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AUDITIONS

Throughline Theatre Company’s auditions for the 2019 Season will be held at Irma Freeman Center for Imagination on:

March 8th: 6-10pm

March 9th 4-8pm

 

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination

5006 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

 

Auditions are by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but will be fit in as time allows. Please submit a request for an appointment below. Please prepare a 90-120 second monologue. If you don’t have one, you will be provided with a cold reading.

You will be asked to bring a filled out, printed copy of the 2019 Audition Form with you to your audition - this form can be downloaded here.

Throughline Theatre Company celebrates the diversity of the human spirit and recognizes that equitable representation in the arts will only come through the actions of theatre-makers like us to combat deficits. We are dedicated to promoting, supporting and featuring artists who have been historically overlooked and erased. This season we will be holding a day of priority auditions for underrepresented artists that will include: artists of color, artists with disabilities, LGBTQ+ artists, non-binary artists and gender-non-conforming artists. Below is a casting breakdown for available roles. The casting breakdown is a guideline, not a rule, we want you to audition for roles you feel passionately about. We welcome you and we welcome your questions, please direct them to Sarah McPartland, Artistic Director at smcpartland@throughlinetheatre.com

Andre by William Dunlap

1798

Nine (9) men ages 20s-50s, two (2) women in their 20s, two (2) children

All roles originally written for assumed-het, cis, white, able-bodied people. Characters will be played straight, but strong preference will be given to actors of color, actors who are LGBTQ+, and/or actors with disabilities.

‘Night, Mother by Marsha Norman

1987

One (1) female or femme-presenting non-binary person, 50s

One (1) female or femme-presenting non-binary person, 20s or 30s

Originally performed by cis, white, able-bodied women. Strong preference will be given to actors of color, actors who are LGBTQ+, and/or actors with disabilities.


How to Die Alone (A Guide for Beginners) by Chris Barlow

2018

One (1) female, age 20s-30s, Black, African, Caribbean, or African-American

One (1) male, age 20s-30s, white

One (1) male or male-presenting non-binary person, age 20s-30s, white

One (1) male or male-presenting non-binary person, age 20s-50s, non-white

One (1) female or femme-presenting non-binary person, age 20s-50s, white

This is a workshop production of a new play. The playwright has been explicit about the racial makeup of the characters and we will honor that. Strong preference will be given to actors of color, actors who are LGBTQ+, and/or actors with disabilities.

All roles are unpaid, non-equity. Ensemble members are able to collect a small percentage from tickets they sell through our voluntary “Equity for Artists” program.

*Throughline Theatre Company casts without regard to age, gender, race, and ethnicity


**Actors are paid through Equity for Artists program; for every full price ticket you bring in, you will receive $5 from that ticket sale.

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