[title of show]

  • Non-Equity
  • Anywhere

Website PrideArts

Producing works that center on the queer experience.

Pay Rate: Stipend of $650

PrideArts is currently accepting video audition submissions for [title of show], music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, book by Hunter Bell.  [title of show] will be the first production of PrideArts’ 2024/25 season.  Jay Espano, Artistic Director, will direct with Robert Ollis serving as Music Director.  Rehearsals will start Monday July 8. Opening night is Monday August 26, and will run through September 22.

Synopsis – Jeff and Hunter, two gay writers struggling to make it in New York, hear about a new musical theatre festival. With only three weeks before submissions are due, the pair decides to create something new with the help of their actress friends, Susan and Heidi and their accompanist/music director, Lindsey.  As the deadline looms, insecurities creep in and jealousies flare.  Will the team succeed with their musical? Could it even win a Tony?

PrideArts is committed to inclusivity in casting and does not discriminate based on gender, race, sexual orientation, or age.  We welcome everyone with a passion for the show and theatre to come audition.

Material to Prepare:

Please record 2 songs (or portions of songs) that best display your vocal range. Send headshot and audition video link to prideartsactor@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is June 2, 2024 at 7pm. Callbacks will be individually scheduled for time slots on June 8 and 9, between 10am and 6pm.

Character Type/Restrictions:

  • JEFF: Male Identifying, Tenor/Bari-tenor (G3-B4) Jeff is the shows composer, a Broadway enthusiast who especially likes obscure musicals and collects Playbills from shows that ran 50 shows or less. Jeff loves bird watching, computer games and comic book heroes, especially Wonder Woman. Jeff’s a realist, and while he has a great passion for creating, he worries about what others will think of his work.
  • HUNTER: Male Identifying, High Tenor (G3- B4) Hunter wrote the book for [title of show], he dreams about making it to Broadway and one day winning a Tony Award. Hunter enjoys watching trashy reality television and 1980’s Mega Musicals - and is often a little too eager to please
  • HEIDI: Female Identifying, Mezzo/Alto (G3-F#5) Heidi moved to New York to pursue her dreams of being an actress, and out of the four friends, has the most Broadway experience (featuring in a number of ensembles and understudying lead roles). She is the ‘new girl’ of the group, having only worked with Jeff previously. She dreams of one day originating a role on Broadway, but because of her commitments with an upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid” she finds it hard to fully commit to [title of show] causing tension in the group. She’s a real good singer too.
  • SUSAN: Female Identifying, Mezzo-soprano (E3-D#5) Quirky and kooky, Susan is truly an individual, a ‘Down Town’ artist who portrays the reality for many in the performing arts industry- maintaining a ‘day job’ to support her artistic endeavors. She enjoys turkey burgers, encouraging others to achieve their creative potential and spending time with her friends Hunter and Jeff. She has some doubts about her singing ability and is at first reluctant about being friends with the ‘new girl’ Heidi.

To apply for this job email your details to prideartsactor@gmail.com