CASTING NOTICE FOR TL;DR: THELMA LOUISE: DYKE REMIX
Diversionary Theatre will be holding auditions for our upcoming production of TL;DR: THELMA LOUISE: DYKE REMIX. We currently are seeking Equity and Non Equity actors of all identities, body types and backgrounds to be considered for principal roles in the show.
Non-union performers are paid an hourly rate of $16.30 for rehearsals through performances. Union performers are paid the SPT-2 $344 weekly minimum. To be notified of when we will be holding auditions for future productions, sign up for our Auditions email newsletter.
Please prepare 32 bars of a song with powerful vocals in the pop, rock or folk tradition or something from a rock musical. Additionally, you can also perform something from the musical. The cuts can be found here. The team wants to see songs that show off what your voice can do. Each actor will be given a five-minute slot. Please see the breakdown for preparation below. Also, please bring your headshot and resume stapled together.
To schedule an audition appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your availability. If you are unable to attend in person but would still like to submit, please list that in your response.
AUDITION & CALLBACK DATES
AUDITION: Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 & Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 from 1:00PM to 8:00PM
Diversionary Theatre: 4545 Park Blvd #101, San Diego, CA 92116
Please give yourself time to find parking as Diversionary is located in a busy neighborhood. There will be a sign-in area when you arrive.
Expected to attend:
Artistic Producer, Kian Kline-Chilton
Director of Tl:DR: Thelma Louise: Dyke Remix, Sherri Eden Barber
Music and Lyrics Composer, Brandon James Gwinn
Diversionary Theatre is an institution of integrity and respect. We intend to cast our productions as inclusive and open as possible. As a theatre that serves a minority group, intersectionality has been a priority in our work on stage and off. We are actively seeking actors of all ethnicities, abilities, body types, and gender identities. We invite actors to audition and submit for the roles with whom they most identify. In every decision we make, we commit to upholding the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and to create brave and safe artistic spaces.
Legacy Revival Production
TL;DR: THELMA LOUISE: DYKE REMIX
World Premiere Musical
Book and Lyrics by EllaRose Chary
Music and Lyrics by Brandon James Gwinn
Directed by Sherri Eden Barber
REHEARSALS: April 2 – May 1, 2024
PERFORMANCES: May 9 – June 2, 2024
OPENING NIGHT: May 18, 2024
T and L drive their 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible off the edge of the Grand Canyon. Suspended in mid air, the two discover their authentic selves and embark on a queer odyssey that defies conventions and dares to ask: “Why do strong female characters always gotta die?” Aided by a kick-ass Riot Grrrl band, T and L attempt to sort out their new identities, how those identities impact their relationships with each other, and seek out the gay happy ending they’ve always deserved.
Winner of the 2021 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre Writing.
Please prepare 32 bars of a song with powerful vocals in the pop, rock or folk tradition or something from a rock musical. Additionally, you can also perform something from the musical. The cuts can be found here. The team wants to see songs that show off what your voice can do.
NOTE: This cast needs to defy the traditional cis, white, femme, skinny, able-bodied, male gaze inspired concept of queer women in media.
Generally, the vocal needs for the show require a pop and rock sensibility often with loud “belting” in the vocal range “sweet spots” for the humans playing the roles.
The band is guitar (electric and acoustic), bass, drums, and keys 2. We are seeking strong actors, vocalists and instrumentalists who can bring these vivid, passionate characters to life.
If you play an instrument other than what is listed please bring that instrument and audition as well. The team would just like to see your skills.
T: Sweet, naive, a little flighty. Believes in magic, signs from the universe, and that certain things are meant to be. Best friends with L, and willing to follow her lead. Strong rock vocals with belt: maybe a bit lighter/brighter and a bit of a higher tessitura than L.
L: Hardened by her experience, but has a good heart and is fiercely protective of her best friend T. Loyal. Has a good head on her shoulders, practical. Strong rock vocals with belt: maybe a bit darker and a bit of a lower tessitura than T.
The Kickass Band – A rock band made up of folks (who can sing rock music, act and play instruments) who are not cis men. Including:
BLAZER: The sarcastic member of the group. A bit more woke than the others. Funny, sarcastic, very tongue in cheek.
CUBBY: The peacemaker of the group. A bit more butch than the others. Very loyal and grounded.
HENRIETTA: The wise one of the group. An old school lesbian who’s a little square but remains open.
MARIE: The earthy one of the group. A bit more fluid than the clothes. A little bit hippie, a little bit witchy, a little bit queer femme.