Four new works / Four auditions!!!

Four great shows! Thirteen amazing roles! Twenty minutes from downtown Seattle with free onsite parking!

(1)   Auditions for comedy-drama “Escorting Tom”

Burien Actors Theatre announces auditions for the comedy-drama Escorting Tom, written by Duane Kelly, to be performed from April 14 through April 23, 2017.

Escorting Tom is one of the award-winning plays in the 2017 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival at Burien Actors Theatre. The festival features four brand-new plays by Washington State playwrights.

This three-character play calls for one female character age 35, another female character age 48 and a male character age 46. Actors do not have to be the ages indicated, but must be able to convincingly portray them.

SYNOPSIS: Carol will be leaving her socially inept and isolated husband, Tom, but before she goes she wants to improve the life he will live in her absence. She secretly hires an escort, who poses as a businesswoman, to pick up Tom, have sex with him and build up his confidence. Carol’s project goes off the rails.

Escorting Tom will have six performances in a double bill from April 14 through April 23 in a double bill with They Walk Among Us.

Performances are at Burien Actors Theatre in Burien on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Rehearsals begin in March in Burien.

Free on-site parking for rehearsals and performances.

The stage director is Marc “Mok” Moser and assistant director is Calen Winn.
$100 stipend provided.

Auditions are Wednesday, March 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Thursday, March 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. Callbacks will be Saturday, March 4 from noon to 4 p.m.

Please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues (serious/comedic) totaling no more than 3 minutes. Please also bring resume and headshot. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please make audition appointment: audition@burienactorstheatre.org, 206-242-5180.

Auditions will be held at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 Fourth Ave S.W., Burien. For directions, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org.

Character Descriptions/Requirements

Carol: Female, age 48, Tom’s wife, a city prosecuting attorney.

Tom: Male, age 46, Carol’s husband, nebbish-y.

Margot: Female, age 35 (posing as age 27), an escort who pretends to be French and speaks with a French accent.

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(2)    Auditions for drama “The Law of the Sea”

Burien Actors Theatre announces auditions for the drama The Law of the Sea, written by D. Richard Tucker, to be performed from April 28 through May 7, 2017.

The Law of the Sea is one of the award-winning plays in the 2017 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival at Burien Actors Theatre. The festival features four brand-new plays by Washington State playwrights.

This six-character play calls for actors of any race or ethnicity. Characters range from age 24 through 50s. Actors do not have to be the ages indicated, but must be able to convincingly portray them.

SYNOPSIS: Fergus is back home in New York in 1855 after surviving a shipwreck that took the life of his good friend Andrew. Now Andrew’s wife has arrived, seeking the truth about her husband’s death, but Fergus is reluctant to share the facts. She learns about the informal law in which if a group of seamen are stranded together, an option for survival inconceivable in the “civilized” world may be considered.

The Law of the Sea will have six performances from April 28 through May 7 in a double bill with Winter People.

Performances are at Burien Actors Theatre in Burien on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Rehearsals begin in March in Burien.

Free on-site parking for rehearsals and performances.

The stage director is Rochelle Flynn.

$100 stipend provided.

Auditions are Wednesday, March 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Thursday, March 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. Callbacks will be Tuesday, March 7 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues (serious/comedic) totaling no more than 3 minutes. Please also bring resume and headshot. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please make audition appointment: audition@burienactorstheatre.org, 206-242-5180.

Auditions will be held at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 Fourth Ave S.W., Burien. For directions, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org.

Character Descriptions/Requirements

Seeking actors of all races and ethnicities. Actors do not have to be the ages indicated, but must be able to convincingly portray them.

FERGUS HAYS: Male, age 32, survived the shipwreck when his good friend Andrew did not.

BERTRAM LATIMER: Male, age 30, shipmate of Fergus and Andrew who also survived the shipwreck.

DARBY KILPATRICK: Male, age 24, shipmate of Fergus and Andrew who also survived the shipwreck.

ELIZABETH IRVING: Female, age 30, widow of Fergus’ deceased friend Andrew. Has second sight triggered by touching objects.

