The Last Living Gun

  • Non-Equity
  • Anywhere

Website The Impostors Theatre Co.

Let's Embrace The Art of Pretend

Pay Rate: $190.00
Audition Date and Time: Friday, June 16, 2023
Audition Location: Virtual
Contact Person Email:

Written by Ryan Stevens, Directed by Stefan Roseen

Imagine a world without guns. We’ll give you a moment.

If your imagination needs a hand, picture this: it’s an age where all guns and even metal are a relic of the past, a murmured bit of lore that instills both fixation and fear. When a rumor about the last existing gun in the world makes its way to a courier, she sets out on an assignment to hunt it down. Accompanied by a plucky companion and encounters of chaotic characters and trials along the way, she will face her own demon in the inevitable path of destruction.

Part Wild Western, part vaudevillian farce, The Last Living Gun crosses genres to expend a story of survival.

Audition & Callback Dates:

Auditions will be done by video submission. Please record a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. Additionally, please record around 32 bars (about 1 minute) of a folk or acoustic song. Performers are encouraged to accompany themselves with an instrument. If you are not accompanying yourself, please sing your song a capella or with a track. There are non-singing roles in The Last Living Gun– however we would still like to see your vocal ability.

All submissions are due by 5pm on Friday, June 16. Please submit your headshot, resume, and video submission to with the subject “THE LAST LIVING GUN (YOUR NAME).” Additionally, please fill out the attached audition form found HERE (or at the link at the bottom of this posting) and send along as a PDF with your required material.

*Callbacks: Sunday, June 18, 1PM-7PM (Callbacks will be split into groups. Details are provided on the attached audition form) Callbacks will be held in-person. You must be able to attend part of callbacks on Sunday, June 18th in order to be considered for casting. If given a callback, you will receive an email by 12pm (Noon) on Saturday, June 17th.

Material to Prepare:

Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue, 32 bars (about 1 minute) of your chosen song, and fill out the attached audition form in it’s entirety. Please send your submission along with all other required information to with the subject line “THE LAST LIVING GUN (LAST NAME).”

Audition Form Download Link:

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals: August 9, 2023 – September 15, 2023 (Mon-Fri evenings)
Tech: September 18-September 27, 2023 (Details provided audition form. Must be available)
Performances: September 28-October 14, 2023 (Pick-up on Wed, Performance Thurs-Sun) 

Rehearsals will be held at:
The Edge Theater, 5451 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

Tech & Performances will be held at:
The Den Theatre, 1331 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Character Type/Restrictions:

The Impostors Theatre Company desires to work with all kinds of artists. We encourage people of all backgrounds, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, disabilities, and religions to submit for consideration. 

THROATPIN (25-35, femme, race non-specific)

  • Our host. Jazzy, bluesy, carnival barker-type

1st PLAYER (25-35, femme, race non-specific)

  • Father Calendar —Aged and bedridden. Rose-of-Sharon’s boss.
  • ACL— Head Coach of the Canton Possums.
  • Wallace — Street Preacher/Mercenary.

2nd PLAYER (25-35, femme, race non-specific)

  • Angel Mouth — Tacit mercenary with a large facial scar.
  • Cornerback Tuck — Member of the Canton Possums.
  • Kathleen — Burly enforcer with a brass fist.
  • Pratt — A factory worker.

3rd PLAYER (25-35, masc, race non-specific)

  • Move-The-Chains — Member of the Canton Possums.
  • Screwtape Holliday — Mayor of a small town. World-weary, paranoid.
  • Constable Stoker — A factory foreman pretending to be a vampire.

4th PLAYER (25-35, masc, race non-specific)

  • Kid Gridiron — Member of the Canton Possums.
  • Gunkeeper — Radical gun-zealot in red-white-and-blue rags.
  • James — Last member of a family of gun lovers.
  • Boss Humble — Owner of a coffin factory.

5th PLAYER (25-35, femme, race non-specific)

  • Sheriff Pigeon — police officer with a baseball bat.
  • Audible Brady — Member of the Canton Possums.
  • Hieronymus Cache — Bartender and doctor.
  • Our Lady of The Scars — Personified trauma and Rose-of-Sharon’s darkest self.

ENSEMBLE (aka “THE BAND”) (2-3 Actors, 25-35, gender non-specific, race non-specific)

  • The ensemble will appear throughout the production. They double as “The Demons.” Actors who are inspired to tell tales through music, singing, and donning various guises are encouraged to audition. Performers with the ability to play an instrument are strongly encouraged.

*The character of ROSE-OF-SHARON has already been cast.

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