Seeking stagehands of all races and ethnicities to perform in onstage action in comedy “Native Gardens” at Burien Actors Theatre
Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) is seeking stagehands of all races and ethnicities, preferably with performing background, or performers with stage crew background for Native Gardens, written by Karen Zacarias. The stagehand-performers will perform in the action onstage, both during some scenes and in the full visible set changes between scenes, playing a surveyor, building examiner and landscapers.
Since the play is about a Latinx couple and a Caucasian couple, having a mix of races and ethnicities for the stagehand-performers would be ideal.
The stagehand-performers will be rehearsed to create their own part of the Native Gardens world onstage. While there is no written dialogue, there may a little silently mouthed conversation and some vocalized reactions like gasps or laughter to go along with the stagehand-performers’ physical action.
Synopsis of Native Gardens: Pablo Del Valle, a high-powered lawyer, and his wife, Tania, a doctoral candidate who is very pregnant, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, race, class, privilege, and entitlement. Planted in difficult issues, this hilarious play guarantees no one comes out smelling like a rose.
There are 12 performances at BAT from Sept. 27 through Oct. 20, 2019 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Rehearsals for the show are in progress at BAT. Stagehand-performers would join the show during tech rehearsals from Sept. 21 to Sept. 26, plus potentially one or two evening rehearsals during the week of Sept. 15 to Sept. 20.
BAT has free on-site parking and is two blocks from the Burien Transit Center.
Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 Fourth Ave S.W., Burien. For directions, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org/about-bat/visit.
The directors are Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick, who have co-directed six productions together.
$100 stipend provided.
If interested, contact Maggie Larrick at [email protected] or 206-949-9554 for more information.