GEORGE JENKINS: Male, age 40s to 50s, barkeeper.
Also plays
REVEREND COLE: Male, age 40s to 50s.

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(3)    Auditions for dark domestic comedy “They Walk Among Us”

Burien Actors Theatre announces auditions for the dark domestic comedy They Walk Among Us, written by Kirsten McCory, to be performed from April 14 through April 23, 2017.

They Walk Among Us is one of the award-winning plays in the 2017 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival at Burien Actors Theatre. The festival features four brand-new plays by Washington State playwrights.

This three-character play calls for actors of any race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation to play characters ranging from age 30 to 60s. Actors do not have to be the ages indicated, but must be able to convincingly portray them.

SYNOPSIS: Zeus and Hera have recently moved to the suburbs to live among the mortals. Hera has startd therapy to try to conquer her famous jealousy and to find her true self. Her therapist, Dr. Gold, has her own agenda: to use her immortal clients as test subjects for a social theory she is working on to bring herself fame and riches. In the end, a new myth is created.

They Walk Among Us will have six performances from April 14 through April 23 in a double bill with Escorting Tom.

Performances are at Burien Actors Theatre in Burien on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Rehearsals begin in March in Burien.

Free on-site parking for rehearsals and performances.

The stage director is Laura Shearer.

$100 stipend provided.

Auditions are Wednesday, March 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Thursday, March 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. Callbacks will be Saturday, March 4 from noon to 4 p.m.

Please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues (serious/comedic) totaling no more than 3 minutes. Please also bring resume and headshot. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please make audition appointment: audition@burienactorstheatre.org, 206-242-5180. Auditions will be held at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 Fourth Ave S.W., Burien. For directions, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org.

Character Descriptions/Requirements

Seeking actors of all races, ethnicities, gender expression or sexual orientation. Actors do not have to be the ages indicated, but must be able to convincingly portray them.

The immortals have the power to transform themselves, and others, into various forms, so the new mortal bodies they choose could easily reflect the diverse society in which they find themselves today.

The actors playing Zeus and Hera both have delicate balances of opposing traits that they need to embody, in addition to having good chemistry with each other and with Dr. Gold.

Stage kissing required for all roles.

Zeus (also Waiter): Male, age 40s to 60s, a god, self-assured & sexy.

Hera (also Maria’s recorded voice): Female, age 30 to mid-50s, a goddess, poweful yet insecure.

Dr. Gold: Female, age 30 to 60, a therapist dangerously confident in her analytic powers.

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(4)   Auditions for drama “Winter People”

Burien Actors Theatre announces auditions for the drama Winter People, written by Devin Rodger, to be performed from April 28 through May 7, 2017.

Winter People is one of the award-winning plays in the 2017 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival at Burien Actors Theatre. The festival features four brand-new plays by Washington State playwrights.

This two-character tour de force for actors of any race or ethnicity contains one female character and one male character, both age 38. Actors do not have to be the ages indicated, but must be able to convincingly portray them.

SYNOPSIS: Two recovering addicts in Long Island, New York try to find and understand who they were. If they can find the truth in the connection they once shared, even amongst all the wreckage, it just might heal them.

Winter People will have six performances from April 28 through May 7 in a double bill with The Law of the Sea.

Performances are at Burien Actors Theatre in Burien on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Rehearsals begin in March in Burien.

Free on-site parking for rehearsals and performances.

The stage director is Tabitha Angier.

$100 stipend provided.

Auditions are Wednesday, March 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Thursday, March 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. Callbacks will be Tuesday, March 7 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues (serious/comedic) totaling no more than 3 minutes. Please also bring resume and headshot. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please make audition appointment: audition@burienactorstheatre.org, 206-242-5180. Auditions will be held at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 Fourth Ave S.W., Burien. For directions, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org.

Character Descriptions/Requirements

Seeking actors of all races and ethnicities for both roles. Actors do not have to be the ages indicated, but must be able to convincingly portray them.

JANE: Female, age 38, recovering addict with a slight limp.

WILL: Male, age 38, artist and former addict with mild brain damage.

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