Stage West

An Octoroon
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
The Terrebonne plantation is in upheaval - the Master has died. His naïve, young nephew tries to
hold things together, but the evil neighbor is out to buy the land. Meanwhile, the slaves chat and
gossip, and the beautiful, young ward of the estate has a secret that will change everything. Based
on a controversial classic, this Obie-Award winning play is part period satire and part metatheatrical
middle finger - it’s a provocative and moving challenge to the racial climate of “the land of
the free” in both the antebellum South and today.
Director
Akin Babatunde
Roles
Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. Ethnicities listed in order of playwright’s preference. EMC
points may be received for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are paid for rehearsal and
performances.
BJJ/George/M’Closky - Male. African-American or black, 25-45
Playwright/Wahnotee/LaFlouche - Male. White or can pass as white, 35-55
Assistant/Pete/Paul - Male. Native American, mixed-race, South Asian or can pass as Native
American, 20-35
Zoe - Female. An octoroon, white, quadroon, biracial, multi-racial, or actress of color who can pass
as an octoroon, 25-40
Dora - Female. White or can pass as white, 20-35
Minnie - Female. African-American, black, or an actress of color, 30-40
Dido - Female. African-American, black, or an actress of color, 20-30
Grace - Female. African-American, black, or an actress of color, 25-35
Audition Dates/Times
Sunday, October 22, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, October 23, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Callbacks will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
Audition Requirements - AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 PM to
5:00 PM. Auditions will involve cold readings from the script. The script is available at S.T.A.G.E. (for
members only) and the Stage West offices. Auditions will be held at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.
Advanced perusal of the script is requested.
Video Submission deadline is October 23, 2017.
Rehearsals
Begin Monday, August 6, 2018. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturday with Sundays off.
Rehearsal times are Mondays through Fridays 7-11PM, and Saturdays 1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM.
Performances
Are Thursday, August 30, 2018 through Sunday, September 30, 2018at Stage West, 821 W Vickery.
[Note: performances will be Thursday nights at 7:30, Friday and Saturday nights
at 8:00 and Sunday matinees at 3:00]

 

 

Don’t Dress For Dinner
by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon
Hilarity and hijinks ensue when Bernard invites his mistress over for a weekend romp while his
wife Jacqueline is meant to be away. But when Jacqueline discovers Bernard’s friend Robert is
also coming over, she decides to stay. Robert is supposed to be Bernard’s alibi for the weekend,
but he is also Jacqueline’s secret lover. By the time the mistress and the cook show up, trysts
and sweet-nothings are postponed as marital treachery, mistaken identities, and madcap chaos
take hold in an evening of adulterous mirth.
Director
Christie Vela
Roles
Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC points may be
received for Non-Equity performers. Non-Equity performers are paid for rehearsal and
performances.
Robert - Male. 35-55. Best friend to Bernard.
Suzanne - Female. 35-55. Mistress to Bernard.
Suzette - Female. 25-40. A cook.
George - Male. 25-40. Husband to Suzette.
*PLEASE NOTE: The roles of Bernard and Jacqueline are precast.
Audition Dates/Times
Sunday, November 5, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, November 6, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Callbacks will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
Audition Requirements - AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
To make an appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Saturday 12:00
PM to 5:00 PM. Auditions will involve cold readings from the script. The script is available at
S.T.A.G.E. (for members only) and the Stage West offices. Auditions will be held at Stage
West, 821 W Vickery. Advanced perusal of the script is requested.
Video Submission deadline is November 6, 2017.
Rehearsals
Begin Monday, June 18, 2018. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturday with Sundays
off.
Rehearsal times are Mondays through Fridays 7-11PM, and Saturdays 1-5PM and 6:30-9:30PM.
Performances
Are Thursday, July 12, 2018 through Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery
[Note: performances will be Thursday nights at 7:30, Friday and Saturday nights
at 8:00 and Sunday matinees at 3:00]