroit Public Theatre season audition 4/15

April 03, 2019

General Auditions for 2019-2020 season: Paradise Blue, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cost of Living.

Detroit Public Theatre

: Season


April 15, 2019, 11Am to 6PM


To schedule an appointment:

Appointments are available for Equity members. Non-Equity actors will be seen as time is available but will not be scheduled.

Email noelle@detroitpublictheatre.org

Equity and non-Equity male and female actors of any age. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Paradise Blue

PUMPKIN – Black woman. Late 20’s/Early 30’s. Pretty in a plain way. Simple. Sweet. Waitress, cook and caretaker of Paradise Club. A loving thing with a soft touch. Adores poetry.

BLUE – Black man. Mid -Late 30’s to early 40’s. Handsome. Mysterious. Sexy. Quiet danger. Aloof. A hard shell and a hard interior. Battling many demons. A gifted trumpeter.

CORN – (aka Cornelius) Black man. Late 40’s to Early 50’s. Slightly chubby. Easygoing and Thoughtful. A real sweetheart with a weakness for love. The piano man.

P-SAM – (aka Percussion Sam) Black man. Mid/ Late 30’s. Busybody. Sweet-talker. Hustler. Always eager for his next gig. The percussionist.

SILVER – Black woman. Late 30’s to Early 40’s. Mysterious. Sexy. Charming. Spicy woman. Gritty and raw in a way that men find irresistible. Has a meeeeaaaannnn walk.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

HEDWIG – gender queer/non-binary, 20s-30s, any ethnicity. East German rock singer and front person of The Angry Inch. Hedwig grew up in communist East Berlin, fell in love with an American GI, and underwent a botched reassignment surgery in order to marry and move to the states. Glamorous, charismatic, and always commanding even when at their most bitchy or vulnerable. Has had high highs and low lows. Very strong rock voice (high to B4). Must have a convincing East German accent. Actor must be able to dexterously shift from persona to persona (Hedwig’s mother, husband, rock icon, ex-lover, Tommy Gnosis). Actor should have terrific physical stamina. Note: In this production, Hedwig will be portrayed as having a gender queer/non-binary identity.

YITZHAK Female. Late 20’s to 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.

Cost of Living:

EDDIE – Late 40s, male, unemployed truck driver

ANI – Early 40s, female, Eddie’s ex wife, who has suffered a devestating accident

JESS – Mid 20s, female, an overworked caregiver

JOHN – Mid 20s, male, a brilliant and witty doctoral student who has hired Jess as a caregiver

DPT is seeking differently abled actors for two of the roles

Please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues OR one contemporary monologue and 16 bars of a song. Each audition appointment is four minutes long.SPT


$352 per week

Paradise Blue:

First Rehearsal: September

Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

First Rehearsal: January

Cost of Living:

First Rehearsal: April

Paradise Blue:

Previews: October

Performances: October through mid-November


Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

Previews: Late January

Performances: January – February


Cost of Living:

Previews: mid-April

Performances: April – May

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